Fr. Joel’s homily for Easter 2010

Fr. Joel Homilies

Easter Sunday – The Resurrection changes Everything (14:30)Easter Sunday. Why is the empty tomb good news? Because it means that Christ is Risen, Truly Risen! No longer is the grave our ultimate destiny. The tomb becomes a launchpad to new life. By choosing Christ now we can begin to experience the New Life in our lives. Do you reject Satan? …

Fr. Joel’s homily for Good Friday

Fr. Joel Homilies

Good Friday – My Best Friend Died Today (3:30)Good Friday. My best friend died today. And I killed him. I didn’t mean to, but I did. I had other friends and other activities, things I knew he wouldn’t be proud of. Then I discovered a lot of people who felt the same way. We wanted him gone. Finally he was …

Fr. Joel’s homily for Palm Sunday (2010)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:32 — 4.2MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS | How to SubscribeLent6 – Make this week Holy (4:30) Lent, Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion. You can tell how much something is worth by the price that was paid for it. You were bought at the price of Christ’s blood. Spend …

Fr. Joel’s — actually, Deacon Kevin’s homily for Mar 21

Fr. Joel Homilies

Lent5 – Throw Stones or Give Chicken? (9:35)Today’s homily is brought to you by Deacon Kevin DeCleeneLent, 5th Sunday. The Gospel shows us many different roles people can play in a situation. In the end, Jesus chooses not to throw stones, but to show unconditional love. This same love can be seen in the generosity of Robert, a many once …

Fr. Joel’s homily for Mar 14

Fr. Joel Homilies

Lent4 – A Father’s Prodigal Love (5:30)Lent, 4th Sunday. What is the moral of the prodigal son? A son learns that his real treasure was his father’s love for him, a fact that the father already knew, and the older son has yet to learn. A Father’s love is worth more than wealth. How often we take God’s love for …

Fr. Joel’s homily for Mar 7

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Lent3 – Let Him Remove the Obstacles (9:00)Lent, 3rd Sunday. God wants to fill our hearts with his love. But there’s a problem – our weakness and our sins are obstacles to His love. Faced with these things, we settle for being “good enough.” But God calls us to be Great and He can make us great, if only we …

Fr. Joel’s homily for Feb 28

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Lent2 – Listen to Jesus (8:50)Lent, 2nd Sunday. When you find yourself in a cloud, listen to the voice of Jesus. Like Abraham, we are in a covenant with God. Live according to that covenant by listening to Jesus. (28 Feb 2010) Readings | Subscribe | iTunes

Fr. Joel’s homily for Feb 21

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Lent1 – Say No (7:40)Lent, 1st Sunday. The Devil tempts Jesus to say No to his identity as the Son of God. Jesus says Yes to God by saying No to the temptations. What do we need to say No to in order to say Yes to God? (21 Feb 2010) Readings | Subscribe | iTunes

Fr. Joel’s homily for Ash Wednesday

Fr. Joel Homilies

Lent – Restoring Relationships (8:00)Lent, Ash Wednesday. How many commandments have we kept? The commandments are so important because they are all about relationships – our relationship to God, to our family, and to our neighbors. What do you have to give up, or where do you have to be generous, in order to restore healthy relationships? Talk to God …

Fr. Joel’s homily for Feb 14

Fr. Joel Homilies

This is the same Bishop’s Appeal as last week but at my other parish. This parish has video capability so here is the video we played. For more info check out CatholicFoundationGB.org