Today was the final day of school before the Thanksgiving break, it is also the first ever feast day of Blessed Clelia Merloni. In my homily to the students, I attempted to combine both of these celebrations,
Recently we had a young woman in our parish take her own life, this morning in a Mass for our middle school students, I attempted to address the related topics of depression and bullying. Encouraging our students to get the help they need and be supportive of one another.
St. John Paul II shared the love of Christ and graces he received from God. We are not called to hoard that love or those graces ourselves, but rather to share them with others.
My homily yesterday reminding us that faith is a gift from God, one which parents can help to transmit through Baptism.
Looking at what those called to the active life in the Church can and should do in response to today’s Gospel in relation to the contemplative life.
My encouragement to the students of our school to enjoy their youth and not waste their time.
A very brief reflection on the relationship between our free will as human beings and God’s will in our life.
When we relegate “the call” to the priesthood or religious life, we miss that all are called to holiness.
Why is it that so often we only notice the negative in others? We miss the goodness right before us. When we look in the mirror we only see our problems, our defects, we miss that we are beloved children of God.
N.B. – I gave this homily twice this morning, while this recording comes from the version at Immaculate Conception Church, I also gave one very similar (added Instagram reference) at Helias Catholic High School.
Today’s reflection is on the kind of questions we ask children about what they want to do with their lives. Perhaps instead we should be asking them, “What gifts has God given you? How do you plan on using those gifts? How do you plan on giving them back?
Tried a slightly different technique again in recording the homily today. The journalist in me is always trying to play with different technologies, methods of generating and producing content.