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4th Sunday of Easter, Year B – Homily

4th Sunday of Easter, Year B Acts of the Apostles 4:8-12 1 John 3:1-2 John 10:11-18 April 26, 2015 World Day of Prayer for Vocations Jesus proclaims “I am the good shepherd.”  We take this as a basic statement.  After all, the 23rd Psalm begins “The Lord is my shepherd” and we know Jesus to […]

The Call

This week we celebrate National Vocations Awareness Week.  Here is something I wrote for our bulletin followed by some links to material I have previously written on my website. The Call This week we celebrate National Vocations Awareness Week.  During this week I invite you to think about what sisters, brothers, deacons, or priests have […]

Four Years

This week I celebrate the fourth anniversary of my priestly ordination.  In four years, I have served in two very different parishes.  The first (St. Mary’s Southside) was a single church located in the City of Elmira but serving people to the Pennsylvania border (all in Chemung County).  Now, I serve at Our Lady of […]

New Vocations Page by the USCCB

This week the USCCB unveiled a new website  called “For Your Vocation” designed to promote vocations.  There are sections for men considering the priesthood, men and women considering religious life, for parents interested in promoting vocations, and for educators and youth leaders.  Check it out at Peace, Fr. Jeff