Search Party GREEN

Jesus’ Personal Conduct Policy (#440, 23rd Sunday)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Who has the better Personal Conduct Policy: the NFL or Jesus? Obviously Jesus, who holds us to a higher standard: Love Go, and Love your Neighbor. There’s plenty of detail in the 10 Commandments to explain what he means. Jesus will be the final judge, but meanwhile he asks us to hold each other accountable. Let’s encourage our brothers and sisters to play to the best of their ability.

FrBenjamin – The garden of the soul (15th Sunday)

Benjamin Homilies

Jesus tells the parable about the seed planted in the field. We have all heard the Gospel, we have all had the seed of the Word planted in our hearts, but we need to cooperate with God in helping that seed grow and bear fruit. In order for the seeds to grow, the soil needs to be tilled up, and suffering is what tills the soil of the soul. Also, there are weeds that need to be pulled, or they will crowd out the good work that God wants to do. Our sins and bad habits are the weeds that need to be pulled up.

+353+ The secret to being a Saint (All Saints)

Fr. Joel Homilies

The Solemnity of All Saints celebrates the dead who are in Heaven with God. We were made for God and we only find our true purpose when we become like God. The saints are praying and rooting for us to find God and become happy and holy. Now I will share with you the secret to being a saint…

+322+ God wants You to be Holy (Lent 5)

Fr. Joel Homilies

The election of Pope Francis shows us that the Church is still alive and full of surprises! Perhaps the biggest surprise is this: the Church seriously believes that you can be holy. No matter where you have been or what you have done, every Christian is called to be a saint by God’s grace and mercy. Will you accept your call?

http://www.traveltop.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Civita-di-Bagnoregio-Bagnoregio-Lazio-Italy.jpg

+312+ Catholics bring glad tidings to the Poor (3rd Sunday)

Fr. Joel Church meets World, Homilies

Ordinary Time, 3rd Sunday. The Israelites return to Jerusalem to rebuild their walls and rediscover their identity. They had lost their identity because they wanted to be like all the other nations. God intended them to be different; He wanted them to show the world that there was one true God. Today, Jesus stands up in the Synagogue to proclaim that He knows the way to happiness because He is the way. Those who follow Him are gathered into the Church. Catholics are supposed to be different; God calls us to a higher standard. Our lives need to show that we live differently because we have found a better way, and we can show them the way, because His name is Jesus. (27 Jan 2013)