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Information and Sermons

Information and Sermons

"No One Can Take You Out of My Hands"

Posted by Fr. Joe Jagodensky

You’re panicking and you’re anxious So, what do you do? You punch 911 on your phone. Wrong. You’d have either Bell or Parateck at your home with all of their paperwork and machines and they’d be wearing boots as though your home is full of mud. And, their bill ... Read More »

"JC" and "Lil' Petey"

Posted by Fr. Joe Jagodensky

Is our Gospel story today about the relationship between Jesus and Peter? Or is this a story about our living the life of Peter or, worse ever, us pretending to be Jesus?

Ummm. I wonder.

Jesus lovingly asks, “Peter, do you love me?” “Yes, Lord, you know that I ... Read More »

Easter, 2022

Posted by Fr. Joe Jagodensky

(for past sermons, choose "About," drop down menu, and choose "Sermons") "Sharing the Light"

Just imagine. Your boss told you that you have that new position that you’ve been working toward. Just Imagine. You just got engaged to be married. Just imagine. Those test results came back negative. Just ... Read More »

Good Friday, 2022

Posted by Fr. Joe Jagodensky

(for past sermons, choose "About," drop down menu, and choose "Sermons") "The Fledgling Flame"

It flickers back and forth, ever so slowly so as to not extinguish itself. The wax surrounding it allows the tiny flame to stay lit. A cold December night on my kitchen table rests my ... Read More »

Holy Thursday, 2022

Posted by Fr. Joe Jagodensky

(for past sermons, choose "About," drop down menu, and choose "Sermons") "Passing the Light"

Please excuse my bluntness. I don’t know if it’s sad news or good news. Fr. Joe is shrinking. I know, it’s true. “Two inches” last year, he told me. It could be more even as ... Read More »

Reconcilation Service

Posted by Fr. Joe Jagodensky

The great theologian, Joni Mitchell, illuminates what “reconciliation” is all about for us today. Well, okay, so she’s not a theologian, but her song is worthy of our ponderings.

Her refrain sings, “And the seasons [in our case our lives] go round and round, and the painted ponies [those ... Read More »

Lent I, "Let's Make A Deal"

Posted by Fr. Joe Jagodensky

It’s a hot August summer night, and the barbecue with friends ends. You take a shower before bed, and the relaxing sprays of water soften and cool away that heat. 

You’re quietly reading, and suddenly, a paragraph startles you. It hits a home run in both your mind and ... Read More »

Lent II, "Transfiguration"

Posted by Fr. Joe Jagodensky

Life in all its forms, shapes, and sizes is all about identity. No, it’s not; it’s all about recognition. Please wait a minute; it’s all about the more than you thought you could be.

On second thought, it’s always about all three. Identity, recognition, more of you.

After those ... Read More »

Ash Wednesday Sermon

Posted by Fr. Joe Jagodensky

There’s the goodness, kindness, and mercy of God. There is it. That’s all there is. I ought to shut up and just sit down. What more needs to be said as the holy season of Lent again presents itself as a heavenly gift to each of us? Always at ... Read More »

Living in Lava?"

Posted by Fr. Joe Jagodensky

Around 5 or 6:00 am. you wake up and perk away a strong cup of coffee, coke, or whatever your wakeup beverage may be. Those still drowsy thoughts begin again to repeat themselves into your heart and soul as they have for years and how many unending years. Thoughts ... Read More »