Sermons on “Service”

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Doing God’s Work in the World

Father Philip Smith: The word of God today challenges us to live differently, not to be self-centered but to give ourselves to help those who are suffering around us.

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Following Mother Teresa’s Example

Father Philip Smith: Are we willing to give our entire lives to God? Or to allow God’s influence in every moment of our lives?

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Advanced Seating at the Eternal Banquet

Monsignor Michael Billian: The Kingdom of God has no room for our fuss. It runs on a different seating plan. At this banquet, the tables have been turned. Seating is on a last come, first serve basis.

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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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An Olympic Witness of Faith

Father Philip Smith: People are still watching us in the way we live our lives and God can use this example — this witness — to touch other people’s hearts and help them experience God’s presence in their midst.

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Wrapping our Persistence in Charity

Monsignor Michael Billian: We have permission from God to do just that. He told us today: Seek, Ask, Knock. He didn’t say to avoid those things, he told us directly that’s what we have to do. But I think it’s important though to wrap our persistence in charity. Then it is received to the heart from the heart.

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Keeping Your Eye on the Prize

Monsignor Michael Billian: We all have pasts. We all have things that have gone on behind us and if we only stay focused turning around, looking to what was left, we’ll never get to where we need to go.

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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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Corpus Christi: Building a Heavenly Banquet

Monsignor Michael Billian: We need to learn to receive the gifts that God has given to us and realize and recognize that they are God’s gifts which he gives to us to use.

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Pentecost: Exercising the Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Monsignor Michael Billian: The more that we exercise and use those gifts in connection with one another, the stronger impact that those gifts can have on the world.

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