My Last Homily

Sunday June 26, 2022

It's amazing how fast time blazes. Six years go by like six quick breaths. As God calls me to another part of his vineyard to preach the Kingdom of God, I leave you with these parting words which echo the words of St. Paul in the Second…


Is It Really You, Jesus?

Sunday June 19, 2022

"It was as if the walls of the church exploded outwards and disappeared... like I was suddenly dropped in the middle of the Pacific Ocean." He struggled for words to describe what happened as he knelt in Eucharistic Adoration.


A Love Story

Sunday June 12, 2022

This past January, I flew out to Tallahassee, Florida for my yearly retreat. Each priest is required by Church law to take a breather from parish life to spend a few days in prayer with the Lord.


Receive Fire: Pentacost Sunday

Sunday June 5, 2022

The Christian has an impossible mission -- to proclaim Jesus Christ and convert the world. Before he sends us, he must empower us. On Pentacost Sunday, the promise is finally fulfilled as a divine force falls from Heaven. We receive fire. 


You Can Move The Needle

Sunday May 29, 2022

Behind the smiles we can all carry tremendous burdens. Often in the silence of our pain, we cry out to God and hear nothing. "Where are you Jesus?" We often wonder. But that is the wrong question for the Christian to ask. You see, we have…


You Are Made For The Trinity

Sunday May 22, 2022

Never forget this important fact: Nothing, absolutely nothing in this world can fill the void you feel. This frustration is by design. It was put there at the dawn of your creation, woven if you like, into the fabric of your soul. Your…


What's Your Deepest Prayer?

Sunday May 15, 2022

"If God would answer your deepest prayer, what would it be?" I mass texted this very question to parishioners, many devout, not so devout, protestant pastors, non-Christians, young, old, single, and married. I wanted a broad swath of…


Whose Voice Do You Follow?

Sunday May 8, 2022

We live in a loud world. A myriad of voices scream out to us, beaconing to follow them.


The Proud Will Never Know Love

Sunday May 1, 2022

Ever wondered why the headquarters of the Catholic Church is in Vatican City? After all, Rome and Jerusalem is nearly 1500 miles apart. How did St. Peter, who is buried in the famous church which bears his name, end up so far from home in…


How To Achieve Peace In Your Life

Sunday April 24, 2022

We all want peace in our homes. We desire peace for our most loving relationships. We want peace in our cities; we want peace in our country. Three times today in the Gospel reading this Sunday, Jesus says to the disciples,  "Peace be with…