I’d like you to take a moment and look at the crucifix here in the Church. We are all familiar with this sign of our faith; it is one of the most critical moments in our salvation history, Jesus hung on the cross and died for our sins. The crucifix is such a large part … Continue reading The Scandal of the Cross
As I was reading through the second reading in preparation for mass this weekend, a question came into my mind? How do we as faithful Catholic’s live out what St. James is calling us to? Faith is a gift from God and in my own experience while believing what the Church teaches isn’t always … Continue reading The Little Way and St. James
Today is one of my favorite feasts of the year. Our Lord's glorious cross on which he won our salvation we celebrate today. It's a historic day for me, the first time I served as an altar server at the Abby Church. I was thurifer or the one who carries the incense for Mass. I … Continue reading The Triumph of the Cross
Preached at the school mass today, enjoy!
Today we remember September 11th where almost 3000 people who lost their lives. It is very natural for us as humans to call down fire and brimstone on those who cause great harm and evil. I was too young at the time to understand what was going on entirely but I know many people were … Continue reading God’s Reaction to Tragedy
Our parishes this weekend are hosting a priest from the Philippines for our annual mission appeal. That means I had the weekend off from preaching, but I did want to offer a brief reflection on the reading this weekend. I'd like to provide you with the example of a great saint of our Church who … Continue reading The Example of the Saints
At my previous assignment as a Deacon, I would post reflections based on my daily homily. I haven't done that yet, but I wanted to share with you what I preached this morning at Mass! A couple of years ago I went fishing with some seminary friends of mine went down to a camp near … Continue reading Come follow me and I will make you fishers of men!
The first time I began attending daily mass was in high school. I would wake up in the morning and go to 6 am mass and have a donut or beignet with other youth group members after. My youth minister had a habit of compelling his youth into doing just a little bit more. He … Continue reading Active Members of the Faith