Father John Homilies

3rd Sunday of Easter, May 1, 2022 

Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022


“Ready or not here He comes”

As the Advent Season rolls along towards Christmas joy we must be ready … to prepare the way of the Lord!    Will we be prepared?   How do we prepare?

In Father John’s Homily we hear of St. Joseph and the Blessed Mother teaches us the way to make straight his path. 


September 8th Bishop Kulick Confirmed 70 students for the parishes of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton and Immaculate Conception.

Listen now to his homily and address to our students!! 


“The Heart and Soul of the Commandments’ ‘

As we begin our series on the Ten Commandments in the Bulletin I thought my Sunday Homily will set the stage for how to read the articles on the Ten Commandments each week.

Please remember to pass on the bulletin articles on to Adult children and friends and neighbors for it is a good evangelical tool!

Also please remember to place your Ten Commandment signs in the yard again as a reminder to all who will pass by your house!


Father John

Heart & Soul of the Commandments: 

8.15.21 Eucharistic Procession Homily:


8.1.21 “Work for the Imperishable food”. 

7.25.21  “What good is this for so many?”The disciples feel inadequate in their ability to do what Jesus asks when he orders them to feed the 5,000 with 5 barley loaves and two fish. But how they accomplish the task is by giving their insufficient nature over to Christ. Yes, Father John explains that God always gives more than we can handle.

7/18/21 Seek the Shepherd. 

11/1/2020 Feast of All Saints. 


Dear Parish Family-

It is with great rejoicing to announce that over the past week, at four separate liturgies, I had the privilege to confirm 90 students from our two parishes! I know that many of you have been praying for our candidates as they took a “longer” journey to full initiation into the Catholic Church.

I want to Thank Ryan and Tara Lynn, Amy Kobus, Susan and Matt Cheplic who assisted me in their preparation over the past two years through the Matthias project!

I want to thank John DePaulo, Mike Boccabella, Bill Kersting and Deacon Jeff for their assistance in the liturgy, I also want to thank Louis Scavnicky for being present to take photographs of all the students!!!

I share with you the homily that I preached which speaks on the three key functions of the Sacrament of Confirmation which our bestowed upon our students.

Through Confirmation they were fully initiated into the Church to empower them to become the 12th apostle and develop a devotion and love of the Holy Spirit.

I hope you enjoy sharing in this moment

Pictures can be found on both parish websites/facebook pages

Father John

Confirmation 2020:

9/17/2020 Today is the Feast of Saint Robert Bellermine. Doctor and Bishop of the Church, Saint Robert was known as a great shepherd of his people by leading in example and teaching. Today the Liturgy of the Word (readings at Mass) speak of the power of God’s Grace and our need to be disposed to it as apostles of Christ. Please find the audio of today’s  morning’s homily reflecting on this call as a reminder to pray for our past Bishop Malesic, Msgr. Kulick our appointed administrator of the Diocese and for our future Bishop who will be chosen  by our Holy Father Pope Francis.

During the pandemic we have been inflicted with the anxiety, fear and uncertainty. Today’s Gospel reminds us of the value of seeing things from God’s perspective and that what really matters is not today’s concern but the concern today for things that are eternal. I share my homily with you as a reflection and a reminder that there is an urgency for eternity!!!

Monday, August 24, 2020: Feast of St. Bartholomew:

August 23, 2020: 21st Sunday in Ordinary time: “Who do you say I am?”

July 12, 2020: 15th Sunday in Ordinary time:  “Four dispositions to the Word of God”

June 28, 2020: 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time.  “Sacrifice brings great rewards.”   The Gospel yesterday (Sunday) challenges us to gain a disposition and perspective that is necessary to accept the challenge of discipleship. But, as we know in our earthly life, in order to optimize the reward great sacrifices needs to be made. But the disciples’ sacrifices pay dividends that are out of this world!!!   

March 15, 2020: 3rd Sunday of Lent: “Is God in our Midst?”

March 8, 2020: 2nd Sunday of Lent “Stolen Identity week two”

March 1, 2020: 1st Sunday of Lent: “And they realized they were naked”.

February 23, 2020:  7th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Be Perfect

February 16, 2020: 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time:  IOU 

February 9, 2020:  5th Sunday in Ordinary Time:  Salt N Light

February 2, 2020: The Presentation of our Lord:  Punxsutawney vs Phil

January 26, 2020: 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time: The Scaffold to Heaven

January 19, 2020: 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time:

January 12, 2020: Baptism of the Lord

January 5, 2020: Epiphany –  With a Kings Vision

December 29, 2019: Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, Joseph: Adoration of the Shepherds

December 25, 2019:  Christmas : 

December 22, 2019: 4th Sunday of Advent:

December 15, 2019: 3rd Sunday of Advent: Greater than John the Baptist

December 8, 2019: 2nd Sunday of Advent: Surrealism of the Advent Season

December 1, 2019:  1st Sunday of Advent:  BVM Model of Advent.

November 24, 2019: Feast of Christ the King: “Transforming Love of Christ the King 2019”.

November 17, 2019:  33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time:  “Clock Management”

November 10, 2019: 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time:  What would you do for a Klondike bar

November 3, 2019, 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time: Climbing the Sycamore Tree

November 1, 2019:  All Saints Day

October 27, 2019: 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time: The Crown of Humility

October 20, 2019: 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time: You pray he bothers

October 13, 2019: 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time: You are Welcome to me. 

October 6, 2019: 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time: For the love of the game. 

September 22, 2019:  25th Sunday in Ordinary Time:  Not of this world

September 15, 2019:  24th Sunday in Ordinary time: Puzzling Absence

Sept 8, 2019: 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time:  “Antidote to the God Cliché”

Sept 1, 2019: 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time:  “Weekly Labor Day Banquet”.

August 25, 2019: 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time:  “it is not a joy ride”.

August 18, 2019: 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time: “Line of Demarcation”

August 4, 2019: 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time:  “Things, stuff & Junk”

July 28, 2019: 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time; ” The Bridge between God and Man” 

July 21, 2019: 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time ” Without Prayer”.

July 14, 2019: 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time: “Am I a good Samaritan” 

July 7, 2019: 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time: “Santino dispatcher of Faith”

June 30, 2019: 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time: ” No looking back”

June 23, 2019 Corpus Christi “Magic vs. Mystery”

June 17, 2019 Trinity & Father’s Day 2019

June 9, 2019 Pentecost Sunday

May 26, 2019; 6th Sunday of Easter: 

May 19, 2019; Love one Another 

May 12, 2019 Mothers Day 2019

May 5, 2019: 3rd Sunday of Easter

April 21, 2019: Easter Sunday 2019

April 19, 2019: Good Friday 2019

April 18, 2019: Holy Thursday 2019

April 7, 2019:  5th Sunday of Lent:  Caught in the Middle

April 2, 2019:  Meditation on “Pain” from Father John’s presentation on “The Passion of the Christ:

March 31, 2019: Fourth Sunday of Lent (Prodigal Son) 2019

March 24, 2019: Third Sunday of Lent 2019:

March 17, 2019: Transfiguration 2019 

March 10, 2019: First Sunday of Lent 

March 6, 2019:  Ash Weds 2019

March 3, 2019: 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time: 

Feb 24, 2019: 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time:  “Supererogation”

February 11, 2019: 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time:  Whimps for Jesus

February 4, 2019: 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time:  Measuring the Faith Quotent

January 29, 2019: 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time:  Law & Mercy 

January 20, 2019: 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time:  Wedding Feast at Cana

January 13, 2019:  Baptism of the Lord.

January 6, 2019: Epiphany 2019

January 1, 2019:  Feast of the Holy Mother of God 2019

December 30, 2018: Holy Family 2018

December 16, 2018: 3rd Sunday in Advent

December 9, 2018: 2nd Sunday in Advent

December 2, 2018: 1st Sunday in Advent.  

November 25, 2018: Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe.   “Stake A Claim in the King”.

November 18, 2018: 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time.  “Shoot Pool” 

November 11, 2018: 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time.  “The Quarter Decision”. 

November 4, 2018: 31 Sunday in Ordinary Time.   “Clarity of Purpose/Integrity of Action Now”

October 28, 2018: 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time.  “Bartimeus”

October 21, 2018: 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time.  “Remember Where you Came from”

September 14, 2018: 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time.   “Rich Young Man”

Sept 16, 2018: 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time. “Contrary to Popular Belief”

September 9, 2018: 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time.  “Complete the Circuit”

“Why Should I Remain Catholic” part 2, September 2, 2018: 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

“Why Should I be Catholic”,  August 26, 2018:   21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 12 ,2018    19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 5, 2018    18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 29 ,2018  17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 22,2018 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

13 Sunday Ordinary Time July 1, 2018

Feast of John the Baptist

Father’s Day 2018

Good Friday 2018

March 18, 2018

March 11, 2018 Holes in his pockets

March 4, 2018-3rd Sunday of Lent

February 25, 2018 – 2nd Sunday of Lent “The Transfiguration”

February 18, 2018 – 1st Sunday of Lent 2018

January 7, 2018 – Epiphany 2018

December 31, 2017 – Holy family 2017

December 25, 2017 “Writing in Cursive to God” , Christmas Day

December 10, 2017 “Disposition begets disposition” 2nd Sunday of Advent

December 3, 2017″ All I want for Christmas”

November 26, 2017 “Christ the King 2017”

November 12, 2017  “Light the Way”

November 5, 2017 “Do As I Say”

October 29, 2017 “Greatest Commandment”

October1,2017-“Preferring God’s Will”

September 23, 2017 “The Master’s Vineyard”

  September 3, 2017 “Obstacles to the Will of God”.

August 27, 2017   “Rock Keys & Chair”

August 20, 2017 “Canaanite Dog”