09.21.2014. The Parable of the Workers. By Reverend Andrew C. Smith, Jr.

It is not always easy to understand the ways of God. In today’s gospel we see the workers failing to understand why those who worked just one hour received the same wages as those who worked all day. It reminds us of our futile attempts to understand why some people seemingly have been dealt a better hand than others going through life. Why does God apparently give more blessings to some than to others?

09.14.2014. Worship Service. A Blog By Deacon Bruce McElrath.

Worship Service

The sign outside the church states, “Worship Service – Sunday at 8 and 11:30 a.m.” That ought to stop traffic. Passersby should take out their phones, tablets or pens and jot the time down. When a church gathers to worship astonishing things take place.

The letter to the Hebrews opens our understanding of the privilege and glory of worship. The writer declared that we have come to “the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn” (12:22-23)

09.07.2014. St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, Chicago, Illinois Inaugural Chamber Music Series.

St.Philip Neri Catholic Church, Inaugural Chamber Music Series, September 7, 2014, Father Thomas Belanger, Host Pastor, Mr. Tyrone Pittman, Music Director. Robert Fisher Artistic Director/Principal Musician and The Chicago Black Catholic Choir.

08.31.2014. Congratulations to Jackie Robinson West. By Reverend Andrew C. Smith Jr.

We serve a mighty God. Congratulations to Jackie Robinson West. They are the United States Little League Champions! We are so proud of their accomplishments. It lets the world know that they cannot believe all of the negative stereotypes about African-American males. These young men displayed work ethic, character, and perseverance.

08.24.2014. Holy Angels Catholic Mass Video.

The Reverend Andrew C. Smith, Jr., aka Father Drew, the Pastor of Holy Angels Catholic Church, presides over the Mass conducted at the Church on August 24, 2014 with Deacon Bruce McElrath, Deacon Mervin O. Johnson, Mr. Tyrone Pittman of Music and Executive Director of Music of The Chicago Black Catholic Choir and the parishioners of Holy Angels Catholic Church.

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