Bishop’s Ranch Retreat

Save the Date! St. Bede’s is returning to Bishop’s Ranch for a parish retreat July 26-28, 2024. More information will be coming, and sign-ups for the retreat will begin taking place in January. We hope that you will join us, and bring any family or friends that you think will enjoy coming along with us.

Fifth Sunday in Lent, Year C

Early on in my preparation for ministry, I learned a valuable lesson when it comes to creating a sermon–that it has to come from my heart. In what was probably the second worst sermon I’ve ever given, I had very little creative input into what I said. I was working as an intern for the […]

Fourth Sunday in Lent, Year C

One of the greatest challenges in a Gospel reading like ours today is to try to say something fresh and relevant with a story that’s as familiar as ours is today. I would assume that many, many of you could tell this story and summarize it to me without needing to refer back to what’s […]

Third Sunday in Lent, Year C

Do you remember the cartoon Dilbert? I remember as a kid, taking my father’s newspaper, the Milwaukee Journal, and digging through to the Green Sheet—that was the cosmics section which they printed on green paper. It was easy to find, it was the only thing during the week that wasn’t black and white. And, being […]

Second Sunday in Lent, Year C

Following last week’s services, I spoke briefly with a parishioner who said that, in spite of what I thought was a good sermon, they had a tough time listening and following about observing a holy Lent when there were images like what they shared with me of a bombed out apartment building in Ukraine. Talk […]