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Homily for August 12, 2012: Fr. Scott Bullock

Posted by Fr Jim Miller on 8/11/12

Nineteenth Sunday Ordinary Time (B)

August 12, 2012:   Gospel  Jn 6:41-51:  Church of the Nativity, Dubuque IA                                      

Consider the following from the New York Times, September 28, 1914:

  DROWNING GIRL FIGHTS RESCUER __________ Her Struggles Exhaust Cist After Their Canoe Upsets in the Hudson __________ Dies with safety ... Read More »

Homily for July 22, 2012--Fr. Scott Bullock

Posted by Fr Jim Miller on 7/22/12

July 22, 2012

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 107

Reading 1 Jer 23:1-6

Responsorial Psalm Ps 23:1-3, 3-4, 5, 6

Reading 2 Eph 2:13-18

Gospel Mk 6:30-34

In the gospel, we have heard how, once Jesus comes upon a “vast crowd,” “His heart is moved for pity for them, for they were like ... Read More »

Homily for July 15, 2012: Fr. Scott Bullock

Posted by Fr Jim Miller on 7/16/12

July 15, 2012 Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Reading 1: Am 7:12-15

Responsorial Psalm Ps 85:9-10, 11-12, 13-14

Reading 2: Eph 1:3-14

Gospel: Mk 6:7-13

With an October birthday, I received my driver’s license around the beginning of November 1979.    Soon after, with such “mobility” now a possibility, I ... Read More »

Homily for July 8, 2012--Fr. Scott Bullock

Posted by Fr Jim Miller on 7/07/12

July 8, 2012

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 101

Reading 1 Ez 2:2-5

Responsorial Psalm Ps 123:1-2, 2, 3-4

R. (2cd) Our eyes are fixed on the Lord, pleading for his mercy.

Reading 2 2 Cor 12:7-10

Brothers and sisters:That I, Paul, might not become too elated,because of the ... Read More »

Homily for July 1, 2012--Fr. Scott Bullock

Posted by Fr Jim Miller on 6/30/12

July 1, 2012

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 98

Reading 1 Wis 1:13-15; 2:23-24

Responsorial Psalm Ps 30:2, 4, 5-6, 11, 12, 13

Reading 2 2 Cor 8:7, 9, 13-15

Gospel Mk 5:21-24, 35b-43

When Jesus had crossed again in the boatto the other side,a large crowd gathered around ... Read More »

Congratulations to our First Communicants!

Posted by Fr Jim Miller on 5/07/12

On Sunday, May 6th, six members of our parish received Holy Communion for the first time.  We are very proud of you!  Look for some photos in this blog soon!

Our First Communicants:  Marissa Avenarius, Jenna Berendes, Jayden Hoskins, Veronica McDonald, Samantha White, and Catherine Zartman.

Thanks also to ... Read More »

Change of Assignments for Parish Priests

Posted by Fr Jim Miller on 3/27/12

As was announced during the Masses on the weekend of March 24 & 25, Archbishop Hanus has decided to make changes in the assignments of both of the priests currently assigned at Nativity Parish.  Effective July 10, 2012, Fr. Gross and I will serve the Archdiocese in the following capacities:

 Fr. Robert Gross Associate Chaplain, Loras College Vice Rector, St. Pius X Seminary at Loras ... Read More »

Catholicism Project Goes On!

Posted by Fr Jim Miller on 3/27/12

We've finished our fourth and fifth sessions of The Catholicism Project--reflecting on the Blessed Virgin Mary and SS Peter and Paul.  These presentations continue to inspire!  Next up . . . "A Body Both Suffering and Glorious: The Mystical Union of Christ and the Church."  Join us!

Video Greeting From Fr. Francis, Part II

Posted by Fr Jim Miller on 3/07/12

The conclusion of Fr. Francis Bashyam's greeting from our sister parish in India.  Click on the following link!

http://youtu.be/wKQq9aq9Eig

Second Session of Catholicism Project

Posted by Fr Jim Miller on 3/07/12

A good group of about 75 members of the parish gathered on Sunday morning, March 4 to view the second Catholicism Project  video, entitled, "Happy Are We: The Teachings of Jesus."  The session focused on the revolutionary teachings of Jesus that have come to be called the "beatitudes."  Lively ... Read More »