Homily Archive

No One Takes This Honor Upon Himself – Mark 10
Carry Your Cross with Humility and Servanthood
A Prudential Judgment on a Liturgical Matter
Your Marriage and Your Salvation are Linked – Mark 10
Cut Temptation Off Before It’s Too Late! – Mark 9
The Commitment of Love Means Suffering – Mark 9
Misunderstanding of Identity – Mark 8
The Egalitarianism of Jesus Christ – Mark 7
Pros and Cons of Tradition – Mark 7
Respect for Human Freedom, and Trust in God – John 6
Solemnity of the Assumption 2021
If There is Spiritual Food, Can There Be Spiritual Starvation? John 6
The Food That Satisfies – John 6
God Always Provides for Our Needs, not Our Wants – John 6
The Lavish Generosity of the Father, and the Mission of the Son – Mark 6
On Prophecy and Contempt for the Prophet – Mark 6
God Did Not Make Death – Mark 5
Amidst Storms, Jesus is With You – Mark 5
The Power of a Seed – Mark 4
The Sequence of Corpus Christi (2021)
The Holy Trinity – 2021
The Most Misunderstood Person of the Trinity – Pentecost 2021
What is Love? John 15
First Communion Mass – John 15
God’s Stones, God’s Children, God’s Sheep – John 10
Divine Mercy 2021 – Mercy vs. Justice
Easter 2021 – Why Should We Believe in the Resurrection
Good Friday 2021
Palm Sunday 2021
The Restoring Love of God – Deacon Wayne Thompson
God is For You, Even When You’re Not For Him – John 3
Jesus Wants to Cleanse Your Temple – John 2
Abraham’s Test, and Ours – Mark 9
Lent – A Journey to the Devout Life
Countering the Cancel Culture with Mercy – Ash Wednesday 2021
The Proof Behind Jesus’ Healing of a Leper – Mark 1
The Christian Perspective on Human Illness, and Some Good News on Covid 19 – Mark 1
Divine Authority, to which Obedience is Due – Mark 1
From Christendom to Apostolic Mission – Mark 1
How to Discern the Call of God – John 1
Let Not Suffering Lead to Division – Baptism of the Lord 2021
Salvation for the Gentiles – Epiphany 2020
Gender Roles and Feminism – Holy Family 2020
Christmas 2020 with the Fathers of the Church
Advent with Mary
In Order to Be What God Intends, We Must First Humbly Admit What We Are Not – Advent Week 3
On Baptism, and the Unifying Role of the Shepherd – Advent Week 2
To Be Near God is My Happiness – Advent Sunday 1
The Important Difference between the Sheep and Goats – Matthew 25
Sins of Omission vs. the Great Commission
How Do We Make Sense of the Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins? Matthew 25
All Saints Day 2020 – Holiness is Possible!
Be a Sign of God’s Love in the World
A Faithful and Frugal Family
You Will Die, and So Will I – Matthew 22
Fruitfulness in the Vineyard of the Diocese of Helena – Matthew 21
Saved Through Lip Service? – Matthew 21
Mark 13 – Prophecies of the End Times, their Fulfillment in Jerusalem, and the Early Christian Response
Mark 12 – the Poor Widow’s Contribution, and Why it was Truly Profound
The Greatest Commandment
Four Essentials for Sainthood – All Saints Day 2018
Seeing with Divine Sight – Mark 10
Mark 10 – Jesus’ Priesthood Which We Share
Mark 10 – the Danger of Wealth
the Theology of the Body
Your Part in the Body of Christ
Mark 9 – On Putting Children First
Mark 8 – the Unavoidable Cross
State of the Parish 2018
Lift Up Your Hearts to the Lord
On Recent Scandalous News, and Our Response
The Benefits of Holy Communion, by St. John Vianney
Our 35th Anniversary
Stay Attached to Christ, the True Vine
Jesus, Our Good Shepherd
Luke 24 – Repentance for the Forgiveness of Sins
Communion Now = Communion Later
The Manna of the Messiah
Psalm 23, Fulfilled
St. Augustine on Pastors
Mark 6 – Anointing of the Sick
Mark 6 – On Prophecy, Jesus’ Brothers and Sisters, and Paul’s Thorn in the Flesh
Reach to Jesus in Faith, Receive New Life
Of Marriage and Martyrdom
From Cultural Catholicism to Forming Intentional Disciples
The Creation of the World, Man, and Evolution
Christ is Truly Present, Fall Down and Adore – Corpus Christi 2018
Early Trinitarian Heresies – Trinity Sunday 2018
A Simple Way to Understand the Holy Spirit – Pentecost 2018
Knowledge of Jesus’ Revelation Depends Upon This – Ascension 2018
Divine Mercy For You
Easter 2018 – the Unique Gifts of Jesus’ Resurrection
Holy Thursday 2018 – the Apostolic Ministry
Palm Sunday 2018 – Jesus Understands our Suffering
John 12 – to Love is to Suffer
John 3 – Babylon or Jerusalem?
Lent: Temple Cleaning Time
What’s the Significance of Abraham and Isaac?
How to Go to Confession
Mark 1 – How Jesus and His Church Changed Healthcare
 For This Purpose Have I Come
Mark 1 – the Issue of Authority, and the Evangelical Counsels
Mark 1 – Abandon Your Nets
John 1 – What Are You Looking For?
Come, Let Us Adore Him! – Epiphany 2018
What is the Family? – Feast of the Holy Family 2017
The Face of the Imageless God – Christmas 2017
Jesus, the New David
In Humility, John Admitted What He Was Not
Some Advent Suggestions to Prepare Christ’s Way 2017
Feast of the Immaculate Conception 2017
What I Say to You, I Say to All – Watch!
Christ the King is Now Disguised in the Lowly
Matthew 25 – the Privileged Duty of Married Couples
Matthew 25 – St. Augustine on the Wise and Foolish Virgins
Sharing in the Priesthood of Christ
All Saints Day 2017 – a Simple Way to Understand Sanctity
Matthew 22 – the New Law is Love
Matthew 22 – Do I Owe God any Taxes?
Matthew 22 – Innocent Victim, or Disrespectful Ingrate?
Matthew 21 – What is the “Fruit” that God desires?
Matthew 20 – a Parable of Hope and Generosity
Matthew 18 – Some Advice on Forgiveness
Matthew 18 – Jesus’ Nuclear Option: Excommunication
the Gospel of Suffering
Matthew 15 – A Risk Worth Taking
Matthew 14 – Stay in the Boat

It is Good that We Are Here
Matthew 13 – The Gospel, the Treasure of God’s Wisdom
Matthew 13 – A Caution, Lest We Be Pulled Up as Weeds
Matthew 13 – Three Aids to Spiritual Growth
Matthew 11 – Modern-day Romans need Jesus Too
Christ, the Source of Authentic Love
Matthew 10 – There is Only One Remedy for Fallen Humanity
Corpus Christi 2017

A Trinity of Love

Kindle in Us the Fire of Your Love!

We are here to Know, Love, and Serve Him – Ascension 2017
John 14 – Love and Law are Not Opposed

John 14 – the Deaconate and the Priesthood

Jesus, the Good Shepherd

Luke 24 – What is the Eucharist, if not Sacrifice?

the Prodigal Parishioner
Disciple for Our Time – St. Teresa

Luke 14 – A Christian’s Response to the Poor

Luke 13 – Will Only a Few People Be Saved?

1968 – a Prophet Rejected, a Household Divided

Am I a “Faithful Catholic”?

Luke 12 – a Rich Fool and a Good Lesson
Luke 10 – At Jesus’ Feet

Who is the Good Samaritan?

What Can You Do for Your Country? Live Your Faith.

Luke 7 – Young Men, Now is Your Church’s Hour of Need

Luke 7 – the Gamble of Eternal Salvation

Luke 7 – Are You a ‘Simon’ or a ‘Mary’?

God is Present in Our Suffering

Christian Worship Series, Part 9 – History of the Roman Rite, 4 of 4

Christian Worship Series, Part 8 – History of the Roman Rite, 3 of 4
Christian Worship Series, Part 7 – History of the Roman Rite 2 of 3
Christian Worship Series, Part 6 – History of the Roman Rite 1 of 3

Keeping It Simple!

Gospel of Mark Bible Study, Part 7 – Be Opened!

Gospel of Mark Bible Study, Part 6 – Is Jesus Against Tradition?

John 6 – Master, I Come to You, the Bread of Life
John 6 – The Key to Understanding 
John 6 – The Gift of Being Drawn
John 6 – Satisfaction for the Hungry Heart
John 6 – Recline, and Let Christ Do the Multiplying

See Jesus When You Serve Others

Your Savior Is Not Against You!
The Cleansing of the Temple – You!
Abraham’s Heroic Trust
Lent – How’s Your Covenant with Christ?
Ash Wednesday 2015
Gospel of Mark Bible Study, Part 3
Gospel of Mark Bible Study, Part 2
Gospel of Mark Bible Study, Part 1
Answer Your Call to be Fishers of Men
How Do You Know if God is Calling You?
Principles of Discernment for a Special Calling (Printable Word Document)
Two Joshuas at the Jordan
What Was the “Star” of Bethlehem?
The Greatest Spiritual Gift – the Holy Family
Christmas 2014 – Who Was That Child?
A Remarkable Annoucement, A Remarkable Response
You Might Not Realize Who You Actually Are
Ours is a Baptism of Repentance
Be on the Right Side of Life – Follow Christ the King
A Little Dating Advice
The Dedication of a Church and a Symbol
All Souls Day – Purgatory Explained
Love GOD, and Share His Truth
The Family, the First Vineyard
Four Lessons from the Vineyard
The Genius of the Cross
A Warning to the Watchman
The Few, the Proud, the Disciples!
The Office of Peter
A House of Prayer for All Peoples
Stay in the Boat!
A Boulder Marks the Spot
The Pearl of Great Price
Matt 13 – A Church of Wheat and Weeds, Saints and Sinners
Matt 13 – The Sower and the Seed
God – Father or Mother?
Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul – Are Things Really That Different?
The True Presence, Food for the Life of the World
A Simple Way to Understand the Trinity
Evangelization Series, Part 5
Evangelization Series, Part 4
If You Love Me, Keep My Commandments
Evangelization Series, Part 3
Evangelization Series, Part 2
Evangelization Series, Part 1
Divine Mercy and Our 2 New Saints
Easter 2014 – The Resurrection Affirms the Meaning of Life
Holy Thursday – My Vocation Story
The Mass Explained, Part 5
The Mass Explained, Part 4
See With the Eyes of the Heart
The Mass Explained, Part 3
The Mass Explained, Part 2
The Mass Explained, Part 1
Ash Wednesday 2014 – Temperance, the Miracle Virtue
No Need to Worry!

I Forgive You
Want to Be Happy?
If You’re a Christian, You Must be Different
The Humble Presentation of the Lord
The Call to Discipleship
John the Baptist as Priestly Prototype
The Baptism of the Lord, and Yours
Pope Francis’ Call to “Get Out There!”
The Father’s Role in the Family – Feast of the Holy Family 2013
An Authentic Christmas Focus
The Secret to Achieving Joy
Respect Has to Come First
Throw Off the Comfort of Sin
Christ the King – Our Light of Faith
If Anyone is Unwilling to Work, Neither Should He Eat
Luke 20 – Marriage in Heaven, and Persecution on Earth
Humble Your Heart – Receive God’s Grace
On Our Sin and Woundedness – Jesus, Have Pity on Us!
What is Faith, Anyway?
Do You Hear the Cry of the Poor?
Jesus’ Warnings About Wealth
Why Are So Many Sheep and Coins Going Missing?
A Few Thoughts on Pride and Humility
Reflect Christ, the Key to the Narrow Gate
May I Attend the Wedding?
The New Encyclical, ‘The Light of Faith’
The Sobering Lesson of a Rich Fool
Our Father
The Four Levels of the Spiritual Life
Luke 10 – It’s Very Near to You, You Have Only to Carry It Out
Where Would Jesus Stand on ‘Gay Marriage’?
What Holds You Back from Answering the Call?
Soccer Jesus vs The Real Deal
Luke 7, The Christian View of Death
Corpus Christi – What is Transubstantiation?
Deacon Holm – Trinity Sunday
Pentecost 2013 – Spirit of Unity
Ascension 2013 – God and the Vertical
John 14, Peace in the Church Through the Holy Spirit
Our Good Shepherd
John 21  Peter Re-established
Divine Mercy Sunday
Easter Sunday
Good Friday
Holy Thursday
Deacon Holm – Make Time for Jesus
Scandal and Hope for the Bride of Christ
A Refresher on Confession
Luke 13, Why Does Evil Exist
Lenten Opportunities
Ash Wednesday 2013
A Critical Moment for Peter – Fr. Francis Fernandez
Catechism Sunday 2 – Anointed, and Prophets
Epiphany 2013
Mary, Mother of God – 2013
Feast of the Holy Family 2012 – On the Nature of Family
Deacon Holm – God, Who is Love, Came to Dwell With Us
Advent – What Should We Do
Advent-Let’s Get out of the City
Catechism Sunday 1 – The Final Things
Is Christ Your King?
Mark 13, End-Time Basics
Mark 12, A Middle Way of Simple Living
The Year of Faith – Loving the Lord with All Our Mind
I Want to See
Single Issue No More
Mark 10, God’s Plan for Marriage or Man’s
Mark 9, A Few Hyperbolic Warnings
Truth vs. the Culture
Seventeen Heroic Men
Mark 7, Priority of the Interior Life, Understanding Change and Tradition
John 6, To Whom Will You Go
John 6, How Can This Man Give Us His Flesh to Eat
John 6, The Most Necessary Food
John 6, The Eucharist Changes Everything

John 6, Trust in Providence
Shepherding and Protecting – A Reflection Upon the Tragedy in Colorado

Mark 6, On Docility and Obedience
Our New Deacon
Religious Liberty Under Attack
Mk 4, 26-34 The Only 2 Ways the Church Grows
Corpus Christi 2012 – How to Receive the Lord

Trinity Sunday 2012 – What Makes Our Faith Unique
Pentecost 2012 – Confirmation and the Seven Gifts
Ascension 2012

John 15, He the Vine, We the Branches
John 10, One Flock, One Savior – Who Can Be Saved
Luke 24, Seeing Christ in the Scriptures
Easter Day 2012 – Christian Joy

Easter Vigil 2012 – The Christian Life
Holy Thursday 2012
Passion Sunday 2012 – Judas and Peter
John 9, Man Born Blind

The Transfiguration – On Spiritual Highs and Lows, Consolation and Desolation
Jesus in the Desert
The Paralytic and 4 Devoted Friends

Violations of Our Religious Liberty
Two Important Catholic Subjects

Abortion, Hope, and Mercy
January 15th – Three Levels of Vocation
Mary, Mother of God
Advent B3 – I Am Not the Christ
Advent B2 – Parousia and Repentance
Advent B1 – Watchfulness in Daily Prayer