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.
Things we ought to do, but we don’t take the time to do: *Balance our checkbook. *Change our car’s oil and filter. *Get a physical examination. *Pray.
That’s right, pray!
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
THE FOLLOWING HOMILY WAS COMPOSED BY OUR LATE DEACON JASPER ROY (Photograph inserted):
Sunrise October 8, 1928-Sunset January 15, 2002
GUIDED BY THE SPIRIT--THE HOLY SPIRIT!
People often hide their feelings behind a wall of words. They use a kind of double-talk in which words and feelings do not agree. Many people are afraid that honesty in speech will cost them friendships, love, or respect. So they either keep their lips zipped or say something other than what they mean
God Wants Your Garbage
Once a week, a truck moves slowly down our alley, pausing at every house. Full and sometimes overflowing garbage containers are picked up, emptied into the truck, and returned to each house. During the next week, as the rubbish accumulates and the odor increases, we become eager for the return of the garbage truck.
Meek – Not Weak
Most people consider meekness to be weakness. In a world dominated by the strong – ruthless dictators, cold-hearted drug traffickers, powerful corporate leaders – no one wants to be the wimp everyone takes advantage of. But is that what it means to meek?