Homily Archive

Our 35th Anniversary
Stay Attached to Christ, the True Vine
Jesus, Our Good Shepherd
Luke 24 – Repentance for the Forgiveness of Sins
Communion Now = Communion Later
The Manna of the Messiah
Psalm 23, Fulfilled
St. Augustine on Pastors
Mark 6 – Anointing of the Sick
Mark 6 – On Prophecy, Jesus’ Brothers and Sisters, and Paul’s Thorn in the Flesh
Reach to Jesus in Faith, Receive New Life
Of Marriage and Martyrdom
From Cultural Catholicism to Forming Intentional Disciples
The Creation of the World, Man, and Evolution
Christ is Truly Present, Fall Down and Adore – Corpus Christi 2018
Early Trinitarian Heresies – Trinity Sunday 2018
A Simple Way to Understand the Holy Spirit – Pentecost 2018
Knowledge of Jesus’ Revelation Depends Upon This – Ascension 2018
Divine Mercy For You
Easter 2018 – the Unique Gifts of Jesus’ Resurrection
Holy Thursday 2018 – the Apostolic Ministry
Palm Sunday 2018 – Jesus Understands our Suffering
John 12 – to Love is to Suffer
John 3 – Babylon or Jerusalem?
Lent: Temple Cleaning Time
What’s the Significance of Abraham and Isaac?
How to Go to Confession
Mark 1 – How Jesus and His Church Changed Healthcare
 For This Purpose Have I Come
Mark 1 – the Issue of Authority, and the Evangelical Counsels
Mark 1 – Abandon Your Nets
John 1 – What Are You Looking For?
Come, Let Us Adore Him! – Epiphany 2018
What is the Family? – Feast of the Holy Family 2017
The Face of the Imageless God – Christmas 2017
Jesus, the New David
In Humility, John Admitted What He Was Not
Some Advent Suggestions to Prepare Christ’s Way 2017
Feast of the Immaculate Conception 2017
What I Say to You, I Say to All – Watch!
Christ the King is Now Disguised in the Lowly
Matthew 25 – the Privileged Duty of Married Couples
Matthew 25 – St. Augustine on the Wise and Foolish Virgins
Sharing in the Priesthood of Christ
All Saints Day 2017 – a Simple Way to Understand Sanctity
Matthew 22 – the New Law is Love
Matthew 22 – Do I Owe God any Taxes?
Matthew 22 – Innocent Victim, or Disrespectful Ingrate?
Matthew 21 – What is the “Fruit” that God desires?
Matthew 20 – a Parable of Hope and Generosity
Matthew 18 – Some Advice on Forgiveness
Matthew 18 – Jesus’ Nuclear Option: Excommunication
the Gospel of Suffering
Matthew 15 – A Risk Worth Taking
Matthew 14 – Stay in the Boat

It is Good that We Are Here
Matthew 13 – The Gospel, the Treasure of God’s Wisdom
Matthew 13 – A Caution, Lest We Be Pulled Up as Weeds
Matthew 13 – Three Aids to Spiritual Growth
Matthew 11 – Modern-day Romans need Jesus Too
Christ, the Source of Authentic Love
Matthew 10 – There is Only One Remedy for Fallen Humanity
Corpus Christi 2017

A Trinity of Love

Kindle in Us the Fire of Your Love!

We are here to Know, Love, and Serve Him – Ascension 2017
John 14 – Love and Law are Not Opposed

John 14 – the Deaconate and the Priesthood

Jesus, the Good Shepherd

Luke 24 – What is the Eucharist, if not Sacrifice?

Confession is Not an Option – Divine Mercy 2017

Why Christ HAD to Rise, and We as Well – Easter Sunday 2017

Pride Goes Before the Fall – Peter’s Role in the Passion – Good Friday 2017
The Priest is Not His Own – Holy Thursday 2017
The Sacred Silence of the Liturgy – Palm Sunday 2017
Lazarus’ Secret Identity
An Authentic Open-Mindedness is Necessary – John 9
John 4 – the Woman at the Well

Matthew 17 – An Explosion of Revelation in the Economy of Salvation

The Word of God – Our Shield Against Temptation

Matthew 6 – There is Never Cause for Anxiety, but Always for Trust

Matthew 5 – We Must Be “Unusual”

Matthew 5 – the Sermon on the Mount

Glorify God – Become His Light in the World

Either We Strive to be People of the Beatitudes, Or….

Matthew 4 – The Lord is Trustworthy, So Follow Him When He Calls

John 2 – Behold the Lamb of God

Epiphany 2016 – Whom Do the Magi Symbolize?

May It Be Done to Me According to Your Word

Christmas 2016
St. Joseph, Man of Decisive Action

Matthew 11 – John’s Doubts, and Ours

Immaculate Conception 2016 – Mary’s Hidden Suffering

Repent, and Find True Love Again

Truly, We Do Not Know on Which Day Our Lord Will Come

Christ the King 2016

Luke 21 – “You Will Be Persecuted” – Our Response

Life Before Me, Death Behind Me

Luke 19 – Zacchaeus’ Humility leads to his Salvation

Luke 18 – The Contrast Between Two Men at Prayer

Seeds of Injustice Bear Election-Year Weeds

Tithing as a Way of Saying Thanks

Respond with Faith
Prepare to be Audited
the Prodigal Parishioner

Disciple for Our Time – St. Teresa

Luke 14 – A Christian’s Response to the Poor

Luke 13 – Will Only a Few People Be Saved?

1968 – a Prophet Rejected, a Household Divided

Am I a “Faithful Catholic”?

Luke 12 – a Rich Fool and a Good Lesson

Luke 10 – At Jesus’ Feet

Who is the Good Samaritan?

What Can You Do for Your Country? Live Your Faith.

Luke 7 – Young Men, Now is Your Church’s Hour of Need

Luke 7 – the Gamble of Eternal Salvation

Luke 7 – Are You a ‘Simon’ or a ‘Mary’?

God is Present in Our Suffering

Christian Worship Series, Part 9 – History of the Roman Rite, 4 of 4

Christian Worship Series, Part 8 – History of the Roman Rite, 3 of 4
Christian Worship Series, Part 7 – History of the Roman Rite, 2 of 4

Christian Worship Series, Part 6 – History of the Roman Rite, 1 of 4

Keeping It Simple

Christian Worship Series, Part 5 – the Roman Canon

Christian Worship Series, Part 4 – the Preparatory Rites

Follow Me!

Christian Worship Series, Part 3 – the Liturgy of the Word
Christian Worship Series, Part 2 – True Worship

The Final Insights of St. John – Good Friday 2016
A Radically New Kind of Priesthood – Holy Thursday 2016

Christian Worship Series, Part 1 – the Passover
John 8 – The Woman Caught in Adultery

A Father’s Love

When is the Best Time to Repent?
Two Examples of Faith Tested

The Temptation of Christ through the eyes of Pope Benedict XVI

Simon’s Fear of the Lord – Luke 5

How Will You Answer His Call?
The Lord is Trustworthy, Giving Wisdom to the Simple
The Father’s Blessing

The Faith of the Magi
The World’s First Love (Jan 1, 2016)

Solemnity of the Holy Family
Christmas 2015 – God at Home With Us
Mary, Ark of the New Covenant

Gaudete Sunday 2015

An Extraordinary Year of Mercy
Does the Kingdom of Christ Live in You?

Gospel of Mark Bible Study, Part 14 – They Saw the Son of Man Coming in the Clouds
Gospel of Mark Bible Study, Part 13 – The Poor Widow

A Man of the Beatitudes (All Saints Day 2015)

Take Courage, Get Up – He is Calling You!
Gospel of Mark Bible Study, Part 12 – Twelve Ambitious Men
Gospel of Mark Bible Study, Part 11 – the Evangelical Counsels

Gospel of Mark Bible Study, Part 10 – What is Marriage?

Gospel of Mark Bible Study, Part 9 – If Your Wealth Causes You to Sin…Pope Francis’ Call for Economic Justice
Make Time to Serve

Gospel of Mark Bible Study, Part 8 – God Forbid It!
Gospel of Mark Bible Study, Part 7 – Be Opened!
Gospel of Mark Bible Study, Part 6 – Is Jesus Against Tradition?

John 6 – Master, I Come to You, the Bread of Life
John 6 – The Key to Understanding 
John 6 – The Gift of Being Drawn

John 6 – Satisfaction for the Hungry Heart
John 6 – Recline, and Let Christ Do the Multiplying

Gospel of Mark Bible Study, Part 5 – Does Familiarity with Jesus Breed Contempt?

If I But Touch His Cloak, I Will Be Healed
Gospel of Mark Bible Study, Part 4
Don’t Be Discouraged!
Corpus Christi 2015 – Why Must I Go?

One by Reason, Three by Revelation
Holy Spirit, Fill Me with Your Love
A Free Trip to the Eternal City
How Do We Remain in Love?
Remain On the Vine, and You’ll Be Fine
A Shepherd in Sheep’s Clothing
Live Truth – Find Peace
Divine Mercy Academy
Easter 2015 – What of the Shroud?
Holy Thursday – A Few Good Men
The Strange Behavior of Pontius Pilate, Part 2
The Strange Behavior of Pontius Pilate, Part 1
See Jesus When You Serve Others

Your Savior Is Not Against You!
The Cleansing of the Temple – You!
Abraham’s Heroic Trust
Lent – How’s Your Covenant with Christ?
Ash Wednesday 2015
Gospel of Mark Bible Study, Part 3

Gospel of Mark Bible Study, Part 2
Gospel of Mark Bible Study, Part 1
Answer Your Call to be Fishers of Men
How Do You Know if God is Calling You?
Principles of Discernment for a Special Calling (Printable Word Document)
Two Joshuas at the Jordan
What Was the “Star” of Bethlehem?
The Greatest Spiritual Gift – the Holy Family
Christmas 2014 – Who Was That Child?
A Remarkable Annoucement, A Remarkable Response
You Might Not Realize Who You Actually Are
Ours is a Baptism of Repentance
Be on the Right Side of Life – Follow Christ the King
A Little Dating Advice
The Dedication of a Church and a Symbol
All Souls Day – Purgatory Explained
Love GOD, and Share His Truth
The Family, the First Vineyard
Four Lessons from the Vineyard

The Genius of the Cross
A Warning to the Watchman
The Few, the Proud, the Disciples!
The Office of Peter
A House of Prayer for All Peoples
Stay in the Boat!

A Boulder Marks the Spot
The Pearl of Great Price
Matt 13 – A Church of Wheat and Weeds, Saints and Sinners
Matt 13 – The Sower and the Seed
God – Father or Mother?
Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul – Are Things Really That Different?
The True Presence, Food for the Life of the World
A Simple Way to Understand the Trinity
Evangelization Series, Part 5

Evangelization Series, Part 4
If You Love Me, Keep My Commandments
Evangelization Series, Part 3
Evangelization Series, Part 2
Evangelization Series, Part 1
Divine Mercy and Our 2 New Saints
Easter 2014 – The Resurrection Affirms the Meaning of Life
Holy Thursday – My Vocation Story
The Mass Explained, Part 5
The Mass Explained, Part 4
See With the Eyes of the Heart
The Mass Explained, Part 3
The Mass Explained, Part 2
The Mass Explained, Part 1
Ash Wednesday 2014 – Temperance, the Miracle Virtue
No Need to Worry!

I Forgive You
Want to Be Happy?
If You’re a Christian, You Must be Different

The Humble Presentation of the Lord
The Call to Discipleship
John the Baptist as Priestly Prototype
The Baptism of the Lord, and Yours
Pope Francis’ Call to “Get Out There!”
The Father’s Role in the Family – Feast of the Holy Family 2013
An Authentic Christmas Focus
The Secret to Achieving Joy
Respect Has to Come First
Throw Off the Comfort of Sin
Christ the King – Our Light of Faith
If Anyone is Unwilling to Work, Neither Should He Eat
Luke 20 – Marriage in Heaven, and Persecution on Earth
Humble Your Heart – Receive God’s Grace
On Our Sin and Woundedness – Jesus, Have Pity on Us!
What is Faith, Anyway?
Do You Hear the Cry of the Poor?
Jesus’ Warnings About Wealth
Why Are So Many Sheep and Coins Going Missing?
A Few Thoughts on Pride and Humility
Reflect Christ, the Key to the Narrow Gate
May I Attend the Wedding?
The New Encyclical, ‘The Light of Faith’
The Sobering Lesson of a Rich Fool
Our Father
The Four Levels of the Spiritual Life
Luke 10 – It’s Very Near to You, You Have Only to Carry It Out
Where Would Jesus Stand on ‘Gay Marriage’?
Soccer Jesus vs The Real Deal
Luke 7, The Christian View of Death
Corpus Christi – What is Transubstantiation?
Deacon Holm – Trinity Sunday
Pentecost 2013 – Spirit of Unity
Ascension 2013 – God and the Vertical
John 14, Peace in the Church Through the Holy Spirit
Our Good Shepherd
John 21  Peter Re-established
Divine Mercy Sunday
Easter Sunday
Holy Thursday
Deacon Holm – Make Time for Jesus
Scandal and Hope for the Bride of Christ
A Refresher on Confession
Luke 13, Why Does Evil Exist
Lenten Opportunities
Ash Wednesday 2013
A Critical Moment for Peter – Fr. Francis Fernandez
Catechism Sunday 2 – Anointed, and Prophets
Mary, Mother of God – 2013
Feast of the Holy Family 2012 – On the Nature of Family
Deacon Holm – God, Who is Love, Came to Dwell With Us
Advent – What Should We Do
Advent-Let’s Get out of the City
Catechism Sunday 1 – The Final Things
Is Christ Your King?
Mark 13, End-Time Basics
Mark 12, A Middle Way of Simple Living
The Year of Faith – Loving the Lord with All Our Mind
I Want to See
Single Issue No More
Mark 10, God’s Plan for Marriage or Man’s
Mark 9, A Few Hyperbolic Warnings
Truth vs. the Culture
Seventeen Heroic Men
Mark 7, Priority of the Interior Life, Understanding Change and Tradition
John 6, To Whom Will You Go
John 6, How Can This Man Give Us His Flesh to Eat
John 6, The Most Necessary Food
John 6, The Eucharist Changes Everything

John 6, Trust in Providence
Shepherding and Protecting – A Reflection Upon the Tragedy in Colorado

Mark 6, On Docility and Obedience
Our New Deacon
Religious Liberty Under Attack
Mk 4, 26-34 The Only 2 Ways the Church Grows
Corpus Christi 2012 – How to Receive the Lord

Trinity Sunday 2012 – What Makes Our Faith Unique
Pentecost 2012 – Confirmation and the Seven Gifts
Ascension 2012

John 15, He the Vine, We the Branches
John 10, One Flock, One Savior – Who Can Be Saved
Luke 24, Seeing Christ in the Scriptures
Easter Day 2012 – Christian Joy

Easter Vigil 2012 – The Christian Life
Holy Thursday 2012
Passion Sunday 2012 – Judas and Peter
John 9, Man Born Blind

The Transfiguration – On Spiritual Highs and Lows, Consolation and Desolation
Jesus in the Desert
The Paralytic and 4 Devoted Friends

Violations of Our Religious Liberty
Two Important Catholic Subjects

Abortion, Hope, and Mercy
January 15th – Three Levels of Vocation
Epiphany
Mary, Mother of God
Christmas
Advent B3 – I Am Not the Christ
Advent B2 – Parousia and Repentance
Advent B1 – Watchfulness in Daily Prayer