Further Updates

Good afternoon everyone, As more information continues to come out/become available, it is necessary to update our liturgical schedule here at St. John the Evangelist and Immaculate Conception.  Per the newest guidelines from the CDC and the directives received from Bishop Jugis, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, all public [...]

Further Updates2020-03-17T21:11:57+00:00

Be Healed…

Last weekend I had the blessing and privilege of helping out with the John Paul II Healing Center's Undone: Women's Conference at St. Mark Catholic Church in Huntersville.  It was a beautiful experience and I'm grateful to Our Lord for allowing me to be a part of the [...]

Be Healed…2020-03-09T17:03:19+00:00

The One Minute Catecheses

First off, I apologize to those of you who were checking this blog on a regular basis.  Toward the end of November, things started getting busy as we prepared for the December events from the Guadalupe Novena to Las Posadas and then Christmas. Second, for the next [...]

The One Minute Catecheses2020-02-02T23:21:23+00:00

Memento Mori…

Not the warm-fuzziest of paintings, I know... In about a week we will come to the end of our liturgical year and enter once again into a new year beginning with the season of Advent.  As I’ve mentioned in my last few Sunday homilies, the [...]

Memento Mori…2019-11-23T16:57:02+00:00


Welcome to Saint John the Evangelist and Immaculate Conception! Our patrons, St. John, the Beloved Disciple, and Our Immaculate Mother Mary, give us two beautiful examples of what it means to be a disciple/student/follower of Christ.  St. John rested his head against Our Lord’s chest at the Last [...]


As Christ loved the Church…

Two Sundays ago I preached about the Resurrection of the Body/Dead, an element of the after-life that we profess belief in as Catholics every time we come together for Sunday Mass.  You may remember that I also drew connections between our gospel passage from Luke [...]

As Christ loved the Church…2019-11-20T03:28:12+00:00

Why we Confess

Greetings, everyone! I hope you all have had a good week and are staying warm with this new arctic blast settling in over Haywood County.  This past Tuesday on my day off, I hiked to Mt. Lynn Lowry with Fr. John Eckert (pastor, Sacred Heart, Salisbury) [...]

Why we Confess2019-11-08T22:07:00+00:00

Growing in Humility…

Before I begin, just another thank-you to all who came to my installation this past Saturday and made it a beautiful and memorable experience for me and the parish.  It was an awesome evening and all of you blessed me in a great way. In [...]

Growing in Humility…2019-10-31T19:06:17+00:00

May God give you His peace!

Good afternoon parishioners of St. John’s and Immaculate Conception! May God give you His peace!  Happy feast day of St. Teresa of Avila!  I offered Mass today in the rectory for all of you and in thanksgiving for my new assignment as Pastor, which became effective at [...]

May God give you His peace!2019-10-18T12:35:26+00:00

The Divine Doctor Comes to HEAL from within!

The Divine Doctor Comes to HEAL from within! Sermon by St. Augustine “There are men who want to live a good life and have already decided to do so, but are not capable of bearing sufferings even though they are ready to do good. Now it is [...]

The Divine Doctor Comes to HEAL from within!2019-09-22T23:55:38+00:00