The Deserts of Life

The Deserts of Life

A Homily for the First Sunday of Lent Sunday, February 18, 2024 Holy Ghost Church – 5:00 Mass Genesis 9:8-15; Psalm 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9; 1 Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:12-15 Audio Recording   Each year, the Gospel for the first Sunday of Lent recounts Jesus being led into...
True Worship

True Worship

Communion Service Tuesday, February 6, 2024 Holy Ghost Church – 8:00am 1 Kings 8:22-23, 27-30; Psalm 84:3, 4, 5 and 10, 11; Mark 7:1-13 Audio Recording   In today’s Gospel, Jesus strongly criticized the religious leaders because their hearts were lacking true...
Urgency for Spiritual Healing?

Urgency for Spiritual Healing?

Communion Service Monday, February 5, 2024 Holy Ghost Church – 8:00am 1 Kings 8:1-7, 9-13; Psalm 132:6-7, 8-10; Mark 6:53-56 Audio Recording   It would have been truly awe-inspiring to witness Jesus healing the sick. The people who witnessed this clearly had...
The Conversion of Saint Paul

The Conversion of Saint Paul

Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul Thursday, January 25, 2024 Holy Ghost Church – 8:00 Mass Acts 9:1-22; Psalm 117:1bc, 2; Mark 16:15-18 Audio   Today we celebrate the Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul, who was known as Saul of Tarsus prior to his...
Conversion is Contagious

Conversion is Contagious

Circus Ministry Memorial Mass at St. Martha Church in Sarasota, FL Memorial of St. John Neumann Friday, January 5, 2024 1 John 3:11-21; Psalm 100:1b-2, 3, 4, 5; John 1:43-51 Memorial Mass Deceased Showfolks 2024 Download PDF In yesterday’s passage from John’s Gospel,...
The Joy of the Lord

The Joy of the Lord

A Homily for the Third Sunday of Advent Sunday, December 17, 2023 Holy Ghost Church – 5:00 Mass Isaiah 61:1-2A, 10-11; Luke 1:46-48, 49-50, 53-54; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24; John 1:6-8, 19-28 Audio Recording   Just one more week and it will be Christmas eve! Wow!...
Taking the Kingdom of Heaven by Force

Taking the Kingdom of Heaven by Force

Thursday of the Second Week of Advent Memorial of St. John of the Cross Thursday, December 14, 2023 Holy Ghost Church – 8:00 Mass Isaiah 41:13-20; Psalm 145:1 and 9, 10-11, 12-13ab; Matthew 11:11-15 Audio Recording   Saint John of the Cross, reformer of the...
To Give Thanks is a Gift

To Give Thanks is a Gift

Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 23, 2023 Holy Ghost Church – 8:00 Mass Sirach 50:22-24; Psalm 145:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Luke 17:11-19 Audio Recording   While we celebrate this national holiday of Thanksgiving just once a year, we...
Keeping Our Oil Flasks Filled

Keeping Our Oil Flasks Filled

A Homily for the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Sunday, November 12, 2023 Holy Ghost Church – 10:00 Mass Wisdom 6:12-16; Psalm 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Matthew 25:1-13 Audio Recording   Our Gospel today emphasizes that we are wise when we spend...
The Grace of Final Purification: Purgatory

The Grace of Final Purification: Purgatory

A Homily for The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls Day) Thursday, November 2, 2023 Holy Ghost Church – 8:00 Mass Wisdom 3:1-9; Psalm 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6; Romans 6:3-9; John 6:37-40 Yesterday’s Solemnity of All Saints, one of the most glorious...