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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 »

4th Sunday of Easter - April 22, 2018 (Thill)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

4th Sunday of Easter | 4/22/18 -- Deacon Jim Thill

This Sunday/Weekend is often referred to as “Good Shepherd” Sunday.

In the gospel Jesus say “I am the good shepherd. A good definition of a shepherd is “someone who guides or guards.”


As I reflect on Jesus as my good shepherd… ... Read More »

2nd Sunday of Easter - April 8, 2018 (Thoman)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

Holy Spirit (SH/HT)

Acts 4:32-35 | I Jn 5:1-6 | Jn 20:19-31

“Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples that arenot 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 ... Read More »

Easter Sunday - April 1, 2018 (Thoman)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

Easter Sunday – 2018

Acts 1:34a, 37-43 | Col 3:1-4 | Mk 16:1-7

“when they looked up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back; it was very large.”

I. Picture this…. Mary Magdalene – Mary, the mother of James – Salome – come to the tomb early in the ... Read More »

Easter Vigil - Saturday, March 31, 2018 (Thoman)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

I. Story of great grandmother and book…

II. Tonight is a night for telling stories we love stories: just begin by saying, “Once upon a time…” and everyone’s ears perk up we ask our parents and grandparents and great grandparents to tell the story – over and over again ... Read More »

Holy Thursday - March 29, 2018 (Thoman)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

March 29, 2018

Exodus 12:1-8 | I Cor 11:23-26 | Jn 13:1-15

I. One time when I was a kid, I recall a store in town was offering a special sale on tables… trade in your old table and get a new one at a reduced price; so my ... Read More »

Palm Sunday - March 25, 2018 (Thoman)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

Palm Sunday – Holy Spirit (SH/HT)

Is 50:4-7 | Phil 2:6-11 | Mk 14:1-15:47

I. One time there was a group of children who were participating in a Passion Sundayliturgy of the word activity.  They were presented with a long newsprint tableau that had all the events of Jesus’Passion drawn on it. ... Read More »