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”

Zeal for God’s House

Homily for the Third Sunday in Lent Introduction – I have a confession. I’m addicted to my phone. I am constantly texting my best friends and no matter how much I try, I usually end up spending ungodly amounts of time on Instagram. But this Lent I have been working on detaching. So far itContinue reading “Zeal for God’s House”

Identify. Surrender. Receive. Commit.

Homily for the First Sunday of Lent, Year B Introduction All of us, like Jesus, have been invited to go out into the desert for 40 days to be tempted. What would your biggest struggle be? What would you not be able to live without for 40 days? What would you be willing to leaveContinue reading “Identify. Surrender. Receive. Commit.”

Sanctification: Purpose

Homily for the 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time Introduction – Over the last couple of weeks now, we have been reflecting on this idea of sanctification. Our series began with the celebration of the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. It was a day that we recalled Jesus’ baptism by John the Baptist inContinue reading “Sanctification: Purpose”

Sanctification: Mission

Homily for the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B INTRODUCTION – Tonight we have the second part of our homily series Sanctification, which began last weekend. For those of you who were here this past Sunday, the first part of the series focused on how Jesus sanctified baptism, raising it from merely a ritualContinue reading “Sanctification: Mission”

Sanctification: Baptism

Homily for the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord INTRODUCTION – Tonight we begin our next Life Night homily series called Sanctification. Over the next couple of weeks, we will dive more deeply into how the Lord works to lead us to a place of sanctification, how He calls us to live out theContinue reading “Sanctification: Baptism”

Point Others to Christ

Homily for the Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord Throughout the history of salvation, we have seen how God acts in ways that are surprising, often times reversing the expectations of humanity. We have seen this throughout Scripture. But let’s just think back to the great celebration we experienced last week. The Jewish peopleContinue reading “Point Others to Christ”

Rejoice in the Lord Always

Homily for the Third Sunday of Advent, Year B Rejoice in the Lord, always! Again I say, rejoice! Today, the Church celebrates the 3rd Sunday of Advent, also known as Gaudete Sunday. The word “Gaudete” is Latin for “rejoice.” In the Church, every liturgical celebration typically begins with what is called an entrance antiphon. ItContinue reading “Rejoice in the Lord Always”