Sermons on “Community”

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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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Three Ways to be a Better Listener

Father Philip Smith: Listening is what builds intimacy. It bonds people together. Even when we disagree with other people, it helps us understand where they’re coming from.

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Epiphany: Welcoming All Peoples

Monsignor Michael Billian: Christ came for all nations, for all peoples. And if we are ambassadors for Christ in the world, then we too need to be prepared to welcome all peoples as well.

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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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Year of Mercy: Counsel the Doubtful

Father Philip Smith: It might be our loving presence that might make the difference for them, the place that God’s mercy will work to show them the path they must follow.

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Connecting Old and Young

Father Philip Smith: Today we give thanks to the faith-filled example of people who have persevered in their faith. We can look up to them.

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Doing God’s Work in the World

Father Philip Smith: The word of God today challenges us to live differently, not to be self-centered but to give ourselves to help those who are suffering around us.

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Advanced Seating at the Eternal Banquet

Monsignor Michael Billian: The Kingdom of God has no room for our fuss. It runs on a different seating plan. At this banquet, the tables have been turned. Seating is on a last come, first serve basis.

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Living Christian Greatness

Father Philip Smith: Jesus invites all people to be saved. The real question to ask is whether we’re will to accept that love, whether we’re willing to accept salvation and a relationship with God.

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