Sermons on “Luke”

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Gaining Perspective during Lent

Monsignor Michael Billian: We do this hard work during Lent so that we may encounter more fully the resurrected Jesus.

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Accepting God’s Free Gift of Love in Sin City

Father Philip Smith: When we take time to embrace the free gift of God’s love, we’re able to overcome any temptation we may experience in our lives.

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Year of Mercy: Admonish the Sinner

Monsignor Michael Billian: The underlying current of faith throughout this fishing encounter with Simon Peter and the disciples is the call of each of us to go forth into the deep waters of life to find the catch of souls that wander about.

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Choose to Love

Father Philip Smith: Amidst all the uncertainty and lack of clarity in our lives, there is a very clear path that each of us are being called by God to walk and that’s the path of true Christian love.

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Being a Child of God

Monsignor Michael Billian: Everything in our lives is built upon being a child of God, first and foremost. And because we have gained that title — Child of God — together it puts all of us in relationship with one another.

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The Celebration of the Lord’s Baptism

Monsignor Michael Billian: Humanity is being given divinity, the divinity of the one whose humanity received the Holy Spirit at his baptism. Jesus is being baptized for all God’s creation, for us. He carries on his body, all of us.

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Christmas: Mary and Joseph’s Crazy and Wild Journey

Father Philip Smith: It was a journey which nothing went the way they would have planned or desired. And yet, as we all know, the Christmas story is really a story of hope, joy and peace.

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Rushing to Bring Joy to the World

Father Philip Smith: Many of us will have lots to do this week, but it’s important that we follow Mary’s example and keep an eye out for other people who may be in need and rush to help them when we are able.

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We’re called to be a real ambassador for mercy

Monsignor Michael Billian: We’re called to be modern day John the Baptizers in the world in which we live — in the midst of the people that we see every day — to be a real ambassador for mercy.

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Immaculate Conception: The Yes of Mary

Monsignor Michael Billian: Now Mary said yes to the Lord without even knowing exactly what she was saying yes to. She wasn’t sure about what was going to happen.

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