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.


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.


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.


"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…


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…


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.


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…


The Richest Person in the World (((HOMILY))) 3rd Sunday of Advent

Sunday December 13, 2020

If you were to ask the average person for the reasons why they are happy, they'd probably give you a list of the things they have: a house, a family, health, food on the table etc. All great things. Now imagine if all those things listed…


"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.


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.