2018 Homilies



January 14, 2018 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time
Homily by Father Joseph Pearce, C.O.

Father tells us in regards to Eli working with Samuel, and helping him to understand the Lord. Just as Samuel at first didn't understand that the Lord was calling him. Do we recognize when God is speaking to us? Are we familiar with him? The 2nd reading tells us that our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit. Father said that God calls us every day, but do we hear Him, or have we blocked him out with all of our distractions. God whispers our name, but do we hear Him? Do we allow ourselves to have silent time so that we can hear Him?

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January 7, 2018 The Epiphany of the Lord
Homily by Deacon Dr. Terrence R. Chisolm

Deacon told us that Matthew wrote his account because he wanted his community to not only understand that Jesus was the King, but was also the long awaited Messiah that had been prophesied. He also is describing Jesus as the new and better Moses who brings the fulfilment of the new law. He said there are 3 types of people who are on a journey to seek out God's love. The first type is the person who has found God and is serving Him. The second type is the person who has found God but bound by their earthly points of views that hampers them from enjoying the truth of God's love. The third type is the person who pretends to seek God but could care less to seek and find the truth in God.

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