Life on the Vine

Life on the Vine

A Homily for the Fifth Sunday of Easter Sunday, April 28, 2024 Prince of Peace Catholic Church – 10:00 Mass Acts 9:26-31; Psalm 22:26-27, 28, 30, 31-32; 1 John 3:18-24; John 15:1-8 Audio Recording   I’m willing to bet we have several gardeners here today....
Promptings of the Holy Spirit

Promptings of the Holy Spirit

A Homily for Thursday of the Third Week of Easter April 18, 2024 Holy Ghost Church – 8:00 Mass Acts 8:26-40; Psalm 66:8-9, 16-17, 20; John 6:44-51 Audio Recording   The Spirit said to Philip, “Go and join up with that chariot.” Then Philip opened his...
Witnesses to the Resurrection

Witnesses to the Resurrection

A Homily for Thursday in the Octave of Easter April 4, 2024 Holy Ghost Church – 8:00 Mass Acts 3:11-26; Psalm 8:2ab and 5, 6-7, 8-9; Luke 24:35-48 Audio Recording   Happy Easter! As I’m sure everyone knows, we are still in the Octave of Easter, meaning...
Happy Easter! Christ is Risen, Alleluia!!

Happy Easter! Christ is Risen, Alleluia!!

The Lord has truly risen! Alleluia! Sin and death have been destroyed, and new life has been offered to all who cling to the Savior in faith. What a glorious day we celebrate today! Nothing ever has been and nothing ever will be more glorious than the triumph of the...
Living in the Present Moment

Living in the Present Moment

A Homily for Thursday of the Fifth Week of Lent March 21, 2024 Holy Ghost Church – 8:00 Mass Genesis 17:3-9, Psalm 105, John 8:51-59 Audio Recording   In our Gospel today Jesus states that He alone knows His Father and that the Father glorifies Him because He is...
A Basket of Fruit or a Rotten Egg?

A Basket of Fruit or a Rotten Egg?

A Homily for the Fifth Sunday of Lent Sunday, March 17, 2024 Holy Ghost Church – 8:00 & 10:00 Masses Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51:3-4, 12-13, 14-15; Hebrews 5:7-9; John 12:20-33 Audio Recording   Just two more weeks until Easter. How’s your Lent been? Have you...
The Desire for Human Praise

The Desire for Human Praise

A Homily for Thursday of the Fourth Week of Lent March 14, 2024 Holy Ghost Church – 8:00 Mass Exodus 32:7-14; Psalm 106:19-20, 21-22, 23; John 5:31-47 Audio Recording   “How can you believe, when you accept praise from one another and do not seek the praise...
Times Have Certainly Been Worse

Times Have Certainly Been Worse

A Homily for Thursday of the Third Week of Lent March 7, 2024 Holy Ghost Church – 8:00 Mass Jeremiah 7:23-28; Psalm 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9; Luke 11:14-23 Audio Recording   Today we celebrate the Memorial of Saints Perpetua and Felicity, Martyrs. We hear the names of...
Alleviating the Suffering of Others

Alleviating the Suffering of Others

A Homily for Thursday of the Second Week of Lent February 29, 2024 Holy Ghost Church – 8:00 Mass Jeremiah 17:5-10; Psalm 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6; Luke 16:19-31 Audio Recording   The rich man in today’s gospel enjoyed a good life. He had the finest clothes and the...
The Other Side of the Coin of Forgiveness

The Other Side of the Coin of Forgiveness

Friday of the First Week of Lent Friday, February 23, 2024 Holy Ghost Church – 8:00 Mass Ezekiel 18:21-28; Psalm 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-7a, 7bc-8; Matthew 5:20-26 Audio Recording   “Therefore, if you bring your gift to the altar, and there recall that your brother has...