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Marriage is for Children (#545, 27th Sunday)

Fr. Joel Homilies, The Loving Life

Human beings were designed by God to mate for life. Marriage creates a safe place for children, which is why children hate divorce. Jesus calls us back to our childhood innocence. Come to him, let him heal you, and do not forbid others. (4 Oct 2015)

Don’t Leave Jesus Standing at the Altar (#539, 21st Sunday)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Marriage is that is a gift that is Total, Faithful, Fruitful, and Free. Jesus gives everything even to His flesh and the last drop of His blood. How do we respond to Jesus’ gift of himself? Don’t leave Jesus standing at the altar! (23 Aug 2015)

Jesus shows His secret – family Mass (Lent 2)

Benjamin Homilies

Jesus took three of His apostles up to the top of a mountain in order to show them a secret. It was so secret that they were not allowed to say anything about it until after Jesus had risen from the dead. This is the secret: Jesus is the Son of God.

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How to love when it’s hard (6 Sun OT)

Benjamin Homilies

You would think that Valentine’s day is not the best day in the world to be celibate, but I got one of the world’s best Valentine’s day cards. A person who does not have a significant other is not living without love, because God’s love is always there for us. In Matthew Chapter 5, Jesus tells us about God’s love, and teaches us to love the way God loves and not the way that comes naturally to us. We can’t just love when it’s easy, we also need to love when it’s hard. +

God calls each person (3 Sun OT)

Benjamin Church meets World, Homilies

St. John the Baptist was sent to preach repentance to everyone who needed to repent. This included King Herod, even though preaching to the king ended his career. When Jesus was preaching, His message was quite personal. Jesus did not stop with stereotypes, but He saw each person. When we look at a crowd of people, we see a crowd, but God sees each and every person. God sees each person, God knows each person, and God calls each person to be part of His work.