Browsing the September 2023 archive of Fr. Arturo Homilies

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time-September 24, 2023

Posted by Carol Johnson on 9/27/23

Fr. Arturo did not preach this weekend-Deacon Steve was the homilist.

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time-September 17, 2023

Posted by Carol Johnson on 9/18/23

When I was in Seminary in Colombia as part of our liturgy class, my small group was responsible to hold a simulated funeral. Different roles were assigned among my small group. Someone had the brilliant idea of having a casket, which we borrowed from a funeral home. Having a ... Read More »

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time-10 September 2023

Posted by Carol Johnson on 9/11/23

The first time I brought my mother from Colombia for an extended visit was during my second year as a priest, 24 years ago. She came to visit for four months while I was serving in Wendell, NC. My younger sister, Rosita, took a leave of absence from her ... Read More »

22nd Sunday in ordinary Time-September 3, 2023

Posted by Carol Johnson on 9/04/23

The most common form of fireworks in my native Colombia is small amounts of gunpowder folded in paper that are placed in a small drum with a fuse. This small drum is attached to the end of a five-foot-long lightweight cane. Holding the cane vertically, a lit match is ... Read More »