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Jesus Sets Us Free – Here’s Where to Find Him (#512, 4th Sunday)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Moses foretells the coming of Jesus, “A prophet like me.” The world, the flesh and the devil oppose Jesus. But we can find him on the Lord’s Day in a place of worship. Christ speaks with authority and sets us free right here and right now. (1 Feb 2015)

Death and Eternal Life from Vatican II

Fr. Joel Church meets World

“It is in the face of death that the riddle a human existence grows most acute. Not only is man tormented by pain and by the advancing deterioration of his body, but even more so by a dread of perpetual extinction. He rightly follows the intuition of his heart when he abhors and repudiates the utter ruin and total disappearance …

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Abandon Ship and Believe in God’s Merciful Love (#510, 3rd Sunday)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Jonah proclaims the same message as Jesus: Repent and believe in the Merciful Love of God. Time is running out for us, just like it was for the people of the Titanic. Abandon ship! God’s merciful love will catch you. (25 Jan 2015)

The Day the Music Died (22 January 1973)

Fr. Joel Church meets World, The Loving Life

All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or …

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How To Respond When God Calls Your Name (#509, 2nd Sunday)

Fr. Joel Homilies

God was speaking to the people, but only Samuel was willing to listen and respond. The Gospel shows us how a disciple of Jesus should respond: Remain with the Teacher and Bring others to Him. ”Speak Lord, for your servant is listening.” (18 Jan 2014)