Go Out. Proclaim the Gospel.

Homily for the Solemnity of the Ascension Traditionally, the Feast of the Ascension takes place forty days after Easter. But, out of convenience for the faithful, the Bishops of the United States (except in a few locations) have moved the feast to the following Sunday, which is why we celebrate it this weekend. The AscensionContinue reading “Go Out. Proclaim the Gospel.”

Go On Speaking. Do Not Be Silent.

Homily for Friday of the 6th Week of Easter “Do not be afraid. Go on speaking, and do not be silent, for I am with you.” These are the words that the Lord offered to Paul in our First Reading this morning from the Acts of the Apostles. They were meant to be an encouragementContinue reading “Go On Speaking. Do Not Be Silent.”

Grief Will Become Joy

Homily for the Memorial of St. Philip Neri “Amen, amen, I say to you, you will weep and mourn, while the world rejoices; you will grieve, but your grief will become joy.” Over the last couple of days now, we, as a country, have certainly been grieving with the news of yet another national tragedy.Continue reading “Grief Will Become Joy”

Our Lady of Fatima

Homily for the Memorial of Our Lady of Fatima As I mentioned at the beginning of Mass, today the Church celebrates the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, remembering how our Blessed Mother appeared to three young children in Portugal from May 13 until October 13, 1917. This morning, I want to focus on theContinue reading “Our Lady of Fatima”

The Father Needs Us to Be His Messengers

Homily for Thursday of the 4th Week of Easter It’s amazing to me how the Lord always seems to choose the right person to be His messenger at different moments. We see it time and again throughout Scripture, but I’m also sure that we’ve experienced it in our own lives as well. What we comeContinue reading “The Father Needs Us to Be His Messengers”

The Voices We Listen To

Homily for the 4th Sunday of Easter, Good Shepherd Sunday First of all, I want to take this opportunity to, once again, wish all of our mothers, grandmothers, and spiritual mothers a very happy Mother’s Day. Thank you for always caring for us and supporting us in all that we do. I hope that thisContinue reading “The Voices We Listen To”