This is the preached version of my homily for the Holy Family. I preached this at St. Philip Catholic Church in Franklin, Tennessee, on the weekend of December 26 and 27, 2015. The text for this homily is here. Just remember, what I actually said is not necessarily what I wrote. These often differ a bit. Continue reading “Wives be subordinate to your husbands Husbands love your wives“
I posted this homily text last week here. I delivered it last night at St. Joseph Church in Lakeland, FL, the parish in which I grew up. It was a beautiful moment to stand behind the ambo I first approached 30 years ago when I was in the school, there. Last night, I stood behind as a deacon preaching to the people of God instead of a first-grader reading a poem in the school Mass (we did that sort of thing back then).
I prepared this homily for Saint Joseph Church in Lakeland, Florida. I will be preaching it there on December 13, 2015. This one is a big deal because I will be preaching it in the parish where I spent most of my years growing up – really all of them worth anything since my family attended that parish from when I was about 7 until well after I moved out on my own. Continue reading “Shout for joy! Sing joyfully! Rejoice in the Lord! Homily for 3rd Sunday of Advent, Year C“
The following is a homily I prepared for a joint assignment between my Homiletics and my Theology of Marriage class. It is based on a section of Pope Saint John Paul II’s Love and Responsibility, a text written before he was pope that could be described as the philosophical companion to his Theology of the Body. Continue reading “Love’s raw materials The need for sensuality and sentimentality in marriage“
This homily was delivered in class at Notre Dame Seminary on Friday, September 4, 2015. This one is shorter than most because we were asked to prepare a 3 minute homily to use for a baptism liturgy. Aubree is actually the daughter of a friend I used since I wanted to have a name to include in the homily. Continue reading “The God of the Unexpected A homily for baptism of an infant“
This homily was delivered at the Church of the Assumption in Nashville, TN on Sunday, August 16, 2015, the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, cycle B. Continue reading “The meaning of the Eucharist in everyday life Homily for the 20th week in Ordinary Time“
I delivered this homily on Sunday, July 19, 2015, at Saint Pius X Parish and the Church of the Assumption in Nashville, Tennessee. This was the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Continue reading “Come away to a deserted place Homily for July 19, 2015 – Introducing the Podcast“