Sermons on “John”

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Year of Mercy: Instruct the Ignorant

Father Philip Smith: Simon Peter took a different approach today. He doesn’t impose his beliefs, he proposes them. He welcomes and invites people to learn more about Jesus, but leaves it up to their own freedom and their own free choice to decide whether they follow or not. That’s the model we’re invited to follow.

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Homily April 3, 2016

The Kindergarten Class of Jesus

Monsignor Michael Billian: Jesus picked 12 to start with and they were very different. Our Lord took them and molded them into disciples. He taught them to bury their differences and work together.

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Good Friday: Choosing to Help and Serve

Father Philip Smith: If we were there on Good Friday, would we have stepped up like Joseph and Nicodemus to care for Jesus’ body? It had been bruised and was hanging lifeless on the cross. Would we have worried what other people would think of us for wasting our time on such thankless work?

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Holy Thursday: Letting Jesus Wash Our Feet

Father Philip Smith: The image today of Jesus bending down, washing the dirty feet of his disciples, reminds us that God chooses us to be worthy of his love, to experience his love.

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Being Open to Something New

Father Philip Smith: God’s inviting us on a new adventure. We’re reminded to step outside of our comfort zone to serve and to love and to pray in new ways.

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Doing What Jesus Asks of Us

Father Philip Smith: We’re invited to walk for water, to do what Jesus asks of us, to give it our all, to fill the jars to the brim, knowing that God’s going to do great things.

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King of the Rock: What kind of leaders are we?

Father Philip Smith: Following Jesus’ example of Servant Leadership

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