February 2019


The Person We Struggle With

Love Your Enemies! In today’s gospel, Jesus does not ask us to believe anything.  There is no creed described or dogma to adopt, only a code of conduct.  This is how we are now to act as his followers.  It’s called orthopraxy, correct behavior or practice, rather than orthodoxy, which is correct belief.  Orthopraxy is …

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Fr. Terry Keehan


Gala Our annual Gala is next Saturday, February 23 at Concord Banquets in Kildeer. This year we are sailing on the S.S. Holy Family for a cruise that will be fun-filled and exciting. Our annual Gala is our biggest fun and fundraising event. My hope has been that our Gala unites the various communities and …

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Learning To Fish

     In this week’s gospel, Jesus, the son of a carpenter, is telling a fisherman how to fish! Jesus is telling Peter (who had not slept all night, who spent the entire night sorting through empty nets not catching a single fish, who then had to beach the boat, load what seemed to be …

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Fr. Terry Keehan

God’s Extremes

Wow! That was cold! Our record breaking cold temperatures last week remind us of winter in Chicago and the basic power of God’s creation. Extremes such as what we experienced last week reveal that elements of nature are predominantly not ours, but God’s.  Perhaps, in their own strange way, they can actually deepen our faith …

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