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Fr. Jeff's Homilies and Reflections on Modern Issues


Changing No to Yes: Power of Union, Power of the Cross
Click to hear the homily.Changing No to Yes: Power of Union, Power of the Cross In the parable of the two sons in the vineyard, we have a wonderful account of why humans have a will to do or not to do!!    

Beggars, Broken Mary & Divine Acceptance
Click to hear the homily.Beggars and Broken Mary Beggars, broken Mary and Divine Acceptance.  We can relate to each other and Mary, Mother of God, through our brokenness.  We are all beggars of grace receiving Divine Acceptance of each one of us.    

Grandma Church: “Love You” “ Forgive You"
Click to hear the homily.Grandma Church:  “Love You” “ Forgive You" Mt 18:15-20: Church is to be more like Grandma.  Not judged!  Not intending anyone’s excommunication! But being lifted up by Grandma Church’s prayer at the altar: Forgive you and I love you.     

Forgive: Don’t Have To Take It To The Grave
Click to hear the homily. Forgive: Don’t Have To Take It To The GraveMt 18:21-35:Hindsight should lead us more to insight than regret. Hindsight leads us to insight about forgiveness: What we don’t have to take with us to the grave    

God Chooses the Imperfect
Click to hear the homily.God Chooses the Imperfect Ok, I am imperfect.  Now what?  I am a wanted man or woman?   You still want me to do your work, Lord? 

Part 3: Beauty is a Woman’s Mind
Click to hear the reflection. Part 3: Beauty is a Woman’s Mind The Wisdom of the woman, or her contemplative mindset, can influence society for the better and help change society.  

Part 2: Mind of Woman is Beautiful
Click to hear the reflection.Part 2: Mind of Woman is Beautiful Equal but powerfully different is the mind of woman.  

Part 1: Mind of Woman is Beautiful
Click to hear the reflection.Part 1: Mind of Woman is Beautiful The importance of a woman's intelligence.  

Beatitudes: Breaking Vicious Cycles of Anxiety
Click to hear the homily.Beatitudes: Breaking Vicious Cycles of Anxiety The viscous cycle of anxiety is not the same as worry. Anxiety is the viscous cycle of insecurity.Abandonment to God stops insecurity.    

Prayer and Sacrifice Increases Our Light Shine on Everyone
Click to hear the homily.Prayer and Sacrifice Increases Our Light Shine on Everyone: Communal invitation:  By prayer and sacrifice (fasting), we can stop wars in people’s hearts,  the de-escalation of violence.  Make a healthy sacrifice not an unhealthy sacrifice for each other.