Homily

Fr. Steve’s homily (01/01/2015)

On Christmas Day the Prince of Peace was born into the world. For the next thirty years, he grew up under Mary’s care, until the day that he completed his earthly mission and opened the gates of heaven to a fallen human race. On that day, when Jesus hung dying on the cross, Mary was .. read more

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Jan
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Fr. Steve’s homily (12/28/2014)

Mary and Joseph were obliged to follow the Jewish law regarding their firstborn son – a law not man-made, but God-made. Because children are a gift from God, ultimately they belong to God; the Jewish law prescribed a ritual by which parents acknowledged this truth: they would offer God a gift in symbolic exchange for .. read more

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Jan
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Fr. Steve’s homily (12/25/2014)

A woman fell into a deep hole. Try as she might, she could not climb out. Confucius looked in. He told her, “Poor woman, if you had paid attention to me, you would not have fallen in there in the first place.” Then he made himself scarce. Buddha approached. He too spotted the woman. He .. read more

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Jan
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Fr. Steve’s homily (11/16/2014)

You all know what this is, it is a Frisbee, but pretend for a moment that you do not know what it is and that you have never seen one before. You might think it was a dinner plate… or a hat… or perhaps a tool for digging in the sand. It could be just .. read more

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Nov
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Fr. Steve’s homily (11/09/2014)

There are many differences between the Temple of the Old Covenant, the magnificent building in Jerusalem, and the Temple of the New Covenant, the Body of Christ, which is also the Mystical Body of his Church, but there are also many similarities. The ancient Temple worship ceremonies were limited to one sacred place, because the .. read more

17
Nov
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Fr. Steve’s homily (10/05-2014)

We get so used to sin that we can easily forget just how evil and destructive it is. • Sin is rebellion against God, who is our Creator and Savior. • Sin is wishing that God didn’t exist so that we would be free to rebuild the universe in accordance with our own selfishness and .. read more

09
Oct
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Fr. Steve’s homily, (09/27/2014)

We all know people who say that they are Catholic, but who don’t come to Mass on Sunday – they only come on Christmas and Easter, if they come at all. We all have heard or read about politicians who say that they are ardent and practicing Catholics, but who publicly support laws that go .. read more

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Oct
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Fr. Steve’s homily (09-21-14)

God’s generosity truly is beyond comprehension. And yet, one of its most remarkable manifestations is often overlooked. The landowner in the parable gave those workers real work to do in his vineyard, even if the reward far outweighed the actual amount of work. Christ does the same thing with us. • He allows us to .. read more

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Sep
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Fr. Steve’s homily (09-14-14)

Today’s feast is called the Exaltation or Triumph of the Cross. • And it reminds us that Jesus saved the fallen human race not by eliminating the suffering that our own sin unleashed in the world, but by taking that suffering upon himself. • He who never sinned allowed himself to be punished with every .. read more

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Sep
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Fr. Steve’s homily (09/07/2014)

The choices we make every day, in little things and big things, matter. Every one of them can bring us closer to God and our true purpose, or further away. That’s the essence of spiritual freedom. This is the freedom that matters to God. If used well, it helps us become excellent human beings, wise .. read more

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Sep
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