Petitions of the Our Father

Homily for Tuesday of the 1st Week of Lent In our Gospel that we’ve just heard, Jesus introduces the disciples to a new way of prayer that leads to a deeper and more intimate relationship with God as Father. Some of the Church Fathers, Origen being one of them, believed that the Our Father markedContinue reading “Petitions of the Our Father”

We Have a Choice to Make

Homily for Monday of the 1st Week of Lent In this reading that we have just heard from the Book of Leviticus, Moses is instructing the people of Israel on how they are called to live. It’s sort of an expansion of the Ten Commandments. Think about the teachings of the Church today and howContinue reading “We Have a Choice to Make”

Forgotten Identity

Homily for the First Sunday of Lent Put yourself in Jesus’ shoes. You’ve been wandering in the desert for 40 days and nights. You’re starving! You’re tired! You’re exhausted! Then suddenly, as you’re feeling all of those things, when you might be at the most vulnerable state, the Devil comes and throws these three temptationsContinue reading “Forgotten Identity”

Identify. Surrender. Receive. Commit.

Homily for the First Sunday of Lent, Year B Introduction All of us, like Jesus, have been invited to go out into the desert for 40 days to be tempted. What would your biggest struggle be? What would you not be able to live without for 40 days? What would you be willing to leaveContinue reading “Identify. Surrender. Receive. Commit.”