Pilgrimage Slideshow 2018

Fr. Joel Being Catholic

Thank you to all the walkers, supporters, and generous parishes that hosted us. It was a wonderful journey together and a time to unplug from “everyday” life and plug into God, nature, and our connections with other people. I’m looking forward to next year already!

Pruning for the Harvest | #832

Fr. Joel Homilies

Ordinary 11 – What in your life needs pruning? God wants us to be prepared – not just for power outages and rainstorms – but for eternal life. If you want to give a good harvest at the end, you need to do some pruning now.

Feets of Generous Love (#632, 11th Sunday)

Fr. Joel Homilies

People were very generous to the walking pilgrims. Instead of receiving and giving, King David starts taking. The sinful woman is generous because she realizes how generous God has been to her. This Year of Mercy start receiving and giving. [AUDIO]

A Step-by-Step Guide to Walking Pilgrimages

Fr. Joel Being Catholic

This spring my parish just completed our fourth consecutive walking pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help. It’s the only approved Marian apparition site in North America, and it happens to be a convenient 55 miles from my parishes. It shocked and surprised people when I first told them I wanted to walk to the shrine. Americans simply …

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The Heavenly Community of Life and Love (#429, Holy Trinity)

Fr. Joel Homilies

5 Days, 13 walkers, 58 miles — another successful walking pilgrimage! We found that forming community was hard work. Only the Holy Trinity forms community easily because God is not afraid to give. The family images the Trinity, and so does the parish. These lead us to realize that we are welcomed into the Heavenly family of God himself. Do not be afraid to give; the Father gives so much more in return.

Faith is a journey toward glory (28th Sunday OT)

Benjamin Homilies

Faith is a journey from where we are, to where God wants us to be. The story of Naaman the Syrian is one example of the journey of faith. He was seeking only for a physical healing, but through his journey he found faith in the Lord God. Human life is a journey towards God, a journey towards glory, and we do not walk this journey alone but Jesus Christ walks with us.