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+335+ The Trinity and Me (Trinity Sunday)

Fr. Joel Homilies

The Sign of the Cross is our basic statement of belief: the Father is God, the Son is God, and the Holy Spirit is God, but there is only one God. Perfect love makes them perfectly One. This truth tells us where we stand and reminds us how to live. God’s love makes us one Community without destroying our individuality.

+334+ The Spirit in the Fire (Pentecost)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Our school fire last year was a terrible tragedy, but the Holy Spirit was moving in that fire to bring something bright, new, and so much better. The Spirit continues to work in the Church to bring unity, to purify us, and to speak to us in every language. The Spirit also moves people to step forward to serve the people of God in special ways – Priests, Deacons, Lay Ministers. The Spirit is moving in their lives and ours. Come, Holy Spirit!

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+333+ Motherhood: a fruit of the Holy Spirit (Ascension)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Jesus ascends so He can send us the Holy Spirit. We cannot see the Spirit but we see the effects of His work all around us. Just like the Holy Spirit, mothers work in the background for the success of others. In the same way, the Spirit wants us to be fully alive and prepares us for the coming of the Lord. Let us be grateful for mothers and for the Holy Spirit.

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+332+ Faithful until Death (Easter 6)

Fr. Joel Homilies

The Spirit works in the Church to show us what it means to be faithful to Jesus here and now. At Baptism we were made members of God’s covenant. We have to be faithful to Jesus. Peace comes from knowing “whose” we are: We belong to God, and God belongs to us. He will always be faithful to us. Will we remain faithful to Him?