Fr. James’s Homilies
The King of Kings in Beggars Clothes (Corpus Christi)

The King of Kings in Beggars Clothes (Corpus Christi)

June 23, 2019

If God appeared to us in His glory, none of us would be able to approach Him. So the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords comes to us in complete humility--under the appearance of bread and wine. He does not want anyone to fear approaching Him. He desires to raise us up. The Eucharist is complete love. When we come to Mass, do we respond with complete love too? Here's how you can...

God the Father “Almighty” (What this actually means!)

God the Father “Almighty” (What this actually means!)

June 16, 2019

God the Father expresses His omnipotence/almightiness for us in three ways. Once you understand what these are, the Creed and Eucharistic Prayer make so much more sense...and the Mass becomes SO much more powerful.

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Padre Pio: The Source of His Holiness

Padre Pio: The Source of His Holiness

June 14, 2019

Padre Pio had many supernatural gifts. He could bilocate, read hearts, heal and of course, he had the stigmata. Yet he isn't a saint because of any of those gifts. He is a saint because he went to Mass every day. And you have access to the same Mass...and the same source of holiness. St. Pio pray for us!

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Do These 2 Things and You Will Be Set on Fire With the Holy Spirit

Do These 2 Things and You Will Be Set on Fire With the Holy Spirit

June 9, 2019

Why don't most Catholics burn with fire for souls -- like the Apostles did? Why aren't we willing to risk everything to spread the Gospel? Isn't the Holy Spirit working in our day? The answer is, YES, the Holy Spirit is working. But we need to do 2 things to make sure we can receive all the gifts He wants to give us. Most don't...

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Significance and Relevance of the Ascension

Significance and Relevance of the Ascension

June 2, 2019

What does the Ascension have to do with the Annunciation? What about the Ascension and the Crucifixion? And how does any of this apply to YOU? Believe me, it does...

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Memorial Day: How to TRULY Remember Our Dead

Memorial Day: How to TRULY Remember Our Dead

May 27, 2019

Memorial Day was originally known as "Decoration Day" -- because people would decorate the graves of the fallen soldiers with flowers. Decorating their graves with flowers is a "good" way to remember them. But there is a far better (and more powerful) way to honor and remember them. This is the stuff of saints...

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Heaven: How many people actually think of it? You Must!

Heaven: How many people actually think of it? You Must!

May 19, 2019

Great athletes are impelled forward by dreams of grandeur. Talented musicians are wiling to practice and suffer for years because they have a dream to make it big. What about us? Our end is heaven. It is far greater than anything pertaining to athletics or music. And yet, how few of us actually dream about heaven? Those who do are willing to do anything it takes to get there. We need more Catholic to dream big...

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How to Hear and Follow the Voice of God…With Ease!

How to Hear and Follow the Voice of God…With Ease!

May 12, 2019

Jesus promises that those who hear AND follow His Voice will inherit eternal life. Yet most people say that they struggle to ever hear His voice. Once you know how God speaks to you, I promise you can hear Him at any time. He is so accessible...

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Feed My Sheep

Feed My Sheep

May 5, 2019

Jesus empowered his disciples to fish...for souls. Then He commanded His disciples to "feed" them with the truth of the Gospel. We are called to do the same. I feel God calling me to FISH in Baltimore--to hit the streets and bring the Gospel message to the people. Sound difficult? God never asks us to be successful. He simply asks us to try hard. He will take care of the rest...

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The Greatest Day of the Year!

The Greatest Day of the Year!

April 28, 2019

This is the greatest day of the year. Divine Mercy Sunday gives the Resurrection its meaning. Jesus rose to forgive sins. The promise offered to souls on this day who cooperate with His mercy is unfathomable...

Jesus I trust in you!

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