Short Homily #3 from Fr. Mangini’s European Pilgrimage

October 2022 Intro From Spain to Prague in 1556 and around the world, the devotion to the Infant of Prague venerating the childhood of Jesus has spread. I was introduced to the statue at Queen of All Saints School in 1949 where it stood atop a tall pedestal, gold and crowned in liturgical colors –Continue reading Short Homily #3 from Fr. Mangini’s European Pilgrimage

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Manifesting in Biblical Times – “Write the vision down clearly, for the vision still has its time, presses on to fulfillment, and will not disappoint”

October 2, 2022 When the apostles ask Jesus “to increase their faith” for what are they asking? “Faith” is not a product or a better result or a protective charm or a spiritual vitamin or an idea or a system of thought???  Is it something that God does to help us?  Or is it somethingContinue reading 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Manifesting in Biblical Times – “Write the vision down clearly, for the vision still has its time, presses on to fulfillment, and will not disappoint”

Short homily No. 1 from Oberammergau Passion Play Pilgrimage

October 4, 2022 Introduction More than St. Francis of Assisi, October 4 is always a special day for me, as I remember the 85th wedding anniversary of my parents, Raymond and Margaret in Concord, California at Queen of All Saints Church in 1936.  I would be born in 1940. A wedding day, a future life,Continue reading Short homily No. 1 from Oberammergau Passion Play Pilgrimage

33rd Sunday: Finding calm in today’s world

November 14, 2021 Do you remember the 1922 story of Henny Penny, called Chicken Little, who believes the world is coming to end?  “The sky is falling!”  The phrase features prominently in the story.  Actually, the sky is not falling but Chicken Little gets so worked up and believes that it is.  So the storyContinue reading 33rd Sunday: Finding calm in today’s world

Pentecost: “How do we unleash love and harmony, reconciliation and forgiveness, and new ways to meet new needs?”

May 21, 2021 Does “it” come from outside, from a strong wind like the one we have been having for the last week?  Does “it” come from within after a lot of prayer and reflection? The coming of the Holy Spirit is much more than a static piece of art with bouncing tongues of fire. Continue reading Pentecost: “How do we unleash love and harmony, reconciliation and forgiveness, and new ways to meet new needs?”

Personal and Spiritual Maturity: “Living the Truth in Love, We Should Grow in Every Way into Him Who is the Head”

A Letter from Saint Paul to the Ephesians, 4:13-18 Until we all attain to the unity of faith and knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the extent of the full stature of Christ, so that we may no longer be infants, tossed by waves and swept along by every wind ofContinue reading Personal and Spiritual Maturity: “Living the Truth in Love, We Should Grow in Every Way into Him Who is the Head”

II Sunday of Easter: “Today, I want to reflect with you about grief.”

April 11, 2021 I want to begin sharing with you about my remarks regarding the Gallup Poll I referred to last Sunday because Sunday’s paper printed another follow-up, titled: “The Church may be shrinking, but belief in God is not.” The Gallup Poll reported that as many as 87% of Americans still profess a beliefContinue reading II Sunday of Easter: “Today, I want to reflect with you about grief.”