Appleton, WI

May 31 – Day by Day with Father Bill

FEAST OF THE VISITATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY -from a sermon by the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, given at the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes, France on Sept 24, 2008   Mary is the first missionary, the first messenger of the Gospel, the first human being to bring the Good News […]

May 29/30: Day by Day with Father Bill – Weekend Edition

In Joy & Sorrow In response to the Lord’s promise to give the new King Solomon anything whatsoever that would assure that he would be a successful King, I have always been impressed by King Solomon’s request. He does not ask for a larger army or palace or greater wealth or property. King Solomon humbly […]

May 28: Day by Day with Father Bill

FRIDAY OF THE EIGHTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME -from an anonymous Franciscan Hermit of England   LOVE AND LET GO: As long as we succumb to the demand of doing we keep flying right past the eternal now in which our lives are flowing and unfolding. God ensures that all we can do is allow the Flow to […]

May 30 Homily Connect: The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity Sunday

Scripture: Dt 4:32-34   Rom 8:14-17   Mt 28:16-20 In The Gospel The disciples went, saw, worshiped but still doubted Today We celebrate a basic doctrine of our faith – The Most Holy Trinity  Yet we doubt It is hard to comprehend the three distinct persons of Father, Son and Spirit The Trinity Share the […]

May 27: Day by Day with Father Bill

THURSDAY OF THE EIGHTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME -from an anonymous Franciscan Hermit of England   WHY IS IT that we spend so many of our waking hours trapped on the outer circumference of the inner richness of the life that we’re living? We know this inner richness … For a few moments we sink beneath the […]

May 26: Day by Day with Father Bill

MEMORIAL OF SAINT PHILIP NERI, PRIEST Blessing by John O’Donohue On the day when The weight deadens On your shoulders And you stumble, May the clay dance To balance you. And when your eyes Freeze behind The grey window And the ghost of loss Gets into you, May a flock of colours, Indigo, red, green […]

May 25: Day by Day with Father Bill

TUESDAY OF THE EIGHTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME   The First Green of Spring by David Budbill   Our walking in the swamp picking cowslip, marsh marigold, this sweet first green of spring. Now sauteed in a pan melting to a deeper green than ever they were alive, this green, this life,   harbinger of things to […]

May 24: Day by Day with Father Bill

MEMORIAL OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY, MOTHER OF THE CHURCH -from Pope Francis O Mary, you always shine on our path as a sign of salvation and of hope. We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, who at the cross took part in Jesus’ pain, keeping your faith firm. You, Advocate of your […]

May 22: Day by Day with Father Bill

The Eve of Pentecost and the Ninth Day of our Novena to the Holy Spirit -from Sister Miriam of the Holy Spirit, The Spirit’s Name But when at least you are alone with Him (Her) deep in the soul and past the senses’ choir, Oh, give Him (Her) then the title which will place His […]

Homily Connect May 21: No Wind Phobias Here

Pentecost Sunday Scripture: ACTS 2:1-11, 1COR 12:3B-7, 12-13, JN 20:19-23 The Feast of Pentecost Completes the Paschal Mystery of Jesus Forever links us to our Jewish sisters and brothers Makes new the Passover back then from slavery from Egypt Jesus is our Christian Passover make new our victory over sin and death Rev. Malcom Guite’s […]