Sunday, June 25, 2017

The Lord Is With Me - Homily for June 25



Vesting Bishop Provost in preparation for Holy Mass
Readings for Sunday, June 25 / 12th Sunday of Ordinary Time: Jeremiah 20:10-13  |  Psalm 69  |  Romans 5:12-15  |  Matthew 10:26-33

This weekend the Scriptures call to mind the many things which we fear and wrestle with through our week - the attacks from others, the attack from sin, and the attacks of the evil one. In all of this, we need not fear because the Lord is with us. United to Him, He fights for us.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Corpus Christi: No Mere Symbol - Homily for June 18

Miraculous Host & Blood at Lanciano


The Holy Eucharist is no mere sign or symbol, but is a the true Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus Christ. As Catholics, we must approach this mystery with great attention, reverence, awe, and love. May the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus increase these virtues in us until the day He calls us home!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Trinity Sunday - Homily for June 11



Readings for Sunday, June 11 / Trinity Sunday: Exodus 34:4-6, 8-9  |  Deuteronomy 3  |  2 Corinthians 13:11-13  |  John 3:16-18

The feast of the Most Holy Trinity celebrates the central mystery of the Christian faith - that we worship one God who is three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Let us seek to know Him better that we might love Him more.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Pentecost: Where's the fruit? - Homily for June 4



Readings for Sunday, June 4 / Pentecost: Acts 2:1-11  |  Psalm 104  |  1 Corinthians 12:3-7, 12-13  |  John 20:19-23

The Holy Spirit dwells in our soul and in doing so enlivens that which is good and holy and seeks to destroy that which is not godly. A way of seeing if this is truly taking place in the soul is to see what fruits we produce, particularly the 12 Fruits of the Holy Spirit. So ... where's the fruit?

Friday, June 2, 2017

Papal Intentions for June 2017

Papal Intention for June 2017

Pope's Prayer Intention - That national leaders may firmly commit themselves to ending the arms trade, which victimizes so many innocent people.

Prayer for the Pope

V. Let us pray for Francis, our Pope.
R. May the Lord preserve him, give him life, 
and make him blessed upon the earth, 
and deliver him not up to the will of his enemies.

Our Father... Hail Mary...

O God, Shepherd and Ruler of all Thy faithful people, look mercifully upon Thy servant Francis, whom Thou hast chosen as shepherd to preside over Thy Church. Grant him, we beseech Thee, that by his word and example, he may edify those over whom he hath charge, so that together with the flock committed to him, may he attain everlasting life. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.


Monday, May 29, 2017

Ascension: Divine Spitballs and the Church - Homily for May 28



Readings for Sunday, May 28 / Ascension of the Lord: Acts 1:1-11  |  Psalm 47  |  Ephesians 1:17-23  |  Matthew 28:16-20

The Ascension of the Lord is not a time when Christ leaves the Church, rather it is a time when He takes full authority and is able to grant grace and power on a large scale to the Church. May we be docile instruments in the hand of so great a King!


Monday, May 22, 2017

Easter: If you love Me... - Homily for May 21



Readings for Sunday, May 21 / 6th Sunday of Easter: Acts 8:5-8, 14-17  |  Psalm 66  |  1 Peter 3:15-18  |  John 14:15-21

The Lord tells us today, "If you love Me, you will keep My Commandments." The keeping of the Commandments of God is, then, not so much a matter of checking boxes off as it is a measure of our love for the Lord Himself. Lord Jesus, we love You. Help us to love You more!