February 17, 2021 Ash Wednesday Matthew 6:1-6. 16-21, Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 Have you ever found yourself in a situation you regret? Have you ever wished that you could change the outcome of a recent event in your life? Returning to the scene of the crime, if you want to call it that,… Continue reading Return to the Lord
Living our Faith: Prayer
October 7, 2018 Psalm 8 Does prayer come to you naturally? Do you find yourself in prayer throughout the day, or are you more intentional in your prayer as you set time aside in the morning or before you go to bed? There are days when I find it easier to pray and other times… Continue reading Living our Faith: Prayer
Create in Me a Clean Heart
February 14, 2018 Ash Wednesday Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. These words from Psalm 51 this evening should sound familiar. It is one of the songs we quite often use for our offering. We’ll have the opportunity to sing it in just… Continue reading Create in Me a Clean Heart
Rejoicing and Lamenting Together
October 24, 2017 1 Corinthians 12:26 A homily on the Commemoration of the Reformation; Preached alongside our sisters and brothers of St. Augustine Catholic Parish Once again, welcome to Fr. Joe Mallia, Joe Agosta and our sisters and brothers of St. Augustine Parish. We are blessed to come together this evening to lament our separation… Continue reading Rejoicing and Lamenting Together
Are You an Advocate?
John 14:15-21 When you grow up as a white heterosexual male in a middle-class family most everything you need is within your grasp. You are in the majority and there is very little that you can do to erase that privilege you receive when you are born. Therefore, in the first half of my life,… Continue reading Are You an Advocate?
The World Has Not Come to an End
Though it may seem like it. What a bitter election season we have just experienced. I sat down last night to watch the returns with a pit in my stomach that must have been anticipating the outcome that I would wake up to this morning. No matter which candidate won, there would be people not… Continue reading The World Has Not Come to an End
Ask, Search, Knock
Luke 11:1-13 Grace and Peace to you from our Triune God. Amen. When I read the headlines day in and day out, the thought at times pops into my head, what good does prayer do? We pray for peace among the nations, yet there are continuously nations at war with one another and nations that… Continue reading Ask, Search, Knock
Prayer for Christian Unity
Luke 4:14-21 Grace and Peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord, Jesus Christ. I have to admit that it is a little strange to return to a place where you sensed God calling you into ministry. In a way it is a little intimidating because these are the people that experienced you… Continue reading Prayer for Christian Unity