Sermons

Fr. Bill Carroll – Trinity Sunday, May 30, 2021

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. Dear Mr. Vernon, We accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. But, we think you're crazy to make us write an essay telling you who...

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Fr. Bill Carroll – The Day of Pentecost, May 23, 2021

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. This August, Tracey and I will have been married for twenty-eight years. And, by my count, we have moved ten times now since we got married.  Whenever we move, we always chip or break several...

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Fr. Bill Carroll – The Fifth Sunday of Easter, May 2, 2021

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. Jesus said, “I am the vine; you are the branches.”  Some of us may hear these words and worry we need to be pruned.  A few of us may even worry we’ll get thrown away and burned. We all need...

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Fr. Bill Carroll – The Third Sunday of Easter, April 18, 2021

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. “Touch me and see.”   Jesus spoke these words to the disciples on the evening of the very first Easter.  “Touch me,” he said, “and see.” This, more or less, is Luke’s version of the Gospel we...

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Fr. Bill Carroll – Easter Day, April 4, 2021

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. Some of us, no doubt, remember 1968.  The Vietnam War had deeply divided our country.  Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy were assassinated.  There were riots in the streets.  King was...

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Fr. Bill Carroll – Trinity Sunday, June 7, 2020

In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. “Where there is no love, put love in—and you will draw love out.” In this way, St. John of the Cross, the sixteenth-century Carmelite brother and spiritual teacher, counsels us to pray—and to...

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