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Information and Sermons

Information and Sermons

"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 »

Sts. Peter and Paul & Us

Posted by Fr. Joe Jagodensky

This isn’t the Monty Hall game show but it does have three doors. Our lives are not a game show but we all have three or more doors that need to be nearby but closed. Three doors in our present society are wide open. Wide open with a blind ... Read More »

Jesus & the Storm

Posted by Fr. Joe Jagodensky

"Don't know why, there's no sun up in the sky, stormy weather…"

Job is finally given a solution to his troubling life, St. Paul is positive for a change, and Jesus sleeps through a stormy storm with wailing, unfaithful apostles. (I bet Jesus even had a pillow.) It's those ... Read More »

The "Third" Person?

Posted by Fr. Joe Jagodensky

Dear Joe, (no respect)

I wouldn’t wish it on anyone, but I don’t mind it myself. You ever hear the saying about “three on a date?” Just try it for an eternity and see how it feels. Once, God and Jesus rented a tandem bicycle, I thought it was ... Read More »

Mother's Day Blessing

Posted by Fr. Joe Jagodensky


There is only One God and there is only one mother.God knew you before you were born and so did she. She carries you through the grocery store waddling down aisle after aisle looking for food that you need. She carefully gets into the car and fastens a ... Read More »

Easter: Our Sequestered Gifts

Posted by Fr. Joe Jagodensky

Knowledge. Piety, Fear of God, Fortitude, Counsel, Understanding, Wisdom.

In the murder trial of George Floyd, the judge on Friday said beginning Monday the jury would be sequestered. He then gave them wise advice… Pack for the long and hope for the short. What a beautiful proclamation for our ... Read More »

Fr. Joe Hornacek's Holy Thursday Homily

Posted by Jon Gabik

Fr. Joe Hornacek's Holy Thursday Homily - April 1, 2021

"Doubting Thomas?" Think Again

Posted by Fr. Joe Jagodensky

We’re given all the answers to all of life early on in our lives. Our thoughtful parents carefully transmit their responses to us. We trust, believe, and follow their lead. The “terrible two’s” arrive, and the incessantly repeating of “Why?” is given to every intelligent parental response. Things quiet ... Read More »

"Nicodemus is You and Me"

Posted by Fr. Joe Jagodensky

It’s the elements of life. It’s not earth, wind, and fire because they surround us. (They were also a great rock band.)

It’s the spiritual elements like an illuminating light that influences and fills your life. Sadly, it can also be the slowly darkening absence of that light that ... Read More »