Author: Lauren Goracke

  • 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 […]

  • Bulletin Letter 4/30/23

    During the Season of Lent, as things appeared dark and cold, we had several weeks to try and understand who Jesus was in our lives. Lent allowed us to move […]

  • Homily for the 2nd Sunday of Easter

    Thomas was not in the upper room when Jesus appears and says “Peace be with you.” As a matter of fact, none of us were there. None of us were […]

  • Bulletin Letter 3/12/23

    Dear Friends and Parishioners, Each Wednesday evening at the Family Center, our parish holds RCIA classes. RCIA means the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. This year we have one […]

  • Homily for the First Sunday of Lent

    Our Old Friend The first thing I noticed when I read the story of creation in Genesis today was that there was a large portion missing from the text we […]

  • Homily for the Seventh Sunday OT

    After John had been arrested and Jesus called the first apostles to follow him, he gathers everyone together to teach them about a new way of life. A rabbi, gathering […]

  • Information about changes regarding the formation of a Pastoral Team in Latah County

    February 13, 2023 Dear Members of our St. Mary’s Parish Family, In October of 2022, Fr. Chase Hasenoehrl and I wrote to you about some possible changes to the Pastoral […]

  • Homily for the Sixth Sunday OT

    If any of you remember the movie Men in Black, there is an important scene at the beginning of the movie. Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) and Agent J (Will […]