Fr. Joel’s Homily for June 28

Fr. Joel Homilies

Ord13 – How to Raise the Dead (6:24)Ordinary Time, 13th Sunday. Jesus heals an elderly woman because she has faith in him. He raises a young girl from the dead because of her parents’ faith. We often meet people who act like they are dead — weighted down, worn out, hopeless. We might think we can do nothing to help …

Fr. Joel’s Homily for June 21

Fr. Joel Homilies

Ord12 – Fathers Day (9:20)Ordinary Time, 12th Sunday. God has put order to the universe, creating a reliable, dependable environment for his children to play in. Fathers are called to do the same. It is like building a cathedral — the family is a lasting witness filled with mystery where God is worshiped. Many families have had the experience of …

Fr. Joel’s Homily for June 14

Fr. Joel Homilies

Corpus Christ – Communion through Sacrifice (7:22)Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ. Jesus loved to sit down to a good meal. Eating with him, sinners become friends, friends become disciples, and disciples become saints. But we cannot forget that in a world gone wrong, there is no Communion without Sacrifice. Christ sacrificed so that we could have communion …

Fr. Joel’s Homily for June 7

Fr. Joel Homilies

Trinity – The Community of God (8:21)Trinity Sunday. We believe in One God. We believe in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Which of those three is God? The ancient Athanasian Creed proclaims that the Father is God, the Son is God, the Holy Spirit is God, yet there are not three gods, but one God. This is the mystery …