The Key to True and Lasting Peace: in your heart, your family and in the world

May 14, 2017

On May 13, 1917 the Blessed Virgin appeared to 3 small shepherd children--Lucia (10), Francisco (9) and Jacinta (7). She explained to them that if enough people repented of their sins and prayed the rosary daily there would be peace in the world. Her message largely went unheeded. The good news is: it is still a valid message. If people do those 2 things, we will bring peace to a world that needs peace. Oh...and if that  isn't enough incentive, yesterday, little Francisco and Jacinta were canonized saints. This message not only leads to peace on earth but to eternal life. Will you follow?


4th Sunday in Easter–God Calls You By Name

May 7, 2017

Jesus Christ calls everyone by name to follow Him. He desires our happiness. And by responding to His voice we will be happy--in this life, yes, but more importantly in heaven for all eternity. On this World Day of Prayers for Vocations, we need to pray that our young people will hear God's voice and have the courage to say "Yes Lord, I will follow you." Amen.


3rd Sunday in Easter: The Road to Emmaus

April 30, 2017

The disciples on the road to Emmaus allowed Jesus to break open the Word and explain sacred scripture to them. Once they understood, they were filled with Divine Wisdom and their hearts were set on fire. If we wish to be disciples of Christ, we too must listen to and accept the Word of God. This requires humility...


Divine Mercy Sunday Homily

April 23, 2017

22 years ago a priest in Baltmore was miraculously healed through the intercession of Sister Faustina Kowalska. Today Jesus extends his healing Mercy to all who trust in Him. Jesus I trust in You!


Easter Homily–John Saw the Cloths and He Believed!

April 16, 2017

Happy Easter to all! Today's gospel tells us the story of Peter and John stepping inside the cave where Jesus was buried. As soon as John saw the burial cloths lying there, he believed! What was it about the cloths? How can we have faith like John's? It's all about spending time with our Lord! He desires to spend time with you. And when you do spent time with Him, you start to recognize His fingerprints everywhere...even in the cloths!


Good Friday: A Great Love Story

April 14, 2017

Our Lord loves us so much He went to the cross for us.Why did He need to literally shed His blood to pay our debt of sin? The answer lies in the Jewish understanding of blood and life. The Jews believed that an animal's life was contained in their blood. So if you consumed an animal's blood you took its life into you (something demeaning for human beings, since we were created higher in order than the animals). But when we consume God's blood....we take His very life into us. Thus, by going to the cross and shedding His Blood, Jesus not only paid our debt, but gave us an abundance of life--divine life!


5th Sunday in Lent–Christ Raises the Dead to Life

April 2, 2017

When Jesus Christ raised Lazarus from the dead he was foreshadowning a far greater miracle to come: the raising of a soul from death to life. Mortal sin kills our soul. Christ raises us back to life in the confessional. Every confession is a miracle of far greater magnitude than bringing Lazarus back from physical death! Thank God for his Church and sacraments!


4th Sunday in Lent–Jesus Cures the Blind Man

March 26, 2017

Both the Pharisees and the cured Blind Man had the privlidge to see Jesus with their own eyes. The Pharisees couldn't get past how normal Jesus looked and sounded. Therefore they concluded, "he can't be God." The Blind Man gazed upon the same Jesus and was able to see Him for who he is--God. When we come to Mass do we see through the externals of the Eucahrist? Do we recognize God? Or does it look too normal? Want to see? There is a remedy...


2nd Sunday in Lent: How to Hear God Speaking to You

March 12, 2017

God speaks to us all the time...but we have to know how to hear his Word. In this homily, I give you 3 practical ways to hear his voice. 


1st Sunday in Lent: Satan Tempts Jesus to Side-Step the Cross

March 5, 2017

There is nothing Satan hates more than the Cross. The cross is our path to victory. The cross is our path to the Resurrection. That's precisely why Satan tempts us to take the easy way out...and side-step the cross. Lent is a time where we accept the cross by denying ourselves and fighting against sin. This is our path to holiness.