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)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Lent6 – 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 the face of suffering. Like the woman with the alabaster jar of oil, Jesus breaks the jar of his body …

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 …