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The Spirit prays in our Weakness

Posted by on Aug 2, 2017 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.


Who are the three most important people at any wedding?



Father Brian’s Mass of Thanksgiving

Posted by on Jun 4, 2017 at 12:24 am

Gratitude causes our trust in God as good and provident Father to increase. This increased trust leads us to boldly beg our Father for MORE graces and blessings. Let us pray in gratitude for Father Brian’s priesthood and for him to be the priest his people need.

Readings taken from the Vigil of Pentecost in the Extraordinary form of the Roman Missal.



Ascension 2017 Homily

Posted by on Jun 1, 2017 at 7:39 pm

Three points about the Ascension of our Blessed Lord. One application to the week’s news of the terror attacks in Manchester, England.


Readings taken from Ascension of our Lord.



Homily for May 21, 2017

Posted by on May 23, 2017 at 9:56 pm

100 years ago, Our Lady appeared in Fatima, Portugal. She warned of the “errors of Russia” and gave us a tool to combat them: prayer and penance. We need the Holy Spirit to be taught by God how to pray and sacrifice.

Readings taken from 6th Sunday of Easter.


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