Intimate Encounters with Jesus

Homily for the Memorial of Sts. Joachim and Anne This morning, we celebrate the Memorial of Sts. Joachim and Anne, the parents of our Blessed Mother and the grandparents of Jesus. In a special way today, we want to remember in prayer all of our grandparents, living and deceased. So to all of our grandparents,Continue reading “Intimate Encounters with Jesus”

Something Greater

Homily for the Memorial of St. Bonaventure In our Gospel today, Jesus calls out the Pharisees and the Scribes for being so limited in their perspective on matters of the faith that it blinds them to the reality of what is happening right before their eyes. We have seen this time and again throughout ScriptureContinue reading “Something Greater”

Desire of our Hearts

Homily for the Memorial of St. Kateri Tekakwitha I found this first reading from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah to be really beautiful because it speaks to the reality of our souls. As Catholics, we hear this so often, but it something that is so important for us that it bears repeating time andContinue reading “Desire of our Hearts”

Repent and Believe

Homily for Tuesday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time Our Gospel today paints a pretty bleak picture for the people of the towns where Jesus has been preaching and performing so many of His miracles. But it points to something that Jesus has time and again called people out for throughout the Gospels. SoContinue reading “Repent and Believe”

St. Benedict, Pray for Us

Homily for the Memorial of St. Benedict Our Gospel passage this morning follows Jesus’ interaction with the Rich Young Man. At the end of that interaction, we know that Jesus tells the young man to go and sell everything that he has so that he could be free be a true disciple of the Lord.Continue reading “St. Benedict, Pray for Us”

Our Christian Mission

Homily for the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time | Introduction Homily to Holy Family For the last couple of weeks now, the readings at our Sunday liturgies have been inviting us to reflect on the idea of Christian mission. The mission of every follower of Jesus is to go out into the world and proclaimContinue reading “Our Christian Mission”

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”