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+324+ Servant is Lord is Servant (Holy Thursday)

Fr. Joel Homilies

The Lord of the house lived in luxury; the servants lived simple lives. But Jesus, the true Lord, chooses to serve. He invites us to do the same. A husband washes the feet of his wife and family when he uses his authority to serve them. Let the Lord serve you that you might serve others.

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+323+ The King and the Cross (Palm Sunday)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Jesus enters Jerusalem as the triumphal Messiah and true King of a kingdom of love and peace. But the kingdoms of the world dominate and destroy Him. Peter discovers that Jesus’ kingdom is the one that truly lasts, but we can only enter it by taking up our crosses. Will you deny Him, or will you follow Him through death to the Resurrection? (24 Mar 2013)

+322+ God wants You to be Holy (Lent 5)

Fr. Joel Homilies

The election of Pope Francis shows us that the Church is still alive and full of surprises! Perhaps the biggest surprise is this: the Church seriously believes that you can be holy. No matter where you have been or what you have done, every Christian is called to be a saint by God’s grace and mercy. Will you accept your call?

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+321+ The Church is Serious about God’s Mercy (Lent 4)

Fr. Joel Homilies

The Father sees his Prodigal Son returning, runs to him, welcomes him, and throws a party for him. Only God the Father loves this generously. When God’s love meets our sins, love wins. Catholics are expected to make use of Confession at least once a year, so that every Catholic can personally encounter the loving mercy of God. (10 Mar 2013)