Homilies by Fr. Ken Lao, CC

Forming a good tree

As Christians, the goal of the spiritual life is to become like Christ. This requires ongoing formation. In this Sunday homily, Fr. Ken encourages all of us (including priests!) to continue to grow into ‘good trees’ and pursue personal growth, and highlights the need for good priestly formation.

Serving that Produces Results

When we invest our money in stocks, we expect a return on investment. In the same way, when we go on mission, we expect to see results. Holiness is not just about being self-focused, it is about being focused on others. In this third homily in our preaching series, “At Your Service”, Fr. Ken asks, will you take the next step in holiness?

At Your Service

To kick off our new preaching series, Fr. Ken explains the power of a serving culture. We all need to accept our call to serve within our parish community and use the gifts that God has given us!

God’s Presence Amidst Troubles

Jesus never said that following him would lead to an easy life without struggles, but he did promise that he would be with us every step of the way. Fr. Ken reminds us that when the storms of life come, Jesus is always there.

Mission Possible

Before His ascension into heaven, Jesus commanded us to go and make disciples of all nations. Despite this command, many of us feel unqualified to evangelize others. Fr. Ken explains that the most important word in Jesus’ command is “Go”. We need to complete the work of the Lord outside of the church – not just inside.

Do Greater Things

Street evangelization can be a powerful tool. Fr. Ken tells us the story of one woman who was addicted to alcohol and drugs but encountered the Lord through street evangelization. She was baptized at the Easter Vigil this past Easter. Sometimes we feel like we are not worthy or holy enough to lead others to Christ – this couldn’t be further from the truth. The Lord uses the broken to lead others to Him!

On a Journey with Jesus

On the road to Emmaus, Jesus opened the Scriptures to the disciples with which he was walking. How can others encounter Jesus today? Fr. Ken reminds us that we our Christ’s body on earth – and we can allow others to encounter Jesus.

See Much Love on the Cross

Have you ever wondered, if God is all-powerful, why did Jesus have to die for our sins? Why was it necessary for him to become human and be crucified to save us? On Good Friday, Fr. Ken explains how the incarnation and sacrifice of Jesus was an act of love.

Jesus, Our Saviour

In the beginning, God created Adam and Eve to live in relationship with Him. Adam and Eve broke that relationship for themselves and for all of their ancestors by choosing sin. Sin created a divide between man and God. Fr. Ken explains that we needed a Saviour to bridge the gap caused by sin, and He sent us His only Son to be our Saviour.