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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

Watch and Stay Awake for Christ

Advent - “Stay awake, praying at all times...”

Christ is the Solution 2009

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

A second chance at living, that chance is now

Second 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

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

Third Sunday of Advent

Happy in the Lord

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

Commentary on joy: the joy of Jesus

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Mary, Spouse of the Holy Spirit and Mother of God

Stories: Jesus in the womb of Mary, strange light in form of embryo in Guadalupe

Christmas Season and Baptism of Our Lord

See Homilies for Years A, B and C

Second Sunday

Mary interceded at the Wedding at Cana and continues to be our Advocate

Cana - God wedded to us in the New Covenant, Mary is our Queen 2007

Mary, the Mother of Jesus, the Woman of the New Covenant 2013

Second reading see excerpt Enjoying Paul and Old Testament

Third Sunday

Your Word is a Lamp for my Steps and a Light for my Path

Related Homilies: They have the Scriptures, let them listen to them!

Second Reading: Paul in Corinth

Commentary: venerating Scripture Enjoying the Bible

second reading excerpt Enjoying Paul the Old Testament

March for Life Life Homilies

Fourth Sunday

We are all Equal in Dignity before God

Related Homilies: Be Gentle in carrying out your business

Today’s Gospel in the context of Luke 2007

Fifth Sunday

If Jesus could use the Twelve Apostles with their obvious weaknesses he can certainly also use us

Ridding ourselves of sin like Isaiah, Paul and Peter to follow the Lord in Peace 2007

Related Homilies: It’s okay to have nothing and be unworthy - Jesus does the rest 2011

People in the Bible Answering their Vocations 2006

Leave the Boat and build up God’s kingdom

Vocations in the Bible - Answering God’s Call

Homilies on priesthood

Christ continues to minister to us through his Priests 2012

stories about vocation

Sixth Sunday

Jesus’ description of happiness

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

Related Homilies: Jesus’ Prescription for Happiness - the Beatitudes

The Beatitudes were lived perfectly by Jesus 2008
Are You Happy?

Only Jesus is Our Treasure

stories about about reversals

stories: difficulty of teaching the Beatitudes

stories: dialogue on the Beatitudes

Seventh Sunday

Love your enemies

Related Homilies: Loving and Forgiving Enemies 2011

Forgiving Seventy-Seven Times

Jesus is our Model in Forgiving Others 2011

stories about reconciliation

stories about human forgiveness

stories about God’s mercy

First Sunday of Lent

Overcoming Satan during Lent like Jesus in the desert 2007

Jesus our Model for Lent - Prayer, Fasting, Almsgiving 2013

Related Homilies: 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
Decide to Overcome Sin

Reliving the temptations of Jesus

stories for Lent

Second Sunday of Lent

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

Lent is a time to see Jesus with new eyes 2010

Related Homilies: Jesus is the Promised Messiah. Listen to Him even as He predicts his Passion and Death! 2006

The Transfiguration, look beyond present suffering to the presence of God

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

First Reading; stars of the sky

Third Sunday of Lent

A Priest’s Near Death Experience and the Parable of the Fig Tree video

Fourth Sunday of Lent

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

Our Heavenly Father offers us all he has

Parable of the Prodigal Son - we are like each of the sons 2007

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

Today’s Gospel in the context of Luke 2007

Penance Service Homily

Let Jesus dispose of the garbage caused by sin

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

Jesus forgives Peter and restores him

Decide to Overcome Sin

If you love me you will keep my Commandments

Why confess sins to a priest?

Book Excerpt: Cardinal Ratzinger on Freedom without lawfulness

stories about God’s Mercy

stories about sin

stories about confession of sin

my commentary on the Parable of Prodigal Son in Enjoying the Bible

Fifth Sunday of Lent

The Woman Caught in Adultery - “Go and Do Not Sin any more” because sin damages us and the whole Church

Will we be transformed at the end of Lent? - Go and sin no more 2010

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

Related Homilies: Penance Service Homily

Let Jesus dispose of the garbage caused by sin

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

Jesus forgives Peter and restores him

Decide to Overcome Sin

If you love me you will keep my Commandments

Why confess sins to a priest?

stories about God’s Mercy

stories about confession of sin

stories about sin

Palm Sunday

The Passion of Jesus shows us up as sinners and heals us

Related Homilies: The various characters in the Passion represent our sins that led to Jesus’ crucifixion 2009

Jesus’ Sufferings Revealed by the Turin Shroud

Gethsemane and crucifixion

Holy Week to Easter Sunday

See Holy Week Homilies

Second Sunday of Easter

Christ invites us to his Sacred Heart 2013

Related Homilies: Trust, Surrender, Believe, Receive

Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe

Divine Mercy Sunday  2008

Why confess sins to a priest?

Second Reading Related Revelation/Apocalypse (Saints in Heaven)

stories about faith

Third Sunday of Easter

Jesus forgives Peter and restores him

Related Homilies: It is impossible to meet Jesus and remain the same 2013

Second Reading Related Revelation/Apocalypse (Saints in Heaven)

stories about God’s Mercy

stories about conversion

Fourth Sunday of Easter - Vocation Sunday

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

See Vocation Sunday

Second Reading Related Revelation/Apocalypse (Saints in Heaven)

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Love one another just as I have loved You 2013

Related Homilies: Love of God for us 2009

If you love me you will keep my commandments

Loving God with all our hearts and our neighbor as ourselves

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

on loving others Seeing Jesus in others

Bear with one another charitably, love your children

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Ascension

Enlightened to our Calling and Destiny (Years A & C)

Related Homilies: Jesus Continues to be Present in his Church after his Ascension

After Jesus’ Ascension don’t just sit there - The Vocation of the Laity 2008

Waiting in Prayer for the Outpouring of the Holy Spirit

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

see Homilies for Years A, B and C

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Father who sought me, Son who bought me, Spirit who taught me

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

We are drawn into the love at the heart of the Trinity (Year A)

The Most Holy Trinity: belonging to the Holy Trinity since Baptism (Year B)

Story: St. Augustine and the Mystery of the Trinity

Corpus Christi

Jesus is the center of time, BC- AD. Is Jesus in the Eucharist the center of your life? 2007

See Homilies for Years A, B and C

Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Related Homilies: Christ invites us to his Sacred Heart 2013

Ninth Sunday

Related Homilies: Today’s Gospel in the context of Luke 2007

Eleventh Sunday

Jesus can turn everything in our lives - even sin - to good 2007

Related Homilies: Today’s Gospel in the context of Luke 2007

Second Reading: no longer I who live but Christ who lives in me

stories about God's Mercy

Twelfth Sunday

Carrying our Cross after Jesus - Stages of Healing and Acceptance

Related Homilies: Taking up our Cross after Jesus

Do we live the Faith we Profess or run from the Cross?

Growing through Trials like Peter

First reading Jesus’ suffering as revealed by the Shroud of Turin

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

stories about carrying our cross

Thirteenth Sunday

Jesus prayed the Psalms daily and prayer satisfies our longings

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

Vocation Stories in the Bible - Answering God’s Call

Today’s Gospel in the context of Luke 2007

Fourteenth Sunday

The Peace of Jesus

All the life and grace of the Church comes from Christ 2010

Fifteenth Sunday

Good Samaritan - the Medicine of Love

Father Damien of Molokai was a Good Samaritan

The Good Samaritan - thinking transformed by Jesus 2010

Related Homilies: love of neighbor Seeing Jesus in others

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

Today’s Gospel in the context of Luke 2007

stories about helping others

stories about seeing God in others

Sixteenth Sunday

Martha, Mary and Prayer

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

Slow Down to Enjoy Life and Spend Time with Jesus

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

Mary at the feet of Jesus - Consecrated Contemplative Life 2010

Homilies on listening to 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: The Christian Meaning of Human Suffering 2008

stories about prayer

Seventeenth Sunday

Prayer is good for your health, continue in prayer as Jesus asked us

Prayer can change the course of future events and when we pray we touch God 2007

Related Homilies: Intercessory Prayer

stories about God as Father

stories about God's mercy

stories about prayer

stories: The Lord’s Prayer (a dialogue)

Eighteenth Sunday

God is Offering You Millions, Don’t settle for pennies!

Become rich in the sight of God and trust in Jesus

We are to live with our bodies here on earth but with our minds and souls in heaven 2007

Related Homilies: Enlightened to our Calling and Destiny

The glorious future awaiting us

Our Treasure in Heaven will be our Corporal Works of Mercy

stories about money

Nineteenth Sunday

God's Unexpected Communications

Lamps lit for Jesus

Passover Expectation of the Messiah, the Eucharist and the Easter Vigil 2010

Twentieth Sunday

Bringing Fire to the Earth

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

Twenty-First Sunday

Strive to enter through the narrow gate 2007

Related Homilies: Choose Jesus the Narrow Door2013

(gathering of nations) Today’s Gospel in the context of Luke 2007

stories: on last being first: Curé of Ars

Second Reading: on suffering see The Christian Meaning of Human Suffering

stories about suffering

Twenty-Second Sunday

Be Gentle in carrying out your business

We do not need false appearances because we are citizens of heaven 2007

Related Homilies: What motivates you? God’s Love for you or your love of yourself? 2009

We are all equal in dignity before God

The journey from pride to humility

The greatest among you must be your servant

Book excerpt: Ruth Burrows on humility

stories about humility

Twenty-Third Sunday

Related Homilies: Taking up our Cross after Jesus

Do we live the Faith we Profess or run from the Cross?

Carrying Our Cross after Jesus, disciples of Jesus

stories about our cross

Twenty-Fourth Sunday

Related Homilies: Our Heavenly Father offers us all he has

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

Today’s Gospel in the context of Luke 2007

Penance Service Homily

Let Jesus dispose of the garbage caused by sin

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

Jesus forgives Peter and restores him

Decide to Overcome Sin

If you love me you will keep my Commandments

Why confess sins to a priest?

stories about God’s Mercy

stories about sin

stories about confession of sin

my commentary on the Parable of Prodigal Son in Enjoying the Bible

Twenty-Fifth Sunday

Putting God first in economics and adding Faith to Reason 2010

Related homilies: God is Offering You Millions, Don’t settle for pennies!

Become rich in the sight of God and trust in Jesus

We are to live with our bodies here on earth but with our minds and souls in heaven 2007

Enlightened to our Calling and Destiny

The glorious future awaiting us

Our Treasure in Heaven will be our Corporal Works of Mercy

stories about money

Second Reading: Homilies on Prayer

stories about prayer

Twenty-Sixth Sunday

The Rich Man and Lazarus - we cannot go to God without our brothers and sisters 2010

They have the Scriptures, let them listen to them!

The Rich Man and Lazarus - Thirst of the World for God and Thirst of Jesus for Souls 2013

Related Homilies: Blessed Mother Teresa

Seeing Jesus in others

Loving our neighbor and being filled with God’s light

Do it Anyway

Bear with one another charitably

Our Treasure in Heaven will be our Corporal Works of Mercy

stories about helping others

October - Respect Life Month

Life Homilies

Twenty-Seventh Sunday

Increase our faith

Have faith during crises

Commentary: humble servant excerpt of Enjoying the Bible

on Gen 2 excerpt Enjoying Paul and Old Testament

Twenty-Eight Sunday

Related Homilies: Today’s Gospel in the context of Luke 2007

Commentary: on Samaritans excerpt Enjoying the Bible

Twenty-Ninth Sunday & World Mission Sunday

The Parable of the Persistent Widow - Persevere in Prayer 2010

Related Homilies: Intercessory Prayer

Prayer is good for your health

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

Jesus prayed the Psalms daily and prayer satisfies our longings

see Homilies on Prayer

stories about persistence

Thirtieth Sunday

The Pharisee and the Tax-Collector

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

Related Homilies: pride/humility and equal dignity of all We are all Equal in Dignity before God

Be Gentle in Carrying Out Your Business

The greatest among you must be your servant

Thirty-First Sunday

Come down from your tree because Jesus wants to stay with you! 2010

Open your heart to Jesus’ mercy like Zacchaeus

Related Homilies: Today’s Gospel in the context of Luke 2007

Jesus forgives Peter and restores him

Parable of the Prodigal Son - saints have a past and sinners have a future

The Woman caught in Adultery - “Go and do not sin any more”

Decide to Overcome Sin

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

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

Let Jesus dispose of the garbage caused by sin

stories about God’s Mercy

dialogue about the Weeds among the Wheat

Thirty-Second Sunday

The Resurrection - They are like Angels 2010

Our Faith helps us to endure suffering

Related Homilies: The Resurrection - the glorious future awaiting us

Belief in the Resurrection (excerpt of funeral homily)

Thirty-Third Sunday

Related Homilies: Faith in the resurrection enables us to endure suffering

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

Look beyond present suffering to the presence of God

Thirty-Fourth Sunday - Christ the King

Christ a Powerless King

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

The Passion of Jesus shows us up as sinners and heals us

Gethsemane and crucifixion

Jesus’ Sufferings Revealed by the Turin Shroud

Largest Known Relic of the True Cross in Santo Toribio, Spain

The Miraculous Crucifix in Limpias

mp3 meditation: Seven Last Words of Jesus (1,2,3) from Let’s Talk to Jesus

Do you love me?

Lamb of God

Commentary: excerpt of Enjoying the Bible