Sunday, July 8, 2018

Dealing with the Thorns - Homily for July 8

Readings for Sunday, July 8 / 14th Sunday of Ordinary Time: Ezekiel 2:2-5  |  Psalm 123  |  2 Corinthians 12:7-10  |  Mark 6:1-6

When 'Thy Will be done' and my own personal will are not the same, how do I respond? Today's readings help us to see the 'how not to respond' and a beautiful of example of 'how to respond' in the person of St. Paul. 

Monday, July 2, 2018

To Touch Him With Faith - Homily for July 1

Readings for Sunday, July 1 / 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time: Wisdom 1:13-15; 2:23-24  |  Psalm 30  |    2 Corinthians 8:7,9,13-15  |  Mark 5:21-43

Faith in God can accomplish marvelous things. The Sacraments and sacramentals of the Church are invitations to us to express faith today and to experience those same miracles in our own life. Jesus, increase our faith!

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Papal Intention for July 2018

This month Pope Francis invites us to pray for Evangelization – Priests and their Pastoral Ministry:

That priests, who experience fatigue and loneliness in their pastoral work, may find help and comfort in their intimacy with the Lord and in their friendship with their brother priests.

While we're at it....

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, June 25, 2018

Stirring Up Faith - Homily for June 24

Readings for Sunday, June 24 / Nativity of St. John the Baptist: Isaiah 49:1-6  |  Psalm 139  |  Acts 13:22-26  |  Luke 1:57-66, 80

The birth of John the Baptist brings his father Zechariah from doubt to faith. In his public ministry, John called the Israelites to repentance and deeper faith. He continues to do the same for us today.