Be doers of the word and not hearers only. - Letter of James 1:22

Fr. Fitz's Homilies

Fr. Fitz's Homilies

Fr. Fitz Homily Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Posted by St. James Parish Catherine Horgan on 6/13/20

Fr. Fitz’s homily - Corpus Christi

Some years ago, a poll was taken of Catholic people about their belief in Jesus as really present in the Eucharist. The question posed was: “Do you think the presence of Jesus is real or symbolic?” The answers were very widely “symbolic.” The ... Read More »

Fr. Fitz Homily Pentecost Sunday May 31, 2020

Posted by St. James Parish Catherine Horgan on 5/30/20

Pentecost Sunday


A couple of weeks ago there was a comic strip in Newsday which I have saved. Two older men were sitting on a park bench. The first one says, “Before I retired, I used to dread Mondays. Not anymore. This morning, I woke up and said ... Read More »

May 17 6th Sunday of Easter

Posted by St. James Parish Catherine Horgan on 5/25/20

Homily for 6th Sunday of Easter, 5/17/2020

Fr. Fitzgerald


As I started reflecting on the Sacred Scriptures passages for today, my mind kept jumping around to several different levels. The first level was, “What are people concerned about today?” Obviously, the Covid-19 pandemic. We all know people who ... Read More »

Holy Saturday Vigil Mass Homily

Posted by St. James Parish Catherine Horgan on 4/27/20

Holy Saturday Vigil Mass

April 11, 2020


Holy Saturday…what a strange day! It feels strange every year….a quiet day. But this year, stranger than ever, exaggerated by the social distancing that we have embraced, exaggerated by all of us protecting ourselves with face masks.

Fear is rampant. This ... Read More »


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