I preached this homily at Saint Rose of Lima Church in Murfreesboro, Tennessee on February 4, 2018, the 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
I preached this homily on October 4, 2016, at Saint Edward Church in Nashville, Tennessee. The kids were off on fall break, so I was just preaching to the adults, this time. That’s important since, otherwise, this would have been a homily for Kindergarten through fourth grade. Continue reading “The example of Saint Francis Homily for the Memorial of Saint Francis“
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 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“
This homily was originally preached at St. Edward Catholic Church in Nashville, Tennessee on July 17, 2016.
This homily was delivered at St. Edward Church at Nashville, Tennessee.
What does it mean to love God with all your heart, being, strength, and mind?
How do I love my neighbor?
Who is my neighbor?
I preached this homily on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at St. Edward Church in Nashville, TN. Continue reading “Pater Noster Homily for Thursday of the eleventh week of ordinary time“
I preached this homily on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at St. Edward Parish in Nashville, Tennessee. In the Gospel for today (Mark 12:28-34), Jesus is asked which commandment is the greatest. He answers with two commandments: love God and love your neighbor. So this raises the question, what does it mean to fulfill that commandment Jesus identifies as the greatest. I reflect on that question in today’s homily.
This homily was delivered at St. Edward Church in Nashville, TN on May 31, 2016. I don’t have a full text to offer you of the homily since I only made myself a vague outline for it. Here are the readings on which it was based, though. Continue reading “The promptings of the Spirit Homily for the Feast of the Visitation of Our Lady“
A man died.
He came before the throne of God to be judged, and he made his case.
“I served the poor; I gave from my time, talents and treasures to serve the poor and the Church!” God replied, “I am pleased with that, but it is not what I wanted from you.”
“I taught in the seminary. I prepared men to be priests for the Church!” And God sighed, “Thank you, but that wasn’t the heart of my vocation for you.”
“I served as a priest in your Church! I wore myself out in service of you and the people of God!” God shook his head, “But you missed the most important thing I wanted.”
The man was at a loss. “What, then? What more did you want from me?”
“I want you.” Continue reading “I am the vine. You are the branches. Homily for Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Easter (Cycle II)“