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Invite the Holy Spirit and Remove the Barriers (#627, Pentecost)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Feat. Deacon Michael: We must send an invitation and remove the barriers from our hearts. St. Philip Neri invited the Holy Spirit into his heart. Are we going to have open doors, open hearts, to the Holy Spirit? [AUDIO]

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The Love That Never Abandons Us (#626, Ascension & Mother’s Day)

Fr. Joel Homilies

The Holy Spirit “mothers” every Christian and gives us direct access to the throne of God. Listen to the Spirit and cooperate with his work. “Can a mother forget her infant? Even should she forget, I will never forget you.” [AUDIO]

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Christians are Sent to Save the World (#608, 3rd Sunday)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Christ brings us the Good News and asks us to join His mission. Christians must be Christ-like, especially on snow-bound busses and at the sides of caskets. None of us can be Christ on your own; ask the Holy Spirit to help you. You are sent! [AUDIO]

The Spirit Connects Us to God and Others (#529, Pentecost)

Fr. Joel Homilies

The Spirit restores Communication and Community by overcoming language barriers and forgiving sin. The Spirit gives little nudges to move us out of the grasping and isolation of consumerism into the receiving and giving of true relationship. (24 May 2015)

Jesus Ascends and Sends Us a Lifeline (#528, Ascension)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Jesus ascends to the top of the cliff and takes his seat on the edge. He attaches us to the Holy Spirit and gives us full attention as we climb. Through the Spirit we receive what we need and share our love, joy, thanks, and suffering. (17 May 2015)

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De-Clutter God’s Favorite Place to Be (#517, Lent 3)

Fr. Joel Homilies

God loves being in the Tabernacle but His favorite place to be is your heart. At Baptism you were made a temple of the Holy Spirit. Is your temple clean and pure like Jesus, or cluttered and distracted? Listen to the Spirit as he reminds you: stop making My house a marketplace. (8 Mar 2015)

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FrBen – Three but not divided (Trinity Sunday)

Benjamin God & Faith, Homilies

Like Jews and Muslims, Christians believe in one God. However, Christians are unique in believe that God is a Trinity of persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Although they are three distinct persons, there is no division among them: they are perfectly united. The unity of the Trinity teaches us that although there are many differences between people, we don’t have to be divided. Instead, we can be united in love.

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You are Daddy’s Little Helper (#428, Pentecost)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Pentecost. Mass at Breakfast on the Farm. The Spirit moves through the world giving life. In place of our our desperate, frenetic pace, the Spirit offers to let us be co-creators with God, and so experience God’s Peace. Move with the Spirit. (8 Jun 2014)

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Lifeline to the Lord (#427, Ascension)

Fr. Joel Homilies

“Jesus did not leave His Father when He came to be with us, and He did not leave us when He went back to the Father.” The Holy Spirit kept Jesus connected with His Father, like a climbing rope, or a lifeline. Through the Holy Spirit, Jesus shares our struggles and we share His joy, peace, and love. Wait for the Lord and Witness to Him.