Sermons on “John”

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Easter Sunday: Celebrating Life

Monsignor Michael Billian: Today, Christians around the world celebrate that life has meaning. We celebrate that life is redeemed.

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A Truly Good Friday

Monsignor Michael Billian: Good Friday is good. It is a day of solemn remembrance, not a day of mourning and sadness.

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Holy Thursday: Eating at the Big Table

Monsignor Michael Billian: The Lord invites all of us to come to the Big Table, to listen to the stories that belong to our faith family, to share in the one bread and the one cup, to enjoy the strength that we receive by being together around the Big Table.

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Coming out of our Tombs

Monsignor Michael Billian: What are those self-inflicted places of isolation? What are our tombs?

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Looking Beyond Appearances

Father Philip Smith: Jesus today wants us to see the full story, to see life at a deeper level, so that we can be slower to gossip and quicker to pray for people whose decisions we don’t understand.

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The True Gift of Hope

Monsignor Michael Billian: That true gift of hope keeps us from discouragement. It sustains us in times when we feel abandoned. It opens our hearts. And it actually preserves us from being selfish.

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‘Lord, help me to want what you want’

Father Philip Smith: There’s an incredible freedom from giving our lives into God’s hands and allowing God to lead us on a journey into an uncertain and unknown future.

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Most Holy Trinity: Taking Time to Play in God’s Creation

Father Philip Smith: We as Christians believe in a God who plays and created a world for us to enjoy, to celebrate and to play in ourselves.

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Pentecost: Exercising the Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Monsignor Michael Billian: The more that we exercise and use those gifts in connection with one another, the stronger impact that those gifts can have on the world.

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The Holy Spirit will Inspire Us

Father Philip Smith: Jesus says we’ll have that advocate by our side to help us navigate the messy and intensive situations of our own lives. When we don’t know what to say or what we’re supposed to do, the Holy Spirit will inspire us.

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