Preparing Our Hearts for New Wine

Homily for Saturday of the 13th Week in Ordinary Time Through this parable that we hear this morning from Matthew’s Gospel, the Lord is inviting us to take a deeper look at the state of our hearts. He’s asking us to reflect on what might be in our hearts that is preventing us from experiencingContinue reading “Preparing Our Hearts for New Wine”

Wholehearted “Yes”

Homily for Monday of the 13th Week in Ordinary Time This morning’s Gospel is Matthew’s equivalent to what we heard from Luke yesterday. It again shows us that sometimes there is a hesitancy within us when the Lord is asking us to follow Him. At times we’re afraid of what that might mean; or maybeContinue reading “Wholehearted “Yes””

Hesitant Discipleship

Homily for the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Farewell Homily for HNJ In the Rite of Baptism, in the prayer that accompanies the anointing with the Sacred Chrism, we are reminded that we become like Christ in a particular way through that sacrament. Through it, we are called to embrace the threefold mission ofContinue reading “Hesitant Discipleship”

Our Doubts and Questions

Homily for the Feast of St. Thomas the Apostle St. Thomas always seems to get a bad rap. The first thing that people always think about when Thomas comes to mind is that he doubted that the Lord appeared to the disciples in the Upper Room in the days after the Resurrection. Sure, he hadContinue reading “Our Doubts and Questions”

In Need of Love and Mercy

Homily for Friday of the 13th Week in Ordinary Time In today’s Gospel, we hear the call of St. Matthew. Matthew was an educated man and a tax-collector for the Roman government and so would have likely been well-versed in Aramaic, Hebrew, Latin, and Greek. As the second Person of the Trinity, there is noContinue reading “In Need of Love and Mercy”

A Place for the Lord

Homily for Memorial of St. Irenaeus When I first read this Gospel yesterday in preparing for this morning, I was kind of left scratching my head and thinking, “What is Jesus saying here?” I actually had to go to a Scripture commentary to understand this more and try to figure out what Jesus meant byContinue reading “A Place for the Lord”

Faith and Humility

Homily for the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Imago Dei Retreat Over the last couple of days, y’all have had quite a bit of time to listen to some pretty incredible women of faith share their stories. Hopefully this time has given each of you the opportunity to find clarity in who you are asContinue reading “Faith and Humility”