Homily Archive


Recent Homilies

01
Nov 2018
All Saints Mass Times at SJTW

What do We Celebrate Today? Today, we celebrate all the holy women and men identified as saints. We remember their examples of faith, prayer and love and reflect on how we can learn from them. The saints are not just those officially recognized by the Catholic Church. Saints are people who have lived their lives for God and carried out His Will faithfully and lovingly. They are now with God in heaven. Why is Today a Holy Day of Obligation? Today’s First Reading sums up the purpose of All Saints’ Day. Today......

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20
Oct 2018
Am I ready to follow Jesus on the path to the cross? Will I make sacrifices to serve others rather than asking to be served?

In his homily, Father Paul talked about being a good disciple. A good disciple doesn’t seek power or glory for themselves. Jesus doesn’t call His disciples into positions of power. Instead, He calls us to serve others and lead through service. Being a follower of Christ means we are willing to embrace all that comes with preaching the truth including suffering. Am I ready to follow Jesus on the path to the cross? Will I make sacrifices to serve others rather than asking to be served? You can read Father Paul’s homily......

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29
Sep 2018
Rejoice in goodness wherever it exists

In his homily, Fr. Paul tells us we often refuse to acknowledge God’s good work in the lives of others because they aren’t “one of us,” and that can make us jealous. But God doesn’t play favorites. The Holy Spirit works in diverse ways in people’s lives. The mark of a true disciple and steward is an attitude of encouragement, tolerance, compassion and acceptance of the gifts of others. What can I do this week to rid of my own sin of jealousy and privilege and instead find and rejoice in goodness......

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Weekend Previews

Mass Times Here at SJTW
November 10, 2018

The Weekend of November 10-11

This Weekend at SJTW Father Tom joins us for the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time. In the Readings First Reading 1 Kings 17:10-16 In the First Reading, Elijah asks a widow to bring him something...


Mass Times Here at SJTW
November 03, 2018

The Weekend of November 3-4

This Weekend at SJTW Father Paul joins us this weekend as we celebrate the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time and the Celebration of Remembrance. Deacon Travis will also join us and give the homily. In...


Mass Times Here at SJTW
October 27, 2018

The Weekend of October 27-28

This Weekend at SJTW Father Tom joins us this weekend as we celebrate the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time In the Readings First Reading Jeremiah 31:7-9 In the First Reading, God tells His people to...


Mass Times Here at SJTW
October 19, 2018

The Weekend of October 20-21

This Weekend at SJTW Father Paul joins us this weekend as we celebrate the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time. In the Readings First Reading Isaiah 53:10-11 In the First Reading, Isaiah talks about how Jesus...


Mass Times Here at SJTW
October 13, 2018

The Weekend of October 13-14

This Weekend at SJTW Father Tom joins us this weekend as we celebrate the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time. In the Readings First Reading Wisdom 7:7-11 In the First Reading, we hear that the author...


St. Joseph the Worker Mass Times
September 29, 2018

The Weekend of September 29-30

This Weekend at SJTW Father Paul joins us as we celebrate the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time. In the Readings First Reading Numbers 11:25-29 In the First Reading, two men receive the Spirit and begin...


SJTW Mass Times
September 22, 2018

The Weekend of September 22-23

This Weekend at SJTW Father Tom joins us as we celebrate the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time. In the Readings First Reading Wisdom 2:12, 17-20 In the First Reading, the wicked say they will torture...


St. Joseph the Worker Mass Times
September 15, 2018

The Weekend of September 15-16

This Weekend at SJTW Father Tom joins us as we celebrate the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time and Catechetical Weekend! In the Readings First Reading Isaiah 50:4c-9a In the First Reading, Isaiah writes about how...