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Information and Sermons

Information and Sermons

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 »

Greatest Virtue? (Sorry, St. Paul)

Posted by Fr. Joe Jagodensky

My apologies to the learned St. Paul but Love is not number on the top three list; Faith Hope and Love. The greatest is not Love.  There is no Love without Hope. Faith cannot be uncovered and discovered without Hope living within us first. With Hope on top then ... Read More »

Baptism...by Fire

Posted by Fr. Joe Jagodensky

Augustus, Sofia and Callie (ASC, for short) were baptized by me. (Not Christian names but that’s a different sermon.) Actually, I mean those three were baptized by all those gathered at that early 8:00 a.m. Mass here at St. Sebastian Catholic Church back in November 2016. So very young ... Read More »

Scrolling Out Our Gifts

Posted by Fr. Joe Jagodensky

A scroll. A youngster asks her mom, “What’s a scroll!” Her young mom would say, “Heck if I know.” Yet the unrolled scrolls of Ezra and Jesus Christ today proclaim to us all that the good news of the joy, love, and the glory of God actively lives and ... Read More »

"Cana Wedding," The First Miracle

Posted by Fr. Joe Jagodensky

Cana. The first miracle of Jesus Christ. Also, what also is the first, of what we know about. is a disagreement between mother and son.

Hmmm. A disagreement between mother and son. Sounds like Jesus proved both his divinity and humanity all at one event. A wedding, no less ... Read More »

Epiphany: A "Moment"

Posted by Fr. Joe Jagodensky

My sermon will begin in a moment. Oh wait, that’s my cue. I can sincerely assure you that I’ll take up only a moment of your time.

What a curious yet unpredictably and mysterious word. Moment. My dad ran a solo credit union, and his sign on the door ... Read More »

Mary, Mother of God

Posted by Fr. Joe Jagodensky

A mother was asked, “When is your greatest joy of motherhood?” She replied, “When they’re all in bed, asleep.”

That’s not our joy and cause for gathering, recognizing Mary as the Mother of God. Not to be divisive but Protestants wince at the title given to her. Yet, if ... Read More »

The Christmas Gift

Posted by Fr. Joe Jagodensky

I carried it in the house in a dark plastic bag so no one would know it’s from me. It’s our yearly gathering much like the ones in the past. Or, is it the same? Wrapped in bright, shiny, red paper with a fancy bow on top. 

It’s been ... Read More »