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Advent Resources

God is Offering You a Grace this Advent - Don’t miss out on it!

Advent - Preparing our hearts for the the Second Coming of Jesus

Penance Services

stories about Advent

First Sunday of Advent

Related Homilies: God is Offering You a Grace this Advent - Don’t miss out on it!

Advent - Preparing our hearts for the the Second Coming of Jesus

Second Sunday of Advent

What chaff do we need to remove to become pure wheat before Jesus? 2010

Separating the Wheat from the Chaff in our lives will bring us Harmony within ourselves, with others and with God 2007
Related Homilies: God is Offering You a Grace this Advent - Don’t miss out on it!

Advent - Preparing our hearts for the the Second Coming of Jesus

Something new in the Judean desert and Advent has new graces for us 2011

First Reading The Joyful Expectation of Advent

Third Sunday of Advent

Jesus explodes our vision and blessed is he who is not scandalized 2010

Happy the Man or Woman in Prison who does not Lose Faith in Jesus

Related Homilies: God is Offering You a Grace this Advent - Don’t miss out on it!

Advent - Preparing our hearts for the the Second Coming of Jesus

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Joseph, Man of Faith, and Patron of the Church

Stories: Joseph’s Struggle (a dialogue)

Christmas Season and Baptism of Our Lord

See homilies in Years A, B and C

Second Sunday

Can you see Jesus in the Crowd?

Jesus is the Lamb of God who takes away our sins

Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world 2008

Baptism Changes the Quality of Our Souls Forever 2011

Related Homilies: Baptism of Our Lord (First Sunday)

On Jesus taking away the sins of the world see homilies on the Sacrament of Reconciliation

 

March for Life Life Homilies

Third Sunday

Only Jesus is the Solution to the World’s Problems

Leave the Boat and build up God’s Kingdom

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

Related Homilies: If Jesus could use the Twelve apostles with their weaknesses he can use us

Answering God’s Call - Vocations in the Bible

Homilies on priesthood

Second Reading related: The Church of Jesus Christ is never my Church but always his Church 2012

stories about vocation

 

March for Life Life Homilies

Fourth Sunday

Jesus’ Prescription for Happiness - the Beatitudes

The Beatitudes were lived perfectly by Jesus 2008

The Beatitudes show us the Heart of God 2011

Related Homilies: Jesus’ description of happiness

Blessed are you who are poor...Our cross draws us closer to God 2007

stories about about reversals

stories: difficulty of teaching the Beatitudes

stories: dialogue on the Beatitudes

Fifth Sunday

Salt and Light

Sixth Sunday

Related Homilies: Jesus did not come to abolish the Law but to fulfill it 2013

Jesus completed and perfected the Law and can complete and perfect us 2014

If your hand should cause you to sin cut it off! - Avoiding occasions of sin

What God has joined together man must not divide

The Church’s Teaching on Marriage

Seventh Sunday

Loving and Forgiving Enemies 2011

Related homilies: Love your enemies

Forgiving Seventy-Seven Times

Jesus is our Model in Forgiving Others 2011

Love one another just as I have loved You 2013

stories about reconciliation

stories about human forgiveness

stories about God’s mercy

Eighth Sunday

Related Homilies: Martha, you worry and fret about so many things - Mary has chosen better

Slow Down to Enjoy Life and Spend Time with Jesus

Slow Down to Enjoy Life and Hear Jesus

Do we give God time and space in our lives every day or are we too busy? 2007

Trust in God

Do not be afraid - Jesus is our model in coping with anxiety 2008

on first reading: God will never forget us 2007

stories about worry/anxiety

stories about Trust in God

stories about time

First Sunday of Lent

Overcoming Sin and Temptation during Lent - Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving

Dying and Rising with Jesus during Lent

Overcoming Temptation and Giving Up Sin during Lent because We Love Jesus 2008

Related Homilies: Jesus our Model for Lent - Prayer, Fasting, Almsgiving 2013

Decide to Overcome Sin

Reliving the temptations of Jesus

stories for Lent

Second Sunday of Lent

The Transfiguration: Look Beyond Present Pain to the Presence of God

Jesus’ Transfiguration reminds us who we are and not to be negative

Related Homilies: We live by faith not sight but treasure experiences of God’s personal love

Jesus is the Promised Messiah. Listen to Him even as He predicts his Passion and Death!

stories about divine light

Third Sunday of Lent

God has a Plan that we find our identity in Christ 2011

Drink the Living Water of Jesus and You Will Never again Thirst

Putting the Picture of Jesus back together again during Lent 2008

Gospel Related: new worship promised by Jesus: Purification of the Old Testament Priesthood - Christ the High Priest of the New Covenant and his Priests 2010

stories about conversion

Fourth Sunday of Lent

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

Jesus touches you when you receive the sacraments 2008

We have washed in the Siloam of Baptism and we believe in Jesus 2014

Related Homilies: Jesus as healer Jesus Our Healer heals us through the Mass and Sacraments

We have faith in the power of Jesus to heal us and pick us up

on the Psalm Jesus is the Good Shepherd

stories about divine light

Light of Jesus

Inexplicable light in form of embryo in Guadalupe

Fifth Sunday of Lent

Come out of your tomb, be unbound and set free

Jesus invites you to see life in a new way and live with his life now 2008

Holy Week to Easter Sunday

See Holy Week Homilies

Second Sunday of Easter

Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe

God is doing a new thing and Jesus’ resurrection shows this 2008
Christ invites us to his Sacred Heart 2013

Related Homilies: Trust, Surrender, Believe, Receive

Divine Mercy Sunday 2008

Why confess sins to a priest?

stories about faith

Third Sunday of Easter

Attitudes Healed on the Road to Emmaus by meeting Jesus

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

Related Homilies: We are the Disciples on the Road to Emmaus 2013

Homilies on the Eucharist

Fourth Sunday of Easter - Vocation Sunday

Jesus is the Good Shepherd

See Vocation Sunday in Years A, B and C

Related Homilies: Jesus the Good Shepherd carries us and lays down his life for us

The Lord is my Shepherd, there is nothing I shall want 2012

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Trust in God

Sixth Sunday of Easter

If you love me you will keep my Commandments

Related Homilies: Loving God with all our heart and loving our neighbor as ourselves

By loving God and Neighbor we are filled with God’s Light and Miracles Follow

Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Do you love me?

Ascension

After Jesus’ Ascension don’t just sit there - Witness! 2008
Related Homilies: Enlightened to our Calling and Destiny

Jesus Continues to be Present in his Church after his Ascension

Waiting in Prayer for the Outpouring of the Holy Spirit

Jesus' Ascension for our Salvation - Praying together before Pentecost 2011

First reading, witnesses to the ends of the earth: Church growing through trials

Seventh Sunday of Easter

Waiting in Prayer for the Outpouring of the Holy Spirit

Pentecost Sunday

see homilies for Years A, B and C

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

We are drawn into the love at the heart of the Trinity

Related Homilies: The Most Holy Trinity: Abba, Emmanuel, Helper

Belonging to the Holy Trinity since baptism (Year B)

Father who sought me, Son who bought me, Spirit who taught me (Year C)

Love of God for us 2009

Story: St. Augustine and the Mystery of the Trinity

Corpus Christi

Meet Jesus in his Real Presence in the Eucharist 2008

Related Homilies: John Chapter 6 - Jesus’ Sermon on the Eucharist 2011

Faith in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist and Eucharistic Miracles

The Eucharist and St John Bosco

Jesus is the center of time, BC- AD; is Jesus in the Eucharist the center of your life? (Year C) 2007

Eucharist - let Jesus feast with you

Healed Through the Mass

Alexandrina lived only on Jesus in the Eucharist for thirteen years

On Pope John Paul II’s Letter on the Eucharist, Ecclesia de Eucharistia

The Eucharist and the Priesthood were born during the Last Supper

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

mp3 meditation Part 1 (quality reduced for 56k dial-up modems)

mp3 meditation Part 2 (quality reduced for 56k dial-up modems)

Stories about the Eucharist

Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Related Homilies: Christ invites us to his Sacred Heart 2013

Ninth Sunday

Saved by Jesus and Doing the will of the Father 2008

Tenth Sunday

Related Homilies: Levi's/Matthew's Vocation came from Jesus, not from the opinion of others 2014

on God's mercy see homilies on the Sacrament of Reconciliation

stories about God’s forgiveness

Commentary: excerpt of Enjoying the Bible 1

Eleventh Sunday

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

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

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

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

Priesthood of the New Covenant 2008

more homilies on priesthood
on curing the sick see Jesus our Healer

Second Reading related: Love of God for us 2009

Twelfth Sunday

Declaring Ourselves for Jesus in the Presence of Others

Do not be afraid - Jesus is our model in coping with anxiety 2008

Related Homilies: When there is division because of Jesus we take a stand for Jesus

stories about witnessing to Jesus

Thirteenth Sunday

Related Homilies: Carrying Our Cross after Jesus - stages of acceptance and healing

Taking up our Cross after Jesus

stories about our cross

Fourteenth Sunday

Come to Me all you who labor and are overburdened

Come to Jesus: His Yoke is Easy and Light 2008

Fifteenth Sunday

May the Word Jesus sows in us Produce Fruit

We need Spiritual Cardiac Surgery to be Fertile Soil for Jesus’ Words 2008

Related Homilies: on the word of God Your Word is a Lamp for my Steps and a Light for my Path

They have the Scriptures, let them listen to them!

Second Reading, Rom 8:18 present suffering and future glory Faith in the Resurrection enables us to endure Suffering

Stories: Parable of the Sower (a dialogue)

Sixteenth Sunday

Remove the weeds from your life instead of judging the weeds in others 2008

Related Homilies: Second Reading, Rom 8:26 Spirit helping us pray Pentecost

Stories: Weeds among the Wheat, God’s Infinite Mercy (a dialogue)

Seventeenth Sunday

Jesus is Our Treasure

God turns everything to good for those who love him 2011

Related Homilies: Happiness

Eighteenth Sunday

Let Jesus Feast With You!

Give to Jesus and he gives to you - The miracle in the dump at Juarez

Related Homilies: Jesus expands our small vision to his limitless vision

The Eucharist and the Priesthood were born during the Last Supper

Faith in the Real Presence of Jesus and Eucharistic Miracles

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

Healed Through the Mass

Four Presences of Jesus when we celebrate the Eucharist

Alexandrina lived only on Jesus in the Eucharist for thirteen years

On Pope John Paul II’s Letter on the Eucharist, Ecclesia de Eucharistia

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

The Eucharist and St John Bosco

stories about the Eucharist

Nineteenth Sunday

Trusting in Jesus when Problems Occur

Amazing Grace that saved a Wretch like Me!

Growing through Trials like Peter

stories about faith

Twentieth Sunday

Persisting in prayer like the Canaanite woman and St Monica

Related Homilies: on faith Happy the Man or Woman in Prison who does not Lose Faith in Jesus

Why pray when God knows what we want?

on healing Jesus Our Healer heals us through the Mass and Sacraments

We have faith in the power of Jesus to heal us and pick us up

stories about persistence

on breaking down barriers see excerpt of Enjoying the Bible

Twenty-First Sunday

You are the Christ, the Son of the living God

Jesus was different from the expected Messiah - we take our values from Jesus

You are Peter and on this rock I will build my Church 2008

Related Homilies: Peter grew to consider suffering for Jesus an honor

stories about the Pope

Twenty-Second Sunday

Carrying our Cross after Jesus - stages of acceptance and healing

The Christian Meaning of Human Suffering according to Pope John Paul II 2008

We cannot have Jesus without the Cross 2011

Related Homilies: Carrying the Cross after Jesus

Do we live the faith we profess or run from the Cross

Jesus was different from the expected a different Messiah - we take our values from Jesus

Peter grew to consider suffering for Jesus an honor

mp3 meditation on Psalm 63

stories about our cross

stories about division

Twenty-Third Sunday

Brotherly Correction and Love of Neighbor 2008

Related Homilies: second reading Seeing Jesus in others

second reading “If anyone wants to be first he must be servant of al”

stories about reconciliation

stories second reading related helping others

stories about seeing God in others

Twenty-Fourth Sunday

Forgiving Seventy-Seven Times

Jesus is our Model in Forgiving Others 2011

Related Homilies: Loving and Forgiving Enemies 2011

Love your enemies

Stages of healing and acceptance

Homilies on the sacrament of reconciliation

stories about reconciliation

stories about human forgiveness

stories about God’s mercy

Twenty-Fifth Sunday

Why be envious because God is generous?

Related Homilies: Equal in Dignity before God

the last being first: Curé of Ars

stories about positive thinking

Twenty-Sixth Sunday

Tax Collectors and Sinners are entering the Kingdom before You. Do you only know about Jesus or do you know Jesus? 2008

Related Homilies: first reading Decide to overcome sin

second reading: having the same attitude as Christ

Stories about conversion

October - Respect Life Month

Life Homilies

Twenty-Seventh Sunday

God seeks fruit from his vineyard

Guarding the Deposit of Faith and Producing Fruit for the Kingdom

Related Homilies: Bearing Fruit - Our love is not to be just words or mere talk

second reading: on filling your minds with what is good see Following Jesus begins in your Mind

Twenty-Eighth Sunday

Wearing the Wedding Garment for the Wedding Feast - a Good Christian Life

Related Homilies: on the Psalm Jesus is the Good Shepherd

Twenty-Ninth Sunday & World Mission Sunday

Thirtieth Sunday

Loving God with all our heart, soul and mind, and our neighbor as ourselves

Related Homilies: By loving God and Neighbor we are filled with God’s Light and Miracles Follow

If you love me you will keep my commandments

Loving others as Jesus loved us

on love of neighbor Seeing Jesus in others

Bear with one another charitably - love your children

If anyone wants to be first he must be servant of all

Love your enemies

stories about helping others

stories about seeing God in others

Do you love me?

Thirty-First Sunday

Have we not all one Father? The greatest among you must be your servant

Related Homilies: The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax-Collector

We are all equal in dignity before God

Be gentle in carrying out your business

Priests are Spiritual Fathers 2014

on service: Serving others and Mental Health

stories about service, about humility, and pride

First Reading Related: Purification of the Old Testament Priesthood - Christ the High Priest of the New Covenant and his Priests 2010

Thirty-Second Sunday

We pass this way only once - Choose Well

Related Homilies: “Stay Awake, Praying at all Times”

A second opportunity to live, that opportunity is now

Preparing for the Second Coming of Jesus

A priest’s near death experience video

mp3 meditation on Psalm 63 (quality reduced for 56k dial-up modems)

What God Won’t Ask

Thirty-Third Sunday

Doubling Talents - Growing in Virtue 2008

Now is an important and exciting time - the time to double the Talents 2011

Thirty-Fourth Sunday - Christ the King

Jesus is in My Neighbor

Our Treasure in Heaven will be our Corporal Works of Mercy

Related Homilies: Good Citizens of Our Country but God’s Servants First - Jesus is Our King

If anyone wants to be first he must be servant of all

on the Psalm Jesus is the Good Shepherd

On Jesus as King: Christ as a Powerless King

stories about seeing God in Others

stories about helping others

stories about service