Advent

Nov
30

2019 Advent 1

Our gospel reading reminds us to be prepared for the unexpected. This reminds me a story. There was a parishioner who called her pastor and said, “I need a little help. My father just won a 30 million dollar lottery. He is 96 years old, has heart trouble and I am concerned if I tell […]

Nov
30

4 Advent 2018

The story is told of a bookie who was at the races and all but losing his shirt.  At the fourth race he noticed a priest step out onto the track and bless the forehead of one of the horses lining up.  Lo and behold, that horse – a long shot – won the race. […]

Nov
30

3 Advent 2018

Are any of you familiar with the “Where’s Waldo” books? The author Martin Handford began producing them in 1987 and he is still putting them out. They are sort of picture puzzle books. The pictures are full of people, things, and in different places but somewhere in this picture there is Waldo.  He always wears […]

Nov
30

2 Advent 2018

There were two psychologists who were friends, they worked in adjoining cities and liked to meet for lunch. One day at lunch one of the friends asked the other what was his most difficult case. The other psychologist thought for a while and then replied, “I had a case once with a man who was […]

Nov
30

1 Advent 2018

A man came home from work one day and found his young three children outside, still in their pajamas, playing in mud, with empty food boxes and wrappers strewn all around the front yard. The door of his wife’s car was open, as was the front door to the house and there was no sign […]