Let’s talk about vocations: Yours! (11am)

Let’s talk about vocations: Yours! (11am)

 
 
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Readings for Today

For some people, hearing a priest introduce a homily by mentioning the topic of vocations, means a homily on becoming a priest, sister or brother. And yet, while these are worthwhile vocations, most of the time there is a “checking out.” Why? Because for many, they are married, already having answered their call from God. For others, they are too old. For still others, they are too young. It seems important for all Catholics to recall that we all have a vocation. And for many, today’s readings stress the importance of marriage, the hurt of divorce, and the pain of mourning the loss of a long time spouse.

Homily given at Our Lady of Lourdes, University City, Missouri, on October 6, 2018.
Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Let’s talk about vocations: Yours! (9am)

Let’s talk about vocations: Yours! (9am)
DePorres Pages Podcasts

 
 
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Readings for Today

For some people, hearing a priest introduce a homily by mentioning the topic of vocations, means a homily on becoming a priest, sister or brother. And yet, while these are worthwhile vocations, most of the time there is a “checking out.” Why? Because for many, they are married, already having answered their call from God. For others, they are too old. For still others, they are too young. It seems important for all Catholics to recall that we all have a vocation. And for many, today’s readings stress the importance of marriage, the hurt of divorce, and the pain of mourning the loss of a long time spouse.

Homily given at Our Lady of Lourdes, University City, Missouri, on October 6, 2018.
Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Let’s talk about vocations: Yours! (5pm)

Let’s talk about vocations: Yours! (5pm)
DePorres Pages Podcasts

 
 
00:00 / 13:35
 
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Readings for Today

For some people, hearing a priest introduce a homily by mentioning the topic of vocations, means a homily on becoming a priest, sister or brother. And yet, while these are worthwhile vocations, most of the time there is a “checking out.” Why? Because for many, they are married, already having answered their call from God. For others, they are too old. For still others, they are too young. It seems important for all Catholics to recall that we all have a vocation. And for many, today’s readings stress the importance of marriage, the hurt of divorce, and the pain of mourning the loss of a long time spouse.

Homily given at Our Lady of Lourdes, University City, Missouri, on October 6, 2018.
Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Let’s talk about vocations: Yours! (11am)

Readings for Today

For some people, hearing a priest introduce a homily by mentioning the topic of vocations, means a homily on becoming a priest, sister or brother. And yet, while these are worthwhile vocations, most of the time there is a “checking out.” Why? Because for many, they are married, already having answered their call from God. For others, they are too old. For still others, they are too young. It seems important for all Catholics to recall that we all have a vocation. And for many, today’s readings stress the importance of marriage, the hurt of divorce, and the pain of mourning the loss of a long time spouse.

Homily given at Our Lady of Lourdes, University City, Missouri, on October 9, 2018.
Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Let’s talk about vocations: Yours! (9am)

Readings for Today

For some people, hearing a priest introduce a homily by mentioning the topic of vocations, means a homily on becoming a priest, sister or brother. And yet, while these are worthwhile vocations, most of the time there is a “checking out.” Why? Because for many, they are married, already having answered their call from God. For others, they are too old. For still others, they are too young. It seems important for all Catholics to recall that we all have a vocation. And for many, today’s readings stress the importance of marriage, the hurt of divorce, and the pain of mourning the loss of a long time spouse.

Homily given at Our Lady of Lourdes, University City, Missouri, on October 9, 2018.
Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Let’s talk about vocations: Yours! (5pm)

Readings for Today

For some people, hearing a priest introduce a homily by mentioning the topic of vocations, means a homily on becoming a priest, sister or brother. And yet, while these are worthwhile vocations, most of the time there is a “checking out.” Why? Because for many, they are married, already having answered their call from God. For others, they are too old. For still others, they are too young. It seems important for all Catholics to recall that we all have a vocation. And for many, today’s readings stress the importance of marriage, the hurt of divorce, and the pain of mourning the loss of a long time spouse.

Homily given at Our Lady of Lourdes, University City, Missouri, on October 6, 2018.
Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Homily for Saturday, July 26, 2014

Readings for Today

This day holds a special importance for me, not because I have a particularly strong devotion to St. Joachim and Ann, but because today is my mother’s birthday.  Since I have been a priest, this day has caused me to think about the role of parenthood in developing a saint.  and because I think my mother on this day, I think of her mother, grandmother. I can’t help but think about how faith gets passed on from one generation to the next.

I parents are both active, practicing Catholics. For both of them, handing on Catholic faith to me and my brother, was an important priority. Sundays were particularly special and important days.  Sundays were days for family, and were often spent in the company of relatives. On this morning, my father made brunch, and we read the newspaper as a family. When I mentioned this to kids today, they think I’m a little bit crazy. While that may be true, what was most important is that the entire day was an event for God. We went to mass, and we ate together as a family, and we celebrated as a family, because that was the most tangible way our family lived out vocation.

My memories of Sundays, which we shared as a family, are deep and rich. I am most grateful for the memories of the time I spent with my family and my relatives. It is giving me a rich understanding and experience that I could not have received in any other way.

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Homily for Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Readings for Today

I have been fortunate in my life to witness true married love. While married love is beautiful in all its stages, there is something especially beautiful in witnessing a couple who is been married for a very long time. It becomes a concrete way to experience how two people can become one.

They do so many things where it appears they are one. They anticipate the needs of each other. They often finish the thoughts of each other. They remind me of watching my parents polka when I was a little kid. Knowing nothing about how to polka, I noted the complexity of the dance steps. Even though I was a little boy, I appreciated the difficulty in watching my mother perform all of the steps while moving backwards. But what I noticed more than anything, is how my mother and father were one on the dance floor.

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