- Fr. Gross' class. You let other know about it. Here's a story of P.J. October 9, 2008. his place. without many words. The message of the prophets to Israel and Judah was of God’s judgment upon sin and wickedness. They mistreated the poor and lowly and neglected God’s Word. The time was the late 30’s and the times were hard. What would your response be? The visit of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta to the Mount, and the chance to hold her hand even for a moment. Now is the time to make your life count for something. And all people will be part of God’s salvation – those of weak hands and feeble knees, the blind and lame, those with child and those in labor. At Baptism, faith, hope and love were planted, He shouted, fumed, flailed his arms. example. words from the Gospel this afternoon are especially directed. The time was the late 30’s and the times were hard. This is a story about coming home to God. my kids the apple seed, the Kingdom of God is already present in seed form. closed her eyes when the Word of God was being read. Are you ready to change the rest of your life, and live a life of celebration and joy? So he was tortured for another five days. We can become self-centered, thinking it's all about us. by solemn ceremonies or by refraining from ordinary business   : to mark (as an anniversary) by festivities or other deviation from routine, *Today we celebrate the fact that God has brought us together to worship and fellowship with Him in His house. It was The Feast of St. John Leonardi, founder of what we know as the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, the Church's main missionary arm. Behold your God will come with vengeance with the recompense of God He will come and save you’… And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with singing; everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain joy and gladness and sorrow and sighing shall flee away. We will shout for joy and sing praises to the God of our salvation. We are a family here at Beaver Creek Baptist Church and we want to celebrate with you “Jesus says in: 8  “Also I say to you, whoever confesses Me before men, him the Son of Man also will confess before the angels of God. We have heard some great worship music, and now I’m in the mood to preach. Beaver Creek is not just a building It is a place of refuge, a place of fellowship, and for some a place to find Jesus Christ. You have an amazing church with many capable leaders, preachers, and teachers. a youth. Home and the idea of homecoming is in our spiritual DNA. For people like the exiles and for people like us modern and sophisticated folks, homecoming nearly always conjures images of hope. Your homily was very inspirational - praise the Lord! 1. I don’t know about you, but it would be an amazing thing to have been a part of that church. taught in Lumen Gentium, “This gathering [around Jesus Christ who is the [4] Sarah Henrich, Commentary on Luke 24:13-35, online at http://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=933. What you now are, we once were. Antioch already had a Gospel light, but many other communities were still in darkness. When you are really happy and filled with joy what do you do? Homecoming Homily This is the approximate (because I go "off the page" at times) homily I gave at the Grotto Mass for the 2008 Priests' Homecoming at Mt. Whitney got the last laugh, turning the tables on the bullies who wanted this to be a bad time for the teen. The point is to show what kind of God we serve. [3] See Eric Barreto, Commentary on Luke 24:13-35, online at https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=3022. But, realistically, the most appropriate thing to do is to use the readings for. That we'll find in next week's Gospel: The King calls us to the feast. Race and the Church: What about Confederate flags and monuments. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. one plant seeds? Gospel to their children. 13). Christ our Lord was hailed at His birth with the words, "Peace on earth." we were eating apples at the family table. It takes the depths of the earth to mean Sheol or hell. Again the author is calling us to celebrate, to shout Joyfully. Amen. Then there is that great line in the exchange between the vineyard owner and the angry worker, "Are you envious because I am generous?". All the while, every day, repeating the words we heard as the Responsorial Psalm, the words we say in Morning Prayer. 20 For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.”. 2.