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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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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!

Communion of Saints

Reflection on Trinity Sunday

Fr. Joel God & Faith

Podcast: Download (Duration: 0:38 — 439.6KB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | Spotify | RSS | Why Subscribe?I have preached on the Holy Trinity every year for the past 9 years. So click this link to see all the old homilies and listen to one that interests you. Most of them have been about …

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Wipe Your Souls Before You Enter | #851

Fr. Joel Homilies

All Souls – Here are three reasons why we pray for the dead: 1) Purgatory is Heaven’s Welcome Mat: Wipe your Souls before you enter 2) Communion: Our ancestors are still with us on our journey. 3) We want to meet them at the Resurrection of the Dead.

The Dead are Alive in Christ (#549, All Souls)

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Christ is the vine and we are branches. Our prayers help the dead; their prayers help us. We call this the Communion of Saints. Do you wish Christ had taken your loved one by the hand and said, “Be healed?” Our faith tells us that He did. (2 Nov 2015)