Fr. Michael Suhy preached at all of the weekend masses at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church this past weekend. In this homily from the 8 AM Mass, Fr. Michael discusses the supply line of prayer while offering suggestions for discovering a new source or way of prayer, deepening a life of prayer, and how to diagnose a life of prayer that has become stagnant.

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Fr. Michael Suhy preached at all of the masses at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time. In this homily from the 10 AM Mass, Fr. Michael discusses how the power of faith helps us endure all the things that happen in our lives. Fr. Michael invites the congregants to look into the eyes of Jesus on the cross and to believe in the Father's love.

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Fr. Micheal Suhy preached at all of the masses at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church this past weekend. In this homily from the noon Mass, Fr. Michael discusses the importance of building blocks for sustaining our growth in holiness. Fr. Michael reflects on Deacon Mitchell's preaching from the previous weekend on faith, and how it leads to a relationship with Jesus.

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Newly ordained Deacon Aaron Poyer preached at the 5 PM Mass at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. In his first homily Deacon Poyer discusses his journey and the call that each of us has to share our faith in the community.

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Deacon Steve Mitchell preached at most of the weekend masses at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. In this homily from the noon Mass, Deacon Steve discusses the importance of faith. After telling the congregants that faith does not ask why, but who, Deacon Steve looks at the greatest power of faith and concludes the homily by reflecting on why faith is enough.

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Fr. Suhy discusses the fruits of the Holy Spirit in this homily from the noon Mass at OLGC. Fr. Michael leads the congregants in a self reflection to recognize the ways in which their freedom may be compromised.

 

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Fr. Michael Suhy preached at all of the masses at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church this past weekend. In this homily from the 10 AM Mass, Fr. Michael tells the congregants that "We can unlock the treasure chest of the heart of Jesus through our life of word, sacrament, and prayer."

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Fr. Suhy preached at all of the masses at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church this past weekend. In this homily from the 10 AM Mass Fr. Michael discusses the parish mission and his plans to assess, secure, and stabilize the supply lines at OLGC.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 7:50am PST

Father Suhy discusses the mission of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish while reflecting on the scripture readings of the day in this homily from the noon Mass at OLGC. We can have the heart of Jesus for others.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 4:38pm PST

Fr. Michael discusses the mission of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, a simple way to accomplish the mission, and how our supply lines of prayer, word, and sacrament equip up for the mission.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 6:30pm PST

Fr. Michael discusses how a life of prayer can fill us with the heart of Jesus and models how we should talk to other Christians about the Blessed Virgin Mary in this homily for the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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Fr. Michael discusses how God's word has an impact on how we think and on how we lead our lives in this homily from the 8 AM Mass at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 11:28am PST

Fr. Michael tells the congregants that you and I can have the mind and heart of Jesus in this homily from the 5 PM Mass at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. Through prayer, reading the Word of God, and celebrating the sacraments we will find that nothing can separate us from the love of Jesus.

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Fr. Michael tells the congregants that if we walk with Jesus nothing can stand against us.

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Father Michael thanks all parishioners for their love and support!

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 10:40am PST

Today, Holy Mother Church invites us to exult and rejoice in this great feast of the Most Holy Trinity.  In Jesus, God can be seen!

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 10:26am PST

Jesus breathed on the Apostles, filling them with the Holy Spirit.  All that we see, hear, and touch is part of the same Spirit.  Like the Apostles, we are forever changed by this Gift!

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 4:35pm PST

Our God is a Loving Father who loves to give good gifts to His children!  We can turn our hearts to God at any given moment, and our Father will provide exactly what we really need at that moment.  Today, the day of the Ascension of Jesus, we receive the gift of Joy!

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 4:58pm PST

Jesus tells us that whoever loves Him will keep His word, and He will dwell within us, in the company of the Father and the Holy Spirit, making us the temples of the Triune God.  Love is possible only through the Spirit of God!

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 4:44pm PST

“Love One another”.  What happened when you first heard Our Lord’s Commandment…and what did you do with it?  Jesus showed us for what reason it is done; the disciples showed us how it was done.  Know God, and make God known.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 5:15pm PST

The greatest gift God has ever given us is our Mothers.  From Genesis to Revelation, and especially in the heart of the Gospels, Our Lord speaks about Motherhood.  Today we thank the Lord God for the gift of our Mothers.  “Behold, your Mother!” 

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 3:46pm PST

The disciples recognized Jesus by His Love!  How are we responding to that love?   Let your heart be moved with gratitude and praise to claim Jesus as your Lord and Savior.  May we proclaim that He is worthy of all glory, all honor, and all praise!

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 7:04pm PST

“Jesus, I trust in YOU!”  The power of the Resurrection can work miracles.  This is the Good News of God’s love, His mercy, and His forgiveness.  God’s forgiveness to us depends on extending forgiveness to others.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 3:23pm PST

Jesus is Alive!  He is Risen from the dead!  We must recognize Jesus as our Savior, who came to reveal His Father to us.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 4:57pm PST

Jesus is our Savior!  Jesus went to battle to save us, facing everything that the enemy could bring against us, and triumphed over sin and death.  Thank you, Lord!   Alleluia!

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 4:32am PST

As we come to the end of our Lenten journeys, we bring our own sufferings and hopes to the foot of the cross, with grateful hearts as those who have faced the Redeemer.   Today we observe, in silence, the work of the Father, His Son, and the Holy Spirit.  This work remains unfinished.   Let us offer Jesus our good works.  

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 1:43pm PST

“If you sit down to eat at the table of a ruler, observe carefully what is set before you, then stretch out your hand, knowing that you must provide the same kind of meal yourself.” – Proverbs 23:1

The Eucharist allows us to live out the love that we receive, providing the same to others.  As Jesus laid down His life for us, so too, ought we to lay down our lives for our brothers.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 1:21pm PST

How do you explain the Passion to someone who does not know Jesus?

His death on the cross was a creative act, giving birth to a new reality.  Passion is linked to forgiveness which is linked to mercy.  As our Lent draws to a close, let’s fan the fire of our Love for Jesus, embracing the paschal mystery.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 11:20am PST

Today’s Gospel invites us to recognize ourselves in the woman who was caught in adultery. Like her, we are subjected to Death.  But Jesus encourages us to come out of the darkness of sin and go free!

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 7:02pm PST

As we continue to Unleash the Gospel in our homes and community, it first has to be unleashed in your own life.  Jesus alone can reveal His Father’s Love to you.  Like the story of the Prodigal Son, God always welcomes us back!

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 6:39pm PST

Lent is our homecoming time. Let us repent while we have the chance. We cannot see Jesus unless we look at ourselves through Lenten self-repentance.  Let us turn to Christ, acknowledge our failings, and receive His mercy, forgiveness, and the promise of eternal life!

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 3:50am PST

God brightens the way of our spiritual journeys by providing both faith and hope.  Through the Transfiguration, the hope of the disciples was needed to witness the Passion of Our Lord.  We too need hope and faith to endure our own difficulties. Remember, God doesn’t care about our failures…rather, God rejoices with each attempt to know and love Him. 

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 12:46pm PST

Lent reminds us that while Jesus had temptations, we will be tested as well. God’s Word is a shield against the temptations of the evil one and preserve the peace in our hearts.  With faithfulness to God’s Word, Our Lord’s saving power will carry us through to share the triumph of Easter.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 3:50am PST

"Every disciple will be like his Teacher."  This means that what we say, and how we say it, will be fruitful if the words come from a heart full of goodness.  May the words of our mouths be words of peace and hope and encouragement.  When you speak, let others hear the voice of Jesus!

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 11:02am PST

 

It is not impossible to love our enemies.  Jesus tells us that Love, not violence, is the only means to achieve anything.  Only forgiveness will truly heal us.  Let us pray for the grace to forgive.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 12:36pm PST

In God’s Word today, we find both a challenge and invitation!  All that Jesus has done for us: His death on the Cross, His rising from the dead, His mercy to sinners…Jesus did this so that we can continue His work of salvation. He gave us His abundant Love so that we could know how to love others.  Nothing can separate us from His Love!

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 3:13pm PST

Let us follow our Archbishop’s lead to “Unleash the Gospel!”  The love that we celebrate on the altar demands to be shared.  Jesus is longing for you to welcome Him into your boat so that He can be known by others through you.  God asks, “Whom shall I send?”  Our answer is: “Here I am, Lord!”

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 8:28am PST

Is it easier to forgive, or to seek forgiveness?  To forgive is to call on the Lord’s strength in order to love the offender.  When we ask God to help us to forgive, we are making the choice to love, and God supplies the grace.  The same mercy we show others when we forgive, is rendered Divine in the sacrament of reconciliation.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 11:16am PST

So often our attitudes, our behavior and our actions are influenced by the people with whom we speak.  The more we speak with the Lord, the more our hearts move towards Him.  Our mission in life is to continue the work of salvation begun by Our Savior, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 8:32am PST

All gifts come from God with a purpose.  The same Jesus who transformed water into wine at the wedding in Cana, transforms our gifts of bread and wine into His most Holy Body and Blood. Let us receive these gifts and take Jesus to the places in the world where Christ needs to be brought!

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 11:44am PST

The Love we celebrate demands to be shared.  God is choosing YOU to break through the pain, sadness, and darkness of others to share with them the Good News of Jesus!

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 2:20pm PST

What we see in the Epiphany is that our Father uses His creation to reveal His son, Jesus, to the Nations.  Why?  Because He is good and wants to call us back from exile and to enter the Kingdom of His beloved Son.  Through the Eucharist, just like the Magi, we can recognize and see God!

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 3:54am PST

Seek refuge in the promises of Christ!  When Jesus promises something, that is an anchor that you hang onto firmly with all your being.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 4:04am PST

Behold, your Mother!  When we welcome Mother Mary into our lives and homes, she comes with the power of the Holy Spirit to cast out the darkness, so that we may see the path to Our Savior.  This New Year, allow Jesus to move with power in your life to make all things new!

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 6:04am PST

The House of God is central to Family life.  Christianity brings a new defining sense of Self and a unique sense of Family, bringing us home to the House of the Father, where we are bound as Family.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 5:36am PST

"This is the time of fulfillment", says the Lord, "the Kingdom of God is at hand!"  Jesus came to build His Kingdom, and Christmas marks the day when we can start living in it!

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 9:36pm PST

Ask God to reveal to you why Jesus was born on Christmas Day.  The great Joy that Jesus brings on Christmas remains in our hearts to celebrate every day.  Let every believer who has ever known Jesus experience complete and lasting Joy as we live our lives in loving and generous service for the Lord!

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 9:15am PST

Prepare ye the Way of the Lord!  Jesus came to all of us in Truth and Love.  Let that Love build in us, doing as God had intended, and it will confirm the Truth that God is at work within us.  Let all flesh see the salvation of God!

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 10:28am PST

Knowing how to pray is a lifelong learning experience, and the Lord is patient in showing us the way.  The first step is in knowing what prayer is:  Listening!  Listen in prayer just as Our Blessed Mother listened; never doubting God’s presence, God’s goodness, nor God’s Love!

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 5:59pm PST

This very first Sunday of Advent, we are invited to use these weeks to prepare and be ready for the coming of Jesus.   

Mother Teresa said “Give until it hurts.”  Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ gave His life so that we could live! Our Lord truly “gave until it hurts” and then some!

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 12:45pm PST

The human spirit can never be imprisoned.  The power of God will break down and free you from the walls of negativity.  With Jesus, you can walk out of the prison of negativity and be free!

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 8:39am PST

Only a relationship with God can bring us satisfaction and fulfillment.  Entering more fully into the movement called “Unleash the Gospel” our parishioners actively participate in the Sunday celebration of the Holy Eucharist.  Let our parish be a spiritual lifeboat of Hope and Salvation for those souls who are drowning in the material world.

 

What we do for others, we do for God!

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 11:29am PST

The Good News is that The Lord keeps calling us.  Deep within our brokenness lays hope, insight, and spirit.  This is where God dwells and does His best work!  It must be spread to our families and friends.

Remember to sign up for the Archbishop’s Six-Day Challenge today! Text 'GOSPEL' to 484848 and follow the link.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 2:03pm PST

Archbishop Vigneron calls us to Unleash the Gospel because God wants Warren back!

THE GOSPEL:  the power of God to make all things new.

UNLEASH:  facilitating other people encountering Jesus.

It is time to roll up our sleeves and get to work Unleashing the Gospel in our lives, in our families, our neighborhoods, and our communities! Sign up for the Archbishop’s challenge today!

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 6:57pm PST

May we become joyful missionaries. May we know God, and make Him known.  May we live the Gospel, bowing our heads to the will of the Father.   May we look at the Blessed Face of Jesus, and be one.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 4:12am PST

The Love of Christ urges us on! 

What we do in Our Father’s house on Sunday, should transform into our daily lives Monday through Saturday as well.  

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 11:18am PST

It is the duty of every Christian to evangelize and bring the Good News to the world!  We evangelize with our lives, our prayers, our resources, our service, and our Love by giving without expecting in return. 

Greatness is not in what we have, nor of what we can get; Greatness is in what we give of ourselves to others.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 9:26am PST

Our God is good!  He made us, male and female, to live in harmony with one another and have a special place in His creation.  We are all a part of God’s family, and every Sunday, we are invited to His table to receive His son, Jesus!

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 6:46pm PST

“Whomever is not against us, is for us!” 

We are all vulnerable to sin and temptation. While a major act of sinfulness can condemn us, it is also true that small choices of selfishness can gradually do likewise. In each exists a separate choice to isolate ourselves until we become lost without God’s presence.  In these turbulent times, we must take an active role in battling sin by collectively showing the world what Christian prayer looks like!

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 11:48am PST

God places before us the proof of His power, goodness, and mercy!  The victory of Jesus over sin and death is all the proof you will ever need.  Daily morning prayer will further this proof in our own lives, words, and actions.

 

The Love of Christ Urges Us On!

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 3:10pm PST

Jesus asked His disciples “Who do people say that I am?”  Having the correct answer, as Peter did, expresses our belief system.  Our beliefs determine our lifestyle as our Faith is expressed by corresponding action.  Faith apart from action is useless.

 

How you believe is how you live. Where our thoughts are, there We are!  When we save our thoughts, we save ourselves!

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 9:03am PST

God loves us so much! He offers you everything in Jesus, who paid the price for our failures; setting us free from guilt and shame.  Our Father offers us freedom from shackles and chains, so that you can know who you are as His sons and daughters. 

You will never fail!

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 6:30pm PST

Be doers of The Word, and not hearers only! 

When Moses presented the Ten Commandments, it was an intimate moment between God and His people.  This intimate relationship makes obedience easy by conforming the follower to The Beloved One.  In God’s Law, we are kept safe and close to its Giver, promoting a loving relationship with Him.

God’s Law is not a burden.

God’s Law is a gift.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 7:03pm PST

Today, Jesus is showing us the way Home to our Heavenly inheritance. 

Become what you receive!

In faithfully receiving the Body and Blood of Jesus in the Eucharist, let us strive to love one another as He loves us.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 4:26pm PST

For weeks now, the Gospels have confirmed that Jesus is the Bread of Life, reminding us of the importance of the Eucharist in our Christian Life.  God invites us to His banquet, where Jesus is both the giver and the gift.  The Bread of Life strengthens our unity with Christ and with one another.  Anyone who eats of this bread, will live forever!

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 11:30am PST

 

As a boy, Jesus was loved, cared for, and clothed by His Mother at the beginning of each day.  Today, the roles are reversed as Jesus joyfully clothes Mother Mary with Eternal Life!

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 11:08am PST

God answers our deepest needs by filling us with the Bread of Truth by sending His only begotten Son to save us from our own selfishness.  The Bread of Truth and the model for giving and receiving is Jesus Christ!

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 4:03pm PST

How to pray:

  • Seek to understand how the Eucharist nourishes you by the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. Allow His presence in the Holy Sacrament into your Life.  
  • Allow Him to penetrate deeply into your heart, your mind, and your soul and thus bear fruit in your life. By understanding the depth of the love of Jesus, no one can ever steal your Joy.
  • Ask the Lord to remove the thorns in your life, the anxieties and material temptations, so as to not choke out God’s Word.
  • Allow Jesus to sit in the Throne Room of your heart and your life, acknowledging Him as your Lord, Savior, and King.

Lord, help us to understand why you have come to us today!

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 4:39pm PST

 

God calls us to a new kind of leadership which is called “Servant Leadership”.  A leader is called to serve not oneself, but to serve others who are entrusted to him or her.  Jesus is such a leader.  He came not to be served, but to serve.

When we gather for the Eucharist, it is an act of Love; reflecting the love of Jesus sacrificing Himself on the cross.

When we gather for the Eucharist, our loving Savior invites us to show love and compassion for the sheep without a shepherd.  

Let us answer His call today, for tomorrow may be too late.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 4:19pm PST

You can’t be saved by what you do.  There is nothing that ought to have power over your life other than the grace of Our Lord, Jesus Christ.  

St Paul reminds us of who the Lord God is and what he has done for you. The Lord God wants to have a vibrant and life-giving personal relationship with you, where you lay your heart before Him and listen for His voice.  The Lord God has made His will known to us so that we might exist for the praise of His glory.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 4:12pm PST

God has a plan for you:  it is Life, not Death… Unity, not division…Love, not hatred.

When the burdens we carry cause us to lose hope, Jesus tells us not to give up, but to have faith in Him and no prayer will go unanswered.

Each time we receive the Holy Eucharist, we are receiving His touch through His body and blood.  As we bring him into our bodies, let us not be afraid to let Him into our hearts.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 5:59pm PST

Think of all that Jesus is offering you:  a real relationship of friendship through daily prayer; a conversation, immersed in Scripture, to give you strength, consolation, and love.  Jesus offers you an experience through the sacrament of the Most Holy Eucharist and a community of Love.  It is in gratitude and Faith that we share these blessings with other people.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 9:05am PST

Imagine the Kingdom of God as a giant tree and we are like birds, chirping together and meeting one another.  It is there we learn patience by interacting and nurturing Love through inclusive Faith.  Deacon Charlie Pace describes the Art of the Encounter and how to let God into the conversation.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 8:38am PST

Our Fifth Pillar Homily Series: GO FORTH!  The words of St Paul and the teachings of our Archbishop make it clear that we are responsible for what happens to others;  living life and doing your own thing is not an option.   

We are called to Go Forth and intimately share in the mission of Jesus and the Church.  God wants you to use your gifts to deliver the Good News and bring light, love, and healing to others...thus fulfilling the mission of the Church.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 11:30am PST

“Go Forth!” 

Reflecting on the story of the Prodigal Son, we see the three aspects of Christian Life:  Divine Intimacy, authentic Community Friendship, and Fruitful Mission.  The Holy Spirit is warming our hearts, moving us forward to dwell in the friendship of the Father at all times…to come back Home.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 7:15pm PST

Peter Herbeck gives his personal testimony to the healing power of Jesus in our families and our lives.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 8:11pm PST

When is the last time you said “Thank You” to the Lord in your heart?  A grateful heart is a Joyful heart!  A grateful heart reminds you that Life is good!  This gratitude and joy can become the foundation of our lives.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 4:03pm PST

We are created to be loved and to love.  With the ascension of Jesus, our Lord and Savior, God hears a human voice in Heaven.  God longs to hear your voice in His home.  Our Father’s love urges us to share with others the hope we have in Jesus.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 12:10pm PST

We no longer have to look up to see Jesus;  He calls us to look within to find Him.

The God's supernatural power enables us to do what is otherwise impossible: forgive those who have wronged us.

Jesus prayed for the strength to forgive.  He knew that authentic forgiveness is a powerful act, linked with mercy, charity, and set in motion through Love.  

Jesus embodied this and asks us to do the same.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 2:32pm PST

 

Going through Life just minding your own business?

Jesus tells us that love IS your business.

The four expressions of love: Patience, humility, generosity and kindness.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 6:41pm PST

Who are we and how do we tell others who we are?  St John tells us: “Let us love in deed and in truth, and not just talk about it.”   It is how we live our lives that identifies us as Christians.  Love is our identity, our trademark, and our Christian uniform. 

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 4:15pm PST

When we believe and receive the Body and Blood of Jesus with Faith, that same power that raised Him from the dead, now lives in us!  The four circles of Love lead us to pass from death to Life, from fear to Freedom, and from hatred to Love.  See what love the Father has bestowed on us to make us children of God. 

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 4:12pm PST

The greatest act of God’s love for us is making us sons and daughters by His son, Jesus.  Jesus has always appeared to those most needy and in need to be loved.  We must do what is right and good to those closest to us, as well as those who are far from us.  In doing so, we choose to become the source of Love; we choose become Christ to that neighbor.

Direct download: 4_15_18___1130am_Deacon_John.mp3
Category:Homily -- posted at: 3:44am PST

God comes to us in Truth and in Love.  Love conquers Sin just as the Cross conquered Death.  Love is the motive behind all the good that we do, and it will always seek the Everlasting Good…because that’s where its Author dwells.

Direct download: 4_15_18_930am_Deacon_Charlie.mp3
Category:Homily -- posted at: 3:40am PST

When we believe in Jesus, we are begotten by God!   We become God’s sons and daughters.   

Easter taught us that God loves us, both by His word and deed.  How should we respond?  By loving each other…both in word and deed!

Direct download: 4-8-18_930am.mp3
Category:Homily -- posted at: 1:58pm PST

God created us to be loved!  The miracle of Easter is that everything dead, will be restored to life by God.  By the Resurrection of Jesus, Sin and Death have been conquered.  Our debt has been covered and God tells us: “Let me show you a new way of Life!”

Believe it: you are worthy of Love!

Direct download: Easter_Vigil_-_3_31_18_rev.mp3
Category:Homily -- posted at: 9:44pm PST

Pilate asked Jesus: “What is Truth?”  

The answer is on the cross: Love’s gift to humankind.

Direct download: Good_Friday-_March_30_2018_Deacon_Charlie.mp3
Category:Homily -- posted at: 3:33am PST

On Holy Thursday we celebrate three anniversaries: The first Holy Mass, the institution of the ministerial priesthood, and Jesus’ new commandment: “Love one another, as I have loved you!” 

These three celebrations are the heart of our Faith.

Direct download: Holy_Thursday_3_29_18_Fr_Peter.mp3
Category:Homily -- posted at: 3:12am PST

On this Palm Sunday, we enter Jerusalem with Jesus!

Deacon Charlie Pace explains that sin is a debt.  Jesus knew the price, and He paid it out fully in Love. 

That is why at the name “Jesus”, every knee should bend.

 

Direct download: 3-25-18_930am_Deacon_Charlie.mp3
Category:Homily -- posted at: 7:00pm PST

Moments of darkness, weakness, and failure can be moments of great change.  As we continue our Lenten journey and draw near Holy Week, Jesus reminds us of the great paradox of Life through Death:  “Unless a grain of wheat falls to Earth and dies, it remains a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit.”  So we too must die to Self and live for Jesus to produce the rich harvest of Life!

 

Direct download: 3_18_18_Father_Peter_930am.mp3
Category:Homily -- posted at: 12:31pm PST

We have been bit by a fiery serpent.  The antidote for the poison is found in Jesus; that whoever believes in Him, will have eternal Life.  Seeing that God is good, that God is Love…this is the antidote to that poison.

Direct download: 3_11_18_930am.mp3
Category:Homily -- posted at: 3:11pm PST

The Love of Christ urges us on!

The Eucharist is the source and summit of the sacraments, confirming who we are and who God is.  Our Father has chosen to save us as His family.  By His gift of the Body and Blood of Jesus, God confirms us as beloved sons and daughters, as well as beloved brothers and sisters, making His home in your heart and in your life!

Direct download: 3-4-18__930am.mp3
Category:Homily -- posted at: 3:18pm PST

Jesus’ whole life was aimed at saving people by His words, actions, and His touch. This is the foundation of the saving grace we now receive in the sacraments.  Father Peter explains that by the anointing of the Sick, Jesus continues to heal people today, touching us indirectly through the hands of the priest.  What Jesus did for countless people in Gospel times, He wants to do for us in modern times.

Direct download: 2-25-18_Father_Peter_930am.mp3
Category:Homily -- posted at: 4:11am PST

Jesus heals us of our sins through the sacrament of Reconciliation. Open up your heart to Him and Receive His mercy, His grace, and His healing love to become the person Our Lord wants you to be!

Direct download: 2_18_18__9_30am.mp3
Category:Homily -- posted at: 2:14pm PST

This Lenten Season, let us renew our commitment to be men and women of prayer!  As we receive the ashes, we turn our back to sin and place our lives once again in the hands of Jesus.  By also receiving His Most Holy Body and Blood, we shall rise from the ashes and live forever!

Direct download: 2-14-2018_Ash_Wednesday.mp3
Category:Homily -- posted at: 8:56am PST

Jesus is the Healer in our midst; Christ treated the leper with His mercy.  Deacon Charlie explains how we are called to the Common Priesthood of the Faithful.  Together with the Ministerial Priesthood, we form the Body of Christ.  Through prayer, we discern His calling.

Direct download: 2-11-18_930am_Deacon_Charlie.mp3
Category:Homily -- posted at: 8:17pm PST

God has a plan for all of us, and by His love, we are called into service. With scripture and personal testimony, Deacon Charlie demonstrates how Sacramental Christian Marriage expresses God's plan.

 

Direct download: 2-4-18__930am.mp3
Category:Homily -- posted at: 7:39pm PST

Nourished by the Seven Sacraments: Listening to the words of Jesus and following attentively His actions will open your life more and more to recognize, love and desire His Real Presence in the Eucharist!

Direct download: 1-28-18_930am.mp3
Category:Homily -- posted at: 4:28pm PST

Deacon Charlie helps us to understand what an amazing gift the Father has given us in the Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation.

Direct download: 1_21_18_930am_Deacon_Charlie.mp3
Category:Homily -- posted at: 6:11pm PST

Intro to Nourished by the Sacraments: we were created to be in an intimate and personal relationship with Jesus! It is through the Sacraments that Jesus establishes us in this relationship and nourishes us with the warmth of His Love and Touch!

Direct download: 1-14-18___930am.mp3
Category:Homily -- posted at: 2:42am PST



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