Posts From Fr Richard Heilman

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

Transactional Catholicism by Fr. Bill Peckman

Transactional Catholicism by Fr. Bill Peckman I know this is really long… but trust me and please read it…especially my parishioners. I am going on Fr. Heilman’s Grace Force Podcast

Pastor’s Pen:  An Urgent Wake-Up Call

By Fr. Bill Peckman: Pastor’s Pen:  An Urgent Wake-Up Call One of the founders of Western Philosophy, Aristotle, who lived 300-400 years before the birth of Jesus, said, “Tolerance and

Getting My Family Protected, Blessed and Into Heaven

Getting My Family Protected, Blessed and Into Heaven This is my private chapel. Up to now, I have offered prayers, here and there, for my family. Nothing really intensive, though.

St. John Neumann and Gramma’s Prayers

Today is the feast day of St. John Neumann. I have a special relationship with this holy saint. Let me tell you why. I have been a priest for 33

Stay Hopeful. Seek His Face (Adoration). He is Merciful. He is Coming!

Stay Hopeful. Seek His Face (Adoration). He is Merciful. He is Coming! Last night, with just an hour or two to go, I put out a prayer request on social