I want to warn you, out of the gate, that I’m going to do a little less “Here’s how we live as Christians” in this homily. I want to take this as an example of the Catholic way of reading Scripture. As we dig through the bible, both Old Testament and New, these sorts of things present themselves. We just have to pay attention and keep immersing ourselves more and more in the Word of God. Continue reading “God himself will provide the lamb Homily for the 2nd Sunday of Lent“
I preached this homily at Saint Rose of Lima Church in Murfreesboro, Tennessee on Sunday, August 6, 2017. I know the intro still says Deacon Joe, but I was ordained a few weeks ago, so I am now celebrating Mass as Father Joe. The website will catch up soon, I promise. Continue reading “Will you preach the Transfiguration or this rotting flesh? Homily for the Feast of the Transfiguration, 2017“
I preached this homily on the Sunday, March 19, 2017, the 3rd Sunday of Lent, at Our Lady of the Rosary Church in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Gospel was John 4:4-42, the story of the Samaritan Woman at the Well. Continue reading “The Woman at the Well Homily for the 3rd Sunday of Lent, Cycle A“
I preached this homily at St. Rita Parish, New Orleans, Louisiana on March 16, 2017.
The Gospel was the well known story of The Rich Man and Lazarus. When you are called home, will your soul be light because you emptied yourself out, or will you be weighed down by taking and taking until you have everything? Continue reading “With Lazarus, once a poor man, may you have eternal rest Homily for Tuesday of the 2nd Week of Lent, Cycle 1“
I preached this homily at Notre Dame Seminary on Friday, February 10, 2017. I am preaching on Mark 7:31-37. Continue reading “Ephphatha: How are they they hear the Gospel? Homily for Friday of the 5th Week in Ordinary Time, Cycle 1“
I preached this homily at St. Edward Church in Nashville, Tennessee to the kindergarten through 8th grade (and any other parishioners who happened to be attending daily Mass). Continue reading “God has declared open war – we are the foot soldiers Homily for the Feast of the Archangels“
I preached this homily on Thursday, September 22, 2016, at St. Edward Church in Nashville, Tennessee. Continue reading “Why do we want to meet Jesus? Homily for Thursday of the 25th week of Ordinary Time, Cycle 2“
I preached this Homily on Sunday, September 18, 2016, at Saint Edward Church in Nashville, Tennessee. Continue reading “We must put the same effort into our spiritual lives Homily for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C“
I preached this homily at St. Edward Church and School in Nashville, Tennessee.
I preached this homily to the entire school (Kindergarten through eighth grade) at St. Edward School in Nashville, Tennessee. Continue reading “From the day you were born Homily for the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary“