Homilies/Sermons

Below, find recent homilies/sermons from Sunday Masses:

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Lessons and Opportunities from the Year of Mercy

Monsignor Michael Billian: The gift of this year has been a springboard to a way of life, where we proclaim with all our being that God loves us and wraps us in his mercy so that we can share that precious gift with the world.

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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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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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Year of Mercy: Comfort the Sorrowful

Father Philip Smith: Our job is to just be there with people as a sign of hope, as a glimpse of the light that God can bring in those moments.

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Year of Mercy: Instruct the Ignorant

Father Philip Smith: Simon Peter took a different approach today. He doesn’t impose his beliefs, he proposes them. He welcomes and invites people to learn more about Jesus, but leaves it up to their own freedom and their own free choice to decide whether they follow or not. That’s the model we’re invited to follow.

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Year of Mercy: Admonish the Sinner

Monsignor Michael Billian: The underlying current of faith throughout this fishing encounter with Simon Peter and the disciples is the call of each of us to go forth into the deep waters of life to find the catch of souls that wander about.

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We’re called to be a real ambassador for mercy

Monsignor Michael Billian: We’re called to be modern day John the Baptizers in the world in which we live — in the midst of the people that we see every day — to be a real ambassador for mercy.

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Immaculate Conception: The Yes of Mary

Monsignor Michael Billian: Now Mary said yes to the Lord without even knowing exactly what she was saying yes to. She wasn’t sure about what was going to happen.

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Jubilee Year: Refocusing our Lives and Thoughts on God

Father Philip Smith: We’re encouraged today, during this great jubilee year, to commit our entire lives to doing good, to give everything we have.

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