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Bishop’s Appeal: Missionaries of Hope | #911

Fr. Joel Homilies

Ordinary 4 – Today our guest homilist, Bishop Ricken, kicks off the annual Bishop’s Appeal. If we really lived what it means to be a “Catholic”, that second reading would apply to us. How is God calling YOU to be a missionary of hope?

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Have You Forgotten Who You Are? | #908

Fr. Joel Homilies

Baptism of the Lord – Baptism greets us at the door and washes away our false identities. It leads to the altar of praise, then sends us out to remind others who they are. God never forgot Jayme Closs or Elizabeth Smart. He has not forgotten you.

It’s Not About The Red Team vs The Blue Team | #845

Fr. Joel Homilies

Ordinary 26 – Politics is not a sporting event between a red team and a blue team. And Jesus does not want to talk about what those other people are doing wrong. Jesus wants to focus on you. A sense of mission helps us see things from God’s perspective.

Prophets, Fireflies, and Fireworks | #835

Fr. Joel Homilies

Ordinary 14 – God calls you to preach the Gospel in your own town and to your own family. Here are three suggestions for preaching the Gospel to your children: 1) Let yourself be challenged and changed 2) Pray with your children 3) Play with your children.

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Tell Your Face The Good News | #833

Fr. Joel Homilies

Birth of John the Baptist – Our family tells us where we come from but only God can reveal who we are. God calls you to be missionary disciple of the good news. To be fully yourself, you must live John’s motto: “He must increase, but I must decrease.”

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The Trinity Is Our Identity and Our Mission | #829

Fr. Joel Homilies

Holy Trinity – The One God, Lord of the whole Universe, is also our God, a community of persons. Baptism invites us into God’s community of love. Live your life, and every moment, in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

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Open Your Heart to Friendship with Jesus (#704, Advent 3)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Being a follower of Jesus means trusting Him even when things don’t make sense to us. Jesus wants to be our best friend. In the light of this friendship you will learn more about yourself. Open your heart to friendship with God. [AUDIO]