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Strength for the Test

Posted by on Aug 13, 2017 at 10:07 pm

Jesus allows to be tested out of His love for us. By being tested we know two things: 1) what it is like to be with Him, who was tested and every way and 2) where we are in our life of faith.


Readings for this homily taken from the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Homily given at 10:30am Mass at Pius XII Newman Center.



Lessons in Heaven: a homily

Posted by on Aug 11, 2017 at 7:22 pm

There is an earthly way of thinking and a heavenly way of thinking. The Feast of the Transfiguration allows us to consider- what is heaven? Am I becoming more heavenly?



Readings taken from 8/6/2017, the Feast of the Transfiguration on Sunday. Homily from the 8:30am Mass at St. Paul, White, SD.



Being patient with God’s patience with us

Posted by on Aug 2, 2017 at 7:54 pm

God’s patience is directed towards our salvation as He is willing to suffer our sins during our life of conversion.

Readings taken from the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Homily preached at Pius XII Newman Center, 10:30 am Mass on July 30, 2017.



The Spirit prays in our Weakness

Posted by on at 7:48 pm

The Holy Spirit prays in our weakness, so do not be afraid to encounter and know your weakness. It is there the Lord comes.

Readings taken from 16th Sunday of Ordinary time. Homily preached at 10:30am Mass, in Pius XII Newman Center, July 23, 2017.



Wheat and Weeds

Posted by on at 7:45 pm

In the Church and in our hearts are both wheat and weeds that our Lord patiently waits to harvest to our salvation and His glory.


Readings taken from the 15th Sunday of Ordinary time. Homily preached at Pius XII Newman Center 10:30am Mass.



Jesus, reveal the Father to me!

Posted by on Jul 14, 2017 at 6:24 pm

Jesus says that we can know the Father through the Son’s revelation of love. It is through obedience, the yoke Jesus offers, that we know the Father’s love. Repair the wounds of authority with the authentic authority of the Father.

Homily based off of the readings from the 14th Sunday in Ordinary time, year A.



Renew the world: Wedding homily for Matthew and Isabel Wilson

Posted by on at 6:19 pm

Homily offered at the nuptial Mass of Matthew and Isabel on 7/8/2017. Marriage is a key part of God’s original plan for worldly renewal and a key part of God’s New Covenant plan of renewal.




July 2, 2017 Homily

Posted by on Jul 6, 2017 at 6:59 pm

True freedom in Christ is a spiritual reality that can be hindered as we bind ourselves away to past relationships- be they familial, romantic, or other ones. Also, we can bind ourselves to goals and dreams. We must ask for Jesus to come and bring us freedom.


Readings for this Mass taken from the 13th Sunday in Ordinary time.

Homily recorded at St. Paul’s 8:30am Mass.



Homily for 6/25/2017

Posted by on Jun 27, 2017 at 2:14 pm

There are many ways the world promises us freedom from anxiety, yet they all end up revealed as tools of the enemy of our humanity, as he attempts to ensnare us into confusion, sorrow, and sin.


Readings taken from the 12th Sunday of Ordinary time.



Homily for Mike and Ellie’s wedding

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 at 4:04 pm

Homily from Mike and Ellie’s wedding.


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