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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Recipe for a Holy Family (#807, Holy Family)

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We are all responsible for creating a holy family. Today St. Joseph teaches us three keys to fatherhood: obedience, self-sacrifice, and giving your children back to God. If you follow Joesph’s example, your family will be holy too. [AUDIO]

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Focus on Your Father, Not on the Crowd (#713, 8th Sunday)

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Today we are reminded that God is a good father. When we get too focused on immediate needs, we lose sight of God’s presence in our lives. Keep your eyes on your Father and the other stuff will fall into place. [AUDIO]

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A Blood Transfusion for my Brother Omar (#633, 12th Sunday)

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My brother Omar killed my brothers and sisters in the Pulse nightclub. More than laws, we need a change of heart. Jesus offers us a blood transfusion. With the blood of Jesus in your veins you too can respond to evil with the Works of Mercy. [AUDIO]

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The Heavenly Community of Life and Love (#429, Holy Trinity)

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5 Days, 13 walkers, 58 miles — another successful walking pilgrimage! We found that forming community was hard work. Only the Holy Trinity forms community easily because God is not afraid to give. The family images the Trinity, and so does the parish. These lead us to realize that we are welcomed into the Heavenly family of God himself. Do not be afraid to give; the Father gives so much more in return.

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+346+ The Older Brother of the Prodigal Son (24th Sunday)

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After abandoning his father and exhausting his inheritance, the prodigal son discovers his greatest possession: the love of his Father. The older son has been like a faithful Catholic, sitting the in pew, following the rules, but somehow never discovering his Father’s love. If we want to bring people back, we must share with them the Good News of God’s love. But first we must come to discover it for ourselves.

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+338+ God the Father’s Day (11th Sunday)

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King David uses his power to take advantage of other. Jesus uses his power to protect and dignify others. Men need to imitate Jesus and not King David. Serving others is what Fatherhood is all about. It’s time we started acting like our heavenly father.

Holy Family – Joseph vs Herod, and the winner is… | #108

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Holy Family – George Bailey puts others first, and makes Bedford Falls a better place in the process. St. Joseph serves God and makes the world a better place. He is humble enough to trust in God’s strength. Do you serve others, or serve yourself?