Advent: Your New Favorite Season

Fr. Joel Being Catholic

Advent often gets forgotten in the rush to Christmas. In fact, in a gathering of priests, only one thought to name it as his favorite season. I want to share with you the secret to enjoying Advent. You have to think of it like a walking pilgrimage. Instead of a big “aha” moment at the end, you learn to enjoy …

Pruning for the Harvest | #832

Fr. Joel Homilies

Ordinary 11 – What in your life needs pruning? God wants us to be prepared – not just for power outages and rainstorms – but for eternal life. If you want to give a good harvest at the end, you need to do some pruning now.

Putting the You in Eucharist (#729, Corpus Christi)

Fr. Joel Homilies

God provided for us on the walking pilgrimage. Our sacrifices bore much fruit. Sacrifice is necessary to build communion with God and others. You in communion with Christ; You in communion with Christians: This is Eucharist. [AUDIO]

Feets of Generous Love (#632, 11th Sunday)

Fr. Joel Homilies

People were very generous to the walking pilgrims. Instead of receiving and giving, King David starts taking. The sinful woman is generous because she realizes how generous God has been to her. This Year of Mercy start receiving and giving. [AUDIO]