Homily for Thursday of the 29th Week in Ordinary Time Throughout his time as Pope, John Paul II (whose feast day we will celebrate on Saturday) consistently told us to not be afraid to follow Christ. He challenged us to not be afraid to proclaim the Gospel in our words, our actions, and our thoughts.Continue reading “Do Not Be Afraid”
Category Archives: 29th Week in Ordinary Time
The Lord Needs Laborers
Homily for the Feast of St. Luke There is no question that the Lord needs laborers in our world today. He needs each of us to do our part to go out and spread the Gospel to the world, sharing the Good News with those we encounter on a daily basis. The cooperation of humanContinue reading “The Lord Needs Laborers”
Him I Seek. Him I Love.
Homily for the Memorial of St. Ignatius of Antioch Whenever I hear a scripture passage like the one we have this morning from the Gospel of Luke, it always makes me pause and think about my life and reflect on how I am living my life as a disciple of the Lord. I think itContinue reading “Him I Seek. Him I Love.”
Homily for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time The other day, I was scrolling through Instagram in between two of my appointments when I came across this post from one of the Catholic accounts I follow. It posed an interesting question: “Have you ever noticed how saints often times come in pairs?” That intrigued meContinue reading “Spiritual Friendship”
Strive for Unity
Homily for Friday of the 29th Week in Ordinary Time If we look at the signs of the times, the picture can seem pretty bleak right now. We live in a country that seems so divided along so many different lines. If you drive down the road of any neighborhood in America, you’ll see TrumpContinue reading “Strive for Unity”
Pope Francis Said What?
Homily for Thursday of the 29th Week in Ordinary Time Throughout his time as Pope, John Paul II consistently told us to not be afraid to follow Christ; he challenged us to not be afraid to proclaim the Gospel in our words, our actions, and our thoughts. He continually called us to strive to shareContinue reading “Pope Francis Said What?”
Gird Your Loins, Light Your Lamps
Homily for Tuesday of the 29th Week in Ordinary Time Every year, as we approach the end of the liturgical calendar, the Church begins to invite us to focus and reflect on the end times. As I said in my homily yesterday morning, Gospel passages like these are meant to shake us. They are meantContinue reading “Gird Your Loins, Light Your Lamps”
Prepared to Meet the Lord?
Homily for the Memorial of Sts. John de Brebeuf, Isaac Joques, and Companions If our lives were demanded of us today, would we be prepared to meet the Lord? Will we have stored up only things for ourselves here on earth or will we have stored up treasure in Heaven? Scripture passages like this shouldContinue reading “Prepared to Meet the Lord?”
Here as in Heaven: Chosen
Homily for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time INTRODUCTION – Tonight, we have the second part of our homily series Here as in Heaven, which began last weekend. For those of you who were here this past Sunday, you’ll remember that the first part of the series focused on how all of us are invitedContinue reading “Here as in Heaven: Chosen”