Faith of the Leper

Homily for Friday after Epiphany As I prayed with this Gospel passage yesterday, a couple of things stood out to me about this encounter between Jesus and the leper. First of all, the faith of the man with leprosy is incredible. The second thing is the willingness of Jesus to go against the prescriptions ofContinue reading “Faith of the Leper”

Love: Expression of True Discipleship

Homily for the Memorial of Elizabeth Ann Seton Sometimes, the Lord can surprise us in how He invites us to be His hands and feet for others. In our first reading from the First Letter of St. John, the Apostle echoes the greatest commandment. We are called to love one another because that love isContinue reading “Love: Expression of True Discipleship”

The Shepherds and Mary

Homily for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God Eight days have passed since we came together here at Church to celebrate Christmas. Most of the world has already moved on from the message of Christmas. Some have already taken down their Christmas trees, packed away their decorations. Things have gotten back to normal forContinue reading “The Shepherds and Mary”

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”