Homily Archive


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20
Jan 2019
Homily for January 20

In his homily, Fr. Paul told us about the seven lessons we can learn from the Wedding Feast at Cana: The Invited Guests Do I invite Jesus, Mary and Jesus’ disciples (the Church) into my life and my faith journey? Jesus is gentle. He won’t come into my life unless I invite Him in. Sensitivity to the Needs of Others Am I sensitive to the needs of others like Mary is? She noticed they had run out of wine and did all that she could to help the couple, including asking Jesus.......

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06
Jan 2019
Homily for January 6

In his homily, Fr. Paul talked about how, like the wise men, we each go on our own journey of faith to encounter Jesus, our king. That journey takes Decisiveness, Determination and Discovery. Do I have the Decisiveness to leave the comfort of my current life to seek Jesus? Do I have the Determination to pursue my goals and endure through hardship so that I do not give up? And am I prepared for my life to be forever changed by my Discovery of Jesus and the promise of eternal life? You......

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08
Dec 2018
Make Room Week 2 Homily

In his homily, Father Paul talked about how we need to apply John the Baptist’s words to our lives and prepare the way of the Lord in our hearts. Are there “weeds” and “stumps,” or sinful behaviors and lifestyles, that I need to clear and uproot? Is my life a winding road of lies and deception that I need to make straight? Are there rough roads of jealousy and greed that I need to make smooth? Are there deep valleys of depression and conflict that I need to build a bridge across?......

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Weekend Previews

This Weekend at SJTW
February 16, 2019

The Weekend of February 16-17

This Weekend at SJTW Father Paul joins us for the 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time. In the Readings First Reading Jeremiah 17:5-8 In the First Reading, Jeremiah tells us that if we only care about...


February 10 Hospitality Sunday
February 09, 2019

The Weekend of February 9-10

This Weekend at SJTW Father Tom joins us as we celebrate the 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time. In the Readings First Reading Isaiah 6:1-2a, 3-8 In the First Reading, Isaiah tells us of when he...


This Weekend at SJTW
February 02, 2019

The Weekend of February 2-3

This Weekend at SJTW Father Tom joins us this weekend for the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time. In the Readings First Reading Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19 In the First Reading, God tells Jeremiah that He knew...


This Weekend at SJTW
January 26, 2019

The Weekend of January 26-27

This Weekend at SJTW Father Tom joins us for the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time. In the Readings First Reading Nehemiah 8:2-4a, 5-6, 8-10 In the First Reading, Ezra the priest reads the law of...


This Weekend at SJTW
January 19, 2019

The Weekend of January 19-20

This Weekend at SJTW Father Paul joins us as we celebrate the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time. In the Readings First Reading Isaiah 62:1-5 In the First Reading, Isaiah tells us he won’t be silent...


Mass Times at SJTW
January 12, 2019

The Weekend of January 12-13

This Weekend at SJTW Father Tom joins us this weekend as we celebrate the Baptism of the Lord. In the Readings First Reading Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11 In the First Reading, God brings comfort to His...


Mass Times at SJTW
January 05, 2019

The Weekend of January 5-6

Father Paul joins us as we celebrate the Epiphany of the Lord. In the Readings First Reading Isaiah 60:1-3 In the First Reading, Isaiah tells Jerusalem to rise because the light has come. The glory...