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A Rabbit and the Resurrection (#618, Easter Sunday)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Never underestimate the power of God! The Risen savior changes our lives forever. Just like it changed the life of the little rabbit who started leaving colored eggs for people to find. Learn to live the Resurrection every day, every week. [AUDIO]

The Secret to Survival in the Desert of Temptation (#612, Lent 1)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Jesus journeys from a mountain-top experience of God through the desert of temptation into the Promised Land. How does He survive? He never stops listening to God. Fill your heart with the Word of God. Keep listening to God’s Word. [AUDIO]

FrBen – Three signs Jesus lives (Ascension)

Benjamin Homilies

After he rose from the dead, the disciples saw Jesus ascended into Heaven. Although Jesus is in Heaven right now, He is still with us here on earth and He is already reigning as king of this world. I can point to three signs that Jesus is lives: Pope Francis’ recent meeting with Patriarch Bartholomew I, Pope Francis inviting Shimon Peres and Mahmoud Abbas to the Vatican, and the ordination of two new priests, because priests continue Christ’s priestly power in the world. These are three signs in the world that Jesus lives, but every Christian is called to be a sign that Jesus lives. We must be signs in our homes, shops and businesses.

FrBenjamin – Life is stronger than death (Easter Sunday)

Benjamin Homilies

Our human life is marked by a lot of darkness. Although life is beautiful, we can easily feel that death is stronger, and that death has the last word. Easter Sunday proves once and for all that life is stronger than death, that the light is stronger than the darkness. Every Easter, the Church asks us to recommit ourselves to our baptismal promises, which is the promise to reject hatred and evil in order to live in love and do what is good.

Heaven is something new (32nd Sunday OT)

Benjamin Homilies

Like the Sadducees in today’s Gospel, we often assume that life in Heaven is a lot like life on earth, only with better food, and no one gets fat. Jesus corrects that interpretation, teaching us that those who are chosen for Heaven will receive a new life that is completely transformed, that we call “eternal life.” The truth that eternal life is waiting for us should give us courage to face all life’s difficulties without fear.

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+327+ Jesus watches as Thomas doubts Him (Easter 2)

Fr. Joel Homilies

While Thomas was busy doubting, Jesus was right there with him. The Lord who was dead but now lives forever and holds the keys of death and hell is with us all the time. His presence heals the sick, opens doors, and gives us Peace. Christ is Risen!