Roc Homily – Sixteenth Sunday Ordinary Time 2015

Happy Weekend! I could offer myself as the new and improved version of “shepherds” in the face of the the clergy sexual abuse scandal and the behavior of our shepherds. However, there is something that links all of us and addresses our depths: “Do I really want a shepherd?”  When we get down to it, […]

Blogging 101 – Assignment 11

Today’s assignment: publish a post based on your own, personalized take on a blogging prompt. Here’s a post on a prompt that came to me as I walked (3.5 miles) and listened to the fine book (audio format) by Richard Rohr, OFM, “Breathing Underwater” in which he offers many insights into the theory and practice […]

Roc Homily – 15th Sunday Ordinary Time 2015

You heard it first… I believe I have held up a false ideal of discipleship for the 37 years I’ve preached. I repent. Gerhard Lohfink proposes a series of concentric circles of relationship to Jesus as disciples. The itinerant Twelve are not the ideal. (!) Imagine my surprise! Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time  (6:00 pm […]

JPS Homily – Fifteenth Sunday Ordinary Time 2015

Homily by Fr. John P. Schlegel, SJ, pastor of the Church of the Gesu (July, 12, 2015)  “Journey with Jesus as disciples… Someone may learn about Jesus by watching and listening to us… The hardest thing about packing is what not to take, those things that weigh us down. So, leave it behind if it doesn’t […]

JPS Homily – Fourteenth Sunday Ordinary Time 2015

Homily by Fr. John P. Schlegel, SJ, pastor of the Church of the Gesu (July, 5, 2015)  “Are we hard-hearted like our ancestors in the faith?  Are we listening to Jesus with faith?” John Schlegel, SJ, Matt Walsh, SJ, & Ministers of the Eucharist share the Body & Blood of Christ to Gesu parishioners at the Easter Vigil, […]

Roc Homily (2) – 14th Sunday Ordinary Time 2015

Yes, this is actually a different homily on the following day (Sunday) on the same readings. Check it out. No deeds of power? Yet Jesus cured some sick… Whaaaaa?  The distinction between ‘fixing’ and healing makes sense to me here… Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time (6:00 pm Sunday) Homily by Roc O’Connor, SJ, associate pastor of the Church […]

022-THe Burden of PerfectionisM Part the Third

Today’s Assignment for Blogging 101: publish a post you’d like your ideal audience member to read, and include a new-to-you element in it. Greetings, fellow students in the world of blogging. And, to followers of my blog, here is my fourth assignment – so I can learn the ropes in this world…   My post […]

Roc Homily (1) – 14th Sunday Ordinary Time 2015

No deeds of power? Yet Jesus cured some sick… Whaaaaa?  The distinction between ‘fixing’ and healing makes sense to me here… Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time (4:30 pm Saturday) Homily by Roc O’Connor, SJ, associate pastor of the Church of the Gesu  (July 4, 2015) [Background notion: 1 Corinthians 12:7-10 Three times I begged the Lord about this, that […]

JPS Homily – Thirteenth Sunday Ordinary Time 2015

Thirteenth Sunday Ordinary Time + Fathers Day Homily by Fr. John P. Schlegel, SJ, pastor of the Church of the Gesu (June 28, 2015)  John Schlegel, SJ, Matt Walsh, SJ, & Ministers of the Eucharist share the Body & Blood of Christ to Gesu parishioners at the Easter Vigil, 2015 Mark 5:21-43 One of the synagogue officials, named Jairus, came forward. […]

New tagline… Check it out!

I am experimenting with a new tagline, changing from “to be present… in the midst of our storms” to “to be consonant… in our depths as on the surface.” Yes? No? Thanks for your feedback, friends! –roc,sj

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