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”

Here as in Heaven: Sent

Homily for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time INTRODUCTION – Over the last couple of weeks, we have been considering how we have been tasked as Christians with the responsibility of making the Kingdom of God present in our world today. So far, our Here as in Heaven series has brought us to moments ofContinue reading “Here as in Heaven: Sent”

Here as in Heaven: Chosen

Homily for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time INTRODUCTION – Tonight, we have the second part of our homily series Here as in Heaven, which began last weekend. For those of you who were here this past Sunday, you’ll remember that the first part of the series focused on how all of us are invitedContinue reading “Here as in Heaven: Chosen”

Here as in Heaven: Invited

Homily for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time INTRODUCTION – Tonight we begin our second Life Night homily series called Here as in Heaven. Over the next couple of weeks, we will dive more deeply into how the Lord is calling us to participate in the Kingdom of Heaven now and how each of usContinue reading “Here as in Heaven: Invited”

Disciples of Mercy: Humility

Homily for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time INTRODUCTION – Over the last couple of weeks now, we have been reflecting on what it means to be Disciples of Mercy. To be a Disciple of Mercy, we have to recognize that 1) we have been forgiven by God and are now called to bring thatContinue reading “Disciples of Mercy: Humility”

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”