Spiritual But Not Religious

Young man / baptism
Are you a prophet?
    Christ 1st
    Speak the truth of God
    To your family
Family evangelization
“I’m spiritual but not religious”
     Not Christian
     Not from Christ
     Can’t get the Eucharist

Don’t Be Scared Beyond Belief

Street evangelization

“Do not be afraid”
To say what you believe
HUGE FEAR in society
SCARED BEYOND BELIEF
Speak for Christ!

Do you fear others more than you fear God?
Spend more time worrying about what others think or what God thinks?

Eucharist
     Holy Communion
     Care more about what God thinks than what others think

Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ — Spiritual but Real

Fathers Day
Putting food on the table
    Father —> Son
    “As the Father sent me”
    “Feed on me”
Spiritual but real
The bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world

Love (the Name of) God and Your Neighbor

Trinity Sunday – “Love (the name of) God and neighbor”
“Nicknames”

Name of God
Lord
Yahweh
Abba / Father
Father, Son, Holy Spirit

Keep name holy
Reverent
    Moses worshiped at name of God
Taking Lord’s name in vain?
Find new expressions
     Or turn into a prayer

Taking neighbor’s name in vain?

      Love God and love your neighbor
Consistent witness of devout Catholics

The Holy Spirit is Real

Pentecost Sunday

Church projects ’17

Receive the Holy Spirit
    Real, concrete, physical
    Like tongues of fire
Holy Spirit within us
     “Rivers of living water”
          Spirit of mercy – Confession
          Spirit of peace and joy – Eucharist
          Spirit of love – service
          Spirit of wisdom – evangelization
Better for us (Jn 16) than those who walked with Jesus
     Spirit of Christ inside, not just outside
If we get this, we will get Him more.

Don’t mix Ascension with assumption

Feast of the Ascension –
Ascension / Assumption
Trip to Ghana
    Embassy
Visa / Temporary citizenship
Citizenship in Heaven
     Requirements from heavenly embassy
     Baptism
     Commandments
     Serve the poor
     Eucharist
Living for heaven?
Living Heaven on earth?

Ahhh, Holy Spirit

6th Sunday of Easter

Ghana

Spirit as Consoler
Peace, joy
Within us

Spirit as Advocate
Speaks for us
Evangelization, prayer, praise of Father and Son
Down upon us

Baptism/ Confirmation
Loved
Spirit leads us to F and S / Eucharist

Abundant life in the Eucharist

Good Shepherd Sunday

First Holy Communion
What is the Eucharist?
Why do we believe?
Why does Jesus give us His Body and Blood?

Good Shepherd
Abundant life = eternal life
Heaven

Mothers
Everything we have in life is through mothers
Life – through mothers
Eternal life – through Christ / Eucharist

Thank you!
Mom
Mary
Jesus

Easter Sunday Homily

Street evangelization
    Christian who doesn’t believe in Resurrection?
    Witnesses to Resurrection
    Joy, happiness
Appreciate Resurrection more after Cross
Best Catholic witness is in Eucharist