Faith of the Centurion

Homily for Monday of the 1st Week of Advent Our first reading this morning from the Prophet Isaiah really sums up what we are looking forward to during this Advent season. In this particular passage, God is speaking through the prophet about the promises that He has made to His people. It’s a message thatContinue reading “Faith of the Centurion”

Watchful. Hopeful.

Homily for the 1st Sunday of Advent Throughout history, there have been countless times when people have said that the end of the world would happen. Despite these various predictions, all of us are still here. The world has not ended and Jesus has not yet returned. While many of these predictions have seemed likeContinue reading “Watchful. Hopeful.”

Presentation of Mary

Homily for the Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Today we celebrate the feast of the Presentation of Mary, when Mary was presented in the Temple by her parents, Joachim and Anne. It is one of those extra-biblical events that the Church remembers each year to honor the life of the BlessedContinue reading “Presentation of Mary”

The Lion of Judah

Homily for Thursday of the 33rd Week in Ordinary Time | Memorial of St. Elizabeth of Hungary This morning we have another example of how our readings are speaking to us of the end times. In the Gospel, we hear Jesus foretelling the destruction of the city of Jerusalem, which will happen about 40 yearsContinue reading “The Lion of Judah”

Do Not Be Afraid

Homily for Thursday of the 29th Week in Ordinary Time Throughout his time as Pope, John Paul II (whose feast day we will celebrate on Saturday) consistently told us to not be afraid to follow Christ. He challenged us to not be afraid to proclaim the Gospel in our words, our actions, and our thoughts.Continue reading “Do Not Be Afraid”

The Lord Needs Laborers

Homily for the Feast of St. Luke There is no question that the Lord needs laborers in our world today. He needs each of us to do our part to go out and spread the Gospel to the world, sharing the Good News with those we encounter on a daily basis. The cooperation of humanContinue reading “The Lord Needs Laborers”

Him I Seek. Him I Love.

Homily for the Memorial of St. Ignatius of Antioch Whenever I hear a scripture passage like the one we have this morning from the Gospel of Luke, it always makes me pause and think about my life and reflect on how I am living my life as a disciple of the Lord. I think itContinue reading “Him I Seek. Him I Love.”

Spiritual Friendship

Homily for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time The other day, I was scrolling through Instagram in between two of my appointments when I came across this post from one of the Catholic accounts I follow. It posed an interesting question: “Have you ever noticed how saints often times come in pairs?” That intrigued meContinue reading “Spiritual Friendship”

Bring God’s Mercy

Homily for the Memorial of St. Callistus This morning we celebrate the memorial of St. Callistus I, who served the Church as pope in the 3rd century. We actually don’t really know much about this saint and even what we do know comes from Hippolytus, who didn’t have the best things to say about him.Continue reading “Bring God’s Mercy”