"Stay Alert!" (((HOMILY))) First Sunday of Advent f

Sunday November 29, 2020

The first of the four candle is lit in the wreath. Advent is now firmly upon us. The four Sundays leading up to Christmas is probably one of my favorite liturgical seasons in the Church.

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We Can Do Nothing Else (((Homily )))

Sunday November 22, 2020

It's the year 303AD, emperor Diocletian sits on the throne of Rome when a brilliant idea enters his head.

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"Attack the Mountain!" (((HOMILY))): 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday November 15, 2020

What makes for a good solider also makes for a good Christian. Discipline, obedience, selflessness are all qualities we hope to see in those who serve our nation. When these virtues go "above and beyond the call of duty" we bestow the rare…

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Keeping Love Alive (((HOMILY))): 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday November 8, 2020

What is it about the human spirit that lauds the difficult? We celebrate our war heroes with medals, hoist trophies upon our champions, and marvel at earth's highest mountains as something to be climbed and conquered. Intuitively we sense…

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Look Higher (((Homily))): Solemnity of All Saints

Sunday November 1, 2020

As November begins, we turn our attention to our Heavenly home as we celebrate the Solemnity of All Saints. The saints have finished the race. They made it.

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Difficult But Worth It (((Homily))): 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday October 25, 2020

POP QUIZ! Name all Ten Commandments, in order. As you gather your thoughts, its key to remember how monumental these laws are to our Western Civilization. God famously gave them to Moses on Mt. Sinai as the foundational moral code for his…

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In God We Trust (((HOMILY))): 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday October 18, 2020

The next time you pull money out of your wallet, read our famous national slogan: "In God We Trust." Have you ever wondered why we put this on our currency? The first time it appeared was in 1864, during the devastation of the Civil War--…

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Why We Kneel (((HOMILY))): 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday October 11, 2020

It's been a busy but beautiful few days here in the life of our parish. We just finished celebrating three memorable holy sacraments: first holy communion, first confession, and holy matrimony.

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The Higher Things (((HOMILY))): 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday October 4, 2020

A few days ago, God showed me an amazing gift -- a glimpse of Heaven. Surprisingly, there were no clouds, nor singing angels, or golden gates. Instead, I saw it in Sierra Valley. All worldly distractions faded away at that moment and the…

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Confirmation Mass (((HOMILY))

Saturday September 26, 2020

Every Sacrament is a powerful gift of grace. Last Saturday was no different. I had the great honor of bestowing the Sacrament of Confirmation on twelve of our young people.

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