Here’s my homily from this morning. During Advent we celebrate the assurance that Jesus will come and be with His people. Today we also celebrate the Feast of St. Francis Xavier, who accepted the invitation of Jesus to come to him, but also the mandate to go teach all the nations
Advent celebrates the three comings of Christ – the Lord DID come, the Lord IS coming now, and the Lord WILL come at the end of time. We should always be prepared for the coming of Jesus and also savor each moment of life.
Here’s my homily from this morning. In today’s readings we hear of the destruction of both the evil Babylon AND of Jerusalem – the place that is the fulfillment of God’s covenant. This reminds us that sometimes God’s will may not make sense to us.
Here’s my homily from this morning. Jesus urges us to persevere in the face of persecution and suffering. During the French Revolution, in the face of widespread anti-Church sentiment, St. Catherine Laboure was a great example of perseverance. We celebrate her Feast Day today and ask us to pray for us.
Here is my homily from November 27, 2018. I’m sorry for the frightening readings at the end of the Church year, but they are meant to makes us think about the end of time – both our own personal end and the end of the world when Jesus will come again.
Here is my homily from November 20, 2018. As St. John the Evangelist says – we must open the door for Jesus. He is waiting for us to let him in.
Here’s my homily from November 9, 2018. This “brick and mortar” feast day, the dedication of the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome, does commemorate a church, but in a bigger way, it celebrates the Church — the mystical body of Christ.
Here is my homily from November 8, 2018. Sometimes in life, we must stop to think about not only what appears good, but what is in line with our faith. As St. Paul said, “Whatever gains I had, these I have come to consider a loss because of Christ.”
Here’s my homily from November 6, 2018. Sometimes having an attitude isn’t a bad thing. As St. Paul said, we have an attitude – but it must be that of Christ.
Here’s my homily from November 5, 2018. During November, Holy Mother Church invites us to consider the end times. We pray for those who have passed as we await the gift of salvation – the Great Banquet: eternal union with God and the joy and peace of Heaven.