Are You Pointing Fingers or Unlocking Doors? (#737, 21st Sunday)

Fr. Joel Homilies Leave a Comment

Jesus gives Peter the role of first Pope. What role does Jesus have for you? America’s biggest problem is we’ve all gotten good at pointing fingers. We all question each other and God. But God asks us, “And you, what are you doing?” [AUDIO]

Glowing With God’s Glory (#735, Transfiguration)

Fr. Joel Homilies Leave a Comment

The glory of God is hidden in the flesh and blood of Jesus, and within the bread and wine at Mass. If you listen to God, you will become who you were made to be and do what you were made to do: You too will shine with the glory of God. [AUDIO]

Confident Sheep Listen and Follow (#622, Easter 4)

Fr. Joel Homilies 1 Comment

We can have confidence that Christ knows us and can bring us to true life. The Shepherd calls his sheep to their unique vocations: priesthood, religious life, marriage. He continues to call His sheep each day. Listen and follow. [AUDIO]

What is a Deacon?

Fr. Joel Being Catholic Leave a Comment

Our Diocese recently ordained 4 permanent deacons and one transitional Deacon. If you were wondering, “What’s the difference?”, you’ve come to the right place. Who are deacons? In the Catholic Church, “the clergy” consists of three groups of ordained ministers: bishops, priests, and deacons. While all members of the church are called to minister to others by virtue of their …

+311+ Your vocation to Love (2nd Sunday)

Fr. Joel Homilies Leave a Comment

Ordinary Time, 2nd Sunday – God made you to love and to be loved. Your vocation is the particular way that God calls you to love. The Eucharist will give you the strength to love others as God loves you. Go live the Gospel of the Lord. (20 Jan 2013)