Browsing the June 2023 archive of Fr. Arturo Homilies

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time - June 25, 2023

Posted by Carol Johnson on 6/26/23

It is incredible to think that God has come to this world and has chosen a small group of men from the Galilee region to tell them God's secrets. While it is true that the Lord preached to the multitudes and told them about God, he also had things ... Read More »

Fr. Arturo's Silver Anniversary Homily, June 24, 2023

Posted by Carol Johnson on 6/25/23

The following story involves two priests from the Diocese of Raleigh: Father Bob Kus and Father Rafael Leon. Father Bob was ordained with me, and he is now retired because he was ordained in his fifties. He moved to Honduras after retirement. Father Rafael Leon is Pastor in Henderson ... Read More »

Corpus Christi - June 11, 2023

Posted by Carol Johnson on 6/12/23

This hand-carved wood Last Supper of mine was made with olive wood from the Holy Land. I admire in it both the artistic beauty and the theological significance of the scene. The Apostles and their positions and gestures were not just put there at random.

Just as the ... Read More »

Holy Trinity-June 4, 2023

Posted by Carol Johnson on 6/04/23

On the rectory renovation.

This past week I moved back to the rectory. The renovation was worth the wait. It really feels different. It is nice. I would like to thank the parish for the renovation of the rectory. I would like to thank Deacon Steve for helping to ... Read More »

Pentecost - 28 May 2023

Posted by Carol Johnson on 6/03/23

Speaking in the languages of those who would listen to the disciples was the most remarkable fact from the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost.

As I reflected on this amazing event from the Acts of the Apostles this week, I recalled a story from ... Read More »