Forgotten Identity

Homily for the First Sunday of Lent Put yourself in Jesus’ shoes. You’ve been wandering in the desert for 40 days and nights. You’re starving! You’re tired! You’re exhausted! Then suddenly, as you’re feeling all of those things, when you might be at the most vulnerable state, the Devil comes and throws these three temptationsContinue reading “Forgotten Identity”

Missionary Disciples

Homily for the 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time INTRODUCTION – What can I do? How am I being called to serve? Lord, how am I being called to point others to You? These are all questions that many of us often find ourselves asking, especially whenever we hear these particular readings proclaimed at Mass. EachContinue reading “Missionary Disciples”

Humility in the Beatitudes

Homily for the 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time When we think of the word humility, what is the first thought that comes to mind? We probably think it is something self-deprecating. Often times, we think in order to be humble that we have to hold not only a low opinion of ourselves, but usually aContinue reading “Humility in the Beatitudes”

Light and Darkness

Homily for 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Throughout Scripture, this juxtaposition of light and darkness is a theme that often emerges; it serves as a symbol representing the struggle between good and evil. The contrast between the two helps us to better understand the gift of God’s Light and the grace that Jesus brings toContinue reading “Light and Darkness”

Called to Discipleship

Homily for the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Within each of our hearts, God has planted certain seeds, seeds that are meant to be nourished and fostered so that we can discover what He wants us to do with our lives – to discover our vocation. Each of us has a vocation, somethingContinue reading “Called to Discipleship”

Watchful. Hopeful.

Homily for the 1st Sunday of Advent Throughout history, there have been countless times when people have said that the end of the world would happen. Despite these various predictions, all of us are still here. The world has not ended and Jesus has not yet returned. While many of these predictions have seemed likeContinue reading “Watchful. Hopeful.”

Spiritual Friendship

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”