Posts from November 2015

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Joyful Anticipation

by Shannon Jones

“Mommy, when I wake up tomorrow, will it be Christmas? Please, please can it be Christmas?” Most evenings, these are the questions on the lips of my sweet three year old son, as we say our bedtime prayers. My Brendan looks at me with eyes glimmering with excitement and a heart full of love, hoping […]

Homily for the 1st Sunday in Advent

by Fr. Hernan Cely

LET US BE PREPARED! “Are we there yet?” How often have families piled into cars on holidays to visit grandparents and cousins, when a whining voice from the back seat calls, “Are we there yet?” The journey is always long and the answer is always the same: “NO, but we’ll be there soon.” On this […]

Homily for the Solemnity Our Lord Jesus Christ

by Fr. Hernan Cely

CHRIST THE KING OF THE UNIVERSE Two months ago during the homily, I became animated. I made a sweeping gesture – and knocked the papers from the pulpit. I scrambled to pick them up. Then I asked, “Now, where was I?” A voice from the congregation responded, “Right near the end.” Well, we are at […]

Homily for the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

by Fr. Hernan Cely

THE END OF TIME All good stories have a beginning, a middle, and an end. The greatest story ever told begins in the perfect world of the Garden of Eden, reaches its climax with the Incarnation, and – I’m not spoiling the suspense – when I tell you, that it ends with the Second Coming. […]

Parents Night Out!

by Joy Rastiello

Calling all parents of young families! Our future Church is in your care every day…and we know what an all-important and ever-exhausting responsibility that is. We invite you to take a break and recharge your spiritual batteries through our new Parents of Young Families Ministry. Please join us for an evening of discussion and fellowship […]

Homily for the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

by Fr. Hernan Cely

THE TWO WIDOWS One of the things that has impressed me since the beginning of my assignment here in Saint Elizabeth’s is the great generosity of the people. Throughout the year we have a second collection almost every weekend for different needs of the parish and the diocese. We have the Bishop’s Annual Appeal each […]