Posts From Fr Richard Heilman

Combat & Defeat Through Shared Sacrifice & National Determination

President Trump began his inspiring speech today with, “We are taking decisive steps to combat and, ultimately, to defeat the coronavirus … through a very collective action, shared sacrifice and

Sunday Mass Obligation Dispensed – Decree from Bishop Hying

SUNDAY MASS OBLIGATION DISPENSED EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY AND UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DECREE RESPONDING TO THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 Witnessing with deep concern the rapid worldwide spread of COVID-19, a disease caused

St. Rocco Pilgrimage Site – Patron Saint of Contagion, Epidemics

ST. ROCCO – PATRON SAINT OF CONTAGION, EPIDEMICS By the grace of God, I was alerted to a St. Rocco Statue that was rescued. This statue just arrived today, and

Which Portals Are You Opening? God’s Gifts or Demons?

In today’s Gospel, Jesus points to one of the ways we all leave ourselves open to either good or bad … Jesus said to his disciples: “Be merciful, just as

Offering Assistance During this Holy Water Shortage

Yesterday, I posted on social media that, in the midst of this “Holy Water Shortage,” as diocese after diocese is mandating the emptying of Holy Water fonts, St. Mary of

Hand or Tongue? Sanitary Reception of Holy Communion

HAND OR TONGUE? SANITARY RECEPTION OF HOLY COMMUNION This is my view, based on 32 years of experience, as well as reading as much as I can on this topic.

The Story of the Combat Rosary

The Story of the Combat Rosary Men’s faith formation has been a pet project of mine for the last half of my 28 years as a priest. Like the Commander

Sign of Peace Suspended … Forever

SIGN OF PEACE SUSPENDED … FOREVER In my homily, today, I reflected upon the time in my priesthood that I began to give greater emphasis to the Heavenly Father. “Hallowed

54 Day Three Hearts Novena for Protection & Provision

54 Day Three Hearts Novena for Protection & Provision March 9 – May 1 While I worry about the spread of sickness that will come from the coronavirus, I am

Am I a Monsignor? Dealing with Disorder

AM I A MONSIGNOR? I was standing in the sacristy, earlier this week, with Bishop Hying. I pulled him aside and said, “Oh, by the way, Bishop, I need to