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The Answer to Unanswered Prayer (#637, 17th Sunday)

Fr. Joel Homilies

We must be persistent in our prayer just like Abraham was persistent. What about when we don’t get what we want? Our Father wants something even better. We don’t realize that the best thing God can give us is the gift of Himself. [AUDIO]

The Mysterious Mary Magdalene

Fr. Joel Being Catholic

After the Blessed Virgin Mary herself, there is perhaps no woman in the New Testament more intriguing than Mary Magdalene. She has figured prominently in art, the naming of churches, and even popular fiction. Pope Francis just elevated her feast day, July 22, to greater importance. Church holy days have three ranks: Memorial, Feast, and Solemnity. Mary Magdalene is moving from …

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Jesus is the One Thing (#636, 16th Sunday)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Abraham only worries about making his visitors feel welcome. Martha has Jesus in her home but is too anxious and worried to actually listen to Him. Jesus doesn’t want to be just one more thing in your busy schedule; Jesus is the One Thing. [AUDIO]

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His Will is the Way (#635, 14th Sunday)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Are we about the King’s business, or does God need to tell us: “Get out of my way”? Holy Trinity Parish just celebrated 20 years after the merger. We know God has a beautiful future prepared for us. Doing the will of God is how we get there. [AUDIO]

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Grateful for Nine Years of Priesthood

Fr. Joel Being Catholic

Flipping through pictures from my ordination nine years ago, I couldn’t help but think: I look so young! I started to marvel that I survived my first few years as a newly ordained priest. In 5 years I had served 8 different parishes, moved three times, been involved in sacking two employees, and survived a school fire. I became pastor …