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Harvest of Souls

Fr. Joel Church meets World

Growing up I remember always having a large garden. We joked that my Mom planted on an empty stomach. We spent hours hoeing and weeding the garden. A few cucumbers and beans were the meager fruits of our labors. Then it was like the garden had exploded. Zucchini, squash, corn, tomatoes… it was hard to keep up with all the …

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O God, I Thank You That I Am Not Like This Pharisee | #948

Fr. Joel Homilies

Ordinary 30 – St. Paul was a great Pharisee. But then he was knocked off his horse and repented like the tax collector. He started a relationship with Jesus and was transformed into a mature disciple. Is your life being poured out like a libation?

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Christians Need to Stop Being Nice

Fr. Joel Human Relationships

Maybe you were told as a child: “Play nice.” “I know you don’t like them, but we have to be nice to them.” Or perhaps you’ve overheard a parent correcting a child who said something true a little too loudly, “Don’t say that, that’s not nice!” Your parents were wrong. Christians should never stoop so low as to settle for …

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Grateful for Miracles | #946

Fr. Joel Homilies

Ordinary 28 – Yes, God still works miracles. But often times the healing we need is for problems we didn’t know we had. Hardships are opportunities to grow in love and relationship, and to become more grateful. St. John Henry Newman, Pray for us!