Posts From Fr Richard Heilman

Troubled and Abandoned, Like Sheep Without a Shepherd

Troubled and Abandoned, Like Sheep Without a Shepherd “Strike the shepherd and the sheep scatter” (Zec 13:7). There’s no doubt that the devil has focused his assault on the religious

Give Spiritual Strength This Year!

Growing in Our Spiritual Strength! Recall these words from our Blessed Mother in the Magnificat … “He has mercy on those who fear him in every generation. He has shown

Heavenly Christmas Novena – November 1 to December 24

Heavenly Christmas Novena “As we enter heaven we will see them, so many of them coming towards us and thanking us. We will ask who they are, and they will

Before the Sun Sets on Our Church

BEFORE THE SUN SETS ON OUR CHURCH Something’s coming! I believe that! It has to! We have evacuated our house of the power of God; a sense of transcendence; a

What I Consider Success in My Priesthood

Recently, I was asked, “If you could name three of your greatest successes as a priest, what would they be?” Here’s my answer … Leading Souls to the Divine Life

Sermon for the Funeral Mass of Sr. Jacqueline Tierney

Sermon by Fr. Richard Heilman for the Funeral Mass of Sr. Jacqueline Tierney (Sr. Jacqueline was Fr. Heilman’s grade school principal at the beginnings of St. Maria Goretti parish): I had

The Evangelization I Do – Whenever I Am Out, “I Go Fishing”

The Evangelization I Do I was at Planned Parenthood. Jerry, the security guard, has been in my evangelization crosshairs for a very long time. Step One: I’ve spent a great

We Are Just Staying Home

Let’s get something straight. We are neither fanatics nor extremists; we are just “staying home.” In other words, we are choosing to remain loyal to what civilized people have always

Is the Priest a Father or Business Manager? By Fr. Bill Peckman

Is the Priest a Father or Business Manager? By Fr. Bill Peckman I am still thinking and praying about the who family dynamic vision versus the transactional vision of how

Come Home! Go to Confession

AVAILABLE CONFESSION TIMES 24/7 Confessional I have turned the entryway of my rectory into a Confessional. Come to my front door and ring the intercom button. I will call you