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, [...]

Homily Reflections for Good Friday

Central Idea: In the midst of sadness and death, there are individuals who are towers of strength and love. Remember way back in the middle of March when we thought to ourselves: OK, this [...]

Homily Reflections for April 5th, 2020

Central Idea: Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to transform it into glory. “I have set my face like flint.” It is the moment when we are most [...]

Homily Reflections for March 29th, 2020

Central Idea: The shortest verse in the Sacred Scriptures speaks to us about Jesus’ humanity, his compassion and his power over death. John chapter 11, verse 35.  It is one of the most beloved, [...]

Homily Reflections for March 22nd, 2020

Central Idea:  We must allow Jesus to come and touch our blindness. Close your eyes. Try to imagine what it might be like to be born blind.  Imagine never having seen shapes or colors.  [...]

Homily Reflections for March 15th, 2020

Central Idea: Jesus comes to give us “living water” so we do not have to struggle so much to be freed of the thirst of life. A woman of Samaria came to draw water. [...]

Homily Reflections for March 8th, 2020

Central Idea:  The Lord often calls us from the familiar and comfortable to change so that we may be a blessing for the world. Go forth from the land of your kinsfolk and from [...]

Homily Reflections for March 1st, 2020

Central Idea: Though careless and reckless sin has marred the masterpieces of our hearts, God can restore us through this holy season. For if, by the transgression of the one, death came to reign [...]

Homily Reflections for February 26th, 2020

Central Idea: Lent is a time for God to coax our spirits out of the cage, to get busy living. Get busy living, or get busy dying. I saw a documentary once about a [...]

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