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2nd Sunday of Easter - April 28, 2019 (Thoman)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

Acts 5:12-16, Rev. 1:9-11a, 12-13, 17-19, Jn 20:19-31

“Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciplesthat are not written in this book.

But these are written that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Christ,the Son of God, and that through this belief you ... Read More »

EASTER SUNDAY - April 21, 2019 (Thoman)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

Acts 10:34a, 37-43 | Col 3:1-4 | Jn 20:1-9

I. Take a moment to reflect upon the pathways of your life journey – whether yourlife span is relatively brief - or seasoned and matured…. What has happened? What have been the highpoints, the joys, theaccomplishments, the goals achieved?

And perhaps more ... Read More »

5th Sunday of Lent - April 7, 2019 (Thoman)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

Scripture: Is 43:16-21 | Phil 3:8-14 | Jn 8:1-11

I. A common saying we have in our culture is, “Think outside the box.” We’retrying to say – “break out of your old pattern of thinking” – look for new andcreative ways to do something…probably seek to accomplish the same purposebut in ... Read More »

4th Sunday of Lent – March 31, 2019 (Thoman)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

II Cor 5:17-21, Lk 15:1-3, 11-32

I. The parable of the Prodigal Son is probably one of, if not the most, beloved andpopular parables in all the gospels. We’ve heard it many times over the years –any one of us could tell the parable from memory. So when you hear ... Read More »

3rd Sunday of Lent - March 24, 2019 (Thoman)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

Scripture: Ex 3:1-8a, 13-15, I Cor 10:1-6, 10-12I. Our parish alms-giving project for this year is divided between two causes: oneis a home mission cause, namely, the YM/YWCA Domestic Service Shelter and theother is a Church foreign mission cause – The Pontifical Mission Institute. Iproposed the Pontifical Mission Institute for ... Read More »

1st Sunday of Lent - March 3, 2019 (Thoman)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

Dt. 26:4-10 | Rom 10:8-13 | Lk 4:1-13

I. Who are you?Are you thinking…my name is…I live at such-n-such Elm Street…I am marriedand have three children…I work at…etc.? That is one way to define identity.Another way to define identity is this: You are a child of God. You are a ... Read More »

7th Sunday in Ordinary Time – February 24, 2019 (Thoman)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

I Sam 26:2, 7-9, 12-13, 22-23, I Cor 15:45-49, Lk 6:27-38

“To you who hear I say, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.To the person who strikes you on one cheek, offer the other one as ... Read More »

6th Sunday of Ordinary Time - February 17, 2019 (Deacon Steve)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner


Luke’s Beatitudes

The focus of today’s gospel is the Beatitudes. We are familiar with the eight beatitudes found in the gospel of Matthew but maybe less so with the more concise version found in Luke, the one we have read today. 

Biblical scholar Dr. James Hastings in his ... Read More »

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time - February 17, 2019 (Deacon Jim)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner


In our opening prayer today we prayed God would teach us that He abides

   in hearts that are just and true and that He would fashion us by His grace so

     we would become a dwelling pleasing to Him.

Let’s reflect on this.

A man walks ... Read More »

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time - February 3, 2019 (Thoman)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

Jer 1:4-5, 17-19 I Cor 12:31-13:13 | Lk 4:21-30

I. The first reading at today’s Mass was also the first reading at my Mass of Ordination. As one to be ordained to the priesthood, I saw myself as someone called and ordained to speak God’s word. I saw myself as ... Read More »