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33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time - November 18, 2018 (Deacon John)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

Power, many people strive to be in a position of power. They read and research how to makethemselves more impressive, more important, most easily heard. One method to assert oneself is tostand and talk down to others, like I’m doing right now. Jesus, however, is seated as He is ... Read More »

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time - November 4, 2018 (Thoman)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

Dt. 6:2-6 | Heb 7:23-28 | Mk 12:28b-34

I. For some odd reason, this past week I ended up on a website which listed the oldest words in the English language. Guess which word is the oldest, or at least among the oldest, words? The first word they named ... Read More »

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time - October 28, 2018 (Thoman)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

Jer 31:7-9 | Heb 5:1-6 | Mk 10:46-52

I. “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asks. It sort of seems like the answer is obvious: Bartimaeus is blind. He is a beggar Sitting along side the road. He probably wants help with this.But by asking the ... Read More »

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time - October 14, 2018 (Thoman)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

Wis 7:7-11 | Heb 4:12-13 | Mark 10:17-30

I. Last weekend we introduced our annual call for renewal of treasure by inviting parishioners to share with us their experience of stewardship.

One comment I heard was that the speaker said her experience of stewardship changed her life. The experience of ... Read More »

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time - September 23, 2018 (Deacon Jim Thill)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

 

The 5 Sundays of September…in the 2nd reading from St. James…

                                   we are provided us with an amazing series of right things to do:

    1st… “Be doers of the word.”

    2nd… “Show no partiality.”

    3rd… “May our faith be evident in our works.”

    ... Read More »

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time - September 16, 2018 (Thoman)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

Is 50:4c-9a | James 2:14-18 | Mk 8:27-35

“Who do you say I am?”  Peter said in reply, “You are the Christ.”

I.   This is the key question of Christian life: Who do you and I say Jesus is?   It all comes       

      down to this.   Given all our years of being ... Read More »

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time - September 9, 2018 (Thoman)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

Is 35:4-7a | James 2:1-5 | Mk 7:31-37

“Show no partiality as you adhere to the faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ.”

I. I was intrigued by a recent article published in America magazine. It was on the phenomenon of experiencing becoming invisible as one grows older. The author is ... Read More »

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time - September 2, 2018 (Thoman)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

22nd Sunday – 2018

Dt. 4:1-2, 6-8 | James 1:17-18, 21b-22, 27 | Mk 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

I. Our nation is currently engaged in a national ritual of tribute to Senator John McCain. As you know, he was honored in his home state of Arizona and now his remains have been ... Read More »

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time - August 26, 2018 (Thoman)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

Josh 24:1-2a, 15-17, 18b | Eph 5:2a, 25-32 | Jn 6:60-69

“To whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.”

I. Daily we make all sorts of choices. Many are small and usually inconsequential: should I have cereal for breakfast or do I have the courage for oatmeal? ... Read More »

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time - August 19, 2018 (Deacon Jim Thill)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

Holy Spirit Parish | Deacon Jim Thill

 

We get to choose.

     We have a decision to make.

          It is not a matter of opting out of making the decision.

              We are making this decision as we live…making this decision drives how we live.

I walked into ... Read More »