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Day by Day with Father Bill

August 7/8: Day by Day with Father Bill – Weekend Edition

With guest columnist Tracy Turba, St. Mary Minister of Young Disciples Hello! I am Tracy Turba, the new Minister of Young Disciples here at St. Mary. I am full of joy to be in this position, get to know our parish families, and walk together in our relationship with the Lord. I have been a […]

August 6: Day by Day with Father Bill

FEAST OF THE TRANSFIGURATION OF THE LORD   The 43rd Anniversary of the Death of Saint Pope Paul VI The 76th Anniversary of the Nuclear Bombing of Hiroshima, Japan   -from Saint Pope John Paul’s homily on the 21st anniversary of the death of Saint Pope Paul VI   We, pilgrims on earth, are granted […]

August 5: Day by Day with Father Bill

THURSDAY OF THE EIGHTEENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME   And That is Why by Adam Zagajewski   And that is why I paced the corridors Of those great museums Gazing at paintings of a world In which David is blameless as a boy scout Goliath earns his shameful death While eternal twilight dims Rembrandt’s canvases The twilight […]

August 4: Day by Day with Father Bill

MEMORIAL OF SAINT JOHN VIANNEY, PRIEST -from a Letter by Pope Benedict XVI proclaiming a Year for Priests on the 150th anniversary of the birth of Saint Father John Vianney Father John Vianney arrived in Ars, a village of 230 souls, warned by his bishop beforehand that there he would find religious practice in a […]

August 3: Day by Day with Father Bill

TUESDAY OF THE EIGHTEENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME -from Father Richard Rohr, OFM, and the Center for Contemplation and Action I am grateful that my spiritual father, St Francis of Assisi, took the Sermon on the Mount seriously and spent his life trying to imitate Jesus. Likewise, Francis’ followers, especially in the beginning, tried to […]

August 2: Day by Day with Father Bill

MONDAY OF THE EIGHTEENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME   A Dervish of Leaves by Ted Kooser   Sometimes when I’m sad, the dead leaves in the bed of my pickup truck get  up on their own and start dancing. I’ll be driving along, glance up at the mirror and there they’ll be, swirling and bowing, their […]

July 31/Aug 1: Day by Day with Father Bill – Weekend Edition

Weekend Edition: In Joy & Sorrow A question for you: Do you enjoy the Summer or Winter Olympics more? I just plain enjoy the Olympics, regardless of summer or winter. So, I am already looking forward to the Winter Olympics next year in Beijing and the Summer Olympics in 2024 in Paris. In the meantime, […]

July 30: Day by Day with Father Bill

FRIDAY OF THE SEVENTEENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME from Pope Francis’ Sunday Angelus, July 18, 2021 …Jesus invites His disciples to rest a bit with Him on their own. It is not only physical rest, but also rest for the heart. For it is not enough to unplug ourselves, we need to truly rest. And […]

July 29: Day by Day with Father Bill

MEMORIAL OF SAINTS MARTHA, MARY AND LAZARUS In February of this year, upon the urging of Pope Francis, the Congregation for Divine Worship decreed that July 29 would be dedicated to remembering not just Saint Martha, but also her sister and brother, Mary and Lazarus. Grant almighty God, that the example of your Saints may […]

July 28: Day by Day with Father Bill

WEDNESDAY OF THE SEVENTEENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME from an interview with Rafael Luciani, Boston College, who is one of the lay consultors for the upcoming Synod of Bishops on the matter of synodality to be held in the Fall of 2023 For me, a new synodal structure has to have co-governance. If there is […]

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