Who Do You Say That I Am?

Homily for Friday of the 25th Week in Ordinary Time Over the last couple of days now, we have been reading through Luke 9. Throughout that chapter so far, the author of Luke has been revealing to us more about Jesus. You might recall, on Wednesday the Lord gave his disciples the mission to goContinue reading “Who Do You Say That I Am?”

Mercy, Not Sacrifice

Homily for the Feast of St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist During the height of the pandemic, I had the opportunity to watch a new miniseries called The Chosen, a series that portrays the life of Jesus. The first season was mostly about the calling of the Apostles and Jesus making the necessary preparations to beginContinue reading “Mercy, Not Sacrifice”

Disciples of Mercy: Generosity

Homily for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time Welcome and Introduction – Tonight we have the second part of our homily series, which began last weekend, on being Disciples of Mercy. For those of you who were here this past Sunday, the first part of the series focused on the responsibility that the Lord hasContinue reading “Disciples of Mercy: Generosity”

Yielding a Harvest through Generosity

Homily for Mass with the Holy Name of Jesus Life Teen Core Team on Saturday of the 24th Week in Ordinary Time This morning, I would like to dive more deeply into one line from our Gospel. It was also the verse for the Gospel Canticle. It says this: “Blessed are they who have keptContinue reading “Yielding a Harvest through Generosity”

Jesus Wants Us to Rock the Boat

Homily for Friday of the 24th Week in Ordinary Time Over the last few days now, the readings at Mass have been challenging us by inviting us to go deeper into the mission that has been entrusted to us as disciples of Jesus. For all of us, that mission is to go out and proclaimContinue reading “Jesus Wants Us to Rock the Boat”

Unworthy and Still Called

Homily for Thursday of the 24th Week in Ordinary Time The other day, I was talking to someone about being a priest and they were asking me about what led me to enter seminary. I began sharing with them my vocation story, about growing up in the Church, being involved in various parish ministries, etc.Continue reading “Unworthy and Still Called”

Disciples of Mercy: Forgiveness

Homily for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Introduction – Over the next couple of weeks, all of us will be invited to consider how we are called to be Disciples of Mercy. Each of us, as baptized Christians, are invited to follow Jesus and imitate our lives based on his own example.Continue reading “Disciples of Mercy: Forgiveness”

The Power of Mary’s Name

Homily for the Memorial of the Holy Name of Mary Today the Church celebrates the Memorial of the Holy Name of Mary, a feast that has its origins in Spain in 1513. Pope Innocent XI decreed that it be observed by the entire Church in 1683 following a victory of the Polish army against theContinue reading “The Power of Mary’s Name”

Jesus Has Overcome the Darkness.

Homily for Friday of the 23rd Week in Ordinary Time September 11, 200`1 – a day that none of us will likely ever forget. That day seemed like it stood still, like the world came to a sudden halt, and rightly so because it did. Everything we knew – or, at least, everything we thoughtContinue reading “Jesus Has Overcome the Darkness.”