Sermons in “Advent”


Advent: Keeping the Promise to David

Monsignor Michael Billian: In order for us to help keep the promise, we need to be more concerned with God’s plans and how our plans fit into them.

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Advent: Making Room in our Hearts for Jesus

Deacon Justin Moor: The path to true joy begins with making room in the inn of our hearts to fully welcome Jesus.

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Advent: John the Baptizer’s Guide to Christ

Monsignor Michael Billian: Advent is a time for us to decide, are we going to respond to God’s plan in our lives, are we going to be active about responding?

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The Full Experience of Advent

Father Jeremy Miller: We look backward to his coming in history 2,000 years ago. We look forward in hope to his coming in majesty at an unknown hour, as Jesus says in the Gospel. But we can’t forget about his daily advent, in which he desires in all sorts of ways, to come into our hearts, to enter in our lives, in a new way.

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A Lesson in Cooperation

Monsignor Michael Billian: The Lord invites you and me to say “Yes” to him, to join in that chorus of, “I will cooperate with the Lord.”

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Facing Life’s Unanswered Questions

Father Philip Smith: It’s okay if we don’t always know the perfect direction our life is going, or the perfect direction our life should take in the future.

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Homily April 3, 2016

Immaculate Conception: She said, ‘Yes’

Monsignor Michael Billian: That “Yes” turns the corner for humanity on the “No” of the Book of Genesis. Everything is different now because of her “Yes.”

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Advent: Changing our Settings

Monsignor Michael Billian: Advent is an opportunity to change our personal settings in life.

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Don’t Snooze Through Advent

Father Philip Smith: Advent is a time to stop hitting the snooze button on the changes we need to make to allow God to help us to become better people in a closer community together.

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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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