Fr. James’s Homilies
R.I.P. Now!

R.I.P. Now!

July 5, 2020

True rest will only come in heaven. But we can experience that rest now, on earth, by doing one thing. Once people figure this "one thing" out, it will change the world.

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The Remedy for Bitterness…

The Remedy for Bitterness…

June 20, 2020

Love does not prevent pain. But love does prevent bitterness, chaos, sin and death. If you are bitter...if you have wounds that need healing...here's exactly what you need to do...

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We are the 31% Who Believe

We are the 31% Who Believe

June 14, 2020

Only 31% of Catholics truly believe that the Eucharist IS Jesus Christ. Here's what we need to do to increase those numbers...

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Racism: A Rejection of the Triune God

Racism: A Rejection of the Triune God

June 7, 2020

The Most Holy Trinity is the source of all being and the exemplar of all creation. Of all God's creatures, man and woman most resemble the Trinity. Only man and woman is capable of rational thought. Only man and woman can "know" and "love." Only man and woman were given the the commandment to have "dominion" over all creation. But when we forget where we came from and in whose image we were made, dominion leads to abuse. Racism is the fruit of a people who have forgotten their Creator. But there is a solution...

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3 Steps to Divine Union–This is What We Need in the Church Now

3 Steps to Divine Union–This is What We Need in the Church Now

May 31, 2020

Divine union is not something relegated to just the canonized saints. Every baptized and confirmed Catholic can achieve union with God. But there are 3 things we must do to experience this union. The question is, "do you desire it?"

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Christ has Not Abandoned Us in This Time of “Exile”

Christ has Not Abandoned Us in This Time of “Exile”

May 24, 2020

Isn't it interesting that the prevailing emotions on Resurrection Sunday (the day in which Jesus conquered the grave) were fear, anxiety and doubt while the same people were filled with JOY when Jesus ascended to heaven? What changed in the Apostles during those 40 days? The answer to this question is key for all of us right now...

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Confirmation, Spiritual Battle, Chrism and the Saints…

Confirmation, Spiritual Battle, Chrism and the Saints…

May 17, 2020

What does the Sacred Chrism (used at your confirmation) have to do with battle? Why does the Church insist that you be confirmed before you get married? What is the difference between Confirmation and baptism? Is Confirmation talked about in sacred scripture? All of these questions (and more) are answered in today's homily.

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14-Year Church Attendance Study Shows Reduced Suicide Rate for Catholics

14-Year Church Attendance Study Shows Reduced Suicide Rate for Catholics

May 10, 2020

"I am the Way, the Truth and the LIFE," said Jesus. Jesus gives Himself fully to man in the Catholic Church. This is the WAY in which He chooses to be present in our lives. Catholics who attend Mass often (and experience His LIFE) are less likely to take their lives than any one else! I want everyone to become Catholic! I want everyone to experience happiness. I want everyone to experience the fullness of LIFE!

Here is a link to an article about the study I refer to in my homily: https://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-church-attendance-suicide-20160629-snap-story.html

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Without the Eucharist You Cannot Possibly Understand the Word

Without the Eucharist You Cannot Possibly Understand the Word

April 26, 2020

The true story of Emmaus makes something very clear: to understand sacred scripture, you must have the Eucharist. Jesus is the LIGHT of the world. The Eucharist is Jesus. Therefore the Eucharist is the Light of the World. It is this Eucharistic LIGHT that illumines the meaning of sacred scripture. This is just one more reason why everyone should be Catholic. 

The Divine Mercy Secret: You Need 2 Suitcases to get to Heaven

The Divine Mercy Secret: You Need 2 Suitcases to get to Heaven

April 19, 2020

On her deathbed, St. Bakhita said this:

“I’m going slowly, slowly towards eternity. ... I’m going with two suitcases: one contains my sins and the other, which is much heavier, contains the infinite merits of Jesus Christ. When I appear before the judgment seat of God, I will cover my ugly suitcase with the merits of Jesus and Our Lady and I will say to our eternal Father: “Now judge what you see.” Oh, I’m sure I won’t be sent away! Then I’ll turn toward St. Peter and I’ll say to him: “Close the door because I’m staying here.” 

This is the message of Divine Mercy. Do you have the second suitcase? Here's how to get it...