Nativity: Humility, Love, Self-Gift

CHRISTMAS HOMILY 2016 Merry Christmas!  Our celebration tonight once again draws the world’s attention to the humility and love of God.  In our American language, we call this celebration Christmas, (Christ Mass) while many other languages speak directly to the true focus; the birth of Jesus, such as Feliz Navidad, Read more…

The Beauty of Marriage

Today I had the distinct pleasure of returning to a parish where I served as pastor for nine years to celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony for a lovely couple. The groom was only 15 years old when I arrived in 1998 as pastor. I quickly came to know and Read more…

Vocation: What’s Yours?

This week is National Vocations Awareness Week.  I have offered Masses this week asking that all people come to a deep realization of God’s love for them and how that love is experienced most profoundly in our relationship with Jesus Christ.  For me, this is the starting point of coming Read more…