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Information and Sermons

God’s Vine and Us

Posted by Fr. Joe Jagodensky

It’s a “vineyard” weekend in the Catholic Church. It’s a striking image describing our connections and relationships with each other. Now, many of us don’t know that much about vineyards unless you live in River Hills. 

Isaiah tells us to “sing” of a vineyard. I don’t know a vineyard ... Read More »

Northwest Catholic Zoom Prayer Service

Posted by Fr. Joe Jagodensky

Fr. Joe presents a prayer service for our children featuring "The Good Samaritan."  Click anywhere on the text to view the YouTube video .

“Seven?” Wrong

Posted by Fr. Joe Jagodensky

Peter thought he had the best answer to impress the man Jesus. In the public school, he’d tell his friend, “I got this.” In a Catholic school years ago, he’d wave his hand saying, “Sisster, Sisster! It’s 7!” He thought to himself, well, there’s 7 of them in a ... Read More »

“Magic” Sacramental “Moments”

Posted by Fr. Joe Jagodensky

(Perry Como sings, “Magic Moments”)

Who’s the singer? That song was Burt Bacharach’s fist big hit. “When two hearts beat are caring,” is truly magical.

It’s even more natural for us to look for a “magic moment” in religion. We can call them miracles or spiritual times that changes ... Read More »

The Joy of Life

Posted by Fr. Joe Jagodensky

Take your pick and choose which one is divine. Silly, humorous, comedic, happy, playful, or joy? You have six to choose from but unlike my Sunday sermon last week there’s not seven but six. So, take your pick.

It’s the sixth of my list, joy. Joy is heaven given ... Read More »

“We Are In This...”

Posted by Fr. Joe Jagodensky

Welcome to this Sunday’s scripture readings. You picked a good Sunday to pay attention. Finally, three readings that hit at the core of our human lives. Especially when those lives are lived in the face of Jesus Christ.

Ezekiel: If you know a friend of your is up to ... Read More »

We Just Love Our “Threes”

Posted by Fr. Joe Jagodensky

We just love our “the threes.” 

How many jokes are told in threes, “A priest, a minister and a rabbi walk into a bar…” Then there’s Patty, Maxine, and Laverne, and how about “Ready, set, go?”

“Father, Son, Spirit,” anyone? We honor this weekend welcoming three people fully into ... Read More »

“Ish” and “Like,” Twins

Posted by Fr. Joe Jagodensky

by Fr. Joe Jagodensky, SDS.

I’d like you to meet two friends of mine. Their names are “Ish” and “Like.” Those are not their baptismal names. It’s the names they’ve carved out for themselves as their lives unfolded.

Perhaps you know them as a neighbor of yours. It could ... Read More »