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Life Continues

By Fr. Jeff | 07/24/2012

Well, today is four weeks since my arrival at Immaculate Conception.  If you remember my earlier writings, Sr. Edna had spoken to me as I was carrying in my boxes to schedule a funeral.  Tomorrow, I will preside at my eighth funeral since my…

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The Need for Constant Renewal

By Fr. Jeff | 07/23/2012

Here is my homily for Sunday, July 22nd. 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B Jeremiah 23:1-6 Ephesians 2:13-18 Mark 6:30-34 July 22, 2012 Once again the apostles gather with Jesus.  But this time their gathering takes on a different…

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Another Week

By Fr. Jeff | 07/17/2012

Today is three weeks since my arrival as the pastor of Immaculate Conception Church.  Last week I spoke about how busy I have been.  I continue to be busy with funerals and meetings.  What I am really trying to focus…

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Summer Slow Down

By Fr. Jeff | 07/10/2012

I titled this article “Summer Slow Down” but there really hasn’t been one for me.  The primary reason for that, of course, is my recent appointment as Pastor of Immaculate Conception Church in Ithaca.  Being new to the parish I…

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Celebrating Our Freedom

By Fr. Jeff | 07/04/2012

Today (July 4th) we celebrate our country’s independence.  It is a good day to think about the principles our country was founded on. The Declaration of Independence, the founding document of our country, states We hold these Truths to be…

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It’s a Small World

By Fr. Jeff | 07/04/2012

One of the things I have been reminded of during my transition to Immaculate Conception is how interconnected we can be.  Here are some examples. When one parishioner introduced herself, I recognized the last name and discovered I know her…

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First Homily at Immaculate

By Fr. Jeff | 07/02/2012

Here is my homily that I offered this weekend as I began as pastor of Immaculate Conception Church.   For those who haven’t seen me preach, I adjust from Mass to Mass so what follows isn’t always exactly what I said…

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