“Make time for God” (Homily for Advent 1)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Podcast: Play in new window | Download ()Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | Spotify | RSS | Why Subscribe?Advent1 – Make time for God (5:30) Advent, 1st Sunday. I recently visited my little niece. She was so excited that every half-hour she asked, “Is Uncle Joel here yet?” When I arrived she came …

Adv4 – Space for God | #104

Fr. Joel Homilies

Advent 4 – If you have been praying this Advent, you have probably noticed that your life is getting better… and you have a long way to go! Ahaz and Joseph and the Inn in Bethelem all made room for God. Make space for God and he will do the rest.

Adv3 – The True Gift of Christmas | #103

Fr. Joel Homilies

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:38 — 5.2MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | Spotify | RSS | Why Subscribe?Advent, 3rd Sunday (A) The Best Present is His Presence What do you want for Christmas? It’s such a common question this time of year. We spend hours thinking, planning, and shopping for …

Adv2 – Emmanuel: God with Us | #102

Fr. Joel Homilies

Advent 2 – Imagine Jesus Christ spending the whole day with you: sitting with you at breakfast, going to work, being part of your conversations. Would you feel uncomfortable, or comforted? God really is with you. What must you do to make room for Him?

Adv1 – Wait for the Lord | #101

Fr. Joel Homilies

Advent 1 – We all hate to wait for things. God has something better planned for us. How do we learn about God’s plan? By talking and listening to him in prayer. This Advent, I challenge you to commit yourself to deeper prayer.

Preparing for Christmas

Benjamin Church meets World

In her abundant wisdom, the Church gives us four weeks to prepare for the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, but how little time four weeks really is. Of course, four weeks used to be much longer. I remember when I was a boy, and our house was bigger and the trees were taller. The time between lunch and dinner …