Browsing the 2019 archive of Homilies

Pentecost 2019

Posted by Vici Armsby on 6/10/19

PENTECOST SUNDAY - Rev. Randall P. Patterson

Today’s gospel describes the Spirit - as a river of living water. When John tells us, there was no Spirit yet, because Jesus had not yet been glorified.

He is not saying - the Holy Spirit did not exist – he is ... Read More »

7th Sunday of Easter

Posted by Vici Armsby on 6/04/19

SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER   - Rev. Randall P. Patterson

Today’s gospel is part of Jesus’ prayer at the Last Supper. He’s about to die – and he prays from the depths of his heart. He prays for all of us – who will come to believe in him and ... Read More »

6th Sunday of Easter 2019

Posted by Vici Armsby on 5/30/19

SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER - Rev. Randall P. Patterson (Commitment Sunday)

What must we do to be saved? The question - put to Jesus centuries ago – is still asked today - and the answer is still the same - we must believe - and we must love God ... Read More »

4th Sunday of Easter 2019

Posted by Vici Armsby on 5/30/19

FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER - Fr. Randall P. Patterson

We can idealize the role of a shepherd and his sheep. What we do not see - is that the flock has to face winters – rain – disease – predators and wolves. It takes a really good shepherd – ... Read More »

3rd Sunday of Easter 2019

Posted by Vici Armsby on 5/06/19

THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER

Most of the time – we don’t get a second chance – when we make a mistake in life.

Yet - in today’s gospel – Jesus gave the apostles exactly that – the gift of a second chance.

Note - that the apostles were going ... Read More »

Holy Thursday 2019

Posted by Vici Armsby on 5/03/19

HOLY THURSDAY 2019 - Fr. Randall P Patterson

Over the past year – you have heard the words – “intentional disciples” – many times in homilies – bulletin blurbs – study groups and general conversations. Our recently revised our parish mission statement reflects the fruits of our efforts in ... Read More »

Palm Sunday 2019

Posted by Vici Armsby on 4/15/19

PALM SUNDAY

St. Luke describes three crowds of people in his Gospel and Passion. Their different responses to Jesus – have been repeated through the ages – and probably in our own lives.

There were Pilgrims – making their way to Jerusalem (the Holy City) - for the feast ... Read More »

5th Sunday of Lent

Posted by Vici Armsby on 4/08/19

FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT - Rev. Randall P. Patterson

It’s easy to relate to the readings today - we all have a past & a future. The message: let the past be the past – let the future be the future.

In the first reading – the Jewish people ... Read More »

4th Sunday of Lent 2019

Posted by Vici Armsby on 4/02/19

FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT - Deacon Brian Lewis

Today, we just heard a very familiar parable; Jesus tells us the story of the prodigal son.   What is the story about for you?   Who do you identify with in it?    Most people would say it is about a ... Read More »

3rd Sunday of Lent 2019

Posted by Vici Armsby on 4/02/19

THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT - Rev. Randall P. Patterson

Catastrophes and tragedies are not limited to the days of Christ – we ourselves – are all too familiar – with hurricanes, floods, volcanoes, mass shootings and accidents of all kinds.

Jesus makes it clear that God does not cause ... Read More »