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We Must Die With Christ If We Want To Rise With Him (#719, Palm Sunday)

Fr. Joel Homilies

The King who enters triumphally into Jerusalem has come to die for His people. We cannot separate the Resurrection from the Crucifixion. Everyone wants to celebrate Easter, but how many of us are willing to celebrate Good Friday? [AUDIO]

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Celebrate Easter All Year Long

Fr. Joel Being Catholic

One of the reasons I love being Catholic is that our church knows how to party. Most people think Easter is over now. For Catholics we’re just getting started. We start with the “Octave” meaning that Easter itself is 8 days long. Every day until the Sunday afterwards is considered a feast day. That includes no fasting from meat on …

The Secret to Survival in the Desert of Temptation (#612, Lent 1)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Jesus journeys from a mountain-top experience of God through the desert of temptation into the Promised Land. How does He survive? He never stops listening to God. Fill your heart with the Word of God. Keep listening to God’s Word. [AUDIO]

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Wounded Shepherd, Wounded Sheep (#525, Easter 4)

Fr. Joel Homilies

The Good Shepherd bears wounds from dying for his sheep. His sheep bear the same wounds. This unconditional loving becomes the cornerstone of our lives, and enables us to avoid dead-ends of selfishness. Follow the wounded shepherd. (26 Apr 2015)