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Homily Connect: May 31

Pentecost-Sunday May 31, 2020 ACTS 2:1-11 | 1COR 12:3B-7, 12-13 | JN 20:19-23 Scripture When the time of Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together. And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in which they were. Then there appeared […]

Homily Connect: May 24

Ascension of the Lord-Sunday May 24, 2020 ACTS 1:1-11 | EPH 1:17-23 | MT 28:16-20 Scripture While meeting with them, he enjoined them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for “the promise of the Father about which you have heard me speak; for John baptized with water, but in a few days you […]

Communion Services to begin May 31st

May 20, 2020 Dear St. Mary Parish Family, Under guidance and advice from Bishop Ricken, we will be able to offer Holy Communion during limited hours on Sundays, beginning on May 31st. It is important to remember that no Catholic is required to receive Holy Communion during the pandemic. We are cautiously happy to be […]

Homily Connect: May 17

Sixth Sunday of Easter-Sunday May 17, 2020 ACTS 8:5-8 | 1PT 3:15-18 | JN 14:15-21 Scripture Jesus said to his disciples: “If you love me you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always, the Spirit of Truth, whom the world […]

Homily Connect: May 10

Fifth Sunday of Easter-Sunday May 10, 2020 ACTS 6:1-7 | 1PT 2:4-9 | JN 14:1-12 The Seven Martyrs in Tibhirine, Algeria, Africa (1996) Beatified for their Christian Faith and their love for their Moslem brothers and sister Story told in movie Of Gods and Men Trappist Monk Brother Christian de Charge Last Will and Testament […]

Homily Connect: May 5

Fourth Sunday of Easter-Sunday May 5, 2020 ACTS 2:14A, 36-41 1 | PT 2:20B-25 | JN 10:1-10 Scripture “So Jesus said again, “Amen, amen, I say to you, I am the gate for the sheep. All who came before me were thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the […]

Homily Connect: Apr. 26

Third Sunday of Easter-Sunday April 26, 2020 ACTS 2:14, 22-33 | 1PT 1:17-21 | LK 24:13-35 Scripture: “Were our hearts not burning within us while he opened the Scriptures to us?”…Then the two recounted what had taken place on the way and how he was made known to them in the breaking of the bread. […]

Homily Connect: Apr 19

Second Sunday of Easter-Divine Mercy Sunday April 19, 2020 ACTS 2:42-47 1 | PT 1:3-9 | JN 20:19-31 Scripture Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. My Experience of Anointing of Merlin Jesus and […]

Homily Connect: Apr 12 Easter Sunday

The Resurrection of the Lord-Easter Sunday April 12, 2020 ACTS 10:34A, 37-43 | COL 3:1-4 | JN 20:1-9 Scripture Then the other disciple also went in, the one who had arrived at the tomb first, and he saw and believed. Easter Vacation by Fredrick Zydak, Omaha, NE The Need for Easter Hope On this Easter, […]

Parenting through the Coronavirus

Resources for parenting during this time Catechetical Resources During the Coronavirus Pandemic Talking Points for Parents Talking with Children about Delayed First Communion “Helping Kids Cope with the coronavirus outbreak” by Dr. Joseph White  Faithfully Navigating Coronavirus with Your Kids – English and Spanish versions Homeschool Tips For Non-Homeschoolers During Coronavirus School Closings Coronavirus Response Lesson for relieving […]

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