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Come to Mass and Hear Your Story (#624, Easter 5)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Feat. Deacon Michael: Mass is our story. Christ is the bridegroom; we are the bride. Our whole identity is formed by receiving the love that God pours out to us today and every day of our lives. Does your life reflect the Father’s love? [AUDIO]

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The Ultimate Power in the Universe (#609, 4th Sunday)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Love is the ultimate power and it can only be used for good. Selfishness leads to the dark side. We should love like Jesus in our family, our parish, and our Catholic school. The sacrifices we make manifest our love, and love never fails. [AUDIO]

Jesus is the one you need (Lent 3)

Benjamin Homilies

The gift of the Holy Spirit is the key to understanding the Gospel reading about the Samaritan woman at the well. Jesus will give the gift of the Holy Spirit so that people will no longer worship on Mount Gerizim or in Jerusalem, but they will worship the Father in and through the Holy Spirit. The woman at the well does not know what she has been thirsting for her whole life, but she has been thirsting for the gift that only Jesus can give.

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How to love when it’s hard (6 Sun OT)

Benjamin Homilies

You would think that Valentine’s day is not the best day in the world to be celibate, but I got one of the world’s best Valentine’s day cards. A person who does not have a significant other is not living without love, because God’s love is always there for us. In Matthew Chapter 5, Jesus tells us about God’s love, and teaches us to love the way God loves and not the way that comes naturally to us. We can’t just love when it’s easy, we also need to love when it’s hard. +

Easter6 – You’re Not Good Enough To Go To Heaven | #127

Fr. Joel Homilies

Easter 6 – If you love me, you will keep my commandments. Only one person was ever good enough to get to Heaven on his own: Jesus himself. The rest of us have to ask for help. Fortunately, Jesus is ready to help by sending us the Holy Spirit.