Assumption of Mary – Fr Benjamin

Benjamin Homilies

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (12.8MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | Spotify | RSS | Why Subscribe?Mary came to Green Bay It took me a while to appreciate Mary, because I had trouble understanding where Mary fit, and I was more comfortable praying to God. The Bible tells us that Mary …

Homily for the Assumption by Fr. Joel

Fr. Joel Homilies

Mary is a perfect example to us in three aspects of her life: Virgin, Mother, Disciple. She shows us how to leave space for God, how to recognize him in the vulnerable, and how to always remain faithful to him. She is happy to teach every Christian, if only we would ask. [click post for audio content]

Homily for the 19th Sunday by Fr. Joel

Fr. Joel Homilies

Welcome His Kingship. Ordinary Time, 19th Sunday. Christ warns us that he will come unexpectedly. Those who welcome His kingship look forward to His coming with joyful expectation. Those who resent His kingship experience fearful expectation. Do we welcome or resent the kingship of Christ in our lives? An opportunity I have the welcome or resent Christ’s kingship is being transferred to a new parish. I was encouraged by hearing an old favorite song, Love Changes Everything. [click post for audio content]

Homily for the 17th Sunday by Fr. Joel

Fr. Joel Homilies

We have a script in our mind that plays out our ideal life. It often happens that twists and turns and tragedies keep us from realizing the script. It seems like God does not want us to be happy, but the truth is, he has a much better life planned than we could imagine. We have to trust that God really does know better than we do. One of the hardest areas to trust is with our children. This is why the Church advocates Natural Family Planning, a method of regulating births that profoundly lives our Christian belief that the Father knows best. [click the post for audio content]

Jesus Knocking at the Door

Homily for the 16th Sunday by Fr. Joel

Fr. Joel Homilies

Ordinary Time, 16th Sunday. There are three levels of welcoming Jesus into our lives: 1) Jesus isn’t welcome at all. 2) We welcome Jesus into our home and into our life, but his presence is a burden. 3) We welcome Jesus into our heart and soul, and his presence is a joy. We see these levels in the story of Martha and Mary. We also see this progression in the life of Abraham. What level are you? How is Jesus welcome in your life? [click post for audio content]

Homily for the 13th Sunday by Fr. Joel

Fr. Joel Homilies

Ordinary Time, 13th Sunday. What is the difference between Elisha in the first reading and the other three in the Gospel? Elisha wants to give God everything, it will just take him some time. The other three plan on holding something back from God. What amazing things God can do if we are willing to surrender everything! We see this in the life of Sr. Francis Xavier. We could see it in you life too. [click the post for audio content]

Homily for Fathers Day by Fr. Joel

Fr. Joel Homilies

Podcast: Play in new window | Download ()Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | Spotify | RSS | Why Subscribe?Dying to be a Man Ordinary Time, 12th Sunday. Learning to play an instrument involves suffering, but it’s worth it. Sin mostly happens when we try to avoid suffering, with the result that we cause …

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Homily for the Sacred Heart – Benedict XVI

Fr. Joel Homilies, Priesthood

Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, 11 June 2010 The Holy Father presided at a Eucharistic concelebration in St. Peter’s Square to mark the close of the Year for Priests which was called to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the death of St. John Mary Vianney, the holy “Cure of Ars”. The Eucharist was concelebrated by cardinals and …

Homily for the 11th Sunday by Fr. Joel

Fr. Joel Homilies

We judge other people by what they do and by what they own. We judge ourselves the same way. But King David learns that God’s love for him is a more important standard. The woman in today’s Gospel responds by loving Jesus with all her heart. We have heard that God loves us, but do we really believe it? [click the post for an audio link]

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Benjamin Homilies

Solemnity of the Sacred Heart Have we come to know and to believe in the love God has for us? In the Old Testament we hear that God chose Israel, not because they were a great nation, not because they were gifted or talented, but because he loved them. So, their existence as a nation was a proof of God’s …