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Tips to Avoid Anxiety This Holiday Season (#601, Advent 1)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Avoid the anxieties and tribulations of the season: Look back with Gratitude. Look forward to more blessings by praying a decade of the Rosary every day as a family. Let us wait in joyful hope for the coming of our Savior each day of Advent. [AUDIO]

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A Holiday Season of Thanksgiving (#553, Thanksgiving Day)

Fr. Joel Homilies

It’s easy to forget how blessed we are. Thanksgiving reminds us of the proper attitude, even in the midst of suffering. In all things give thanks. Let’s make the “holiday season” be a Season of Thanksgiving. (26 Nov 2015)

Jesus Knocking at the Door

To Enter the Kingdom, Let the Kingdom Enter You (#552, Christ the King)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Jesus is the King of everything — stars and planets, stuff, animals — everything but you. Jesus invites but does not force; the choice is yours. Do you want to enter God’s kingdom? Then you must allow the Kingdom of God to enter you. (22 Nov 2015)

https://catholicismpure.wordpress.com/2012/03/18/st-john-vianney-on-the-last-judgment/

Stop Singing Hell’s Theme Song (#551, 33rd Sunday)

Fr. Joel Homilies

When the world starts to fall apart, we know that Jesus is closer than ever. God loves us and has plans for our ultimate happiness. The theme song of Hell is, “I Did It My Way.” Change your tune! The theme song of Heaven is “Amazing Grace.” (15 Nov 2015)

How to Get Greater Blessings from God (#550, 32nd Sunday)

Fr. Joel Homilies

The poor widow is not afraid to give away her last piece of bread. God gives her a greater blessing. What is God inviting you to sacrifice? Every Christian must live a life of daily sacrifice until we sacrifice our life itself. (8 Nov 2015)

The Dead are Alive in Christ (#549, All Souls)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Christ is the vine and we are branches. Our prayers help the dead; their prayers help us. We call this the Communion of Saints. Do you wish Christ had taken your loved one by the hand and said, “Be healed?” Our faith tells us that He did. (2 Nov 2015)