Twenty twenty has been a year like no other. It’s been difficult for us all, but there is reason for hope. As Catholics, we anticipate Christ’s birth, and we anticipate His second coming.  

12/13/20 “I Am Not”

No one can take from you what doesn’t belong to you.

Homily from the Third Sunday of Advent.

We all have the temptation to pretend to be someone or something other than we are. To pass ourselves off as someone else…to be an imposter. We do this most often when we know the truth but live in fear of the truth. John the Baptist shows us what it looks like to know the truth and live in the freedom of the truth.

Mass Readings from December 13, 2020:
Isaiah 61:1-2, 10-11
Luke 1:46-50, 53-54
1 Thessalonians 5:16-24
John 1:6-8, 19-28

12/07/20 Legacy

We can’t go back to the beginning of the story, but we can start where we are and change the ending.

Homily from the Second Sunday of Advent.

Saint Peter reveals that the Day is coming when The Story will have been written. On that day, everything will be revealed and we will know God’s hidden role in every moment of The Story…and we will know the truth and consequences of our roles in The Story. We will know our legacy.

Mass Readings from December 6, 2020:
Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11
Psalm 85:9-12, 13-14
2 Peter 3:8-14
Mark 1:1-8

11/29/20 Be Here

God will not just get us through this moment…He has brought us to this moment.

Homily from the First Sunday of Advent.

Too often, we find ourselves just wanting this moment to be “done.” We miss out on the miracle of the moment because we see what is happening as something that is getting in the way of life. But this is life. There is not another one we are waiting for. We need to learn to trust that God is not just going to help us get through this moment, but that He has brought us to this moment.

Mass Readings from November 29, 2020:
Isaiah 63:16-17, 19; 64:2-7
Psalm 80:2-3, 15-16, 18-19
1 Corinthians 1:3-9
Mark 13:33-37