Sanctification: Baptism

Homily for the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord INTRODUCTION – Tonight we begin our next Life Night homily series called Sanctification. Over the next couple of weeks, we will dive more deeply into how the Lord works to lead us to a place of sanctification, how He calls us to live out theContinue reading “Sanctification: Baptism”

Jesus Desires to Heal Our Leprosy

Homily for Friday after Epiphany I know I’ve talked about The Chosen in a homily once before. For those who may not know it, it is the recent mini-series on the life and ministry of Jesus. In one of the episodes in the first season, the scene from today’s Gospel is portrayed (see video below)Continue reading “Jesus Desires to Heal Our Leprosy”

Point Others to Christ

Homily for the Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord Throughout the history of salvation, we have seen how God acts in ways that are surprising, often times reversing the expectations of humanity. We have seen this throughout Scripture. But let’s just think back to the great celebration we experienced last week. The Jewish peopleContinue reading “Point Others to Christ”

Mary, Mother of God

Homily for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God Today the Church celebrates the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God. It reminds us of the importance and the honor that we give to Mary as Catholics. I’m sure most of us here today have been asked at least once why Catholics give the Blessed MotherContinue reading “Mary, Mother of God”

Extraordinary Ordinariness

Homily for the Fifth Day in the Octave of Christmas As I reflected on this Gospel yesterday, I found myself really drawn to pray with the ordinariness of the Holy Family. There was nothing extraordinary about Mary and Joseph bringing Jesus to be dedicated in the Temple after his birth. It is something that isContinue reading “Extraordinary Ordinariness”

The Birth of Christ: Vulnerability, Fragility, Dependency

Homily for the Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord, Jesus Christ. Readings taken from the Mass During the Night. There is no doubt that this year has been one of the most challenging years in history – not just in the United States or around the world, but for each of us individually. ManyContinue reading “The Birth of Christ: Vulnerability, Fragility, Dependency”