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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

December 8th - The Immaculate Conception of Our Lady

Immaculate Conception of Our Lady

Immaculate Conception of Our Lady and the Miraculous Medal

Immaculate Conception and the Icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Mary Full of Grace since her Immaculate Conception: hints of Our Lady’s Immaculate Conception in the Bible

Related Homilies: Jesus came because Mary surrendered to God

Mary’s “Amen”

Saying “Yes” to Jesus’ invitation to allow Him into our Lives

Four Marian Dogmas

First reading Where are you?

December 25th - Christmas

Christmas - Mystery of God’s Love (also in mp3 meditation)

Related Homilies: Now I know why You had to do it - a Christmas Parable

God does Care about You! The Word Became Flesh and Lived Among us

mp3 meditation: Baby Jesus surrounded by the animals (quality reduced for 56k dial-up modems)

stories for Christmas

Light of Jesus

Inexplicable light in form of embryo in Guadalupe

Sunday in the Octave of Christmas - The Holy Family

The Holy Family - held together by love through all their problems

God’s Plan for the Family - a Reflection of God’s Love

The Holy Family persevered through trials just as our families

Related Homilies: The Marriage of Mary and Joseph

Bear with one another charitably, love your children

What God has joined together man must not divide

The Church’s Teaching on Marriage

stories about family

stories for Christmas

January 1st- Mary, the Mother of God

Second Sunday after Christmas
(in many places the Epiphany of Our Lord is celebrated on this Sunday)

Now I know why You had to do it - a Christmas Parable

God does Care about Us: The Word Became Flesh and Lived Among us

Second Reading see Enlightened to Our Calling and Destiny

Second Reading see Chosen by God

stories for Christmas

January 6th - The Epiphany of Our Lord
(transferred to the Second Sunday after Christmas in many places)

Baby Jesus, the Wise Men and Herod (also in mp3 meditation reduced quality for 56k dial-up modems)

From star reading, horoscopes and astrology, to worshiping Jesus

Jesus’ birth Revealed to the Nations by a Star because Jesus is Savior of All 2007

The Events of the Epiphany played out Today 2013

stories for Christmas

First Sunday - The Baptism of Our Lord

Sons and Daughters of 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

Jesus was baptized and we are baptized, Jesus prayed and we pray 2013

Related Homilies: Baptism Changes the Quality of Our Souls Forever 2011

Professing our Faith with the Apostles' Creed during Baptism

February 2nd- The Presentation of Our Lord

The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple - the New Priesthood and Pure Sacrifice of the Eucharist 2010

Related Homilies: on the Holy Family The Holy Family

March 17th- St Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick, Patron of Ireland and what we learn of him from his own writings

St. Patrick was specially chosen by God to transform Ireland

St. Patrick - similar to biblical figures and a challenge to us 2006

Gospel: The Seventy(-two) 2010

March 25th- Annunciation

Related Homilies: Jesus came because Mary surrendered to God

Mary’s “Amen”

Mary Full of Grace

Saying “Yes” to Jesus’ invitation to allow Him into our Lives

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

Holy Week

See Holy Week Homilies

Easter Sunday

The Resurrection of Jesus reminds us of the glorious future awaiting us

Jesus Risen is the Light of the World 2008

Christ is Risen! 2011

Related Homilies: excerpts of funeral homilies

belief in the resurrection (excerpt of funeral homily)

cloth over Jesus’ head, The Sudarium

stories about the next life and death

 

Second Sunday of Easter - Divine Mercy Sunday

Divine Mercy Sunday 2008

Christ invites us to his Sacred Heart 2013

Related Homilies: Why confess sins to a priest?

Blood and water from the side of Christ symbolizes Christ giving us the sacraments from the Cross

Fourth Sunday of Easter - Vocation Sunday

Vocations in the Bible - Answering God’s Call

Excerpts of Homilies on Vocations

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

People in the Bible Answering their Vocations 2006

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

excerpt of homily on seminary formation

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

Priesthood of the New Covenant 2008
Jesus is High Priest of the New Testament 2006

God’s Grace offered in a surprising new way - the Priesthood of Jesus 2009

Jesus called the Twelve to be with him

Christ continues to minister to us through his Priests 2012

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

Consecrated Contemplative Life 2010

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

Church Structure flowing out of Jesus' Prayer 2011

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

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

stories about priesthood

First Holy Communion

First Holy Communion

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

The Ascension of Our Lord

Enlightened to Our Calling and Destiny (Years A and C)

Jesus Continues to be Present in his Church after his Ascension (Year B) 2006
After Jesus’ Ascension don’t just sit there - Witness! 2008

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

Related Homilies: 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 Sunday

Pentecost - the Spirit helping us

Renewed by the Holy Spirit at Pentecost

Living as authentic followers of Jesus will help many to follow Jesus 2006

mp3 meditation: Pentecost (quality reduced for 56k dial-up modems)

Related Homilies: How can we receive the Holy Spirit to raise us up? 2006

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

The Most Holy Trinity: Abba, Emmanuel, Helper

The Most Holy Trinity: belonging to the Holy Trinity since Baptism

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

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

Story: St. Augustine and the Mystery of the Trinity

Solemnity of Corpus Christi - Body and Blood of Our Lord

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

Meet Jesus in his Real Presence in the Eucharist 2008
Related Homilies: 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

June 24th - The Birth of John the Baptist

John the Baptist preaching the Truth and pointing to Jesus

June 29th - Saints Peter and Paul

Saints Peter and Paul

Related Homilies: On St Peter Answering Vocations in the Bible

Jesus forgives Peter and restores him

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

In the Gospel Peter ran from the Cross but was firm in Faith after Pentecost

St. Peter healing scandal and strengthening the flock 2010

Peter grew to understand we cannot have Jesus without the Cross 2011

Homily excerpt: Cathedra of St. Peter

Vigil Mass First Reading: God is Offering You Millions, Don’t settle for pennies

introduction to Paul in Enjoying Paul’s Letters and the Old Testament

August 6th - The Transfiguration of Our Lord

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

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

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

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

August 15th - The Assumption of Our Lady

Mary our Mother, her humility, and her Assumption into heaven

Assumption of Our Lady and her house in Ephesus

Assumption of Our Lady and the Rosary

Mary the Ark of the Covenant Assumed into Heaven intercedes for us 2007

First Reading Revelation 12 and Our Lady of Guadalupe 2006

First Reading Jesus in the womb of Mary, strange light in form of embryo in Guadalupe 2008

Related Homilies: Our Lady releasing souls from Purgatory on feast of her Assumption 2008

September 14th- The Triumph of the Cross

Related Homilies: Jesus’ Sufferings Revealed by the Turin Shroud

The Sudarium, the Face-Cloth of Christ

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

The Passion of Jesus moves us to Repentance

Gethsemane and crucifixion

Carrying Our Cross after Jesus - stages of acceptance and healing

The Miraculous Crucifix in Limpias

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

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

mp3 meditation: Seven Last Words of Jesus (1,2,3) (quality reduced for 56k dial-up modems)

mp3 meditation: My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? (4) (quality reduced for 56k dial-up modems)

mp3 meditation: Jesus on the Cross Thirsting for our Love (5) (quality reduced for 56k dial-up modems)

Do you love me?

November 1st - Solemnity of All Saints

The saints have reproduced in their lives Jesus’ victory on the cross over evil

The Communion of Saints and our glorious future

Are you celebrating Halloween or All Saints?

The Saints remind us who we are and their spiritual growth encourages us

We are united with the Saints in Heaven during this Mass - we join their liturgy in Heaven 2006

Related Homilies: On the Beatitudes: Jesus’ Prescription for Happiness

Second Reading related: Love of God for us 2009

stories about saints

November 2nd - All Souls - Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed

God’s Magnificent Plan for us after Death - Purgatory

Purgatory and Praying for the Holy Souls 2008

Stories about praying for the dead

November 9th- Dedication of the Basilica of St. John Lateran

Dedication of the Basilica of St. John Lateran, mother of all churches

The Cathedra of Our Holy Father Symbolizes his Teaching Office 2007