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Advent Resources

God is Offering You a Grace this Advent - Don’t miss out on it!

Advent - Preparing our hearts for the the Second Coming of Jesus

Penance Services

stories about Advent

First Sunday of Advent

Advent - Waiting in Patient Hope for God

Be watchful! Be alert! Tip the balance away from sin toward Jesus 2008

Related Homilies: God is Offering You a Grace this Advent - Don’t miss out on it!

Advent - Preparing our hearts for the the Second Coming of Jesus

Second Sunday of Advent

God wants to Pick You Up and Hold You Close to Him!

Prepare the way of the Lord - Christ will come again 2008

Something new in the Judean desert and Advent has new graces for us 2011

Related Homilies: God is Offering You a Grace this Advent - Don’t miss out on it!

Advent - Preparing our hearts for the the Second Coming of Jesus

Making Room for Jesus in our Hearts during Advent 2015

Third Sunday of Advent

Only in God is true and lasting happiness and joy 2008

Related Homilies: God is Offering You a Grace this Advent - Don’t miss out on it!

Advent - Preparing our hearts for the the Second Coming of Jesus

Jesus among you unknown to you

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Jesus came because Mary surrendered to God and said “Yes”

Mary’s “Amen”

Saying “Yes” to Jesus’ invitation to allow Him into our Lives

Related Homilies: Mary Full of Grace

Christmas Season and Baptism of Our Lord

See homilies in Years A, B and C

Second Sunday

Related Homilies: homilies on vocation

stories about vocation

 

March for Life Life Homilies

Third Sunday

Following Jesus begins in your Mind

Our Deepest Desire and Jesus' Call to Us 2015

Related Homilies: Homilies on Vocation

on the call to repent see God Continues to Call Us to Bear Fruit

stories of vocation and repentance

Fourth Sunday

There is still a bit of the devil in us! Jesus must increase 2009

Related Homilies: Jesus Our Healer heals us through the Mass and Sacraments

We have faith in the power of Jesus to heal us and pick us up

Fifth Sunday

Jesus Our Healer heals us through the Mass and Sacraments

Meet Jesus and be Lifted Up by Him! 2015

Related Homilies: We have faith in the power of Jesus to heal us and pick us up

First Reading: positive thinking

Gospel: on casting out demons power of Holy Water

praying early in the morning

Sixth Sunday

We are called to live community - though many we form one body

Related Homilies: Father Damien in the leper colony on Molokai

Homilies on healing: Jesus Our Healer heals us through the Mass and Sacraments

We have faith in the power of Jesus to heal us and pick us up

Seventh Sunday

Let Jesus dispose of the garbage caused by sin

Related: We wash spiritually in the Sacrament of Reconciliation and are filled with Jesus’ Light

Open your heart to Jesus’ Mercy like Zacchaeus

Why confess sins to a priest?

stories about God’s Mercy

stories about sin

stories Weeds among the Wheat, God’s Infinite Mercy - a dialogue

 

Eighth Sunday

Jesus the Bridegroom loves the Church his Bride

Related Homilies: Jesus - new wine in new wineskins expanding our vision

stories about God’s Love for us

Ninth Sunday

Keeping Sunday Holy

Related Homilies: In the New Covenant the holy day changes from Saturday, the sabbath, to Sunday, the Lord's Day

First Sunday of Lent

Related Homilies: Dying and Rising with Jesus during Lent

Jesus our Model for Lent - Prayer, Fasting, Almsgiving 2013

Overcoming Sin and Temptation during Lent - Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving

Overcoming Temptation and Giving Up Sin during Lent because We Love Jesus 2008
Decide to Overcome Sin

Reliving the temptations of Jesus

stories for Lent

Second Sunday of Lent

Related Homilies: Jesus is the Promised Messiah. Listen to Him even as He predicts his Passion and Death! 2006

Look Beyond Present Pain to the Presence of God

Jesus’ Transfiguration reminds us who we are and not to be negative

We live by faith not sight, and we treasure experiences of God’s personal love

Jesus' Transfiguration - a Lesson in Prayer 2016

Second Reading: Jesus pleading for us at God’s right hand

Third Sunday of Lent

The Ten Commandments Forming Our Conscience

Related Homilies: The Commandments - God’s Indicator Panel

Gospel Related: Jesus Replaced the Temple: Purification of the Old Testament Priesthood - Christ the High Priest of the New Covenant and his Priests 2010

stories about the Commandments

on Jesus’ justified anger, excerpt of Enjoying the Bible

Fourth Sunday of Lent

Related Homilies: God so Loved the World that he gave his only Son, the World needs Jesus

on first reading Decide to overcome sin

on second reading saved by grace through faith

Stories: Light of Jesus

Inexplicable light in form of embryo in Guadalupe

Fifth Sunday of Lent

Jesus’ Hour of Glory - God’s thinking vs. our thinking

The Sanctifying Grace of the New Covenant is offered to us in superabundance because Jesus died and produced much fruit 2009

First reading related: New Covenant

Palm Sunday

The various characters in the Passion represent our sins that led to Jesus’ crucifixion 2009

The Passion of Jesus Speaks to Us 2015

Related Homilies: The Passion of Jesus shows us up as sinners and heals us

Jesus’ Sufferings Revealed by the Turin Shroud

Gethsemane and crucifixion

 

Holy Week to Easter Sunday

See Holy Week Homilies

Second Sunday of Easter

Trust, Surrender, Believe, Receive

Only by faith in Jesus will we have life - receive his mercy 2006

Christ invites us to his Sacred Heart 2013

Related Homilies: Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe

Why confess sins to a priest?

Divine Mercy Sunday 2008

stories about faith

Third Sunday of Easter

Jesus was like us in every way except sin - he waits for you to approach him

Jesus’ forgiveness flows to us from the Cross 2006
mp3 meditation: Jesus is Risen (quality reduced for 56k dial-up modems)

Related Homilies: on God’s forgiveness “Neither do I condemn you. Go and do not sin again”

We wash spiritually in the Sacrament of Reconciliation and are with Jesus’ Light

Let Jesus dispose of the garbage caused by sin

The Passion of Jesus moves us to Repentance

Why confess sins to a priest?

Second Reading: our advocate with Father Jesus pleads for us

stories about God’s forgiveness

stories about confession of sin

Fourth Sunday of Easter

Jesus the Good Shepherd carries us on his shoulder and lays down his life for us 2006

Related Homilies: Jesus is the Good Shepherd

Jesus laying down his life: Gethsemane and crucifixion

Jesus is High Priest of the New Testament 2006

See Vocation Sunday in Years A, B and C

a good shepherd laying his life for his sheep St. Damien of Molokai

St Patrick tended animals and returned to Ireland to lay down his life for his flock

Second Reading: Love of God for us 2009

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Bear Fruit - Our love is not to be just words or mere talk

Related Homilies: Guarding the Deposit of Faith and Producing Fruit for the Kingdom

Sixth Sunday of Easter

The agape sacrificial love of Jesus and the miraculous crucifix of Limpias

Related Homilies: God’s covenantal love for us 2010

Love of God for us 2009

Bride and Groom - the love of Jesus for us

Loving Others as Jesus Loved Us

on laying down life for friends see St. Damien of Molokai

Ascension

Jesus Continues to be Present in his Church after his Ascension 2006

Related Homilies: Enlightened to our Calling and Destiny

After Jesus’ Ascension don’t just sit there - The Vocation of the Laity 2008

Waiting in Prayer for the Outpouring of the Holy Spirit

First reading, witnesses to the ends of the earth: Church growing through trials

Seventh Sunday of Easter

Waiting in Prayer for the Outpouring of the Holy Spirit

Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost - the Spirit helping us

Renewed by the Holy Spirit at Pentecost

Living as authentic followers of Jesus will help many to come to follow Jesus 2006

Related Homilies: How can we receive the Holy Spirit to raise us up? 2006

my meditation on Pentecost in Let’s Talk to Jesus

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

We belong to the Holy Trinity since Baptism

Related Homilies: The Most Holy Trinity: Abba, Emmanuel, Helper

We are drawn into the love at the heart of the Trinity (Year A)

Father who sought me, Son who bought me, Spirit who taught me (Year C)

Story: St. Augustine and the Mystery of the Trinity

Corpus Christi

See Homilies for Years A, B and C

Second Reading: Jesus High Priest of the New Covenant 2007

Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Related Homilies: Christ invites us to his Sacred Heart 2013

Twelfth Sunday

Related Homilies: Trusting in Jesus when Problems Occur

Amazing Grace that saved a Wretch like Me!

stories about faith

Thirteenth Sunday

We have faith in the power of Jesus to heal us and pick us up

When you have Problems, Go to Jesus 2015

Related Homilies: Jesus Our Healer

Meet Jesus and be Lifted Up by Him! 2015

God turns everything to good for those who love him 2011

Come to Me all you who labor and are overburdened

Fourteenth Sunday

Jesus could work no miracle because they rejected him

Jesus continues his Ministry through the Church 2009

Related Homilies: Second Reading Carrying Our Cross after Jesus 

Gospel: Commentary The Brothers and Sisters of Jesus

Fifteenth Sunday

Chosen to be holy and spotless in Christ

Christ continues to minister to us through his Priests 2012

Related Homilies: Jesus could work no miracle because they rejected him

Second Reading: Chosen by God

Sixteenth Sunday

Serving others and Mental Health

The Lord is my Shepherd, there is nothing I shall want 2012

Related Homilies: on the Psalm Jesus is the Good Shepherd

on the disciples resting Slow Down to Enjoy Life and Hear Jesus

stories about helping others

Seventeenth Sunday

Jesus expands our small vision to his limitless vision

What the world offers us is puny but God offers us more than we can imagine 2006

Second Reading: Bear with one another charitably, love your children

Related Homilies: Miracle at Juarez: Give to Jesus and he gives to us

Homilies on the Eucharist: see Twentieth Sunday below

Stories about the Eucharist

Eighteenth Sunday

Alexandrina lived only on Jesus in the Eucharist for thirteen years

Related Homilies: John Chapter 6 - Jesus’ Sermon on the Eucharist 2011

Homilies on the Eucharist: see Twentieth Sunday below

Stories about the Eucharist

Nineteenth Sunday

Church of the Eucharist - Ecclesia de Eucharistia -on Pope John Paul II’s Letter

Stop complaining

Related Homilies: John Chapter 6 - Jesus’ Sermon on the Eucharist 2011

Homilies on the Eucharist: see Twentieth Sunday below

Stories about the Eucharist

Twentieth Sunday

The Eucharist: Jesus living in us and we in Jesus - Little Nellie of Holy God

Leave Sin Behind, Taste and See that the Lord is Good

Related Homilies: John Chapter 6 - Jesus’ Sermon on the Eucharist 2011

Meet Jesus in his Real Presence in the Eucharist 2008

The Eucharist and the Priesthood were born during the Last Supper

Faith in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist and Eucharistic Miracles

Let Jesus Feast With You!

Alexandrina lived only on Jesus in the Eucharist for thirteen years

Jesus our Healer, healing through the Mass and sacraments

Church of the Eucharist - Ecclesia de Eucharistia -Pope John Paul II’s Letter

Stories about the Eucharist

Twenty-First Sunday

“It is the Spirit that gives life, the flesh has nothing to offer”

When you put God first you have Freedom and Marriage is Better 2012

second reading excerpt Enjoying Paul's Letters and Old Testament

Twenty-Second Sunday

Jesus' Prescription for Holiness and Purity 2012

The Commandments - God’s Indicator Panel

Related Homilies: Eat what you want but love your neighbor! 2011

The Ten Commandments Forming Our Conscience

stories about the Commandments

Twenty-Third Sunday

Eyes open to Jesus and ear unsealed to his Good News

Slow Down to Enjoy Life and Hear Jesus

Ephphatha: Christ raises us to a New Level 2012

Jesus is Waiting for You 2015

Related Homilies: on Jesus as healer Jesus our Healer

Second Reading: We are all Equal in Dignity before God

Twenty-Fourth Sunday

Taking up our Cross after Jesus

Do we live the Faith we Profess or run from the Cross? 2006
Peter professed his faith by how he lived and died, we do likewise 2012

Related Homilies: The Christian Meaning of Human Suffering according to Pope John Paul II 2008

Carrying Our Cross after Jesus

Growing through Trials like Peter

Jesus on the Cross Teaching us how to respond to Unjust Suffering 2015

stories about our cross

Second Reading: on faith and works see Saved by Jesus and Doing the will of the Father 2008

Twenty-Fifth Sunday

“If anyone wants to be first he must be servant of all”

Jesus shows us who is truly great - the last becomes first

Jesus on the Cross Teaching us how to respond to Unjust Suffering 2015

Related Homilies: Seeing Jesus in others - Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Bear with one another charitably, love your children

Today’s Gospel in its context in Mark 2006

on service: Serving others and Mental Health

stories about service

Twenty-Sixth Sunday

If your hand should cause you to sin cut it off!

Related Homilies: Decide to Overcome Sin

October - Respect Life Month

Life Homilies

Twenty-Seventh Sunday

Marriage is a School of Love and Forgiveness

What God has joined together man must not divide

Related Homilies: The Church’s Teaching on Marriage

God’s Plan for the Family

The Holy Family, and encouragement for the Family by Pope John Paul II

on Gen 2 excerpt Enjoying Paul and Old Testament

 

Twenty-Eighth Sunday

Does Jesus’ command to the man to sell everything apply to us also? 2006

Related Homilies: Our Treasure in Heaven will be our Corporal Works of Mercy

Vocations in the Bible - Answering God’s Call

Second Reading: Your Word is a Lamp for my Steps

“They have the Scriptures, let them listen to them”

stories about money

Twenty-Ninth Sunday & World Mission Sunday

Jesus gave his life as an offering for our sin and bore our guilt 2012

The Truly Great Ones of this World - Those who Love and Serve 2015

Related Homilies: see homilies above for twenty-fifth Sunday

Death of the apostles (excerpt)

Second Reading: humanity of Jesus

First Reading: Jesus’ suffering as revealed by the Shroud of Turin

Thirtieth Sunday

Why pray when God knows what we want? - The Healing of Bartimaeus

Related Homilies: We wash spiritually in the Sacrament of Reconciliation and are with Jesus’ Light

Happy the Man or Woman in Prison who does not Lose Faith in Jesus

on Jesus as healer Jesus Our Healer heals us through the Mass and Sacraments

We have faith in the power of Jesus to heal us and pick us up

Thirty-First Sunday

When we love God and Neighbor we are filled with God’s Light and Miracles Follow 2006

Related Homilies: Loving God with all our heart and our neighbor as ourselves

If You Love Me You Will Keep my Commandments

Pagan practices vs. loving God with all our heart

on love of neighbor: Seeing Jesus in others

Loving Others as Jesus Loved Us

Bear with one another Charitably - Love Your Children

If anyone wants to be first he must be servant of all

Love your Enemies

related to the second reading: God’s Grace offered in a surprising new way - the Priesthood of Jesus 2009

stories loving God

stories about loving neighbor as oneself

Thirty-Second Sunday

What motivates you? God's Love for you or your love of yourself? 2009

Related Homilies: We do not need false appearances because we are citizens of heaven

First Reading The miracle in the dump at Juarez - Give to Jesus and he gives to us

Thirty-Third Sunday

A second chance at living, that chance is now

Related Homilies: Preparing for the the Second Coming of Jesus

Thirty-Fourth Sunday - Christ the King

Jesus Christ our King - King of our Minds and King of our Actions

Good Citizens of Our Country but God’s Servants First - Jesus is Our King 2006

Related Homilies: Christ - a Powerless King 

Commentary: Jesus as King in Mark