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Trinity Sunday, June 16, 2019: The Relationship of the Trinity

Posted by Jennifer Adams on 6/19/19

I used to teach high school theology and we started each class with a prayer. I usually didn’t start with the sign of the cross. One of the students, Jon, finally raised his hand and said, “ Why don’t we use the Sign of the Cross? That’s like ... Read More »

Pentecost Sunday, June 9, 2019: Our stories need to be heard

Posted by Jennifer Adams on 6/10/19

You may not have known this, but back in April after Easter, I attended a Conference on Men’s Spirituality in Potosi, MO which is outside of St. Louis. One afternoon, during the conference we were to wander the land. I went to cross a big river that had this ... Read More »

Ascension Sunday, June 2, 2019: Grief/Moving Forward

Posted by Jennifer Adams on 6/04/19

I have news for you . . . no one will get out of life alive. We are all going to die and I can guarantee that no one you know, is going to life forever. And unfortunately many of us have experienced the loss of someone sooner ... Read More »

Sixth Sunday of Easter, May 26, 2019: three-legged stool

Posted by Jennifer Adams on 5/28/19

Fifth Sunday of Easter, May 19, 2019: Separated or Superior (Stilts)

Posted by Jennifer Adams on 5/24/19

In the first reading, Paul and Barnabas state clearly that we all are going to face hardships, and that undergoing these are NECESSARY for us to enter the Kingdom God.  But, if you’re like me, and I know that I am, I don’t want to go through hardships. ... Read More »

Fourth Sunday of Easter, May 12, 2019: Big Foot

Posted by Jennifer Adams on 5/15/19

You fans of children’s movies will remember that there was an animated movie last fall called

SMALL FOOT. This summer there is another movie about Big Foot called THE MISSING LINK. Both look fun. They deal with the theory of a creature who is half human and half ape.

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Second Sunday of Easter, April 28, 2019: Be a Link in God's Chain

Posted by Jennifer Adams on 5/03/19

I invite all of our First Communicants up here to help me with the homily. [Kids come up] Now remember that retreat that you were on early this month, led by Wendy Rappe, our Faith Formation Coordinator?   During the retreat, she read a poem by soon-to-be St. Cardinal John Newman.

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Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019: Hop to It

Posted by Jennifer Adams on 4/23/19

 

I need all the kids to come up here and help me with the homily.  [Kids come up]. Now you have all heard about bunnies at Easter time, right?  And I don’t have one today.  We don’t know exactly why a bunny is associated with Easter  . . ... Read More »

Palm Sunday, April 14, 2019: The Palms of Your Hands

Posted by Jennifer Adams on 4/16/19

Obviously the name for today comes from the branches that the people waved as Jesus rode into Jerusalem. A palm branch symbolized victory, especially military victory. Many of the people who greeted Jesus expected him to be a military Messiah, that is, one to overthrow the government. As ... Read More »