Sermons on “Hope”

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The Full Experience of Advent

Father Jeremy Miller: Advent is about remembering the past in faith, looking forward to the future in hope, and living in the present moment in love.

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Desperation for Jesus

Father Jeremy Miller: We come here every week to be desperate for Jesus, to know that we cannot fix everything in our life, to know that we are not in complete control and to place all of that at the altar, at the foot of Jesus, knowing that even if he doesn’t heal us immediately of the affliction we bring before him, we will receive the embrace of a God who loves us more than we could ever imagine.

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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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Easter Sunday: Celebrating Life

Monsignor Michael Billian: Today, Christians around the world celebrate that life has meaning. We celebrate that life is redeemed.

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A Truly Good Friday

Monsignor Michael Billian: Good Friday is good. It is a day of solemn remembrance, not a day of mourning and sadness.

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The True Gift of Hope

Monsignor Michael Billian: That true gift of hope keeps us from discouragement. It sustains us in times when we feel abandoned. It opens our hearts. And it actually preserves us from being selfish.

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Christmas: The Gift of Hope

Monsignor Michael Billian: If we embrace the gift of hope that this day — this night — teaches us, we will live forevermore because of Christmas day.

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Giving our Worries to God

Father Philip Smith: When we’re overwhelmed by worry, it’s important to remember that God is with us in whatever we’re going through, and to listen to God for encouragement and inspiring words that will help us.

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From Righteous Anger to Courageous Action

Father Philip Smith: In our own lives, when we take time to pray, we gain the inspiration we need to do something to change the way things are, to work against injustice, to be a light in the midst of the darkness around 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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