Pilgrimage to Good Help

Fr. Joel Being Catholic, Church meets World

Quick info on the Walking Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help, June 6 – June 10 PDF Brochure Pilgrimage 2011 includes the application form Facebook Page “Pilgrimage to Good Help” Facebook Event ‘Walking Pilgrimage from Oconto to the Shrine’

Easter Sunday – Nourish the Bread of Life | #124

Fr. Joel Homilies

Easter – The ancient people passed yeast down from generation to generation. Jesus is the new “starter dough,” the Bread of Life. The culture of Christ can transform lives and raise the dead — but we have to nourish it and let it grow.

Good Friday – My Best Friend Died Today (reprise)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:35 — 3.3MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | Spotify | RSS | Why Subscribe?I didn’t preach this year for Good Friday, so here is a reprise from last year. Good Friday. My best friend died today. And I killed him. I didn’t mean to, but I did. I had other …

Two paths

Creation and Redemption

Benjamin God & Faith

Podcast: Download (9.2MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | Spotify | RSS | Why Subscribe?“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth…” The opening lines of the Bible, which are the first reading of the Easter Vigil, take us back into that original DARKNESS, the darkness of nothingness before the world was …

Rise from the Dead

Fr. Joel God & Faith

Bulletin Article for Easter 2011 Christ is Risen! He is truly Risen! It was one of the most horrific scenes I have ever witnessed. Two cars full of teens had just collided. A body lay dead on the pavement in front of the smaller car. Farther off, a young girl age 17 or so was lying in a pool of …

Always the King of Kings – Homily for Palm Sunday 2011

Fr. Joel Homilies

I had the privilege of traveling to Jerusalem as a seminarian. Standing on the Mount of Olives you can look across and see Jerusalem. Facing you is a strange city gate. It is called the Golden Gate, but it has been walled up for centuries. Even stranger, where you would expect a road to lead to the gate, there is …

October 22, not yet a Feast (but close)

Benjamin Being Catholic

The Vatican announced yesterday that the memorial for Blessed Pope John Paul II will be celebrated on October 22 in Rome and in Poland. For all those who do not really understand the significance of being declared “Blessed”, to be perfectly honest neither do I. It seems to represent a preliminary declaration on the holiness of a person. Before the …

Lent5 – If you believe… it is never too late for God | #122

Fr. Joel Homilies

Lent 5 – Have you prayed and pleaded like Martha and Mary — and now it feels “too late” for an answer from God? Miracles are happening around us even in our own day. They remind us to trust that it’s never too late for God. Do you believe this?

St. Therese of Lisieux

Benjamin Being Catholic, God & Faith

Pope Benedict XVI has been giving catechesis on the saints in his Wednesday audiences. Today, April 6, 2011, he mentioned a particular favorite of mine, the French Carmelite nun, Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face. ST. THERESE OF LISIEUX   Dear brothers and sisters, Today I would like to talk to you about St. Therese of Lisieux, …