Homilies on the Sacraments

Baptism Confirmation Eucharist
Reconciliation Anointing
Matrimony Holy Orders

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Jesus touches you when you receive the sacraments 2008

Every Grace in the Church and the Sacraments come from Jesus 2011

Excerpt: Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Orders received once because they change the soul for ever 2012

Sacrament of Baptism

We are sons and daughters of God our Father since our Baptism

Like Jesus you were Anointed with the Holy Spirit at Baptism

Sharing in the Salvific Effects of Jesus’ Cross through Baptism 2009

The Baptism of Jesus - Every Grace in the Church comes from Jesus 2011

Baptism Changes the Quality of Our Souls Forever 2011

Baptism - entering the tomb with Jesus and rising to new life with him

Living our Baptism for the rest of our lives

We share in the love between the Father, Son and Holy Spirit since Baptism

Healing through the Sacraments

Ephphatha: Christ raises us to a New Level 2012

Apostles' Creed at Baptism 2012

Sacrament of Confirmation

Related Homilies: Healing through the Sacraments

Excerpt of Enjoying the Bible: Charisms of the Holy Spirit

Sacrament of the Eucharist

Faith in the Real Presence of Jesus and Eucharistic Miracles

When we eat this bread and drink this cup...

Jesus Our Healer heals us through the Mass and Sacraments

Eucharist - Let Jesus feast with you

Four Presences of Jesus when we celebrate the Eucharist

Alexandrina lived only on Jesus in the Eucharist for thirteen years

Church of the Eucharist - Ecclesia de Eucharistia -on Pope John Paul II’s Letter

The Eucharist: Jesus living in us and we in Jesus - Little Nellie of Holy God

Is Jesus in the Eucharist the center of your life? 2007

The Eucharist and St. John Bosco

The Eucharist and the Priesthood were born during the Last Supper

The Eucharist calls us to love and serve the Lord in others (homily excerpt) 2008

We meet Jesus at Mass like the two disciples on the road to Emmaus 2008

Eucharist prophesied by the prophet Malachi 2010

Passover Expectation of the Messiah and the Eucharist 2010

Simple Explanation of the Mass

my meditation on The Last Supper in Let’s Talk to Jesus

Stories about the Eucharist

Sacrament of Reconciliation

“Neither do I condemn you. Go and do not sin again”

Parable of the Prodigal Son - Saints have a Past and Sinners a Future

We wash spiritually in the Sacrament of Reconciliation and are filled with Jesus’ Light

Let Jesus dispose of the garbage caused by sin

Why confess sins to a priest?

Related Homilies:  The Woman caught in Adultery - “Go and do not sin any more” because sin damages us and the whole Church

Jesus forgives Peter and restores him

The Passion of Jesus moves us to Repentance

Decide to Overcome Sin 2006

If you love me you will keep my Commandments

Like Isaiah, Paul and Peter we want to rid ourselves of sin to follow the Lord in Peace

God’s Mercy looks not at our past but to our future and potential 2007

The Prodigal and his brother did not know their father. Do we know God? 2010

Only by admitting our sin to God like the tax collector can we receive God’s Peace 2010

Do not throw stones at others - Jesus forgives you, do not sin again 2013

stories about God’s Mercy

stories about confession of sin

stories about sin

Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick

Anointing: being taken by the hand of Jesus like Jairus’ daughter

Sacrament of Holy Orders

The Eucharist and the Priesthood were born during the Last Supper

Jesus shares his priesthood with the apostles during the Last Supper 2008

Priesthood of the New Covenant 2008
Purification of the Old Testament Priesthood - Christ the High Priest of the New Covenant and his Priests 2010

The Priesthood - specific sign of God's love for us 2008

Excerpts of Homilies on Vocations

Jesus called the Twelve to be with him

Christ continues to minister to us through his Priests 2012

"Come after Me" - The Call of the Disciples 2014

Related Homilies: Answering God’s Call - Vocations in the Bible

Answering a Vocation from God - Examples from the Scriptures 2006

If Jesus could use the Twelve Apostles for his mission he can certainly use us

A priest’s near death experience changed his priesthood for ever

The Curé of Ars

Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out devils - the ministry of Priests

Vocation - Jesus doesn’t call the ready, he calls the willing

Does Jesus’ command to the man to sell everything apply to us also? 2006

Church Structure flowing out of Jesus' Prayer 2011

Priests are Spiritual Fathers 2014

stories about priesthood

Sacrament of Marriage

Wedding Homilies

What God has joined together man must not divide

The Church’s unchanging teaching on Marriage

Related Homilies: The Holy Family and Encouragement for the Family from Pope John Paul II

God’s Plan for the Family

The Holy Family

The Marriage of Mary and Joseph

Bear with one another charitably, love your children

Jesus the Bridegroom loves the Church his Bride

 

Preserving virginity before marriage

St. Maria Goretti preserved her virginity

Blessed Alexandrina preserved her virginity

 

stories: old love

stories about family

excerpts of Enjoying the Bible: Creation of man and woman

Family Life in the Christian Community (Eph 5-6)