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Heupel OConnor Wedding Homily

Posted by on Jun 1, 2018 at 10:28 pm
Homily preached for John Heupel and Shannon O’Connor (SDSU alumna 2016) at their wedding Mass at St. Joseph’s Cathedral, June 1, 2018. God bless them both!



Trinity Sunday Homily 2018

Posted by on May 30, 2018 at 4:28 pm

Why would God care about us?

Homily for Trinity Sunday, 2018. Readings found here.



Palm Sunday Homily 2018

Posted by on Mar 26, 2018 at 4:54 pm
In the person of St. Dismas, we see how the “Yes” of Jesus on the Cross of Calvary can still strengthen our own “yes” to the Father, so that what we say of St. Dismas may be said of us. “Every saint has a past and every sinner a future.”


Readings taken from Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion, 2018.



2nd Sunday of Lent 2018 Homily

Posted by on Feb 27, 2018 at 9:16 pm

Who are we and why do we do what we do?

As Catholics, we do things not JUST to be good, but because we are beloved children of our Heavenly Father.

Readings from the 2nd Sunday of Lent, find them here.



1st Sunday of Lent 2018 Homily

Posted by on Feb 20, 2018 at 9:38 pm

There is no cheat code for holiness and salvation.

Good. Let us begin!



Ash Wednesday Homily 2018

Posted by on at 9:34 pm

What is wrong with the world?

The Christian answers, “I am.”





Repay to Caesar…homily 10/22/2017

Posted by on Oct 23, 2017 at 6:40 pm

Jesus tells us to “repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.” How do we understand this famous passage?


Homily from 6:30pm Mass on 10/22/2017. Readings taken from the 29th Sunday in Ordinary time- find them here.



Cling to goodness, beauty, and truth.

Posted by on Sep 21, 2017 at 3:01 pm

Why does it seem like things that we should obviously hold on to are actually HARD to recognize and keep when they cross our path? Lord, give us the grace to discover the SPLENDOR of truth!



Homily preached at Pius XII Newman Center, 6:30pm Mass on 9/17/17. Readings for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time.



Prayer of Faith and in Faith.

Posted by on Sep 11, 2017 at 3:46 pm

Do you have faith in the words of Jesus? We must pray for a greater trust and confidence in the promises of Jesus, especially when he says: “if two of you agree on earth about anything for which they are to pray, it shall be granted to them by my heavenly Father.”



Readings from the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time.



Share our Lady’s Sorrows, Share her Son’s Glory

Posted by on Aug 16, 2017 at 8:47 pm

Many people wonder what we should do in the face of racism, violence, and evil. Have we forgotten what our Lady did? On this feast of the Assumption, let us join her. She imitates Jesus who suffered. Jesus gives her a share in His glory. He will give us a share, too, if we join her in penance and prayer.

Homily from the Solemn Mass of the Assumption, August 15, 2017. Recorded at St. Paul’s parish, 7pm Mass.


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