Earth Day & Sunday

Benjamin Church meets World

Breakfast always has an air unreality about it, perhaps because a thin barrier of coffee is all that separates it from the dreamworld. My breakfast the other day was touched by the mystical when I stumbled on a quote in the comics:“Outdoors is where the great mystery lies, so going into nature should be a searching and humbling experience, like …

Fr. Joel’s homily for Apr 25

Fr. Joel Homilies

East4 – The Power of Love (7:45)Easter, 4th Sunday. Tyrants beware! Christ destroys the power of fear with the power of his self-giving love. There is nothing more powerful; if we will let Him into our lives, it will set us free. (25 Apr 2010) Readings | Subscribe | iTunes This homily borrows generously from Fr. Robert Barron’s Word on …

Fr. Joel’s Homily for First Communion

Fr. Joel Homilies

Easter3 – Communion with God (13:30)Easter, 3rd Sunday and First Communion. Jesus wants to feed his sheep with the gift only He can give – Himself. What is the point of being Christian? It is to be with the God whom we love and who loves us. The point of being Christian is Union with God. As we receive the …

Fr. Joel’s homily for Easter 2010

Fr. Joel Homilies

Easter Sunday – The Resurrection changes Everything (14:30)Easter Sunday. Why is the empty tomb good news? Because it means that Christ is Risen, Truly Risen! No longer is the grave our ultimate destiny. The tomb becomes a launchpad to new life. By choosing Christ now we can begin to experience the New Life in our lives. Do you reject Satan? …

Fr. Joel’s homily for Good Friday

Fr. Joel Homilies

Good Friday – My Best Friend Died Today (3:30)Good Friday. My best friend died today. And I killed him. I didn’t mean to, but I did. I had other friends and other activities, things I knew he wouldn’t be proud of. Then I discovered a lot of people who felt the same way. We wanted him gone. Finally he was …