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+326+ The risen King is with Us (Easter)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Jesus is the one religious Founder who is not dead. He came out of the tomb to announce the Good News of victory: He is the true King who has conquered sin and death. Our King is everywhere: in fire and water, bread and wine. We are never forgotten, never alone. Christ is Risen!

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Sharing Divine Life (Homily for Easter 5)

Fr. Joel Homilies, The Loving Life

Podcast: Play in new window | Download ()Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS | How to SubscribeSharing Divine Life (11:30) Easter, 5th Sunday. Being a Christian is about being in union with God; God shares His divine life with us so that we can be in Communion with God. Jesus is the vine and we are the branches. We …

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Leave your Baggage in the Tomb (Homily for Easter 3)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Podcast: Play in new window | Download ()Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS | How to SubscribeAll we need is Jesus; leave your Baggage in the Tomb (10:10) Easter, 3rd Sunday. On our pilgrimage through life, we drag all kinds of baggage around with us. But the physical “stuff” is nothing compared to the spiritual baggage that we carry …

Pappa has called us to be an Easter People (Homily for Easter)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Easter Sunday. The world is different today. Something has happened that has changed our lives forever: Christ is Risen! He is truly Risen! We have heard of the Resurrection for so long that perhaps we do not realize what it really means. Let us explore how the Resurrection of Christ changes everything. Perhaps you have heard this quote: Our new …

Homily for Easter 3 (Mother’s Day)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Podcast: Play in new window | Download ()Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS | How to SubscribeSeeing Jesus in the Wounds Easter, 3rd Sunday. Jesus walks with his disciples and opens the scriptures for Him. Then they recognize Him in the breaking of the bread. This is not just a great Resurrection story, but it is also a parable …

Homily for First Communion

Fr. Joel Homilies

Podcast: Play in new window | Download ()Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS | How to SubscribeThe Father Feeds His Family Easter, 2nd Sunday (Divine Mercy Sunday). God wanted to make sure that every child would  have a Mommy and a Daddy. How does he provide? He himself is our Father. If God is our Father, that makes us …

Homily for Easter Sunday

Fr. Joel Homilies

Podcast: Play in new window | Download ()Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS | How to SubscribeNourish the Bread of Life Easter Sunday. The ancient people passed yeast down from generation to generation. In much the same way, we pass down culture from generation to generation. But over time it became corrupted with pride, envy, arrogance, sloth, greed, gluttony, …

Rise from the Dead

Fr. Joel God & Faith

Bulletin Article for Easter 2011 Christ is Risen! He is truly Risen! It was one of the most horrific scenes I have ever witnessed. Two cars full of teens had just collided. A body lay dead on the pavement in front of the smaller car. Farther off, a young girl age 17 or so was lying in a pool of …