Will you preach the Transfiguration or this rotting flesh? Homily for the Feast of the Transfiguration, 2017

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 readingWill you preach the Transfiguration or this rotting flesh? Homily for the Feast of the Transfiguration, 2017

The Woman at the Well Homily for the 3rd Sunday of Lent, Cycle A

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 readingThe Woman at the Well Homily for the 3rd Sunday of Lent, Cycle A

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 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 readingWith Lazarus, once a poor man, may you have eternal rest Homily for Tuesday of the 2nd Week of Lent, Cycle 1

Ephphatha: How are they they hear the Gospel? Homily for Friday of the 5th Week in Ordinary Time, Cycle 1

God has declared open war – we are the foot soldiers Homily for the Feast of the Archangels

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 readingGod has declared open war – we are the foot soldiers Homily for the Feast of the Archangels

We must put the same effort into our spiritual lives Homily for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C