My School Mass Homily, no script for this one.
Recording to Come Later. As a kid, I didn't like when I had to go out and do yard work. As I'm sure you know it's laborious work and it can take up a lot of time. It would be a variety of things that I would need to do outside. Pick up sticks so … Continue reading Cultivate the Ground of your Heart!
There is something about this image of Our Lady that I really enjoy. The painting comes from the late 19th century by an artist named Henry Tanner; it is in the artistic style of realism. I don’t understand different artistic styles, but to me, it depicts what the Annunciation could have looked like. First I … Continue reading The Annunciation, and Art.
Do you guys remember Billy Mays? The Oxiclean man? I always remember that his commercials were highly enthusiastic and if you weren’t careful they draw you into buying his product. It seems now of days infomercials as they call them are all over the place and they seem to be advertising things that at-least to … Continue reading God’s Gaurentee always delievers.
For those of you who are parents, I’m sure you had all had an experience when your son or daughter messed up in some way or got in trouble at school, or you had to punish them for something bad they did. I know for me even when I got in trouble at school or … Continue reading Hate the Sin, Love the Sinner
About a year ago I went to a hotel that sat on Mobile Bay and had a nice view of the bay. Our rooms were considered bay view which meant our rooms overlooked the bay. I remember one day there was some summer pop up storms that were going across the lake, and they were … Continue reading The Transfiguration
On Friday, March 8th, I began planning my priestly ordination which is scheduled for May 25th. In anticipation of this important event in my life, I would like to share with you some things that relate to my own discernment and how I decided that God was calling me to the priesthood. This week I … Continue reading Mary and my Discernment
When I go to Walmart sometimes I see small kids asking for things from their parents. They may want a piece of candy a new toy from the toy aisle or whatever else their little hearts desire. Their parent does not want to spoil them says sorry I can't get that for you. You as … Continue reading Does God give us anything we want?
It depends what you consider days of lent. If you start counting lent on Ash Wednesday, for obvious reasons, days between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday is 46 days. So do we fast more than Jesus, well not technically. I will try and explain in a second. Could 44 days be an explanation, yes the … Continue reading 40 days? 46 days? 44 days? 38 days? How many days of lent?
The first and only time I preached in seminary I preached about fasting and the importance of it during Lent. What I remember the most about the homily is not so much about what I preached but what Archbishop Hughes said to me after. It was hamburger and ice-cream day at the seminary, so I … Continue reading How we Respond to Temptation