Make a Life Changing Pilgrimage, Beginning This Advent

Fr. Joel God & Faith

While the world rushes, you’ll slow down. While others are distracted, you’ll find focus. When everything seems dark, you’ll see light. Welcome to Oriens, a totally new kind of Advent meditation book. Other books provide you with prepared mediations; this book will teach you how to meditate for yourself. Drawing on years of experience as a priest and spiritual director, Fr. …

A Jar Full of Christmas Joy | #1007

Fr. Joel Homilies

January 1 – Mary had the most deep personal relationship with God that we can imagine. She wants to help make our hearts, and homes, like hers. This year write down a weekly blessing and store it in a quart jar. Ponder God’s gifts in your heart.

This Year Elves Put Up My Christmas Tree | #1005

Fr. Joel Homilies

Christmas – We hide from the darkness of our past and our fears. Jesus comes to be your friend, a friend who is the Light. He loves you and wants a relationship with you. What do you have to do? Just leave the door unlocked!

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Christmas Letter for 2019

Fr. Joel Church meets World

A Light in the Darkness Some days it can be hard to have hope. School shootings. Missing children. Domestic violence. Global terrorism. Climate change. Cancer; it seems always another person has gotten cancer. Mental Illness. Suicide. A college Freshman told me she has lost three high school classmates to suicide. If that isn’t a sign of hopelessness, I don’t know …

This Is Why Grandmas Kept the Christmas Decorations Up Until January 6th | #905

Fr. Joel Homilies

Advent 4 – What does the birth of Jesus mean? There are three more feasts to explain the true meaning of Christmas: He is our Sacrifice (January 1). He is the true King of the World (January 6). He is the true God (February 2nd). Keep celebrating!

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A Speed Bump On Advent Road | #902

Fr. Joel Homilies

Immaculate Conception – On our way to celebrate Jesus’ birth, we pause to celebrate Mary’s conception. Why?!? God had such a great gift that no one was pure enough to receive it. God helped Mary be ready. Advent is when God helps us get ready.

God’s Precious Child is You (#806, Christmas Eve)

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Jesus looks like you and me but he is God’s precious child. Joseph, the shepherds, and the wise men realized they too were God’s precious children. I hope as you gaze on the manger scene you will also realize, “I am God’s precious child.” [AUDIO]