A Cancer in the Body of Christ | #910

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Ordinary 3 – We are given a holy place and a holy time so that we might become God’s holy people. Every part of the Body of Christ matters. Parts that live for themselves become a cancer and must be cut out. Each part contributes to the good of all.

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Can Golf Get You To Heaven? (#641, 21st Sunday)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Will many be saved? Golf is simple but it isn’t easy. Similarly we are all called to a life of self-giving love. It is simple but it requires discipline and practice. We can do it with God’s help as long as we strive to enter in. (21 Aug 2016)

If You Want Your Family To Be Happy, Give Your Children Away (#606, Holy Family)

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Hannah shows us that children are a gift. Jesus teaches that all are meant to give. A family must learn the Law of the Gift: Man cannot find himself except in a sincere gift of self. May your family be a holy family. [AUDIO]

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How To Respond When God Calls Your Name (#509, 2nd Sunday)

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God was speaking to the people, but only Samuel was willing to listen and respond. The Gospel shows us how a disciple of Jesus should respond: Remain with the Teacher and Bring others to Him. ”Speak Lord, for your servant is listening.” (18 Jan 2014)

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Jesus’ Personal Conduct Policy (#440, 23rd Sunday)

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Who has the better Personal Conduct Policy: the NFL or Jesus? Obviously Jesus, who holds us to a higher standard: Love Go, and Love your Neighbor. There’s plenty of detail in the 10 Commandments to explain what he means. Jesus will be the final judge, but meanwhile he asks us to hold each other accountable. Let’s encourage our brothers and sisters to play to the best of their ability.

FrBenjamin – The garden of the soul (15th Sunday)

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Jesus tells the parable about the seed planted in the field. We have all heard the Gospel, we have all had the seed of the Word planted in our hearts, but we need to cooperate with God in helping that seed grow and bear fruit. In order for the seeds to grow, the soil needs to be tilled up, and suffering is what tills the soil of the soul. Also, there are weeds that need to be pulled, or they will crowd out the good work that God wants to do. Our sins and bad habits are the weeds that need to be pulled up.

+353+ The secret to being a Saint (All Saints)

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The Solemnity of All Saints celebrates the dead who are in Heaven with God. We were made for God and we only find our true purpose when we become like God. The saints are praying and rooting for us to find God and become happy and holy. Now I will share with you the secret to being a saint…

+322+ God wants You to be Holy (Lent 5)

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The election of Pope Francis shows us that the Church is still alive and full of surprises! Perhaps the biggest surprise is this: the Church seriously believes that you can be holy. No matter where you have been or what you have done, every Christian is called to be a saint by God’s grace and mercy. Will you accept your call?

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+312+ Catholics bring glad tidings to the Poor (3rd Sunday)

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Ordinary Time, 3rd Sunday – The Israelites rebuild their lives on the word of God. Catholics need walls. We must build our lives on Jesus. We live differently so the world can see that we have found the way, and His name is Jesus. (27 Jan 2013)