God’s Visitation Invites Us to Trust and Service

Homily for the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary For this morning’s Feast of the Visitation of Mary, our Gospel passage is what immediately follows the Annunciation, where the Angel Gabriel tells Mary that she is carrying the very Savior of the world in her womb. In that encounter she is alsoContinue reading “God’s Visitation Invites Us to Trust and Service”

Go On Speaking. Do Not Be Silent.

Homily for Friday of the 6th Week of Easter “Do not be afraid. Go on speaking, and do not be silent, for I am with you.” These are the words that the Lord offered to Paul in our First Reading this morning from the Acts of the Apostles. They were meant to be an encouragementContinue reading “Go On Speaking. Do Not Be Silent.”

Grief Will Become Joy

Homily for the Memorial of St. Philip Neri “Amen, amen, I say to you, you will weep and mourn, while the world rejoices; you will grieve, but your grief will become joy.” Over the last couple of days now, we, as a country, have certainly been grieving with the news of yet another national tragedy.Continue reading “Grief Will Become Joy”

Our Lady of Fatima

Homily for the Memorial of Our Lady of Fatima As I mentioned at the beginning of Mass, today the Church celebrates the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, remembering how our Blessed Mother appeared to three young children in Portugal from May 13 until October 13, 1917. This morning, I want to focus on theContinue reading “Our Lady of Fatima”

The Father Needs Us to Be His Messengers

Homily for Thursday of the 4th Week of Easter It’s amazing to me how the Lord always seems to choose the right person to be His messenger at different moments. We see it time and again throughout Scripture, but I’m also sure that we’ve experienced it in our own lives as well. What we comeContinue reading “The Father Needs Us to Be His Messengers”

Questioning Leads to Conversion

Homily for Friday of the Third Week of Easter As I mentioned earlier this week in one of my homilies for our morning Masses, over the last several days now, we have been reading through John 6, the Bread of Life Discourse. As Jesus has shared what will become his teaching on the Eucharist, weContinue reading “Questioning Leads to Conversion”