Fr. Jim's Homilies
Some people told Jesus about the Galileans
whose blood Pilate had mingled
with the blood of their sacrifices.
He said to them in reply,
“Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way
they were greater sinners than all other Galileans?
By no means!
But I tell you, if you do not repent, you will all perish as they did!
Or those eighteen people who were killed
when the tower at Siloam fell on them–
do you think they were more guilty
than everyone else who lived in Jerusalem?
By no means!
But I tell you, if you do not repent,
you will all perish as they did!”
And he told them this parable:
“There once was a person who had a fig tree planted in his orchard,
and when he came in search of fruit on it but found none,
he said to the gardener, ‘For three years now
I have come in search of fruit on this fig tree
but have found none.
So cut it down.
Why should it exhaust the soil?’
He said to him in reply, ‘Sir, leave it for this year also,
and I shall cultivate the ground around it and fertilize it;
it may bear fruit in the future.
If not you can cut it down.’”
YDisciple: Youth Ministry
For our teens in grades 8-12 we have begun a program called
The “Y” stands for youth and this is a process in
which we are teaching
our youth to be Disciples of Jesus Christ.
As recommended by the
teachers/developers of YDisicple at
the Augustine Institute in Denver,
we began with a very small
core group. It’s going very well and our
groups are growing as
teens currently participating continue to invite
friends to join
their small groups. This is the way Jesus did it, mentoring
to a small group of people who
then went out to share their faith and
spread the Word. The small groups work best if member size stays
between 6-8 teens. Each group is led by two faith-filled adults from our parish. We invite all
teens to participate and are also looking for adults who feel they would like the role of an adult
leader for one of
the small groups. Groups meet once a week at a time that works well for all
the members. For more
go to ydisciple.org to learn how this program can change
the lives of our teens. To participate, contact
Stacy Preszler at 751-4922.
Just Faith: Justice and Peace in Our World
Just Faith is a study in the Catholic teachings of social justice
adults. New resources incorporate the writings of Pope
Catholic authors such as Henri Nouwen, and others.
Just Faith forms a small community of disciples who
the Spirit of Jesus, especially in the lives
of those who are poor
and vulnerable. For more information
click here, or
office 672-2848 to participate
in Just Faith.
Search 2014: “You did for Me”
November 21-23, 2014 at Our Lady of Fatima in Casper. It is open
10th-12th graders. Registration available on Diocese website.
If interested, please register ASAP. Contact Stacy Preszler
at 751-4922 with questions.
Preschool Catechesis at Holy Name
Preschool will be offered during the 10:00AM Mass on Sundays in the Blessed Mother Room for 3, 4, and 5 year olds in our parish. Jeannie Konkel is organizing this opportunity for our young Christians. If you are interested in having your child attend, registration forms are available at the Pastoral Center or bring your child to the Blessed Mother Room (located in the back of the church on the south side) before Mass. There is no charge to attend the preschool classes, however registration helps in preparation to be sure there are enough supplies and snacks for all of the students.
Please contact Jeannie Konkel at 655-5315 or
Stacy Preszler at 751-4922 with questions.
Holy Name Now has Online Giving!
"Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse ...
And see if I do not
open the floodgates of heaven for you, and pour down
upon you blessing without measure!" (Mal 3:10)
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Our Lady of the Pines or St Edmunds?
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