Fr. Joel’s Homily for April 19

Fr. Joel Homilies

East2 – The tender Mercy of our GodEaster, Divine Mercy Sunday. Jesus appears to his scared, guilty Apostles and says, “Peace be with you.” He has mercy on them. And furthermore, he wants them to pass his mercy on to others: “Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them,” he says. The Apostles exercise this mercy by welcoming Thomas back into …

Fr. Joel’s Homily for Easter Sunday

Fr. Joel Homilies

Easter Day – Christ is Alive!Easter Sunday. The Gospels do not record the scene of Jesus’ Resurrection. But Jesus appears again and again to his disciples; the ‘Tada moment’ happens in the life of every Christian. Christ is alive and active in this world. Pray, seek him, run to the tomb! Christ becomes visible to those chosen as his witnesses. …

Fr. Joel’s Homily for Easter Vigil

Fr. Joel Homilies

Easter Vigil – The Night of NightsEaster Vigil. Tonight is the night that Christ broke the gates of death and led Adam and Eve into heaven. Tonight the Paschal Lamb’s blood saves the Israelites from the Angel of Death. By his wounds and blows, Christ re-shapes our human nature into the Image and Likeness of God. Tonight the Church emerges …

Fr. Joel’s Homily for April 5 (Palm Sunday 2009)

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:34 — 735.1KB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS | How to SubscribeLent6 – Steadfast Love Lent, Palm (Passion) Sunday. Human love is often fickle and spineless. One Sunday the crowd acclaims Jesus, next Friday it condemns him. Peter and Judas do the same. In contrast Jesus shows steadfast love even if …

Fr. Joel’s homily for Jan. 1

Fr. Joel Homilies

I couldn’t record my homily today, so I typed it instead. I hope you enjoy reading. Christmas, the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God. Happy New Year!In many Asian cultures, it is very important to start the new year off right. The children try to treat elders with the utmost respect and be as good as possible on this …