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”

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”