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Fr. John's Homilies

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October 22, 2017 (29th Sunday of Ordinary Time - Choosing the Chair of God)

October 15, 2017 (28th Sunday of Ordinary Time - Bishop Poitras' Homily for our 80th Anniversary Celebration)

October 7, 2017 (27th Sunday of Ordinary Time - Moving From Entitlement to Gratitude)

October 1, 2017 (26th Sunday of Ordinary Time - Words Aren't Enough)

September 23, 2017 (25th Sunday of Ordinary Time - The Strange Ways of God)

September 17, 2017 (24th Sunday of Ordinary Time - Forgiveness as a Pathway to New Life and Freedom)

September 10, 2017 (23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time - Knowing and Loving Christ and Reaching Out to Others to Help Them)

September 3, 2017 (22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time - Do We Know Which Direction We Are Going?)

August 27, 2017 (21st Sunday of Ordinary Time - Facing the Ultimate Question in our Lives)

August 20, 2017 (20th Sunday of Ordinary Time - Developing A Persistent Faith)

August 13, 2017 (19th Sunday of Ordinary Time - Eyes Fixed On Jesus Can Do Anything)

August 6, 2017 (Feast of the Transfiguration - The Path to Transformation)

July 30, 3017 (17th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Finding Your True Treasure)

July 23, 2017 (16th Sunday in Ordinary Time - The Slow Patient Work of Conversion)

July 16, 2017 (15th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Receiving from the Sower, Giving Like the Sower)

July 9, 2017 (14th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Finding Rest in Jesus)

July 2, 2017 (13th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Setting Priorities and Acting Now)

June 25, 2017 (12th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Witnessing Without Fear)

June 18, 2017 (Solemnity of the Body & Blood of Jesus - Going to the Soure and Staying at the Summit)

June 11, 2017 (Trinity Sunday - Living In the Mystery)

June 4, 2017 (Pentecost Sunday - Continuing Where the Master Left Off)

May 28, 2017 (Ascension Sunday - A Mandate and A Promise)

May 21, 2017 (6th Sunday of Easter - We Are Never Alone)

May 14, 2017 (5th Sunday of Easter - Embracing the Way, Truth and Life)

May 7, 2017 (4th Sunday of Easter - Knowing the Shepherd)

April 30, 2017 (3rd Sunday of Easter - He's Not Missing)

April 23, 2017 (2nd Sunday of Easter - Receiving & Giving Mercy)

April 16, 2017 (Easter Sunday - He's Not Here:  Why the Resurrection Matters)

April 14, 2017 (Good Friday - A Tale of Three Kisses)

April 13, 2017 (Holy Thursday - Nothing More Beautiful than Eucharist and Service)

April 9, 2017 (Palm Sunday - Bishop Poitras on Entering Into Holy Week)

April 2, 2017 (5th Sunday in Lent - Raising Us to New Life)

March 26, 2017 (4th Sunday in Lent - Reclaiming Our Identity)

March 19, 2017 (3rd Sunday in Lent - Accepting the Living Water)

March 12, 2017 (2nd Sunday in Lent - Learning to Listen)

March 5, 2017 (1st Sunday in Lent - Reclaiming Our Identity)

February 26, 2017 (8th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Seeking God First)

February 19, 2017 (7th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Called to be Holy)

January 29, 2017 (4th Sunday in Ordinary Time- Living With An Attitude Like Jesus)

January 22, 2017 (3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time - Living the Call)

January 15, 2017 (2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time - Embracing Holiness Day by Day)

January 8, 2017 (Solemnity of the Epiphany of Our Lord - What the Magi Teach Us Still Today)

January 1, 2017 (Mary the Mother of God - Three Words to Guide Us in the New Year)

December 25, 2016 (Christmas - Taking Jesus Home in our Red Wagon)

December 18, 2016 (4th Sunday of Advent - Learning from St. Joseph)

December 11, 2016 (3rd Sunday of Advent - Having Eyes That Can See Christ)


December 5, 2016 (2nd Sunday of Advent - The 3 R's of the Desert)

November 27, 2016 (1st Sunday of Advent - Staying Awake and Being Prepared)

November 20, 2016 (Solemnity of Christ the King - To Serve the King with Love)

November 13, 2016 (33rd Sunday in Ordinary - Preparing for the Future by Living in the Now)

November 6, 2016 (32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time - Living Our Faith With Courage and Conviction)

October 30, 2016 (31st Sunday in Ordinary Time - Letting Jesus Find Me)

October 23, 2016 (30th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Humble Prayer and Humble Serve as the Pathway)

October 16, 2016 (29th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Persevering In Prayer)

October 9, 2016 (28th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Living With Gratitude and Praise)

October 2, 2016 (27th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Living With Faith Day by Day)

September 25, 2016 (26th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Having Eyes to Truly See)

September 18, 2016 (25th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Being A Good and Faithful Steward)

September 11, 2016 (24th Sunday in Ordinary Time - The Craziness of God's Love)

August 28, 2016 (22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time - Embracing Humility Day by Day)

August 21, 2016 (21st Sunday in Ordinary Time - Salvation Through the Narrow Gate)

August 14, 2016 (20th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Living Faith with Passion and Conviction)

August 6, 2016 (19th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Looking Like a Disciple and Being Alert)

July 31, 2016 (18th Sunday in Ordinary Time -  Learning to be Generous)

July 24, 2016 (17th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Learning How to Pray)

July 17, 2016 (16th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Discipleship is Never a Question of Either Or)

July 10, 2016 (15th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Being A Neighbour to Those in Need)

July 3, 2016 (14th Sunday in Ordinary Time - The Spiritual Life in Two Actions)

June 26, 2016 (13th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Our Lives Are Not About Ourselves)

June 19, 2016 (12th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Setting Out on a Path of Love and Sacrifice)

June 12, 2016 (11th Sunday in Ordinary Time - A Tale of Two Sinners)

June 5, 2016 (10th Sunday in Ordinary Time - A Tale of Two Widows)

May 28, 2016 (Solemnity of the Body and Blood - Receiving and Living the Greatest Gift)

May 22, 2016 (Trinity Sunday - Solving the Mystery of God)

May 15, 2016 (Pentecost Sunday - Accompanied and Empowered by the Holy Spirit)

May 8, 2016 (Ascension of the Lord - Continuing to be His Witnesses at Home)

May 1, 2016 (6th Sunday of Easter - Three Gifts to Assist Us)

April 24, 2016 (5th Sunday of Easter - Love That Transforms Us)

April 17, 2016 (4th Sunday of Easter - Shepherds in our Midst)

March 27, 2016 (Easter Sunday - Living New Life)

March 25, 2016 (Good Friday - Loving Without Counting the Cost)

March 24, 2016 (Holy Thursday - Being People of the Table and Basin)

March 20, 2016 (Palm Sunday - Homily by Bishop Serge Poitras)

March 13, 2016 (5th Sunday of Lent - Moving from Misery to Mercy)

March 7, 2016 (4th Sunday of Lent - Choosing to Come to our Senses)

February 28, 2016 (3rd Sunday of Lent - Carpe Diem: Now Is The Time to Repent)

February 21, 2016 (2nd Sunday of Lent - Our Call to Change and Transformation)

February 14, 2016 (1st Sunday of Lent - Entering the Desert & Dealing with the Devil)

February 7. 2016 (5th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Being Invaded by Grace)

January 17, 2016 (2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time - Three Tasks to Guide our Journey as Disciples)

January 10, 2016 (Feast of the Baptism of Jesus - A New Identity, Mission, and Empowerment)

January 3, 2016 (Solemnity of the Epiphany of Our Lord - It's All About the Journey)

January 1, 2016 (Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God - Learning from Mary When We Are Busy)

December 26, 2015 (Feast of the Holy Family - Learning the Most Important Lesson About Life - It's Not All About Me)

December 25, 2015 (Solemnity of Christmas - God Becomes One of Us)

December 20, 2015 (4th Sunday of Advent - From Lowly People and Places Great Things Happen)

December 13, 2015 (3rd Sunday of Advent - Paying Attention to Warning Signs)

December 6, 2015 (2nd Sunday of Advent - Preparing the Way)

November 29, 2015 (1st Sunday of Advent - Watch the Road)

November 22, 2015 (Solemnity of Christ the King - To Whom Do You Choose to Serve?)

November 15, 2015 (33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time - Getting Ready for Eternal Life)

November 8, 2015 (32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time - All Can be Generous)

November 1, 2015 (Solemnity of All Saints Day - Desiring to be a Saint)

October 25, 2015 (30th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Being Able to Name Our Blindness)

October 18, 2015 (29th Sunday in Ordinary Time - To Serve With Love)

October 11, 2015 (28th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Doing the One Thing Necessary for Eternal Life)

October 4, 2015 (27th Sunday in Ordinary Time - The Good News about Sex and Marriage)

September 20, 2015 (25th Sunday in Ordinary Time - The Call to Humble Service)

September 13, 2015 (24th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Answer the Great Question)

September 6, 2015 (23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time - Opening Ourselves to God in Word and Sacrament)

August 30, 2015 (22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time - Understanding and Living the Law in Our Lives)

August 23, 2015 (21st Sunday in Ordinary Time - The Mass:  Communion Rite & Dismissal Rite)

August 16, 2015 (20th Sunday in Ordinary Time - The Mass:  The Liturgy of the Eucharist)

August 9, 2015 (19th Sunday in Ordinary Time - The Mass:  The Liturgy of the Word)

August 2, 2015 (18th Sunday in Ordinary Time - The Mass:  The Introductory Rites)

July 26, 2015 (17th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Understanding and Embracing the Mass)

July 19,2015 (16th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Following the Shepherd, Being the Shepherd)

July 12, 2015 (15th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Being Sent on Mission)

July 5, 2015 (14th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Letting Go of Preconceived Notions)

June 28, 2015 (13th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Daring to Reach Out and Ask Jesus to Heal You)

June 21, 2015 (12th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Dealing With the Storms of Life)

June 14, 2015 (11th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Being Patient With Growth)

May 24, 2015 (Pentecost Sunday - Being Backed Up by the Holy Spirit)

May 17, 2015 (Ascension Sunday - Jesus Calls Us to continue His Mission)

May 10, 2015 (6th Sunday of Easter - Acting That God Loves Me)

May 3, 2015 (5th Sunday of Easter - Staying Connected to the Vine)

April 25, 2015 (4th Sunday of Easter - Listening and Trusting in the Good Shepherd)

April 19, 2015 (3rd Sunday of Easter - Being Able to Believe with Resurrection Eyes)

April 12, 2015 (Divine Mercy Sunday - Touch By Divine Mercy and Sent Forth)

April 4, 2015 (Easter Vigil - The Call to be Joyful, Passionate Witnesses of the Good News)

April 3, 2015 (Good Friday - The Call to Embrace Our Crosses)

April 2, 2015 (Holy Thursday - The Call to be Humble Servants)

March 29, 2015 (Palm / Passion Sunday - Entering Into the Holiest of Weeks)

March 22, 2015 (5th Sunday of Lent - Creating a Clean Heart)

March 15, 2015 (4th Sunday of Lent - Being Hunted by God)

March 8, 2015 (3rd Sunday of Lent - Living the Commandments Day by Day)

March 1, 2015 (2nd Sunday of Lent - Going Up the Mountain and Embracing the Silence)

February 22, 2015 (1st Sunday of Lent - Entering the Sacred Season)

January 31, 2015 (4th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Being Amazed at the Words of Jesus)

January 25, 2015 (3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time - Responding to the Call)

January 18, 2015 (2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time - Pointing Others in the Direction of Jesus)

January 11, 2015 (Baptism of Our Lord - Living Our Baptism to the Full)

January 4, 2015 (Epiphany of Our Lord - Finding the Star, Embracing the Light)

January 1, 2015 (Mary, Mother of God - Becoming a More Intentional Disciple)

December 28, 2014 (Feast of the Holy Family - Three Lessons for Families)

December 25, 2014 (Christmas - Making Room for Christ in our Hearts)

December 21, 2014 (4th Sunday of Advent - Bishop Poitras on Mary As A Model of Discipleship)

December 14, 2014 (3rd Sunday of Advent - Living As A Rejoicing People)

December 6, 2014 (2nd Sunday of Advent - The Need to Change from the Inside)

November 30, 2014 (1st Sunday of Advent - Three Tasks for the Advent Journey)

November 23, 2014 (Solemnity of Christ the King - Who or What is King in Your Life)

November 15, 2014 (33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time - Living One's Faith As A Go-Getter) 

November 9, 2014 (Feast of Dedication of St. John Lateran - Belonging to the Church)

November 2, 2014 (All Souls Day - Preparing for Eternal Life)

October 25, 2014 (30th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Living and Loving As God)

October 19, 2014 (29th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Giving To God What Belongs to God)

October 12, 2014 (28th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Responding to the Invitation)

October 5, 2014 (27th Sunday in Ordinary Time - The Movement from Entitlement to Gratitude)

September 28, 2014 (26th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Putting Words Into Action)

September 21, 2014 (25th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Homily of Bishop Poitras)

September 14, 2014 (Exaltation of the Cross - Glorying in the Cross of Christ)

September 7, 2014 (23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time - Dealing With Conflict)

August 31, 2014 (22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time - The Demands and Cost of Discipleship)

August 24, 2014 (21st Sunday in Ordinary Time - Answering the Question for Ourselves)

August 17, 2014 (20th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Being Persistent and Patience with God)

August 10, 2014 (19th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Keeping Our Gaze on Christ ... Always!)

August 3, 2014 (18th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Making A Difference with the Little We Have)

July 27, 2014 (17th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Apple Pie of the Kingdom of God)

July 20, 2014 (16th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Three Lessons for Spiritual Growth)

July 13, 2014 (15th Sunday of Ordinary Time - Lessons from a sower and seeds)