Father’s Homilies

  • Homily for the Twenty-Sixth Sunday OT

    If you can handle one more “When I was a kid” story, I thank you for your indulgence. But, “when I was a kid,” every spring we would go to […]

  • Thoughts on the Gospel for 25th Sunday

    After listening to Deacon George Canney’s homily on the Gospel this past weekend, I wanted to share some of the thoughts I had about the readings and Gospel. All of […]

  • Homily for the Twenty-Fourth Sunday OT

    For those of you who know Fr. Joe Schmidt you know that he is a voracious reader.  If you ever saw his house there are books everywhere.  His fireplace hearth […]

  • Homily for the Twenty-Third Sunday OT

    Let’s start with the easy one.  From the book of Wisdom we have a wonderful prayer.  It comes from King Solomon.  Born the illegitimate son of King David and Bathsheba, […]

  • Homily for the Twenty-Second Sunday OT

    You might remember the scene at the beginning of the movie Titanic when Jack escorts Rose and Molly Brown to dinner in the first class dining room. They sit at […]

  • Homily for the Twenty First Sunday OT

    I suppose like many of us I have a group of friends that are very dear to me. They are the type of friends that you may not see for […]

  • Homily for Twentieth Sunday OT

    Making decisions is hard. We all have to make them. Making good decisions is even harder. The only way we can figure out if we have made the right decision […]

  • Homily for Nineteenth Sunday OT

    Three parishes ago, (2005) I was pastor in Idaho Falls. The house where I lived was about two miles from the Church Office. It was a duplex, so not only […]

  • Homily for Fifteenth Sunday OT

    Long before I was a Christian and a Catholic, todays Gospel would have not meant a thing. And now today as we listen to the parable of the Good Samaritan, […]

  • Homily for the Fourteenth Sunday OT

    When I was a newly ordained priest, I was assigned at St. Mark’s church in Boise. It was a fairly small parish at that time. For those of you who […]