Sunday, May 6, 2018

Homily: 6th Sunday of Easter



In this Sunday’s Gospel we hear the three most important words given to us in the Bible. By far, it is the greatest and hardest thing Christ asked us to do...but truly…it is all that really, really matters.

What are those words…and why do we find it so hard to follow them?

Check it out….
 
For the podcast of the homily, click here

For the transcript of the homily, click here

For the readings of this Sunday, click here

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Homily: 3rd Sunday of Easter




How does this Easter Season call us to change in order to gain focus and direction within our lives and our faith?  It would seem the release of Pope Francis’ latest exhortation, Rejoice and Be Glad!  lends perfect timing to help answer that question. What suggestions does the Pope make to you and me on how to answer the “call to holiness in a practical way for our own time, with all its risks, challenges and opportunities?”  The answer partly lies with one word echoed throughout Lent and in today’s readings…but it doesn’t mean what you think it does!  So what is it and what did the Pope have to say?  Well better check it all out!
For the podcast of the homily, click here
For the transcript of the homily, click here
For the readings of this Sunday, click here
For a complete copy of the Pope’s Exhortation – Rejoice and Be Glad, click here
 
 
 


 
 



 

 

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Homily for the 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time



This Sunday we celebrated the gift of love and marriage during the World Day of Marriage. So how does that gift tie into the Gospel of Jesus healing the Leper? Leave it to the wisdom of a group of 4 – 8 year olds to shed light on all of this! How do they do it? And what does that mean to you?  Check it out….
 
To listen to the podcast, click here
 
To download the text of the homily, click here
 
For the readings of this Sunday, click here
 

 
 

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Homily: 4th Sunday of Advent



Advent quickly comes to a close tonight, but do not allow the Christmas celebration to overshadow the message given to us in this Sunday’s Gospel.  For it is Mary’s ‘yes’ which allows the incarnation to take place...but how should that change the way we live?  Perhaps a story from Fr. Greg Boyle about a former gang member coming back from visiting the White House just may open our eyes to how kinship is more important than kingship.  A message that just may allow your soul to feel its worth! 
 

To listen to a podcast, click here
To download the text of the homily, click here

To read the scripture readings for this Sunday, click here
 

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Homily: 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time



It would seem at first glance, the Parable of the Talents seems fairly clear about our need to use and multiply our “talents” to our fullest ability – unlike the third servant who buried his.  But of course, this being a parable, it is never that simple.  For if you look at this first century story, using insight from current scripture scholars, with a sympathetic eye towards the third slave and recognize the master for what he is, a very different and surprising story unfolds. 

What is that story and how could it change the way you live?
 
Check it out….

To listen to the podcast, click here

To download the text of the homily, click here

To read the scripture readings of this Sunday, click here