Lamb of God

The Banquet of the Lamb | #922

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Holy Thursday – The Passover lamb was slaughtered and eaten to save the Israelites. Christ our Paschal Lamb has been sacrificed; come to the feast! Take, eat, and enter into Communion with Him. Then go and wash the feet of others.

Glowing With God’s Glory (#735, Transfiguration)

Fr. Joel Homilies

The glory of God is hidden in the flesh and blood of Jesus, and within the bread and wine at Mass. If you listen to God, you will become who you were made to be and do what you were made to do: You too will shine with the glory of God. [AUDIO]

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Want to Have it All? Then Give Yourself Away (#731, 13th Sunday)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Yesterday 5 men laid down their lives and were ordained priests. Getting stuff and holding on to it doesn’t really make us happy. Jesus teaches us that you are a gift that was made to be given away. Our King is not outdone in generosity. [AUDIO]

Before Eating Ask Yourself This Question (#720, Holy Thursday)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Though none of us is worthy we all share in the priesthood of Jesus Christ. Christ’s presence in the Eucharist and in charity is an invitation. Before you take from His table ask yourself: am I prepared to return the gift? [AUDIO]

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Nine Years of Priesthood: Serving as Jesus Served (#634, 13th Sunday)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Jesus tells his future priests that they must put Him first. Priesthood is about listening to God and teaching others to listen to Him. He who gives of himself receives Jesus in return. And Jesus is worth more than what was left behind. (26 Jun 2016)

FrBen – Three signs Jesus lives (Ascension)

Benjamin Homilies

After he rose from the dead, the disciples saw Jesus ascended into Heaven. Although Jesus is in Heaven right now, He is still with us here on earth and He is already reigning as king of this world. I can point to three signs that Jesus is lives: Pope Francis’ recent meeting with Patriarch Bartholomew I, Pope Francis inviting Shimon Peres and Mahmoud Abbas to the Vatican, and the ordination of two new priests, because priests continue Christ’s priestly power in the world. These are three signs in the world that Jesus lives, but every Christian is called to be a sign that Jesus lives. We must be signs in our homes, shops and businesses.