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The Sanctity of the Lord’s Day

At our last men’s group, we discussed the readings from last weekend which included the Lord’s command to the Apostles: “rest a while” (Mk 6). One of our men asked me to describe Christian “rest”. The first thing to say is that Jesus was telling the Apostles to take a little retreat. We understand a […]

Woe to the shepherds who mislead the flock (into contraception)

16th Sunday Humanae Vitae 50th Dangerous mentality of contraception Actions without consequences           Can do whatever I want No to Church, authority, God NFP Natural = moral       Communication w each other, God       Trust in God 96% rate / marriage prep Priests Misled Catholics re: contraception 60s thru today            Malpractice Infallible teaching Christ […]

Recognizing God’s power

14th Sunday Romero     Warts and all     Recognizing God’s power thru saints Christ     Neighbors and family members didn’t recognize God’s power     Same with priests today     “Rebellious house” Recognizing God’s power through you http://media.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/p/content.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/Homily_14th_Sunday_2018.MP3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Don’t be afraid, just have faith

13th Sunday Mexico God wants to heal us    Wisdom 1 Woman / garment    12 years of faith —> “Your faith has saved you” Have faith    “Don’t be afraid, just have faith” http://media.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/p/content.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/Homily_13th_Sunday_2018.MP3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

On the line of eternity, you are babies

10th Sunday Dichotomy Joy / sadness Life / death Soul / body Enmity Spirit / flesh My will / Thy Will Fathers Image of self v. image of Father Eucharist Daily bread —-> Thy Will Be Done http://media.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/p/content.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/Homily_10th_Sunday_2018.MP3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Holy Communion: You have God within you!

Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ Liturgy here Holy Communion Body and Blood of Christ / Scripture   Faith in Real Presence   Guidelines Capital One Arena JOY Us after every Mass http://media.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/p/content.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/Homily_Corpus_Christi_2018.MP3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Defend the faith in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit

Feast of Holy Trinity Caps / Wilson In the name of the Caps Church, people In the name of Father, Son, Holy Spirit Identity / dignity stripped Fight with others Life w Trinity started at Baptism Life itself / Grace Fight for it in ourselves God in communion Himself Us http://media.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/p/content.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/Homily_Holy_Trinity_Sunday_2018.MP3Podcast: Play in new window | […]

With the Holy Spirit, we’re ready

Pentecost Sunday “You cannot bear it now” Holy Spirit    Power! Language of love, peace, etc.    Reaction when spoken Life in Spirit v. life in the flesh 1. Mission 2. Heaven 3. Eucharist http://media.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/p/content.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/Homily_Pentecost_2018.MP3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Hope remains, glory awaits

Ascension Mothers – help us reach our goals   They descend so that we will ascend    Mom – sacrifices    Mary – vision of hell    Church – united with Christ         Sacraments, mission, every day Hope remains, glory awaits http://media.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/p/content.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/Homily_Ascension_2018.MP3Podcast: Play in new window | Download