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Worldly Attachments

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Wednesday, 22nd Week OT A Luke 4:38-44 Today’s readings speak to the problem of worldly attachments, of valuing the things of this world more than we value the things of God. In our first reading Paul tells us that the world as we know it today is passing away. That we should not depend on the circumstances of our lives …

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Epiphany Announcement of Easter and the Moveable Feasts

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On New Year’s Day I learned that I would be chanting the Epiphany Announcement of Easter and the Moveable Feasts for the coming year. This is an ancient tradition in the Church, dating back to a time before calendars were readily available. Learn more on the USCCB website. I was a bit nervous about doing this, but I had experience …

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Daddy / Daughter Dance Photos

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The Knights of Columbus Council 5207 sponsored their annual Valentine’s Daddy/Daughter Dance at the Sacred Heart Cathedral School gym on Saturday, February 17. It’s always such a treat to see these proud dads and their lovely daughters get dressed up for the occasion and enjoy an evening of fun together. As their portrait photographer I was privileged to get a …

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Knoxville Area Emergency Services

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I’ve created this handy business card-size list of contact information for a variety of organizations providing emergency services in the Knoxville area. I hand these out to panhandlers and other people in need who we meet at our monthly Bridge Ministry. Feel free to have them printed and share them with your friends. I keep a stack in my car at all times. Emergency Services …

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Homily for the 18th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle C

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Today I was privileged to give the homily at the 8:00 and 10:00 Mass at Holy Ghost. I decided to audio record it and am offering both the recording and the written text. The audio recording also contains my reading of today’s Gospel from Luke 12:13-21. Click the PLAY button to listen: JULY 31 – EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME …