Eat, Drink, and be Mary (#604, Advent 4)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Mary was humble enough to receive Jesus, obedient, and generous. When you go to a party, do you welcome guests like Elizabeth does? Do you bring Jesus along with you like Mary does? It’s time for Christmas parties: Eat, Drink, and be Mary. [AUDIO]

Bring This to Your Christmas Parties (#504, Advent 4)

Fr. Joel Homilies

God promises David a kingdom “forever” and Mary receives the fulfillment of God’s promise. God wants to do in and through You what he did in and through Mary. Christ dwells within us. Care for this presence of God and carry it to others. (21 Dec 2014)

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The Dragon Loses; the Woman Wins (#437, Assumption of Mary)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Mary is the new Ark of the Covenant because she contains Jesus, who is the true Priest, the Lawgiver, and the Bread of Life. Mary shows us our true dignity. She faces off agains the huge red dragon, and she wins because God is on her side. Be faithful to God and you will win the victory too.

God shows Jesus to his friends (Feb 2)

Benjamin Homilies

Mary and Joseph took Jesus to the Temple because He was Mary’s first-born Son. At the same time, God is showing His Son to some of God’s friends: Simeon and Anna are people of prayer and they are some of God’s friends. God also uses Simeon to talk to Mary and Joseph about who Jesus will be, and how she will have to suffer. Mary, however, would say that all the suffering was worth it!