FOR THE POOR

Get Yourself Some Friends In High Places | #943

Fr. Joel Homilies

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.

Start Planning for Eternity | #936

Fr. Joel Homilies

Ordinary 18 – It’s never too early to plan your funeral. Jesus wants to share his inheritance with you. We won’t be able to take his hand if our hands are full of vanities, feuds, and earthly riches. What kind of legacy will you leave behind?

Jesus asks Martha Do You Love Me

Do You Love Jesus Like a Teenager Loves His Family? | #935

Fr. Joel Homilies

Ordinary 16 – St. Luke puts Martha and Mary right after the Good Samaritan. Don’t get so caught up in the works of the Lord that you forget the Lord of the work. In the words of Tevya from Fiddler on the Roof, Jesus is asking Martha, “But do you love me?”