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You Won’t Always Be a Caterpillar (#723, Easter 2)

Fr. Joel Homilies

The early Church gathers around the Risen Lord and leads others to faith. Faith gives us a glimpse of our final destiny. We are like caterpillars preparing for a transformation into butterflies. Don’t worry: even your wounds are glorious. [AUDIO]

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Live in the Light and Be Filled with the Light (#722, Easter Sunday)

Fr. Joel Homilies

The Kingdom of God is filled with all light and no darkness. Let the light of Christ illuminate your mind, yourself, and your world. Through obedience we walk in the light and radiate the light. Let your light shine! [AUDIO]

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We Have No Idea How Much God Suffers (#721, Good Friday)

Fr. Joel Homilies

We have no idea how much God suffers, because we have no idea how much God loves us. Jesus takes our sins and buries them in the tomb. “I love you this much,” says Jesus, and he stretches out his hands and dies for you. [AUDIO]

Before Eating Ask Yourself This Question (#720, Holy Thursday)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Though none of us is worthy we all share in the priesthood of Jesus Christ. Christ’s presence in the Eucharist and in charity is an invitation. Before you take from His table ask yourself: am I prepared to return the gift? [AUDIO]

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We Must Die With Christ If We Want To Rise With Him (#719, Palm Sunday)

Fr. Joel Homilies

The King who enters triumphally into Jerusalem has come to die for His people. We cannot separate the Resurrection from the Crucifixion. Everyone wants to celebrate Easter, but how many of us are willing to celebrate Good Friday? [AUDIO]

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The Dead Will Rise (#718, Lent 5)

Fr. Joel Homilies

It’s never too late for Jesus. The whole world will know that Jesus is Lord when he returns on the last day to raise the dead. That’s what Christian funerals are all about. But you can experience the Resurrection now by inviting Jesus in. (2 Apr 2017)