Posts From Fr Richard Heilman

All Day Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Live-Streamed on Feast of St. Joseph

On the Feast Day of St. Joseph, Thursday, March 19, St. Mary of Pine Bluff will provide live-streaming of Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will

Go Weapons Hot – *H*umility, *O*bedience, *T*rust

GO WEAPONS HOT “Go Weapons Hot” is a military command that means to make whatever preparations are necessary so that when you pull the trigger, something happens. In spiritual terms,

Saint Patrick’s Prayer for Protection

Saint Patrick’s Lorica is a prayer for protection. Lorica, in Latin, means breastplate and refers to ancient armor worn to protect the chest. An old tradition has it that on

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