Preaching and Teaching

Give Me a Hand

September 26, 2021- Fr. J. Devin Rodgers Two dirty, grease-smeared, blue-jeaned legs and a pair of work boots stuck out from underneath my mom’s car.  My dad was teaching me to change oil. “Give me a hand. I need the oil filter wrench.” I looked in the tool box. I had zero idea what an […]

Sunday School Songs

September 12th 2020 – Fr. J. Devin Rodgers I say Pharaoh, Pharaoh Oh baby let my people go! Huh! Yeah, yeah, yeah I say Pharaoh, Pharaoh Oh baby let my people go! Huh! Yeah, yeah, yeah It was the first Sunday after Labor Day, and a crowd of about 60 elementary school children were gathered […]

Confession and Absolution

August 29, 2021- Fr. J. Devin Rodgers Confession and Absolution I left my apartment with plenty of time to make it to my 8 AM class. I set out across Oxford on foot. It wasn’t quite yet sunrise, the street lamps were still on, and the sun was just beginning to light the brick streets. […]

Carb loading on the Bread of Life

August 15th 2021- Fr. J. Devin Rodgers Spaghetti  Bread Crackers Croissants All sorts of starchy, full of carbohydrate foods Training for long distance races is not only about training and tracking distances. The week before races is actually my favorite part of racing. About one week before the race, you begin tapering  your mileage bit […]

I am the Bread of Life.

August 8, 2021 – Fr. J. Devin Rodgers I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry. My mom reached into the oven with mitted hands and removed the several mini loaves of homemade communion bread. After letting them sit for a few minutes, she turned the pans over onto […]

Friendship Bracelets

July 11, 2021 – Fr. J. Devin Rodgers He destined us for adoption as his children through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace that he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. “Will you help me make a friendship bracelet?” The young camper had […]

Road Signs

July 4, 2021 Fr. J. Devin Rodgers Sunday mornings my parents would put my brothers and me in the car and we’d drive North on St. Route 45 to attend church in a neighboring town. Situated along this stretch of roadway, right before you descend a massive hill, known to the locals as “ski slope […]

Church Wake up!

June 27- Fr. J. Devin Rodgers OGRACIOUS Father, we humbly beseech thee for thy holy Catholic Church; that thou wouldst be pleased to fill it with all truth, in all peace. Where it is corrupt, purify it; where it is in error, direct it; where in anything it is amiss, reform it. Where it is […]

Rejoice! Blessed St. Alban’s Day and 100th Anniversary to St. Alban’s Church

The priest rose early each morning.  His head bowed as light shone through the window. His first words of the day breaking the previous night’s silence.  “Open my lips, O Lord and my mouth shall show forth thy praise. Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit as it was […]

Remember!

Proper 6B – Fr. J. Devin Rodgers This sermon is the first of a three part sermon series for St. Alban’s 100th anniversary “Remember, Rejoice, Renew!” Remember.  It started as a seed. It was not a typical seed, which one would put in the soil in order to grow vegetables or flowers. This seed was an […]