Fr. James’s Homilies
The Mass Explained Part 2: The Liturgy of the Word

The Mass Explained Part 2: The Liturgy of the Word

December 9, 2019

It is in this part of the Mass that God the Father and Jesus Christ, the Son come down from heaven to speak to us--through the Holy Spirit. St. Jerome said, "Not to know the scriptures is not to know Christ." The reason so many people are BORED at Mass is because they do not recognize Jesus. This homily series is meant to change that...

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The Mass Explained Part 1: The Procession to the Collect

The Mass Explained Part 1: The Procession to the Collect

December 2, 2019

Christ comes to us (literally) in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Do we prepare well for Him? Do we recognize Him at the Mass? Advent is a time to prepare for the coming of Jesus. So...this Advent, I will take you through the parts of the Mass (from the procession to the final blessing) so you recognize Christ, prepare well to meet Him, and have your life forever transformed.

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Can you Believe the President of the USA Said This…

Can you Believe the President of the USA Said This…

November 28, 2019

In 1789 the President of the United States said these words and thus initiated the first Thanksgiving:

"...it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor..."

Only a very small percentage of our nation actually acknowledges God on Thanksgiving. But it is this small remnant that the Lord uses to bless the entire nation.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Who or What Rules You?

Who or What Rules You?

November 24, 2019

Christ is the only true King. Yet, if we are honest, there are many "false kings" we allow to rule over us. They all lead us to slavery and sadness. And for some reason, we are afraid to give them up and let Christ have sole possession of our minds and hearts. Here's how to change that...

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God Needs US to Be Heroes!

God Needs US to Be Heroes!

November 10, 2019

A true hero loves God and follows Him…no matter what. A hero is one who lives now so as to inherit heaven later. That is hero. And we are all called to be those heroes NOW…

If your faith is fed by these homilies, would you kindly consider helping support the Basilica? We have big goals and little in the way of resources. Your support would mean a lot.  https://www.americasfirstcathedral.org/the-source-of-all-hope/

The Most Pervasive Sin of Our Time–And How to Quit

The Most Pervasive Sin of Our Time–And How to Quit

November 3, 2019

Repentance requires our words and our actions to align. Zacchaeus was an awful man. He stole from and cheated his own people. He was on the road to perdition. But he changed. He not only turned away from his sin in word...but in deed. And because of his determination, Christ gave him salvation. The same awaits for all of us...

If your faith is fed by these homilies, would you kindly consider helping support the Basilica? We have big goals and little in the way of resources. Your support would mean a lot.  https://www.americasfirstcathedral.org/the-source-of-all-hope/

Purgatory

Purgatory

November 2, 2019

On All Souls Day we remember to pray for the holy souls suffering in Purgatory. Yes, Purgatory is real! But did you know that there are two ways you can help a soul get out of Purgatory TODAY and every day of your life? This is a seemingly forgotten truth of our faith...

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The Basilica Parish: Where Saints Are Being Made

The Basilica Parish: Where Saints Are Being Made

November 2, 2019

What is the purpose of the parish if it is not to make you into a saint? What will help you become a saint? Bingo? Sports? Parish politics (I HATE PARISH POLITICS!)? NO! The Eucharist. Confession. Learning how to pray. The Truth of the Gospel preached! Radical evangelization. These are the things that will make saints. These are the things you will get at the Basilica parish.

If your faith is fed by these homilies, would you kindly consider helping support the Basilica? We have big goals and little in the way of resources. Your support would mean a lot.  https://www.americasfirstcathedral.org/the-source-of-all-hope/

VICTORY (against any sin)

VICTORY (against any sin)

October 20, 2019

If an unjust judge will render a just decision when a widow bugs him enough...

If Moses's intercession is powerful enough to conquer an entire nation...

How much more powerful is the intercession of Jesus Christ?

But to "unlock" this power there are 3 things you need to do. Do it and VICTORY will be yours.

If your faith is fed by these homilies, would you kindly consider helping support the Basilica? We have big goals and little in the way of resources. Your support would mean a lot.  https://www.americasfirstcathedral.org/the-source-of-all-hope/

Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament

Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament

October 11, 2019

Every time we receive the Eucharist we are receiving Jesus through Mary. Every time we adore the Lord in the Eucharist, Mary is there with us--interceding with us and for us. Want to be a saint in short order? You need Eucharistic adoration and Mary. They go together.