All Will Be Revealed

All Will Be Revealed

Homily for Thursday of the 3rd Week in Ordinary Time, Cycle A Thursday, January 26, 2023 Holy Ghost Church – 8:00 Mass 2 Timothy 1:1-8; Psalm 96:1-2a, 2b-3, 7-8a, 10; Mark 4:21-25 Audio Recording   Every day before Mass Fr. Bill prays the following prayer...
Emmanuel

Emmanuel

A Homily for the Fourth Sunday of Advent Sunday, December 18, 2022 Holy Ghost Church – 5:00 Mass Isaiah 7:10-14; Psalm 24:1-2, 3-4, 5-6; Romans 1:1-7; Matthew 1:18-24 Audio Recording   As they say in the Philippines, “Advance Merry Christmas!” The Christian...
Prepare!

Prepare!

A Homily for the First Sunday of Advent Sunday, November 27, 2022 Holy Ghost Church – 5:00 Mass Isaiah 2:1-5; Psalm 122: 1-2, 3-4, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9; Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 24:37-44 Audio Recording   Today is the first Sunday of Advent, which is also the first...
The Kingdom of God: Already, But Not Yet

The Kingdom of God: Already, But Not Yet

Homily for Thursday of the 32nd Week in Ordinary Time, Cycle C Thursday, November 10, 2022 Holy Ghost Church – 8:00 Mass Philemon 7-20; Psalm 146:7, 8-9A, 9BC-10; Luke 17:20-25   When will the Kingdom of God come? Today’s question by the Pharisees to Jesus. And...
Mass with Cirque Italia

Mass with Cirque Italia

Homily for Friday of the 31st Week in Ordinary Time, Cycle C Friday, November 4, 2022 Cirque Italia Mass under the Big Top at Westtown Mall in Knoxville Philippians 3:17—4:1; Psalm 122:1-2, 3-4AB, 4CD-5; Luke 16:1-8 I was able to arrange a Mass for some of the...
The Fire of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

The Fire of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Homily for Thursday of the 29th Week in Ordinary Time, Cycle C Thursday, October 20, 2022 Holy Ghost Church – 8:00 Mass Ephesians 3:14-21; Psalm 33:1-2, 4-5, 11-12, 18-19; Luke 12:49-53 Audio Recording   What is the fire Jesus speaks of in today’s gospel? The...
Praise God, Always and Everywhere!

Praise God, Always and Everywhere!

Homily for Thursday of the 28th Week in Ordinary Time, Cycle C Thursday, October 13, 2022 Holy Ghost Church – 8:00 Mass Ephesians 1:1-10; Psalm 98:1, 2-3AB, 3CD-4, 5-6; Luke 11:47-54 Audio Recording   Today’s homily is based on our first reading from St....
Wedding Homily

Wedding Homily

I had the privilege of presiding at a wedding on Saturday. Here’s my homily: Good afternoon. It’s so good for us all to be here together today to celebrate Robert and Tess being joined together in Holy Matrimony, one of the seven sacraments of the Church. A...
Our Unimaginable Christian Identity

Our Unimaginable Christian Identity

A Homily for the Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C Sunday, September 18, 2022 Holy Ghost Church – 10:00 Mass Amos 8:4-7; Psalm 113:1-2, 4-6, 7-8; 1 Timothy 2:1-8; Luke 16:1-13 Audio Recording   I believe an important lesson from today’s Gospel...
Illogical? Possibly. Pointless? Think Again!

Illogical? Possibly. Pointless? Think Again!

Homily for Thursday of the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time, Cycle C Thursday, September 1, 2022 Holy Ghost Church – 8:00 Mass 1 Corinthians 3:18-23; Psalm 24:1bc-2, 3-4ab, 5-6; Luke 5:1-11 Audio Recording   Have any of you watched The Chosen? This is a video series...