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Information and Sermons

Information and Sermons

The "Jesus Question"

Posted by Fr. Joe Jagodensky

It’s got to be possibly the best question posed in the Bible. Oh wait, I’m wrong once again. It is the absolute best question recorded in the Bible. And, it’s asked by Jesus Christ.

“What do you wish me to do for you?” Unfortunately, the question seems to get ... Read More »

Parish Picnic & Flint Faces

Posted by Fr. Joe Jagodensky

A parish picnic. A parish picnic. 100 of you wanted one this year. It’s been a while. Quite awhile. And, how many attended in previous years? Loved ones gone now but still remembered? Unnamed faces you recognize from Masses? A simple kind word exchanged from time to time with ... Read More »

Deaf? Mute? Yeah, right

Posted by Fr. Joe Jagodensky

Sometimes in the ministry of Jesus, he’s a standup comedian. He just doesn’t get the laughs from us because we’re in church. Just like my attempts at humor seem to be only quietly received. (I attended a funeral at my previous parish and a parishioner walks up to me ... Read More »

Labor Day Mass Reflection

Posted by Fr. Joe Jagodensky

Labor Day makes me mindful of our interconnectedness; we need one another in order to survive. Consider how we are each called to contribute as well as how we benefit from the labor of others. 

Even that simple can of corn you pull from the grocery store shelf has ... Read More »

Divinely Human

Posted by Fr. Joe Jagodensky

“You can’t tell a book by its cover.” So the saying goes. But, so we go the opposite way with our judgments and evaluations of every thing and, unfortunately, every one.

Moses clearly tells his folks what is necessary to stay firm to God’s commandments. Yet, he fails the ... Read More »

Elijah & The Broom Tree

Posted by Fr. Joe Jagodensky

Last week we heard grumbling from our ancestors eating weird food in the desert until Jesus gave us himself. Today we hear mumbling from the prophet Elijah running away from being killed, not knowing a future and just wanting to die. 

So much for getting up on the wrong ... Read More »

Manna & The Body of Christ

Posted by Fr. Joe Jagodensky

Indeed, we are all grumblers. It’s the bread that we eat out there, and it’s the bread that we eat in here but don’t believe. It’s the whole wheat, rye, marble, croissant, muffin versus the living Christ. “We live as hungry people in a hungry world. Everyone is looking ... Read More »

Psalm 23 & Us

Posted by Fr. Joe Jagodensky

(A parody on Psalm 23 focusing solely on ourselves)

“The culture is my shepherd. So, I always want more. I stumble from mall to mall, then job to job,and then again, shrink to shrink, seeking relief but never finding any. I am trapped in the valley of the shadow ... Read More »

"Holy" Joy

Posted by Fr. Joe Jagodensky

In the midst of whatever this year has brought you or your family or friends, halfway through 2021, St. Catherine’s continues to offer signs of joy from our daily lives and then shared with others.

From our beautiful parish garden that surrounds our church, to the diligent mother-bird who ... Read More »

"Two by Two"

Posted by Fr. Joe Jagodensky

Gospel of St. Mark, 6:7[Jesus] “called his twelve disciples together and began sending them out two by two, giving them authority to cast out evil spirits. He told them to take nothing for their journey except a walking stick—no food, no traveler’s bag, no money He allowed them to ... Read More »