Author: Lauren Goracke

  • Wasting Time is a Loving Devotion

    I have been attempting to do contemplative prayer. My spiritual director explains contemplative prayer as “wasting time before God”. The idea is to be quiet and love God and let […]

  • The Joy of Presence

    You never know what the Lord has in store for you and/or your family as you open your eyes, mind, and heart to the light of the day. This was […]

  • My Mother Mary Miracle—The Beads

    When you lose your rosary beads, it gets your attention. In my case, it strengthened my faith in our community bonds, and the mysterious ability of our Blessed Mother to […]

  • Homily for the 15th Sunday OT – Cycle A

    Wait for it! Wait for it! God is at work in us, and it is grace that will enable us to be the fruitful soil into which God will plant […]

  • Bulletin 6/25/23

    Dear Friends and Parishioners, It is amazing to know that these are some final “Thoughts” I am writing to you at St. Mary’s in Moscow and Genesee. As a priest […]

  • Homily for the 11th Sunday in OT – Cycle A

    READINGS: First reading Exodus 19:2-6 You have seen how I treated the Egyptians and how I bore you up on eagle’s wings and brought you to myself. Therefore, if you […]

  • Homily for The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

    This is the day when priests and Christian preachers tie themselves in knots to try and explain the Most Holy Trinity, which is the truest expression of who or what […]

  • Homily for Pentecost

    The Feast of Pentecost, the sending of the Holy Spirit, is, in a sense, the only feast of the liturgical year that is really ours. Other feasts are all about […]

  • Homily for the Ascension of the Lord

    One of the most interesting things about today’s gospel in Matthew is that there are only two times Jesus appears to the disciples after his death. First, to the women […]

  • Homily for the 4th Sunday of Easter

    The Fourth Sunday of the Easter Season is always known as Good Shepherd Sunday. We have already been reminded of Jesus’ Divine Mercy. Last week we came to know Jesus […]