Homilies/Sermons

Below, find recent homilies/sermons from Sunday Masses:

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Ash Wednesday: Sinners with a Savior

Father Philip Smith: What we do here this evening is the exact opposite as we literally rub dirt on our foreheads, as we rub ashes on our foreheads as a symbol of the fact that we don’t have everything together, that we’re not perfect.

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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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Choose to Love

Father Philip Smith: Amidst all the uncertainty and lack of clarity in our lives, there is a very clear path that each of us are being called by God to walk and that’s the path of true Christian love.

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Being a Child of God

Monsignor Michael Billian: Everything in our lives is built upon being a child of God, first and foremost. And because we have gained that title — Child of God — together it puts all of us in relationship with one another.

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Doing What Jesus Asks of Us

Father Philip Smith: We’re invited to walk for water, to do what Jesus asks of us, to give it our all, to fill the jars to the brim, knowing that God’s going to do great things.

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The Celebration of the Lord’s Baptism

Monsignor Michael Billian: Humanity is being given divinity, the divinity of the one whose humanity received the Holy Spirit at his baptism. Jesus is being baptized for all God’s creation, for us. He carries on his body, all of us.

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Epiphany: Reaching Our Spiritual Goals in the New Year

Father Philip Smith: The magi allowed the journey that they were on to change them, to influence them, to guide them to where they needed to go — to reach their spiritual goals.

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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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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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