08.24.2014. Who Do You Say That I Am? By Reverend Andrew C. Smith, Jr.

Peter’s answer makes sense. He and his brother, Andrew, had already made considerable sacrifice to follow Jesus. They had left their thriving fishing business and the security of their Galilean home in response to Jesus invitation, “Come, follow me.” They had staked their very lives on the assumption that Jesus was the long-awaited Messiah, the one who would restore the fortunes of Israel and save the people.

08.10.2014. Keep Your Eyes on Jesus. By Reverend Andrew C. Smith, Jr.

Many passages in the Bible give us encouragement when we are going through trials and tribulations.. Obviously God intended that the writers to include these passages in the Bible to give us courage in our storms.
For example, in the book of Isaiah we read, “Do not be afraid, for I am with you; stop being anxious and watchful, for I am your God. I give you strength, I bring you help, I uphold you with my victorious right hand. (Isa 41:10)
And in the Book of Romans we read, With God on our side who can be against us? Nothing can come between us and the love of Christ, even if we are troubled or worried, or being persecuted, or lacking food or clothes, or being threatened or even attacked. These are the trials through which we triumph by the power of him who loved us (Rom 8:31-37)

08.03.2014. Holy Angels Catholic Church 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 3, 2014 with Deacon Bruce McElrath, Deacon Mervin O Johnson, Mr. Tyrone Pittman Minister of Music and Executive Director of Music for The Chicago Black Choir and the parishioners of Holy Angels Catholic Church.

07.20.2014. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrement.

Deacon Bruce McElrath, presides over the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament with Michal and Eileen Foggie, July 20,2014.
Pastor Father Andrew C. Smith, Jr. aka Father Drew. Minister of Music, Mr. Tyrone Pittman. Videographers: Gregory Callaway and Christine Bowden.

Portrait: John the Baptist


07.20.2014. A Tribute to the Effectiveness of God's Word. By Reverend Andrew C. Smith, Jr.

In today's first reading there is a tribute to the effectiveness of God's word. The Prophet Isaiah tells us that God's word will not come back void, but do God's will. The message behind the reading therefore, is that the word of God has a purpose; a purpose that is to be realized every time we hear the word.


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