Sermons by “Father Philip Smith”

Oct03-Homily-FrPhil-2021

Seeing Life as a Generative Opportunity

Father Philip Smith: We’re all called to be fruitful vines, spreading ourselves out into the world, going out and building connections, relationships – serving, loving, helping all kinds of different people.

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March21-Homily-FrPhil-2021

Standing out

Father Philip Smith: We’re called to be ourselves as God made us and to let our light shine in the world.

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Dec13-Homily-FrPhil-2020

Lessons on Solitude

Father Philip Smith: I think most of us have some kind of fear of being alone. We like keeping busy, oftentimes because we’re afraid of what will bubble up within us.

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Nov08-Homily-FrPhil-2020

Making good, long-term decisions

Father Philip Smith: Prayer can provide stability for the stressful moments, the unexpected moments where we have to make difficult decisions.

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FrPhil-Homily-Oct27-2019-web

The Dangers of Perfectionism in our Spiritual Life

Father Philip Smith: Perfectionism is an obstacle to true growth and change in our life.

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CCUP-Homily-Feb28-2016-FrPhil

Ash Wednesday: Procrastinating in our spiritual life

Father Philip Smith: We’re invited to overcome our tendency toward spiritual procrastination, reminded not to put off for later those things God’s inviting us to do.

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FrPhil-Homily-March3-2019-web

The Sting of Death

Father Philip Smith shares three lessons on how we face death as Christian people.

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CCUP-Homily-OrdinaryTime2-2016-FrPhil

Going Deeper into our Faith

Father Philip Smith: Are we willing to allow Jesus to tell us how to do our job? Are we willing to allow Jesus to tell us how to live our life?

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CCUP-Homily-OrdinaryTime2-2016-FrPhil

Love people you disagree with

Father Philip Smith: We have a vocation as Christians to love. That’s our fundamental, primary mission as Christians to be people of love.

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CCUP-Homily-Lent2016-FrPhil-square

Fear of Loneliness

Father Philip Smith: In order experience true friendship, deep, intimate community with other people, oftentimes we first have to go through periods or seasons of loneliness in our own lives.

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