Sermons on “Service”

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Making Use of Every Second

Monsignor Michael Billian: In the bank of time, there are no balances and no overdrafts. Each day, a new account is open for us. Each night, whatever remains is written off, lost, gone forever. Every day’s 86,400 seconds must be invested wisely in commodities that will hold their value from day to day, quarter to quarter, year to year, and beyond.

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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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Doing Good for God

Deacon Justin Moor: One of the greatest goods we can do is going out and helping others have an encounter with Jesus, and then bringing them back to church to help them grow the Body of Christ.

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Taking up our Cross

Monsignor Michael Billian: Today’s Gospel reminds us that the life of a Christian is not an easy one. It’s a life of sacrifice, a life of renouncing one’s self. It is a life of the cross. And sometimes, that’s a tough, uphill and even painful path to walk.

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FrJeremy-July-2017

What is Your Heart Made of?

Father Jeremy Miller: The challenge of Jesus today is to diagnose ourselves and to say, “Where do I need to work on my own heart so that when God plants a seed, it flourishes?”

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Being True Disciples of Christ

Monsignor Michael Billian: Being a place of refuge for those who need comfort need not be as risky as it sounds. It does not necessarily call us to open up our homes, but it asks us to open our hearts.

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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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Ascension: Telling the World that Jesus Lives

Monsignor Michael Billian: The Solemnity of the Ascension is a call for us to tell the world that Jesus is still with us.

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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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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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