Face of Cardinal Newman and Melissa Villalobos

Grateful for Miracles | #946

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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!

Single tree in the middle of the dead sea

Mulberries Growing in the Ocean | #945

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Ordinary 27 – How much faith do we need? Just enough to let God handle things! Faith grows when we face hardships. Write down the messages God has given you. All you have to do is be a faithful servant and God will take care of the rest.

Collage of Lazarus and homeless people

Look Down and See the King Is At Your Door | #944

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Ordinary 26 – Where do we find friends in high places? We find them in the low places! When you open your heart to the poor, you open your heart to Our Lord. Look down and see — the King is at your door. Look down, don’t fright, he’s covered in sores.

FOR THE POOR

Get Yourself Some Friends In High Places | #943

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Ordinary 25 – We are stewards, entrusted with God’s blessings. Why are you squandering God’s money on yourself and on this world? Even the dishonest steward learns that money isn’t everything. Use the gifts God has given you to bless others!

Jesus plush doll with assorted items - ETSY

Discount Discipleship | #941

Fr. Joel Homilies

Ordinary 23 – Marriage and discipleship both require a total gift of self. If you try to negotiate a lower ‘cost’, you’ll find these relationships constantly frustrating. If you’re not afraid to pay the price, the rewards are out of this world.

Picture of a fire engine by the ruins of the World Trade Center

To Protect and Serve | #940

Fr. Joel Homilies

Ordinary 22 – Are we protecting and serving ourselves, or are we protecting and serving others? That is the question for police and priests, but also for doctors, lawyers, mothers and fathers — you and me. Humble yourself and God will exalt you.

Heart with a door and ladder

Want God to Open the Door of Heaven? Do This One Thing | #939

Fr. Joel Homilies

Ordinary 21 – Now is the time to listen to Jesus’ voice and come home to the Father. If you want Jesus to open the doors of Heaven for you, open the door of your heart for Him. Communion is like an Altar Call: Can I get an Amen?

Icon of Jesus Holding Mary's Soul

We Found the Ark of the Covenant Hiding in Plain Sight | #937

Fr. Joel Homilies

Assumption – King David brought the Ark to Jerusalem. When Jesus has defeated the enemies Sin and Death, and is seated on the Throne, he welcomes the new Ark into the Hoy City, the new Jerusalem. You too receive the Bread of Life; you too are an ark.