Browsing Pastor's Homilies

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time- Fr. Boeckman Stewardship Sunday

Posted by Itzel Ortiz on 11/15/16

Stewardship Homily November 13, 2016

My sister showed me an old photo recently. I was 5 years old and had just got a new toy tricycle for Christmas. I loved it so much that I rode it until I was exhausted. So exhausted I just laid down on the ... Read More »

19th Sunday of Ordinary Time - Deacon Angelo Lombardo

Posted by Itzel Ortiz on 8/10/16

19th Sunday of Ordinary Time- Cycle C

Wisdom 18: 6-9; Hebrews 11: 1-2, 8-19; Luke 12: 32-48

Deacon Angelo Lombardo


There is an old story of three apprentice demons who were to be sent to earth on a mission. They were telling Satan what they intended to do. One said: "I ... Read More »

Easter Sunday Homily 2016

Posted by Itzel Ortiz on 3/30/16

Easter Sunday Homily THE WORLD is charged with the grandeur of God. There lives the dearest freshness deep down things… So said Gerard Manley Hopkins

There is something deep inside of us that knows what he means when he says “dearest freshness deep down things”. We were born for ... Read More »

Fifth Sunday of Lent 2016 - Father Scott Boeckman

Posted by Itzel Ortiz on 3/15/16

Sunday Homily March 13, 2016Where are we going? A pretty important question to ask from time to time. I see Greyhound buses driving by us all the time. And I know exactly where they are going. How? Because it says so right on the front. (Tulsa, Kansas City, St. Louis)

The staff and I are reading a book called Divine Renovation by Fr. James Mallon. In it, there is a story related about how important it is for a pastor to be very clear about where the parish is headed. It uses this image of the bus. So, if St. Joseph’s was a Greyhound bus what would our destination read? A good question, ... Read More »

Expansive Love- Sunday, January 31st - Ordinary Time

Posted by Itzel Ortiz on 2/02/16

Sunday Homily Expansive Love I asked our parish staff this question the other day and I got a dozen great answers but not the one I was looking for. The question was, there is one way that the disciples learned who Jesus was more than any other. When I ... Read More »

Christmas Homily 2015 - Father Boeckman

Posted by Itzel Ortiz on 12/30/15

Christmas Homily 2015 I want you to prepare your ears for a hard truth that I am getting ready to tell you right now. Are you ready? There is no Luke Sky Walker. There is no Darth Vadar or Kylo Ren. There are no Jedi Knights or Sith Lords It ... Read More »

Deacon Angelo's Homily on Oasis: Second Sunday of Advent

Posted by Itzel Ortiz on 12/14/15

 Segundo Domingo de Adviento – Ciclo C Baruc 5: 1-9; Filipenses 1: 4-6. 8-11; Lucas 3: 1-6 Diácono Angelo Lombardo   In the United States we have this system of letters to rate movies. A system or code that parents know well and use frequently to orient their children ... Read More »

Thirty-Third Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted by Itzel Ortiz on 11/22/15

Stewardship of Finance HomilyTo make a pledge go to

God is Generous. This is one of our core beliefs. It is the belief that everything that we have in life is a gift. And God is the Giver. Think about how much we have for which to be grateful. ... Read More »

Homily Outline (Sunday May 10, 2015)

Posted by Itzel Ortiz on 5/11/15

Homily Outline (Sunday May 10, 2015)At adoration in the chapel, strong pull by the Lord to go for a bigger heart capacity, to be okay with interruptions…

Year of Mercy. Theme "Merciful like the Father." "We will entrust the life of the Church, all humanity, and the entire cosmos to ... Read More »

Divine Mercy Sunday Homily Outline 2015

Posted by Itzel Ortiz on 5/11/15

Divine Mercy Sunday Homily Outline 2015What does Divine Mercy do to a person?It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning,what you do with your evenings,how you spend your weekends,what you read, whom you know,what breaks your heart,and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. Arrupe

Doubting Thomas Enter the ... Read More »