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Where Do You Find Signs of New Life? | #1025

Fr. Joel Homilies

Easter 2 – We find peace, not when things change ‘out there’, but when our hearts change. We need to realize the depth of God’s love for us. The trials we are suffering are preparing us for new life. Let Jesus put his finger in your wounds.

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This Blood Donor Stopped a Pandemic | #1024

Fr. Joel Homilies

Easter – Jesus offered his blood so that we could be freed from the pandemic of sin. Today he invites you to live a new life in Him. We need to die to our old selves and rise again every year, every week, and indeed, every day. Happy Easter!

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O Sacraments That Are Not Most Holy | #1022

Fr. Joel Homilies

Holy Thursday – Many Catholics see the Eucharist as basically the only presence of God in the world. This is not true. All of creation is a sacrament. Human beings especially reveal and embody God’s love. Ask Jesus to open your eyes to God’s love!

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Spring Training: Bring Out Your Dead Dreams | #1020

Fr. Joel Homilies

Lent 5 – Jesus weeps for you. He cares about what you are suffering, but he also has a better plan than the hopes and dreams that have died. Trust your friend Jesus. Start preparing now for that moment when Jesus will call you by name: Friend, Come Out!

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Spring Training: Social Distancing | #1018

Fr. Joel Homilies

Lent 3 – The woman at the well is practicing “social distancing.” She has distanced herself from others but Jesus is still close to her. Her habits and relationships haven’t satisfied her, but Jesus does. He is waiting to satisfy you.

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Spring Training: Your Coach is a Star

Fr. Joel Homilies

Podcast: Download (Duration: 0:38 — 439.6KB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | Spotify | RSS | Why Subscribe?Lent, 2nd Sunday (A) Last week I preached on the first rule of the spiritual life: say Yes to God and No to the enemy. If we want to succeed at our Lenten Spring Training, we need …

Spring Training: Listen to Your Coach | #1017

Fr. Joel Homilies

Lent 1 – How do we know it’s really God speaking to us? St Ignatius helps us understand that when we are moving towards God, the good spirit encourages us and the bad spirit tries to discourage us. If it’s Jesus calling, say Yes. Ignore the other voices.