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 …

Homily on the Mass #7

Fr. Joel Homilies

Podcast: Play in new window | Download ()Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS | How to SubscribeTrue Independence You could come to Mass week after week and never really understand what we are doing here. So we are back to our series on the Mass. If you would like to review the previous posts, they are available under the …

Homily on the Mass #6

Fr. Joel Homilies

Podcast: Play in new window | Download ()Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS | How to SubscribeHow to get the Most out of Mass (in Four Easy Steps) Come Hungry We are required to fast for an hour from food and drink before receiving Communion (the fast does not include water or medicine, and does not apply to the …

Homily on the Mass #5

Fr. Joel Homilies

Podcast: Play in new window | Download ()Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS | How to SubscribeWhat are we praying for? The priest says (or sings), “Let us pray.” Wait a minute, weren’t we already praying? Yes and no. Many people think that the Mass is always the same week after week. Every Sunday has a unique set of …

Homily on the Mass #4

Fr. Joel Homilies

Podcast: Play in new window | Download ()Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS | How to SubscribeWhy do we sing at Church? Hail, hail the gang’s all here to yell for you and keep you going in your winning ways… Some of you may recognize these first words to the good old Green Bay Packers fight song. Many of …

Homily on the Mass #2

Fr. Joel Homilies

“Why should I come to church? I can find God in my tree stand or out on the golf course.” People tell me this all the time. I know it is true because I sincerely believe that there has never been a game of golf played where the name of God was not mentioned at least once. Seriously though, God really is everywhere – the golf course, the bar, the bowling alley, even the tattoo parlor. So why should I come to church when God is everywhere? [click post for audio content]