Sermons on “Joy”

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Most Holy Trinity: Taking Time to Play in God’s Creation

Father Philip Smith: We as Christians believe in a God who plays and created a world for us to enjoy, to celebrate and to play in ourselves.

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Pentecost: Exercising the Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Monsignor Michael Billian: The more that we exercise and use those gifts in connection with one another, the stronger impact that those gifts can have on the world.

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Whose voice are we listening to?

Father Philip Smith: In today’s Gospel reading, Jesus said he was the Good Shepherd. He said he knows his sheep. He knows us. And he said, “They listen to my voice and follow me.” Do we know what the voice of Jesus sounds like?

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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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