DOES JESUS STILL NEED TO EAT? – Simple Concepts

Homily
3rd Sunday of Easter – B
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1 John 2:1-5
Luke 24:35-48

Jesus ate in the presence of his Disciples but, being human, does Jesus still need to eat?

Fr. Bill discusses two simple concepts regarding faith and how St. Joseph is a prime example of fidelity to both.

THE ASCENSION OF ST. JOSEPH – Easter Sunday, 2021

Homily for Easter Sunday
Year of St. Joseph

“Jesus descended into hell
and on the Third Day He Rose Again…”
— Apostles Creed

HALTING THE CANCEL CULTURE – The Importance of Knowing Your History

Homily – 4th Sunday of Lent – B

Ignorance of History has led to the Cancel Culture that has diseased our society, in which an elite few have accentuated the worst parts of history in order to define our Church, Culture and Nation.

Fr. Bill speaks of how knowing our History is a key component in canceling the Cancel Culture and how St. Joseph personifies the history of Israel, and therefore encompasses the importance of History itself.

TEN COMMANDMENTS / TEN EXCEPTIONS – A Worldly Assault on the God’s Divine Law

Homily – 3rd Sunday of Lent – B
Exodus 20:1-17
(Deuteronomy 5:6-21)

How does thee world cleverly draw us away from faithfully obeying the Ten Commandments and how does St. Joseph serve as a model of perfect adherence to them?

Fr. Bill talks about the Ten Commandments of God’s Law, what “Commandments” are imposed upon us by the secular world, and how the world draws us away from faithfully living the Ten Commandments by cleverly weaving a series of “exceptions” to the Commandments themselves that may be more familiar, and startling than we realize.

THE FAITH and WISDOM of JOB and JOSEPH

YEAR OF ST. JOSEPH
Homily – 5th Sunday of the Year (B)

What is the essence behind the Wisdom of Job, and how does St. Joseph fit into that dynamic as the Patron Saint of the Catholic Church? Fr. Bill discusses the similarities between the two men and how the People of the Church can exercise that same Wisdom today.

Sons of Zebedee – Son of Joseph: God’s Gift of a Father

Homily
YEAR OF ST. JOSEPH
3rd Sunday of the Year – B
Mark 1:14-20

Two of Jesus’ Disciples were called “Sons of Zebedee”, Jesus as “Son of Joseph” was “Son of the Carpenter” and “Son of David” in addition to being the “Son of God”. Fr. Bill discusses how we can find an identity in and through our Fathers and the names that are given to us from him.

“You are my Beloved Son…” – The Other Father of Jesus

Sunday Homily
FEAST OF THE BAPTISM OF JESUS
and the YEAR OF ST. JOSEPH
Mark 1:7-11

At the Baptism of Jesus, God the Father declares from Heaven, “You are my beloved Son…” but there is another who can make the same declaration. Fr. Bill discusses the importance of St. Joseph to faith, and as an example against the worldliness of the modern era.

ALL THAT IS GOLD… – The Annunciation and the Lord of the Rings

Homily – 4th Sunday of Advent
The Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary

How does a poem by J.R.R. Tolkien, featured in “The Fellowship of the Ring” (Book 1 of “The Lord of the Rings”) reflect the same sentiment expressed by the Angel Gabriel during the Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary?

In his Homily, Fr. Bill discusses an often overlooked detail in the Annunciation to Mary, it’s relation to the Annunciation to Zechariah immediately preceding it, and how Tolkien’s Catholicism was worked into his storytelling of the redemption of Middle Earth.