Browsing the 2024 archive of Fr. Arturo Homilies

10th Sunday In Ordinary Time-June 9, 2024

Posted by Carol Johnson on 6/10/24

After walking a mile in the procession with the Blessed Sacrament through the streets of Emmitsburg, I was given the amazing privilege of carrying the Lord in the monstrance for the last leg of the procession. I took the monstrance back into the National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann ... Read More »

Corpus Christie - June 2, 2024

Posted by Carol Johnson on 6/04/24

When I was a child in Colombia, there were no bakeries in my hometown. Bread sold in stores came from the neighboring town. I remember the aroma of the freshly baked bread when it was delivered to my parents’ store. I once shared with you that my grandmother made ... Read More »

Most Holy Trinity-May 26, 2024

Posted by Carol Johnson on 5/26/24

After High School, my older brother Antonio went into mandatory military service. After those twelve months, he decided not to attend college. Instead, he became an entrepreneur. For over 35 years he operated different types of businesses in our town, such as a small cinema, a pool hall, and ... Read More »

Pentecost Sunday-May 19, 2024

Posted by Carol Johnson on 5/18/24

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

Ascension of the Lord-May 12, 2024

Posted by Carol Johnson on 5/18/24

My nephew Cesar and niece Paula, who I went to visit in January in Germany, are the two younger children of my oldest sister Cecilia. The oldest sibling is my niece, Julie. When Julie was about to leave town for college, Cesar, who is the middle child, saw an ... Read More »

6th Sunday of Easter-May 5, 2024

Posted by Carol Johnson on 5/08/24

I was solving a crossword puzzle. The clue for a five-letter answer was, “what the waiter says when delivering the food at the table”. I was hoping someone here today would help me with the answer, preferably one of the children making their first communion.

I am talking about ... Read More »

5th Sunday of Easter-April 28, 2024

Posted by Carol Johnson on 4/29/24

I was in the second year of Seminary in Colombia when a cousin of mine who was a priest came back from Italy. He had been there earning a degree in Spirituality. Upon his return he came to teach at the seminary and became my teacher. My classmates told ... Read More »

4th Sunday of Easter-April 28, 2024

Posted by Carol Johnson on 4/24/24

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

3rd Sunday of Easter-April 14, 2024

Posted by Carol Johnson on 4/15/24

One of the most memorable moments of my trip to the Holy Land seven years ago was the visit to the Lord’s tomb in Jerusalem. It was awe inspiring to be at the place where the Lord’s dead body was laid and was risen from the dead.

In today’s ... Read More »

Divine Mercy Sunday - April 7, 2024

Posted by Carol Johnson on 4/08/24

As children, my siblings and I were afraid of the dark outside. Leaving each room would take us to an open hallway where we could see the darkness of the night and hear the wind blowing on the trees. Our fear of darkness was to be blamed in part ... Read More »