Steubenville St Louis 2015

Fr. Joel Being Catholic, God & Faith

I have not posted a lot of homilies this summer because I’ve been away several weekends. Over the weekend of July 12 I was away at a Steubenville Youth Conference. These have been going on for 40 years, and now take place at 17 locations around the US and Canada and include more than 50,000 people in a summer. They …

St. Anthony School Fire Virtual Walkthrough

Fr. Joel Church meets World

Our school looks intact from the outside so I shared this video with the Parish on Sunday to help them see what it looks like on the inside. It was meant to give the school parents and parishioners of St. Anthony a chance to see inside their damaged school. Some of the rooms escaped virtually unscathed and others were very …

Step 2 – Renew the Habit of Reconciliation

Fr. Joel The Loving Life

Confession. Penance. Reconciliation. No matter what we call it, the idea of confessing our sins makes us very uncomfortable.  This is the sacrament we love to hate. But the Church believes that all seven Sacraments were instituted by Jesus Christ in order to answer our spiritual needs. In other words, in this sacrament Jesus gives us something we really need …