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#1135

Do This Instead of Parish Fundraisers

You belong to God! So why are you so worried about providing for your own needs? Make time to pray each day and you will find you have time to accomplish the important things.

SUN, 11 JUL 2021
ORDINARY TIME, 15TH SUNDAY (B)
#1134

The Innkeeper's Daughter, A Parable

Do you think you know all about Jesus? Then you probably have him wrong! Today’s episode shares a parable about missing the point and then suggests three attributes that will help you.

SAT, 3 JUL 2021
ORDINARY TIME, 14TH SUNDAY (B)
#1133

Unexpected Blessings at 14 Years of Priesthood

Priesthood has turned to out be unexpectedly challenging but also filled with unexpected blessings. Perhaps the greatest is getting to watch Jesus work miracles in the lives of my people.

SUN, 27 JUN 2021
ORDINARY TIME, 13TH SUNDAY (B)
#1132

Calming a Stormy Heart

Jesus has authority over wind and waves — certainly he can calm the storm raging around you. But perhaps he prefers to calm the storm within you. Allow your heart to find peace in the Heart of Jesus.

SUN, 20 JUN 2021
ORDINARY TIME, 12TH SUNDAY (B)
#1131

A Special Flower in the Garden of God

A good gardener knows what each plant needs to flourish. God treasures each plant. Are you living by survival of the fittest, or being the beautiful flower God created you to be?

SUN, 13 JUN 2021
ORDINARY TIME, 11TH SUNDAY (B)
#1130

Jesus Leads Us and Feeds Us

Through the gift of the Eucharist we become blood brothers with Jesus. He gives us food for the journey to Eternal Life. Walk with Jesus this week.

SUN, 6 JUN 2021
CORPUS CHRISTI (B)
#1129

Get Them Together for Meals and Memories

We long to belong; we were made for community. But being a family doesn't just happen, especially in a world of broken promises. How can you foster community? Phyllis has the answer.

SUN, 30 MAY 2021
HOLY TRINITY (B)
#1128

Little Jesuses Everywhere

Where is Jesus when we need him most? Every Christian is called to be a little Christ. Jesus is with them because Jesus is within us.

SUN, 16 MAY 2021
ASCENSION OF THE LORD (B)
#1127

The Love That Feeds Us

What do an ancient human burial from Africa, Mothers Day, God’s love for us, and a little orphan boy all have in common? Tune in to find out!

SUN, 9 MAY 2021
EASTER, 6TH SUNDAY (B)
#1126

First Communion: Do You Want More Life?

Your parents gave birth to you. They fed you and protected you. But they want even more for you — they want you to live forever! The only source for eternal life is closer than you might think.

SUN, 2 MAY 2021
EASTER, 5TH SUNDAY (B)
#1125

My Vocation Story (That Time I Waited in Line for 11 Hours)

I used to lie awake at night and listen for a sign that God was calling me to a be a priest. Instead, I would get a sign of how much God cares for me. Listen to my story and learn how to discern God’s will for yourself.

SUN, 25 APR 2021
EASTER, 4TH SUNDAY (B)
#1124

Mercy Is Meant To Be Shared

Peter preaches to the same people who shouted, “Crucify him!” He himself has received mercy. He wants them to also experience God’s mercy. Here are some practical tips for forgiving others as we have been forgiven.

SUN, 18 APR 2021
EASTER, 3RD SUNDAY (B)
#1123

Enter Through the Wounds and Go Deeper

The Risen Jesus offers the gift of peace. The first step is the forgiveness of sins. The second step is to enter through the wounds. Where are you in your friendship with Jesus? Divine Mercy is an opportunity to go deeper.

SUN, 11 APR 2021
EASTER, 2ND SUNDAY (DIVINE MERCY)
#1122

The Answer You've Been Looking For

The Risen Jesus comes to walk with us on the road of life. He explains that our sufferings are all part of God’s beautiful plan. Are you content to just connect with Jesus on Easter Sunday? This year, ask him to stay with you.

TUE, 6 APR 2021
EASTER SUNDAY
#1121

Stuck Between Jesus and the Crowd

Pontius Pilate is stuck between the Rock and a hard place. When he listens to Jesus he is sure he should release him. When he listens to the crowd, he finds himself confused and afraid. Are you listening to Jesus or the crowd?

FRI, 2 APR 2021
GOOD FRIDAY
#1120

The Meal That Will Change You

Jesus changes the passover into the Eucharist. He changes the bread and wine into his Body and Blood. And he changes you into a beloved disciple. Will you let yourself be changed by his love?

THU, 1 APR 2021
HOLY THURSDAY
#1119

Two Things We Can Learn From the Death of Jesus

The Passion of Jesus is not a sign of how tough he was, like some kind of Die-Hard Messiah. There are two things we can learn from his death and one important lesson to take home with you.

SUN, 28 MAR 2021
PALM SUNDAY (B)
#1118

What Survived the Covid Earthquake

Covid shook the foundations of many things we thought were solid and reveled the depth of many things we thought were fragile. Jesus isn’t worried about the things we worry about. He shows us that we shouldn’t worry about them either.

SUN, 21 MAR 2021
LENT, 5TH SUNDAY (B)
#1117

St. Joseph Has Much to Teach Us

There are seven things that St. Joseph can teach our modern world. He succeeded where Adam failed. He is an icon of God the Father. Joseph is not the savior but he leads us to Jesus.

FRI, 19 MAR 2021
SOLEMNITY OF ST. JOSEPH
#1116

Are We Saved By Faith, or by Works?

Do your Bible-church friends accuse you of works-righteous? We know the feeling. Tune in this week to hear how you can respond to them — and how you should respond to Gods offer of salvation.

SUN, 14 MAR 2021
LENT, 4TH SUNDAY (B)
#1115

Do You Hate Mondays? We Have the Cure

All of the commandments make sense except this one. But the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom. This commandment will help you to love God and your neighbor. Bonus: You’ll stop hating Mondays.

SUN, 7 MAR 2021
LENT, 3RD SUNDAY (B)
#1114

Lent Is All About Second Chances

Noah and his family listened to God and were saved. The rest of the world rejected God and perished. But then St. Peter tells us that God gave them all a second chance. Lent is an opportunity for all of us to have a second chance.

SUN, 21 FEB 2021
LENT, 1ST SUNDAY (B)
#1113

Ash Wednesday: Make This Lent All About Love

Depending on what you give up for Lent, you could arrive at Easter being skinnier, healthier, better-rested, more patient, or all kinds of other good outcomes. But there is one goal we should strive for above all.

THU, 18 FEB 2021
ASH WEDNESDAY
#1112

How to Celebrate Lent in Your Leper Colony

A leper colony is a place where people feel unlovable, untouchable, incurable… so pretty much any city in America right how. Here's how you can make a difference in the lives of your neighborhood lepers.

SUN, 14 FEB 2021
ORDINARY TIME, 6TH SUNDAY (B)
#1111

Got Demons? Bring Them to Church With You

Moses was the only prophet who ever saw God face to face. Now Jesus appears with the very authority of Almighty God, authority no demon can stand against. So why has Jesus not cast out my demons?

SUN, 31 JAN 2021
ORDINARY TIME, 4TH SUNDAY (B)
#1110

I Can't Help Falling in Love With You

Why do come to Mass on Sunday? When did God become real to you? When did you fall in love with Jesus? This is the one thing that will make all the difference in your life.

SUN, 24 JAN 2021
ORDINARY TIME, 3RD SUNDAY (B)
#1109

Panic at the Drive-Through!

We can’t figure out how to order at a drive-thru; how will you figure out your own life? It turns out that a great life is more about listening than it is about making your voice heard. Tune in to learn more.

SUN, 17 JAN 2021
ORDINARY TIME, 2ND SUNDAY (B)
#1108

Baptized with the Holy Spirit

We end the Christmas season with an invitation: Do you want to be full of the Holy Spirit? All you have to do is ask

SUN, 10 JAN 2021
BAPTISM OF THE LORD (B)
#1107

Three Tips to Make 2021 the Best Year Ever

We survived 2020! No one can predict if 2021 will be a relief or even more of a challenge. But follow my three tips and your burdens will turn into blessings.

FRI, 1 JAN 2021
MARY, MOTHER OF GOD
#1106

Make Your Family A Holy Family

Jesus wants to come to you every day. Humbly submit to the Father’s will and receive the Christ child. This is the secret to holiness. It is also the secret to a holy family.

SUN, 27 DEC 2020
HOLY FAMILY (B)
#1105

God Wrapped Up the Best Gift for You

Covid has caused us to pray a lot. And we haven’t always seen the answers we were hoping for. But I want to assure you that God has heard all your prayers and he has wrapped up the very best gift he could possibly give you.

FRI, 25 DEC 2020
CHRISTMAS (B)
#1104

Remember that Jesus was Born for You

God became man in the womb of Mary. God wants to dwell in your heart. By receiving the gift of Jesus, you become a gift back to him. Will he find room in your heart?

SUN, 20 DEC 2020
ADVENT, 4TH SUNDAY (B)
#1103

Remember the Way to Truth and Life

We were made by love and for love. But we often choose not to love. Sometimes our mother needs to remind us where to find true life and true love.

SUN, 13 DEC 2020
ADVENT, 3RD SUNDAY (B)
#1102

Remember the Truth and Let Go of Lies

Human traffickers use false promises, threats and coercion to ensnare their victims. They become so traumatized that they might not identify themselves or seek help even in public. It’s pretty much exactly how the Enemy has victimized you.

SUN, 6 DEC 2020
ADVENT, 2ND SUNDAY (B)
#1101

Remember Where You Came From

Behind the brilliance of Creation is the mind of a God who loves us. He shaped the world with beauty and brilliance. And finally, he created you. (Part 1 of 4)

SUN, 29 NOV 2020
ADVENT, 1ST SUNDAY (B)