Sermons on “Love”

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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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We are Precious in the Lord

Monsignor Michael Billian: We are called precious in the eyes of the Lord. We’re invaluable, cherished, highly esteemed. We are loved.

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Living Abundantly

Father Philip Smith: The abundant living that Jesus is inviting us to today is a life in which we sometimes let go of our plans because they were indeed too easy and embrace God’s plans and the tasks that God has entrusted to us to complete in the world today, even when we don’t feel strong enough to complete them.

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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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Exercising our Spiritual Hearts

Monsignor Michael Billian: Just as the heart muscle benefits from exercise so our spiritual hearts benefit from the Lenten observances and practices.

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The Pressure to be Perfect

Father Philip Smith: Jesus is inviting us to show perfect love in the midst of imperfect life situations.

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Jesus, Hair Dye and the Christian Life

Father Philip Smith: Over time and with some patience, God can completely transform the way we act, the way we live in the world.

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Transforming Failure into Positive Change

Father Philip Smith: When we fail, we can step back and we can put our lives in perspective and look at what really might need to change and what we can do differently.

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Love Kindles Forgiveness

Monsignor Michael Billian: Often our close-mindedness blinds us to the possibility of reconciliation and repentance and forgiveness. And perhaps that is the lesson that’s hard most for us to learn.

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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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