Sermons by “Father Philip Smith”

FrPhil-Homily-Oct27-2019-web

The Dangers of Perfectionism in our Spiritual Life

Father Philip Smith: Perfectionism is an obstacle to true growth and change in our life.

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Ash Wednesday: Procrastinating in our spiritual life

Father Philip Smith: We’re invited to overcome our tendency toward spiritual procrastination, reminded not to put off for later those things God’s inviting us to do.

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FrPhil-Homily-March3-2019-web

The Sting of Death

Father Philip Smith shares three lessons on how we face death as Christian people.

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Going Deeper into our Faith

Father Philip Smith: Are we willing to allow Jesus to tell us how to do our job? Are we willing to allow Jesus to tell us how to live our life?

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CCUP-Homily-OrdinaryTime2-2016-FrPhil

Love people you disagree with

Father Philip Smith: We have a vocation as Christians to love. That’s our fundamental, primary mission as Christians to be people of love.

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Fear of Loneliness

Father Philip Smith: In order experience true friendship, deep, intimate community with other people, oftentimes we first have to go through periods or seasons of loneliness in our own lives.

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CCUP-Homily-Feb28-2016-FrPhil

Four Lessons of Anger

Father Philip Smith: Jesus shows us today that he wants to enter into that anger with us. He takes on our anger and he redeems it, he transforms it into a power to do good.

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FrPhil-Homily-Nov5-2017

Cleaning Toilets with a Smile

Father Philip Smith: The reason we smile when we perform acts of service is because we know that God is helping us overcome our selfishness, that God is helping us serve and touch the lives of other people and share God’s joy with them.

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Fr. Phil’s Last Homily: On God’s Journey

Father Philip Smith: As I reflect on the past five years, I’m just filled with gratitude to be part of this community. The goal of what I’ve tried to do is simply rooted in what we do here: To help our students know that Jesus is with them on the journey.

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FrPhil-Homily-PalmSunday2017-web

Pentecost: Renewing the Face of the Earth

Father Philip Smith: What we gather to celebrate on Pentecost is that God has heard that prayer for renewal.

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