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3rd Sunday of Lent - March 4, 2018 (Thoman)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

3rd Sunday of Lent – B – 2018 But Year A readings: Ex. 17:3-7 | Rom 5:1-2,5-8 | Jn 4:5-42Holy Spirit (HG) 

“He told me everything I have done.”

I. Have you ever been thirsty?- not just thirsty for a drink of water or maybe a soft drink- but really, deeply ... Read More »

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time - January 21, 2018 (Deacon Brinkmoeller)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

Read Deacon Dave's homily HERE.

2nd Sunday of Lent - February 25, 2018 (Thoman)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

Holy Spirit (SH/HT)

Gen 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18 | Rom 8:31b-34 |  Mk 9:2-10

“If God is for us, who can be against us?”

I. School violence has come home.

So often we – or at least “I” – think of school shootings, and even most violence, as happening in far ... Read More »

1st Sunday of Lent - February 18, 2018 (Deacon Thill)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

1st Sunday of Lent | Cycle BHoly Spirit Parish

The GOSPEL for today (Mark 1:12-15) ends with these words from Jesus, “Believe in the Gospel.”   (The word Gospel means “Good News.”) 

Two questions we could and maybe should have; What’s so good about the good news?  What does it mean ... Read More »

2nd Sunday of Lent - February 25, 2018 (Thoman)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

Holy Spirit (SH/HT)

Gen 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18 | Rom 8:31b-34 |  Mk 9:2-10

“If God is for us, who can be against us?”

I. School violence has come home.

So often we – or at least “I” – think of school shootings, and even most violence, as happening in far ... Read More »

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time - February 11, 2018 (Thoman)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

February 11, 2018 | Holy Spirit (SH) 

Lev 13:1-2, 44-46  I Cor 10:31-11:1 | Mk 1:40-45“Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand, touched him, and said to him, “I do will it. Be made clean.’”

I. One of my favorite words is compassion. I think it’s even a bigger word than ... Read More »

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time - February 4, 2018 (Thoman)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

February 4, 2018 I Holy Spirit (HG)

Job 7:1-4, 6-7 | Cor 9:16-19, 22-23 |  Mk 1:20-39

I. As people of the 21st century, we hear that gospel passage about Peter’s mother in-law getting up to wait on her guests and we think, well, that means she got up, served them a ... Read More »

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time - January 28, 2018 (Thoman)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

January 28, 2018 | Holy Spirit (SH/HT) 

Dt. 18:15-20 I Cor 7:32-35 | Mk 1:21-28

I. We hear a lot about “fake news” these days. when that expression first surfaced in the public dialogue, I wondered what in the world that meant and I thought the expression itself was fake!   but ... Read More »

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time - January 14, 2018 (Thoman)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

Holy Spirit (SH/HT)Samuel 3:3b-10, 19 I Corinthians 6:13c-15a, 17-20 | John 1:35-42

I. Over the years I have met with many, many families helping them to prepare for their loved one’s funeral. As such, I get to listen in on their lives. I get to learn about  how they lived as a disciple ... Read More »

Feast of the Holy Family - December 31, 2017 (Thoman)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

Feast of the Holy Family | Holy Spirit (SH/HT)

Gen 15:1-6, 21:1-3 | Heb 11:8, 11-12, 17-19 | Lk 2:22-40

“The child’s father and mother were amazed at what was said about him....”

I. Family relationships can get complicated.  On the one hand, we may feel deep bonds with members of our ... Read More »