Deacon Tom’s Homily – 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

After praying, reflecting, and reading the Bible commentaries, the message of today’s readings became quite clear to me: they are about persistence, perseverance, and remaining faithful. Perseverance of the Israelites in battle against the Amalekites, St. Paul telling Timothy to be persistent, and Jesus teaching his disciples with that parable to be persistent and persevere[…]

A look back at 2015 and forward to 2016

As I sit here on the brink of 2016 and look back at 2015, I think I am more excited about my faith and the direction of the Catholic Church than I have been in a long time, maybe ever. There are so many exciting things happening locally, nationally, and internationally. If you didn’t see[…]