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”

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”

Go Out. Proclaim the Gospel.

Homily for the Solemnity of the Ascension Traditionally, the Feast of the Ascension takes place forty days after Easter. But, out of convenience for the faithful, the Bishops of the United States (except in a few locations) have moved the feast to the following Sunday, which is why we celebrate it this weekend. The AscensionContinue reading “Go Out. Proclaim the Gospel.”

The Voices We Listen To

Homily for the 4th Sunday of Easter, Good Shepherd Sunday First of all, I want to take this opportunity to, once again, wish all of our mothers, grandmothers, and spiritual mothers a very happy Mother’s Day. Thank you for always caring for us and supporting us in all that we do. I hope that thisContinue reading “The Voices We Listen To”

You Are Not Alone

Homily for the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time You are not alone. You are loved. Jesus cares about you. You are important to Him. Do you believe those statements? Speaking from personal experience, it’s not always easy to believe those things. We get hurt in life, things happen to us that make us feel likeContinue reading “You Are Not Alone”

Chosen and Sent

Homily for the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time Pope Benedict XVI once said that “it is the duty of the Church to proclaim always and everywhere the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” This is a task that has been the responsibility of the Church from the very beginning. (And by Church, I don’t just mean theContinue reading “Chosen and Sent”

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”

Jesus Within the Storm

Homily for the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B At various points in our lives, each of us endures hardship of some kind – we all have to journey through the storms that arise. Some of those storms are like the fairly frequent Florida afternoon thunderstorms that come up unexpectedly: a devastating cancer diagnosis,Continue reading “Jesus Within the Storm”

Ascension of the Lord

Homily for the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord I have always been fascinated by this account of the Ascension of Jesus found in the Acts of the Apostles. This must have been an interesting sight. Jesus had just ascended into heaven and the disciples are left standing there looking up at the sky,Continue reading “Ascension of the Lord”

Unbelieving Thomas

Homily for the Second Sunday of Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday In the eyes of many, Thomas might be considered a failure. Think about it…here is a man who walked with Jesus and listened to his words for nearly three years. After the Risen Christ appeared to the other apostles, Thomas heard them say: “We haveContinue reading “Unbelieving Thomas”