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Homily for November 3, 2013: 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time: Fr. Scott Bullock

Posted by Fr Andy Upah on 11/04/13

November 3, 2013Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time 

Reading 1  Wis 11:22-12:2

Responsorial Psalm Ps 145:1-2, 8-9, 10-11, 13, 14

R. (cf. 1) I will praise your name for ever, my king and my God.

Reading 2 2 Thes 1:11-2:2

Gospel Lk 19:1-10

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A man and his family from the back mountains of Tennessee found himself one day in a large city.  They were amazed by everything they saw. Having grown up and lived all their lives on a rural farm everything was completely new to them. The Father and son left Ma in the horse buggy and went into this huge skyscraper. As the boy and father entered the building two shinny doors that could move apart and back together again left them spellbound. They stood watching these doors until the son asked his father, “What is this, Father?” The father, never having seen an elevator before, responded, “Son, I have never seen anything like this in my life, I don’t know what it is.” for the first time standing outside an elevator. He watched as an old, haggard woman hobbled on, and the doors closed. A few minutes later the doors opened and a young, attractive woman marched smartly off. The father hollered to his youngest son, "Billy, go get ... Read More »

Homily for October 27, 2013: 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Fr. Scott Bullock

Posted by Fr Andy Upah on 11/04/13

October 27, 2013

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time 

Reading 1 Sir 35:12-14, 16-18

Responsorial Psalm Ps 34:2-3, 17-18, 19, 23

R. (7a) The Lord hears the cry of the poor.

Reading 2 2 Tm 4:6-8, 16-18

Gospel Lk 18:9-14



Some folks reminded me at Mass this morning ... Read More »

Homily for October 20, 2013: 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Fr. Scott Bullock

Posted by Fr Andy Upah on 10/21/13

October 20, 2013

Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 Ex 17:8-13

Responsorial Psalm Ps 121:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8

R. (cf. 2) Our help is from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

Reading 2 2 Tm 3:14-4:2

Gospel Lk 18:1-8



From the Book of Exodus, we ... Read More »

Homily for October 13, 2013: 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Fr. Scott Bullock

Posted by Fr Andy Upah on 10/21/13

October 13, 2013

Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time  Reading 1 2 Kgs 5:14-17

Responsorial Psalm Ps 98:1, 2-3, 3-4

R. (cf. 2b) The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power.

Reading 2 2 Tm 2:8-13

Gospel Lk 17:11-19   HOMILY: There was a man who had worked all ... Read More »

Pope Francis' First Encyclical - Lumen fidei

Posted by Fr Andy Upah on 8/06/13

Click HERE to go to the Vatican website to read the first encyclical from Pope Francis, Lumen fidei.

Once at the website you can download a pdf version of the document to save and/or print (see the upper right corner of the wepage).

Additional Resources as Mentioned In Bulletin 6-23-13

Posted by Fr Andy Upah on 6/20/13

Please find below a list of additional resources as was mentioned in this weekend's bulletin:


Additional Web Resources Porn Harms Initiative Archdiocese of Kansas City         Archdiocese of Omaha         Archdiocese of St. Louis                

 Additional Print Resources Bransfield, J. Brian. Overcoming Pornography Addiction: A Spiritual ... Read More »

Profound Thanks and Appreciation

Posted by Fr Andy Upah on 6/10/13

Dear Father Bullock, staff and members of the Church of the Nativity,

Words cannot express my deep appreciation for the wonderful work you accomplished in hosting the Installation Mass for our new chief pastor, Archbishop Michael Jackels.  From the first moment the possibility was suggested to the last piece ... Read More »

Homily for Fifth Sunday of Easter: Fr. Scott Bullock: April 28, 2013

Posted by Fr Andy Upah on 4/27/13

Fifth Sunday of Easter:  April 28, 2013

Reading 2 Rev 21:1-5a

Then I, John, saw a new heaven and a new earth.The former heaven and the former earth had passed away,and the sea was no more.I also saw the holy city, a new Jerusalem,coming down out of heaven from ... Read More »

Homily for 3rd Sunday of Easter: April 14, 2013: Fr. Scott Bullock

Posted by Fr Andy Upah on 4/14/13

Third Sunday of Easter C

Reading 1

Acts 5:27-32, 40b-41 

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

Responsorial Psalm

R.   (2a) I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me.

Rev 5:11-14

Reading 2

Jn  21:1-14


Homily: A Fishy Story

Two avid fishermen went on a fishing trip. ... Read More »

90th Anniversary edition Pictorial Directory

Posted by Fr Andy Upah on 4/09/13

To help celebrate our parish’s 90th Anniversary in July we are producing a new 90th Anniversary Edition Pictorial Directory. Help make this project a success by signing up to have your family's picture taken. We have chosen to partner with Lifetouch for professional photography that will connect our members ... Read More »