Homily

Fr. Steve’s homily (09/15/2013)

The greatest danger we face as so-called “practicing Catholics: the danger of living our faith only on the surface, of not letting it penetrate our hearts. This parable teaches us that it is possible to live “in the Father’s house” without really getting to know the Father. The younger son didn’t really know his father.He .. read more

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Sep
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Fr. Steve’s homily (09/08/2013)

Jesus our Lord instructs us in two ways today. First, he wants us to have no illusions about following him. His path is a hard path. Our nature is fallen, and to get back up again, even with his grace helping us, is going to be hard. It will involve self-sacrifice and suffering: “Whoever does .. read more

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Sep
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Fr. Steve’s homily (09/01/2013)

First Reading: “conduct your affairs with humility, and you will be loved… Humble yourself… and you will find favor with God.” Humility is plainly and simply the proper understanding of our own worth. Humility requires one not to overestimate his worth; however, it does not presuppose that one needs to underestimate his self worth either; .. read more

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Sep
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Fr. Steve’s homily (08/27/2013 – Feast of St. Monica)

St Monica was born in the year 332 in Tagaste, North Africa. Monica had a conversion experience at a very young age and lived a life of virtue. When she reached a marriageable age, her parents gave her in marriage to a non-Christian man named Patricius. Monica’s husband Patricius, not only came home drunk each .. read more

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Aug
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Fr. Steve’s homily (08/25/2013)

St Margaret Mary Alacoque was a French nun who lived in the 1600s. She was privileged by God with a series of visions in which Jesus appeared to her and revealed his Sacred Heart. The Lord explained to her that his love for sinners was so great that whenever they ignored it or didn’t accept .. read more

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Aug
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Fr. Steve’s homily (08/18/2013)

The Catechism teaches us that we “were created to live in communion with God (#45), in whom we find happiness.”  In other words, we simply cannot find the fulfillment we seek in life, except through living in communion with God.  But how do we do that? Before original sin, communion with God was automatic.  But .. read more

19
Aug
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Fr. Steve’s homily (7/28/2013)

Jesus makes some bold statements in this Gospel passage.  He says that whoever asks will receive, whoever seeks will find, and whoever knocks will get the door opened.  Jesus knew that we would be tempted to doubt them.  So he reiterated them into us by using examples. Would any earthly father worthy of the title .. read more

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Jul
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Fr. Steve’s homily (07/21/2013)

The “only one” thing is needed for a fulfilling, meaningful, and fruitful life: to stay as close to as possible to Jesus at all times. Much more important than what we can do for Christ is what we can be for him, and what he can be for us.  Martha was doing all kinds of .. read more

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Jul
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Fr. Steve’s homily (07/14/2013)

On one occasion when teaching inside a house, Jesus was told his mother and brothers were outside asking for him.  Jesusresponds:  my mother and brothers are those who hear the word of God and keep it.  This not to slight the blessed virgin Mary, for she heard and kept God’s word perfectly. For Jews, the .. read more

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Jul
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Fr. Steve’s homily (07/07/2013)

Christ’s appointing seventy-two disciples to collaborate in his mission is an action with deep scriptural significance. When Moses was leading the people of Israel into the Promised Land, God had him appoint seventy elders to receive Moses’ same spirit and become his assistants. Later, the Sanhedrin, the ruling body of Israel after their return from .. read more

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Jul
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