Friday, September 16, 2016

State of the Mission

There are several things we can pull from the Gospel today. HERE's my homily where I talk about a few things that caught my interest.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Our Lady of Sorrows

Today we celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, where we honor the pain and sorrow that Mary went through as she herself experienced her Son's Passion. HERE's my homily from the day.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Today is the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. This feast commemorates Helena, mother of the Emperor Constantine, finding the True Cross of Christ. On this feast we honor the Cross not as a means of torture and execution, but as the means of our salvation. HERE's my homily from this morning's mass.

Monday, September 12, 2016

I Received What I Handed On

I LOVE the first reading from today's Mass. It has done a lot to help me appreciate how awesome and ancient the Eucharist actually is. HERE's my homily from this morning.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

The Awesomeness of Vocations

Today we hear about Jesus's famous call of Peter. Peter, rightfully, was scared out of his mind at the call that Jesus put into his life. HERE's my homily for the day.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Beheading of St. John the Baptist

Today is the memorial of the Death of St. John the Baptist, the only saint outside of the Holy Family to get two feast days in the general calendar. The subject of today's feast has also been a common theme in classical art, leading to some beautiful yet morbid renderings of the event. Regardless of how you feel about the art, HERE's my homily for the day.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Getting Humility Right

I know I've been pretty quiet on the blog lately. I got to chaplain a backpacking trip for Wyoming Catholic College that had me away from technology for eight blessed days. Hopefully I'll be able to share a few pictures from that soon. In the meantime, it's also a joy to be back in Jackson and preaching regularly again. HERE's my homily from this Sunday, and here's the Litany of Humility that I talked about in the homily:

O Jesus! meek and humble of heart, Hear me.

From the desire of being esteemed, Deliver me, Jesus. 
From the desire of being loved...
From the desire of being extolled ...
From the desire of being honored ...
From the desire of being praised ...
From the desire of being preferred to others...
From the desire of being consulted ...
From the desire of being approved ...
From the fear of being humiliated ...
From the fear of being despised...
From the fear of suffering rebukes ...
From the fear of being calumniated ...
From the fear of being forgotten ...
From the fear of being ridiculed ...
From the fear of being wronged ...
From the fear of being suspected ...

That others may be loved more than I, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it. 
That others may be esteemed more than I ...
That, in the opinion of the world, others may increase and I may decrease ...
That others may be chosen and I set aside ...
That others may be praised and I unnoticed ...
That others may be preferred to me in everything...
That others may become holier than I, provided that I may become as holy as I should…