Thursday, May 25, 2017

Ask your parents to go to Church!: Thursday, May 25th, 2017 (School Mass)

Listen to the homily here.

Alleluia: Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

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How do we delight others? How does God?: Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Listen to the homily here.

Notes:

“The Lord takes delight in his people…For the LORD loves his people, and he adorns the lowly with victory.”

How do we delight people? 
·      Your child, grandchildren, friends, brothers and sisters
·      And let’s also remind ourselves…do we really delight all people?
o   The ones that annoy you, challenge you, don’t like you
o   Even loved ones!
God delights us no matter what…He loves us no matter what…
·      While we grow with love
·      God is love


Big day!: 6th Sunday of Easter (St. Thomas Aquinas Mass for first communion)

Listen to the homily here.

Always be ready: 6th Sunday of Easter

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Notes:

St. John Chrysostom quote
·      For the good deeds which tax-collectors and fishermen were able to accomplish by Gods grace, the philosophers, the rulers, the countless multitudes cannot even imagine.”
o   Our Catholic Church began, not with perfect individuals, not with philosophers, not with rulers, not with media, not with social media
o   Their good deeds were accomplished by God’s grace
·      Each of you can accomplish essential gifts to our Church
·      And we might not even imagine what you can do
Two instructions from St. Peter
·      If you can take some time to read Peter’s letters, you can listen to what he taught two thousand years ago
·      1st Peter 3
First: “Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope, but do it with gentleness and reverence…”
·      Most of the disciples were not brilliant
·      Please share your experience with God…please read and study
·      Open your door to explain our Church
·      Give them a reason…and if you cannot, say that you do not know it, but you can find it
·      Be gentleness and reverence to who we can talk and converse
·      Most people in our culture will listen!
Second: “For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that be the will of God, than for doing evil.”
·      Do we suffer for our Church?
o   Movies, television, media, social media
·      We believe in Jesus Christ…in life…in chastity
·      How have you been led through peer pressure?
o   Seeing to bad music, bad movies, bad decisions?
·      It is better to suffer for doing good than for doing evil
Listen to our first Pope: St. Peter

·      And hear once more: For the good deeds which tax-collectors and fishermen were able to accomplish by Gods grace, the philosophers, the rulers, the countless multitudes cannot even imagine

Who should we love?: Thursday, May 18th, 2017 (School Mass)

Listen to the homily here.


God prunes: Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Listen to the homily here.

Notes:

Spring to Summer
·      Nature
·      Buds, leaves, grass, green
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower.
He takes away every branch in me that does not bear fruit,
and everyone that does he prunes so that it bears more fruit.”
·      “he prunes”
o   Gardener for fruit
God prunes us for fruit!