God & Mountains: (((HOMILY))) 2nd Sunday of Lent

Sunday February 28, 2021

 "Jesus took Peter, James, and John and led them up a high mountain apart by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no fuller on earth could bleach them" (from the Gospel reading at…

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"Where Are You Going?" (((HOMILY))) Ash Wednesday

Wednesday February 17, 2021

Built on a hill outside the ancient walls of imperial Rome, lies the headquarters of the Catholic Church known officially as Vatican City. Why is it built there and no where else? Why not Jerusalem? The answer is simple: St. Peter made the…

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A God NEVER Who Never Quits: 6th Sunday In Ordinary Time

Sunday February 14, 2021

It's shocking to think how quickly Lent has arrived. This Wednesday, we'll hit the ground running with Ash Wednesday, as blessed ashes are placed on our heads as a sign of our inner repentance.

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The Kingdom of God is at Hand (((HOMILY))): 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday January 24, 2021

"The Kingdom of God is at hand," Jesus proclaims in today's Gospel. "The time of fulfillment has arrived." For centuries, the Jewish people waited patiently for the long promised messiah who would establish a new, everlasting Kingdom.

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Behold The Lamb Of God (((HOMILY))): 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Sunday January 17, 2021

It’s amazing how words can drastically alter your life. In this Sunday's gospel we hear St. John the Baptist proclaim, “BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD.”(Cf. John 1:29) That mere phrase was enough for St. Andrew and St.

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He Comes With Fire (((HOMILY))): Baptism of the Lord

Sunday January 10, 2021

Living in California, we know better than most, how devastating fire can be.

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"What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas" (((HOMILY))): Epiphany of our Lord

Sunday January 3, 2021

Jesus is born. God dwells with us like never before. How can we approach life the same as if this world-shattering event did not even happen? Oh did it happen. The coming of God as a baby even changed how we tell time. For the moment he…

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Why Mother's Never Leave Their Children (((HOMILY))): Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

Friday January 1, 2021

There's no better way to begin 2021 then by reflecting on the beautiful Solemnity of Mary, The Mother of God. Each year, we as the Church begin with her. Why? How could we not? Jesus himself began his earthly existence with her. If we want…

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The Most Important Thing (((HOMILY))): Christmas

Thursday December 24, 2020

We're constantly sold the illusion that the accumulation of wealth--the bigger house, the latest iPhone, the bigger truck--will bring us happiness. Nonsense! Of course, there is nothing wrong with those things by themselves.

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God's Biggest Problem (((HOMILY))): 4th Sunday of Advent

Sunday December 20, 2020

Have you ever wondered what God's biggest problem is? You'd be surprised. God's biggest problem is the same as our biggest problem. It is the root of all our interpersonal conflicts, why our spouses irritate us, why our teenagers drive us…

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