Here’s my homily from this morning. God is on a rescue mission! We see this theme as Holy Week and Easter get closer. Just as God rescued Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego from the furnace and rescued Jesus from death to Resurrection, He wants to rescue us from sin and death.
Here’s my homily from this morning. Keep your eyes fixed upon the cross of Christ – what a timeless bit of console. In today’s Gospel, Jesus refers to when He will be lifted up on the cross as the Savior of the world.
In this morning’s reading from Saint Paul’s Letter to the Philippians, he seems to say what we often sing in the hymn, Jesus — my Lord, my God, my all. We’re talking about conversion of heart, which is at the core of the Gospel this morning. We are called to that same conversion.
Here’s my homily from this morning. Today’s reading especially prepares us for the upcoming Good Friday. In Wisdom, there was drama unfolding of the just man rejected by the people. Just as every Sunday reminds us of Easter, every Friday reminds us of Good Friday & Calvary.
Lent is a time where Holy Mother Church invites us to contemplate the event of our baptism. This Holy Saturday, about 750 adults will enter the Church through baptism. In this morning’s readings, we again see the importance of water – this time the healing waters of the Temple.
Here’s my homily from this morning. All great civilizations have had memories and dreams that kept them going. The people of Israel had memories of great things that God had done for them. They also had dreams about the new Jerusalem – Heaven – where all adversity will be washed away, and we will be in complete happiness.
Here’s my homily from this morning. Sometimes we complain to God in our prayers. As we see in the first reading, God has infinitely more of a reason to complain about us, but His mercy never fails.
Here’s my homily from this morning. Children know right from wrong because their parents have taught them, just like Moses taught the 10 Commandments. Because children are our future, it is so essential, as Moses said, to pass on the Commandments and faith to your children and grandchildren.
Here’s my homily from this morning. Remember Joseph from the Old Testament? Pharaoh said, “Go to Joseph; Joseph will take care of you.” In the New Testament, Joseph, the son of Jacob, is the foster father of Jesus. Since the beginning of the Church, we have followed that wisdom of Pharaoh.
Here’s my homily from Sunday Mass. I propose to you that what Saint Patrick did for the people of Ireland was a transfiguration – he let them see God the way He really is, full of glory and mystery. We call Saint Patrick an Apostle because he brought the Faith to Ireland. From Mount Tabor to Fifth Avenue, we extol that Faith in the one, true God, and thank God for a man like Patrick.