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Homily for October 21, 2012: Fr. Scott Bullock

Posted by Fr Andy Upah on 10/22/12

Homily for October 21, 2012

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

In 1656, a small girl names Tekakwitha was born into the Mohawk tribe of Native Americans near what is now Auriesville, New York, upstate towards the Canadian border. All was normal in this life of relative obscurity until, at ... Read More »

Voter Guide from ICC

Posted by Fr Andy Upah on 10/17/12

Use this link to access a helpful flyer with information for voting in Iowa from the Iowa Catholic Conference:|documents/ICC2012flier.pdf

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

Posted by Fr Andy Upah on 10/08/12


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 »


Posted by Fr Andy Upah 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 Andy Upah on 9/30/12


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 »


Posted by Fr Andy Upah 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 Andy Upah on 9/22/12


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 Andy Upah 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 Andy Upah 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 Andy Upah 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


A little girl ... Read More »