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St. Wenceslaus Church – Scappoose, OR: Homilies

Jun 14, 2021

Feel like the 1st Reading's tender shoot, which God would transplant to a precarious place? Want to feel more like St. Paul in the 2nd Reading—"always courageous," aspiring to please God? Hear how the Holy Spirit, the "Breath of God," can be the respirator that breathes courage into you and pumps you up with "grace in...


Jun 7, 2021

Okay, a bakery might make sense as an image of where you can get spiritual food. But what does a trailer—as in the kind you see at construction sites—have to do with God's giving us our "daily bread" and with the Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)? Listen now and find out.

Feast of...


Jun 1, 2021

Given the overflowing wonder of the Holy Trinity, it's no wonder that Fr. Chuck's Saturday Vigil homily and Sunday homily used totally different images. You've got to hear both (Pt. 1 & Pt. 2) to learn how God plunges us into the Trinity's powerful Name and why Jesus wants us to share the power he shares with the Father...


Jun 1, 2021

Given the overflowing wonder of the Holy Trinity, it's no wonder that Fr. Chuck's Saturday Vigil homily and Sunday homily gave totally different images to describe our relationship with the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. You've got to hear both (Pt. 1 & Pt. 2) to learn how Baptism plunges us into the...


May 31, 2021

Bonus episode: St. Wenceslaus Church was the site of the funeral Mass for Jim Lane, a Marine veteran who was not a parishioner but whom Fr. Chuck anointed after the family contacted him because of his ministry as on-call Catholic clergy chaplain at the Portland Veterans Administration Hospital. Mr. Lane loved to fix and...