Homily for the Fourth Sunday of Lent (B)

Central Idea: How can you tell whether on or not something is sinful? Are you obsessed with secrecy?I am wide awake and immediately out of bed.  I think back to the night before when I [...]

Homily for the Second Sunday of Lent

Central Idea: On the mountaintop, our faith is tested and we meet God. Last week Jesus went into the desert, this week he heads to the mountains. If you have not read the book [...]

Homily for the Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time (B)

Central Idea: We need to find healing from the devil which seeks to separate us from our true selves and Satan which seeks to unite us with mindless groupthink. Jesus rebuked him and said, [...]

Homily for the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

Central Idea: The book of Jonah reminds us that God does not have to play by our simplistic and even hateful rules. “Forty days more and Nineveh shall be destroyed” As a teacher, there [...]

Homily for the Solemnity of All Saints

Central Idea: The key to becoming a saint is to recognize the grace of God in every moment, in every struggle, in every sandwich. “These are the ones who have survived the time of [...]

Homily for the Twentieth Sunday of Ordinary Time (A)

Central Idea: God’s grace helps us see beyond the differences, to welcome those who are different and alien. The foreigners who join themselves to the LORD…I will bring to my holy mountain and make [...]

Homily for the Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time (A)

Central Idea: As we celebrate our country’s birth this weekend, we pray for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms, that they may find rest. His name was Clarence Calkins.  We all [...]

Homily for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi

Central Idea: In order to become the Body of Christ, we need reconciliation, community and hope. “Wylie, are you done yet?” “Almost, Mr. Royce!” SPOILER ALERT!!! If you have never seen the Academy Award [...]

Homily for the Sixth Sunday of Easter

Central Idea: God will not leave us orphans, He promises to comfort us in our fear and loneliness.Trivia question for you: What do the following people have in common?  Musician Louis Armstrong, Hall of Fame [...]

Homily for the Fifth Sunday of Easter

Central Idea: Christ calls us to follow him, the Way, avoiding the rough places of sin, bitterness, rage and hatred. I am the way, and the truth and the life. I know its dangerous [...]

Homily for the Fourth Sunday of Easter

Central Idea: To think of others, even in a desperate situation is the essence of what we are called to as followers of Christ. If you are patient when you suffer for doing what [...]

Homily for the Third Sunday of Easter

Central Idea: It is OK to let our hearts burn, it is OK not to have everything figured out, for it is that precise moment that we encounter the risen Christ. Then they said [...]

Homily Reflections for Easter Sunday 2020

Central Idea: With the Resurrection, God says “Yes” to all creation and calls us to say “yes” to life. I would like to give you all a homework assignment.  I want you, this week, [...]

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