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+320+ Communion: Union with Jesus (Family Mass 5)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Communion means Jesus is always with us; we are never alone. Mass has taught us so many wonderful things that we must go tell the whole world the Good News of God’s love! That’s a big job but we can do it because we have union with Jesus. When people see us, they should see Jesus in us. Go live the Gospel of the Lord! (3 Mar 2013)

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+304+ Offertory: Give God your Stuff (Family Mass 3)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Three things happen during the Offertory: The money is collected, we bring up bread and wine, and we sit quietly. These three things express one idea: be Generous. All that we have comes from God; He has been so generous to us. We take ordinary things and give them back to God and they become Jesus Christ. In the same way the “stuff” of our lives, when offered to God, becomes something holy. Give God your stuff. (4 Dec 2012)

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+302+ Liturgy of the Word: Give God your Mind (Family Mass 2)

Fr. Joel Homilies

God made us and He loves us. How do we know this? God talked to people like Noah and Abraham. They wanted us to know about God too so they wrote it all down. It made a big book called the Holy Bible. Every Sunday we read from four parts of the Bible: A first reading from the Old Testament, a second reading from the Psalms, a reading from the New Testament, and an extra-special reading from the Gospel. They always have something in common. Why do we read the Bible at Mass? God wants us to think like he does; to see the world like He does. God asks for our minds. Why? Because He wants us to be happy and giving ourselves to God is the only way to true happiness. Give God your mind at Mass today. (4 Nov 2012)

Homily on the Introductory Rites of the new Mass

Fr. Joel Homilies

Podcast: Play in new window | Download ()Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS | How to SubscribeThe Mass 2.0: Introductory Rites (16:30) You can follow along with the new Mass translation here: http://old.usccb.org/romanmissal/samples-people.shtml “And with your Spirit” Those of you who used the old Latin/English missals will find this response very familiar. It is heavily rooted in Scripture. This …

Homily for the 30th Sunday

Fr. Joel Homilies

Podcast: Play in new window | Download ()Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS | How to SubscribeThe Mass 2.0: A new Big Red Book This fall we will change to a new English translation of the Mass. You might have heard rumors or hype about the coming changes, but it all boils down to one simple change: You know …

Homily on the Mass #11: the Creed and the Intercessions

Fr. Joel Homilies

Podcast: Play in new window | Download ()Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS | How to SubscribeThe Word became Flesh, and dwelt among Us I Believe The Liturgy of the Word ends with two more ‘words’, the Creed and the Intercessions. The Creed can look and sound like a dry and formulaic recitation of a bunch of old doctrines. …

Homily on the Mass #10: The Gospel and the Homily

Fr. Joel Homilies

Podcast: Play in new window | Download ()Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS | How to SubscribeThe Word became Flesh, and dwelt among Us The Gospel of the Lord!  Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ! The Liturgy of the Word reaches its climax with the reading of the Gospel. We know the Gospel is special because we do a …