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OFFICER SEAN CASSELS, Rest in Peace FATHER JIM CHERN'S BLOG - August 8, 2016 This is the homily I delivered for my friend Officer Sean Michael Cassels - given at his funeral Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, West Orange, NJ on August 8, 2016. I share this at the request of some who attended and asked for a copy and with the permission of the family. I pray that it will be of comfort to those who are in pain at this tragic loss. JOHN 14: 1-6 Jesus said to his disciples: "Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God; have faith also in ...http://chernjam.blogspot.com/2016/08/officer-sean-cassels-rest-in-peace.html
How to Change How You Look & Feel About Yourself FATHER JIM CHERN'S BLOG - July 24, 2016 Hi everyone, here's my homily for the SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - July 24, 2016. The readings for today's Mass can be found at http://usccb.org/bible/readings/072416.cfm Thanks as always for stopping by to read this blog; for sharing it on Facebook, twitter, Reddit and elsewhere on the Internet - and for all your feedback and comments. God Bless You and Yours and have a great week! Fr Jim Quick commercial... thanks to everyone who's helped with the NEWMAN ...http://chernjam.blogspot.com/2016/07/how-to-change-how-you-look-feel-about.html
Homily: The Pray-Er and the Prayer BUKAS PALAD - July 23, 2016 ... This is the foundation that draws us into prayer, as it is the hope of deepening it that we pray for too. God's relationship with us is always consoling. Resting silently in it to pray helps us hear God's life-giving words to live. How can we not trust God even more when we experience God giving us God's best for our good? This is why Jesus teaches his disciples and us today that prayer can empower us to keep on asking to receive from God, to keep on seeking to find God, to keep on knocking to ...http://bukas-palad.blogspot.com/2016/07/homily-pray-er-and-prayer.html
Make America KIND Again A FRIAR'S LIFE - July 9, 2016 HOMILY FOR THE 15th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, July 10, 2016: If you're like me and millions-upon-millions of other people of a certain age, you grew up each day listening to Mr. Fred Rogers sing a little song that went something like this, "It's a beautiful day in this neighborhood, A beautiful day for a neighbor. Would you be mine? Could you be mine?" Every day, Mr. Rogers would invite his viewers to please be his neighbor as he took us to the land of Make-Believe or ...http://afriarslife.blogspot.com/2016/07/make-america-kind-again.html
Memorial Day: Father LaFleur NUNBLOG - May 30, 2016 ... today is a fitting day to bring his story forward again. (Granted, I was inspired by the priest at Mass this morning, since his homily retold the stories of heroic military chaplains.) I first heard of Father La Fleur from his sister, Edna (my grandmother's neighbor). Several years ago, I also put a bit of the story on the blog. Here it is again, with a few additions: Father Joseph Verbis LaFleur Born in Ville Platte, Louisiana Verbis LaFleur was drawn to the ...http://romans8v29.blogspot.com/2016/05/memorial-day-father-lafleur.html
Detox From Politics FATHER JIM CHERN'S BLOG - May 7, 2016 Hi everyone, here's my homily for the SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER - May 8, 2016. The readings for today's Mass can be found at: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/050816-seventh-sunday-easter.cfm. Thanks as always for reading this blog; for sharing it on Twitter, Facebook and Reddit; and for your comments and feedback... Grateful for your support! God Bless - Fr Jim HOMILY: To say that this year in politics has been off-the-charts bizarre is probably the ...http://chernjam.blogspot.com/2016/05/detox-from-politics.html