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St. Wenceslaus Church – Scappoose, OR: Homilies

Jun 26, 2022

This week, we rise to the external world from last week's homily, "Subatomic Particles, the Eucharist, and You." That is to say, last week we explored how Jesus can transform us by saturating us at the ultimate depths and center of ourselves (the subatomic level, figuratively speaking). Now, in his final homily as...

Jun 20, 2022

In this fanciful (and imprecise!) particle physics "lecture," Fr. Chuck ponders the entanglements among bread and wine, unity and peace, the Body and Blood of Christ, and you and the Church and the whole world. Fasten your seatbelts and put on your thinking caps! 

Fact Check: The subatomic particle names Fr. Chuck...

Jun 12, 2022

God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit: The perfect Communion of Love that is the Holy Trinity. Hear a story with a touch of humor that suggests how God is actively, lovingly with us.

Solemnity of the Holy Trinity, June 12, 2022; Fr. Charles "Chuck" Wood; readings: Prov 8:22-31; Ps 8: 4-9; Rom 5:1-5;
Jn 16:12-15

Jun 6, 2022

Hear how the Holy Spirit's fire can glow brightly from within you, drawing others to God and to a Christ-centered life. Fr. Chuck dares you to pray for God to make you a "burning bush of the Holy Spirit's power." Plus, learn a lesson—not from the fig tree (see Matthew 24:32) but from a lightning-struck tree and a...

May 30, 2022

The Ascension of the Lord, May 29, 2022; Fr. Charles "Chuck" Wood; readings: Acts 1:1-11; Ps 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9; Heb 9:24-28; 10: 19-23; Lk 24:46-53