Hunting a Wild Turkey with the Holy Spirit | #826

Fr. Joel Homilies

Easter 5 – I got my first wild turkey thanks to Lee’s mentoring. The Holy Spirit mentors and guides us, gives us mentors, and calls us to mentor others. Let us allow the Holy Spirit to build us up in the faith so that we can build up others.

Pentecost

Every Christian has been given the Spirit of God (#727, Pentecost Sunday)

Fr. Joel Homilies

The Holy Spirit is always working in the background to make the Kingdom happen in our lives. The Spirit is also working through us to bring the Kingdom to others. Each Christian has special gifts, called Charisms, for the work of the Church. [AUDIO]

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The Answer to Unanswered Prayer (#637, 17th Sunday)

Fr. Joel Homilies

We must be persistent in our prayer just like Abraham was persistent. What about when we don’t get what we want? Our Father wants something even better. We don’t realize that the best thing God can give us is the gift of Himself. [AUDIO]

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Open Your Heart to the Holy Spirit, Not the Evil Spirit (#628, Pentecost)

Fr. Joel Homilies

The Holy Spirit makes every Christian a Christ. God saves the world through us when we cooperate with the Holy Spirit. But there is an enemy spirit that tries to distract and discourage us. Keep out the bad spirit; stir up the Holy Spirit! [AUDIO]

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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)