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Homily for October 7, 2012: Parish Value of UNITY: Fr. Scott Bullock

Posted by Fr Jim Miller on 10/08/12

HOMILY:

For that last three weeks, we’ve been reflecting upon the ideals that must characterize our parish, if we are to be a vibrant Catholic Community of the Christian faith:

Three weeks ago we spoke of the ideal of FIDELITY: Our need to be faithful to gospel of Jesus ... Read More »

SQUIRREL, REP. PAUL RYAN ATTEMPT TO SABOTAGE BINGO!!

Posted by Fr Jim Miller on 10/02/12

In a rare display of human-squirrel bipartisanship, Rep. Paul Ryan and a local Dubuque squirrel attempted to derail our parish's BINGO night on Monday, October 1, 2012.  First, the appearance of the Republican vice-presidential candidate at Loras College caused a number of his supporters to attempt to park in ... Read More »

Homily for September 30, 2012: Parish Value of COMPASSION: Fr. Scott Bullock

Posted by Fr Jim Miller on 9/30/12

HOMILY:

I want to share again the story that I recounted on Holy Thursday, back in April: A couple of years ago I led, for six days, the men of our of St. Pius X Seminary at Loras College on retreat.

We traveled to Mobile AL, the first American ... Read More »

JOB OPENING: PARISH SECRETARY

Posted by Fr Jim Miller on 9/27/12

The Church of the Nativity seeks qualified applicants for the position of parish secretary.  The position is for 30 hours/wk.  At least one year of experience required.  Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Publisher especially important.  A detailed job description follows: Secretary Church of the Nativity

Job Goal:

Promotes the ... Read More »

Homily for September 23, 2012: Parish Value of HOSPITALITY: Fr. Scott Bullock

Posted by Fr Jim Miller on 9/22/12

HOMILY:

I was sitting in my office this last week when I heard the office door bell ring.  I heard the secretary greet someone, who in a very loud voice announced: "I want to talk to the head hog at the trough!"  Puzzled, the secretary said, "Excuse me sir?" ... Read More »

Homily for September 16, 2012: Parish Value of FIDELITY: Fr. Scott Bullock

Posted by Fr Jim Miller on 9/15/12

Twenty Fourth Sunday Ordinary Time (B)

Reading 1Is 50:5-9a

Responsorial PsalmPs 116:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9R. I will walk before the Lord, in the land of the living.

Reading IIJas 2:14-18

GospelMk 8:27-35Jesus and his disciples set outfor the villages of Caesarea Philippi. Along the way he asked his disciples,“Who do ... Read More »

Homily for September 9, 2012: Fr. Scott Bullock

Posted by Fr Jim Miller on 9/09/12

Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 9, 2012

Reading 1Is 35:4-7a

Responsorial PsalmPs 146:7, 8-9, 9-10R. (1b) Praise the Lord, my soul!Reading IIJas 2:1-5

GospelMk 7:31-37Again Jesus left the district of Tyreand went by way of Sidon to the Sea of Galilee,into the district of the Decapolis. And people brought ... Read More »

Homily for September 2, 2012: Fr. Scott Bullock

Posted by Fr Jim Miller on 9/01/12

Twenty-Second Sunday of Ordinary Time (B) September 2, 2012

Reading 1 Dt 4:1-2, 6-8

Responsorial Psalm Ps 15:2-3, 3-4, 4-5

R. (1a) One who does justice will live in the presence of the Lord.

Reading 2 Jas 1:17-18, 21b-22, 27

Gospel Mk 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

HOMILY

A little girl ... Read More »

Homily for August 26, 2012: Fr. Scott Bullock

Posted by Fr Jim Miller on 8/25/12

August 26, 2012 Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jos 24:1-2a, 15-17, 18b Responsorial PsalmPs 34:2-3, 16-17, 18-19, 20-21R.  (9a)  Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.Reading IIEph 5:21-32 or 5:2a, 25-32

GospelJn 6:60-69

HOMILY

It’s been almost 20 years since my Uncle Bill died suddenly. As I grew up, ... Read More »

Homily for August 19, 2012: Fr. Scott Bullock

Posted by Fr Jim Miller on 8/18/12

August 19, 2012

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 Prv 9:1-6

Responsorial Psalm Ps 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7

R. (9a) Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.

Reading 2 Eph 5:15-20

Gospel Jn 6:51-58

Jesus said to the crowds:"I am the living bread that came down from heaven;whoever ... Read More »