NEW HOMILY SERIES

UNEXPECTED

January 2022

In life we hit certain turning points or crisis moments where we need to make crucial decisions. Sometimes those circumstances of our own making but often they are not. A problem or crisis or catastrophe occurs. While we didn’t choose the circumstances, we can choose the response.

In this series we will draw encouragement and inspiration from the Scriptures and from the stories of Nativity people as they share what they have done at crucial turning points in their lives.

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It's A Wonderful Life

Advent 2021

Study after study shows there’s no practice more effective at increasing your happiness and well-being than practicing radical gratitude. While practicing gratitude is key to increasing our happiness we often forget to do it especially during the Christmas season. In this series, we will look at practicing gratitude so that we can slow down and appreciate the many gifts God has given us.

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WHAT NEXT...?

November 2021

Despite the advances of modern medicine, the mortality rate in our country and in our world is still 100 percent. Everyone dies and yet we do not like to talk about death or think much about it. As a Church, death is one thing we have going for us. Despite the distractions of entertainment and our affluent culture we all must face our death and the death of the people we love the most. Death forces us to look at the big questions of life and the deepest longing of our hearts.

In this series we will look at Catholic teaching on what happens after you die. We will show how we long for something beyond this world and how our actions in the life impact what happens to us in the next.

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CONFESSIONS OF A CONTROL FREAK

October 2021

Surrender is a word that has many negative connotations. Songs and sayings that tell us to never surrender resonate deeply with us. However, when it comes to the Christian faith, surrender is necessary. We surrender to God who is in all ways more powerful than us. We surrender our ways for his ways.

Through this series, the stories we will look at show how people in Scripture are faced with challenges to surrender something or surrender their ideas and trust in God. Jesus doesn’t challenge them to give up their desires but to surrender how they are going to fulfill those desires. Jesus doesn’t criticize them for the desire but redirects them. He challenges them to trust in his ways and truly discover what they want.

This series will look at the surprising truth that we often have to surrender to win. We surrender something of smaller value to get something even greater. God takes full responsibility for the life fully surrendered to him.


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