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14th Sunday in Ordinary Time - July 8, 2018 (Thoman)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

Ez 2:2-5II Cor 12:7-10Mk 6:1-6a

I. Do you have a thorn in the flesh? Do you have something – we might name it as a burden or “cross” - that never really goes away? It might be: a physical illness, aches and pains or an attitude, idea, prejudice, mindset ... Read More »

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time - July 1, 2018 (Thoman)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

Wis 1:13-15; 2:23-24II Cor 8:7, 9, 13-15Mk 5:21-43

I. As I mentioned in the welcome before Mass, our observance of Independence can trigger within us two responses: it is an occasion to pause and reflect upon the many blessings and freedoms we enjoy in this country. We can call ... Read More »

Nativity of John the Baptist - June 24, 2018 (Thoman)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

Nativity of John the Baptist Is 49:1-6 | Acts 13:22-26 | Lk 1:57-66, 80

I. The birth of a child always elicits much excitement in family life: proud parents glow with delight and tell the story of the child’s birth grandparents rush to see the new child and gloat to their ... Read More »

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time - June 17, 2018 (Deacon Jim Thill)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time …Cycle B | Deacon Jim Thill

 

What story or parable might we use to emphasize “how it is with the Kingdom of God?”

What story or parable might we use to “compare the Kingdom of God?”

What are we to do…what’s our role in ... Read More »

10th Sunday in Ordinary Time - June 10, 2018 (Thoman)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

Gen 3:9-15 | II Cor 4:13-5:1 | Mk 3:20-35“Therefore, we are not discouraged; rather, although our outer self is wasting away,our inner self is being renewed day by day. …For we know that if our earthly dwelling,a tent, should be destroyed, we have a building from God,a dwelling not made with ... Read More »

Corpus Christi Sunday - June 3, 2018 (Thoman)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

Body and Blood of Christ

Ex 24:3-8 | Heb 9:11-15 | Mk 14:12-16, 22-26

I. These are the days for parties: First Communion parties, graduation parties,Memorial Day family gatherings, getting together for a barbecue for no particularreason. There’s always ...wedding receptions, baptism parties, anniversary partiesand so on.

We ritualize such ... Read More »

Solemnity of the Holy Trinity - May 27, 2018 (Thoman)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

Solemnity of the Holy Trinity

Dt. 4:32-34, 39-40 | Rom 8:14-17 | Matt 28:16-20

I. One time I was meeting with a parish committee and shared with them that I was working on my homily for Trinity Sunday and that I was looking for some sort of connection between the ... Read More »

Ascension Sunday - May 13, 2018 (Thoman)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

Ascension 2018

Acts 1:1-11 | Eph 4:1-7, 11-13 | Mk 16:15-20

“…live in a manner worthy of the call you have received, with all humility and gentleness,with patience, bearing with one another through love, striving to preserve the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace….”

I. “Leave the place better than ... Read More »

6th Sunday of Easter - May 6, 2018 (Thoman)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

6th Sunday of Easter

Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48 I Jn 4:7-10 | Jn 15:9-17

“Love one another.”

I. Last year when I was interviewing a boy for First Communion, I spontaneously decided at the end of the interview to ask him a new question not on the suggested list. I asked, ... Read More »

5th Sunday of Easter - April 29, 2018 (Thoman)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

5th Sunday of Easter – B April 29, 2018Jn 3:18-24 | Acts 9:26-31 | Jn 15:1-8

“Remain in me and I remain in you, says the Lord.  Whoever remains in me will bear much fruit.”

I. Are you on Facebook? Do you text?

Do you use a smart phone to better, and ... Read More »