CHRISTMAS – The Unstoppable Celebration of Freedom!

Christmas Podcast – 2021

Christmas celebrates the Birth of Christ, but it also celebrates that “The Lord has come this people and set them free!”  It is a great celebration of Freedom that is perfectly combatable with our culture and founding as Free Americans of the United States.

Fr. Bill talks about how this is so and wishes everyone the best of the season.

BRINGING IN THE NEW YEAR – Advent 2022

Homily for the First Sunday of Advent (C) of the Liturgical Year, 2022

The First Sunday of Advent brings in the New Year for the Catholic Church. Fr. Bill discusses ways in which Catholics can observe annually this head start the Church has on the rest of the world in bringing in the year from the point of faith.

AMERICAN “HOLY DAYS”

The Feast of the Ascension of Jesus (as well as the Epiphany) are now celebrated on Sundays rather than the original 40days after Easter and 12 Days after Christmas, respectively.

Fr. Bill talks about the purpose of Holy Days of Obligation, and why some of these days, more recently the Ascension, have been moved.  He also talks about what Holy Days should be kept, moved or suppressed as days of obligation, while also suggesting other days that can be promoted as days for the Mass that draw from both our values as Christians and our identity as Americans.

THE EARLIEST CHRISTIAN CHURCH – The Holy Family

Homily — HOLY FAMILY SUNDAY

The Sunday following Christmas is the Feast of the Holy Family of Joseph, Mary and Jesus. Long before Jesus gathered any disciples, Mary and Joseph dedicated their lives to doing the will of God with Jesus at the center.

Fr. Bill discusses how this was a precursor to the Christian Church, as well as a model and symbol of what the Church is today.