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Information and Sermons

Information and Sermons

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 »

Christmas Sermon

Posted by Fr. Joe Jagodensky

Andy Williams’ “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” hands down, is among the top five favorite Christmas songs. And the two top dates in our lives are this day and our birthdays.

Today I have a two for one sermon. But, rest easy, it’s my usual length. ... Read More »

Growing Up Moments

Posted by Fr. Joe Jagodensky

Way before technology showed us magic and fun, we, ourselves, created magic and fun with our neighborhood friends and in our minds. As a new year begins we can forget to look back. “Look back to what?,” you ask. Then read on and then close your eyes and relive ... Read More »

Immaculate Conception

Posted by Fr. Joe Jagodensky

“Oh, you Catholics…” says the Lutherans about us Catholics, “Why do you worship Mary?” We answer by saying we don’t “worship Mary” but we can understand your confusion.We are dumbfounded by this carrier of hope in our world. We are awestruck by this vessel which did not doubt but ... Read More »

Advent: A Poem & Sondheim

Posted by Fr. Joe Jagodensky

Advent: a time of renewal, reconciliation, and moving forward.

Suddenly my Lord was speaking: "My name is I Am." He paused. I waited. He continued, “When you live in the past, with its mistakes and regrets, it is hard. I was not there. My name is not I WAS. ... Read More »

Christ the King

Posted by Fr. Joe Jagodensky

Can you really believe that one ordinary-looking man, born in a little unknown, dusty, sleepy, podunk town in Palestine, is the eternal blueprint of what God has been doing since the beginning of time “in Christ”? That is what we believe when we say we believe in both the ... Read More »

"Widow's Mite"

Posted by Fr. Joe Jagodensky


What happened that cold, icy night? April 14, 1912. (This is where you talk!)

Titanic. Greatest ship ever built. It’s where I heard the word “steerage” for the first time describing those passengers in the lower, lower bottom of the vessel. And, I experienced steerage traveling Southwest Airlines ... Read More »

"All Saints Day"

Posted by Fr. Joe Jagodensky

What do Ashley, Brittany, and Heather all have in common? None have a patron saint! How sad to be stuck with made up names instead of the potential modeling of those who witnessed the love and mercy of God. (How they got baptized is beyond me.)

And then, there ... Read More »

Remember, Celebrate, Believe

Posted by Fr. Joe Jagodensky

Growing up, since Friday night wasn’t a school night TV watching became extra special. Black and white at home and color at grandmas. 6:30, channel 2, CBS, “Wild, Wild West,” 7:30, “Hogan’s Heroes,” 8:00, “Gomer Pyle,” 8:30, “Mr. Roberts” which I didn’t care for so that was a break. ... Read More »

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 »