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Fr. Dom Valla   

Resolutions for Today

No one will ever get out of this world alive. Resolve therefore to maintain a sense of values.  Take care of yourself. 
Good health is everyone’s major source of wealth.  Without it, happiness is almost impossible. 
Resolve to be cheerful and helpful.  People will repay you in kind. 
Avoid angry, abrasive persons.  They are generally vengeful. 
Avoid zealots.  They are generally humorless. 
Resolve to listen more and to talk less.  No one ever learns anything by talking. 
Be chary of giving advice.  Wise men don’t need it, and fools won’t heed it. 
Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the wrong. Sometime in life you will have been all of these. 
Do not equate money with success. There are many successful money-makers who are miserable failures as human beings.  What counts most about success is how a man achieves it.  
“If each of us can be helped by science to live a hundred years, what will it profit us if our hates and fears, our loneliness and remorse, will not permit us to enjoy them? What use is an extra year or two to the man who ‘kills’ what time he has?” –David Neiswanger, president of The Menninger Foundation.  

 

 

The Knowing
Yes, death can come like a surprise postcard from someone we hadn’t heard from in years. 
Yes, people we trusted for years can suddenly divorce us, cheat on us, die on us. 
But there is a spring with flowers and millions and millions of birds flying north. 
And, I know Lord there is You, and with You there is a knowing. 
 
 
Job Opportunity – Lifetime
“Hard work, low pay.  Career as guide and servant – friend to people who are lost, poor, hungry or burdened because they cannot find God, themselves, love or their fellow man or woman. Employer will furnish most essential tools of this trade, but applicant must bring a supply of dedication laughter, intellect and a heart-full of hope that you are willing to share with a world which has little of it.  Your salary and compensation in the form of gifts, left entirely to the discretion of your Employer.  Apply to Christ Jesus, c/o your local church.”

 

 

Click on the links below to read Homilies and more by Fr. Dom

Fr. Dom's homily May 1, 2016

 

Fr. Dom's homily March 27, 2016 Easter 

 

Fr. Dom's homily February 21, 2016 Lent Transfiguration
 
 Fr. Dom's homily January 10, 2016 Baptism of Jesus
 
Bobby's Story 12-28-2015

 

Fr. Dom's homily December 6, 2015 2nd Sunday of Advent

 

Fr. Dom's homily November 29, 2015 1st Sunday of Advent
 
Fr. Dom's homily for May 31, 2015