Bride and groom on church steps

Come to Mass and Hear Your Story (#624, Easter 5)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Feat. Deacon Michael: Mass is our story. Christ is the bridegroom; we are the bride. Our whole identity is formed by receiving the love that God pours out to us today and every day of our lives. Does your life reflect the Father’s love? [AUDIO]

Jesus Waits for You at the Altar (#623, First Communion)

Fr. Joel Homilies

God gives us a pure white garment. We are adorned with the jewels of suffering and sacrifice. Jesus waits to meet you at the altar. Keep coming to meet Him here at Mass and you will be prepared to walk down the aisle of Heaven. [AUDIO]

The Mercy That Brings Us Peace (#620, Divine Mercy)

Fr. Joel Homilies

The risen Jesus offers reconciliation and peace. Jesus gives Thomas a second chance. Thomas received mercy; he shares mercy. Pope John Paul II brought mercy to the world. Let the risen Jesus meet you and offer you mercy and peace. [AUDIO]

Celebrate Easter All Year Long

Fr. Joel Being Catholic

One of the reasons I love being Catholic is that our church knows how to party. Most people think Easter is over now. For Catholics we’re just getting started. We start with the “Octave” meaning that Easter itself is 8 days long. Every day until the Sunday afterwards is considered a feast day. That includes no fasting from meat on …