Homilies (Page 4)

Below, you can listen and watch Sunday Mass homilies from our pastors as well as talks from our monthly Night of Worship and Ministry.

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Homilies and Talks

Humbled and Blessed

Sometimes we are confused as to what the true meaning of humility is. Humility is not thinking less of yourself; rather, it is thinking of yourself less. Pride is something we all struggle with. Fr. Ken explains how to identify pride in your life and how to increase in humility.

What’s My Next Step?

In the Guardian Angel prayer, it states that our Guardian Angels light, guard, rule, and guide. Where is our Guardian Angel meant to guide us? Maybe you’re wondering where the Lord is leading you. Often, he only reveals the next right step, illuminating the path one phase at a time. When Jesus called his Apostles, he simply told them to follow him; he didn’t tell them exactly what the next three years would look like, but gave them a simple…

The Humanity of Jesus

Little is known about Jesus’ childhood, as the Gospels skip from Jesus’ birth to his public ministry. We can imagine that he had an upbringing that was similar to ours, and that is because Jesus is fully man and fully God. Fr. Ken explains that the humanity of Jesus should be a source of hope for us. Jesus truly understands the human experience; he was tempted like us, felt sadness like us, and suffered like us. He had to become…

To Light, to Guard, to Rule, to Guide

Our Guardian Angels play a special role in our lives. As is outlined in the Guardian Angel prayer, they light, guard, rule, and guide. Ultimately, they reiterate God’s unique love for each of us. God provides a Guardian Angel to all of us, which speaks to the inherent dignity of each human being. As Fr. Mark explains, many Saints have had direct experiences with their Guardian Angels, and as Catholics, we are invited to do the same.

Bridge to the New Year

Fr. Ken shares how Mary was a bridge in his life; a bridge that delivered him from his struggles with mental health. We know that God is our Father, but sometimes we forget that Mary is our mother. As we begin this new year, let us not forget that Mary holds our hand while we cross the bridge from 2022 to 2023.

It’s Going to be a Good Year

As we begin a new year, the Church honours Mary, the Holy Mother of God who, in her Magnificat, rejoices in the Lord. Mary was in touch with the reality of the spiritual realm, and one way we can be in touch with that reality is by learning about our Guardian Angel. Fr. Mark reminds us that, as followers of Christ, we will go through trials and ordeals, but ultimately through Jesus it’s going to be a good year.

No Room at the Inn

God chose to bring His Son into the world with humble beginnings. He was not greeted with a 21-gun salute or with public celebration; he was born in a cold, smelly stable. God could have chosen anyone to be His Son’s parents, but he chose to have two regular people bring Jesus into this world. Like the innkeeper, God is asking us if there is room for Him in our hearts. As Fr. Ken asks, will we make room for…

A Light in the Darkness

Many will agree that at Christmas time, humanity is at its best. People make an effort to see family, help the poor, go to church, and give each other gifts; all this while the days are getting shorter, colder, and darker. Yet in the midst of darkness, Christmas is a shining light. Fr. Mark invites us to remember that this light is the light of our newborn King, the light of Christ.

Follow Your GPS

The Lord has given each of us a spiritual GPS. God has given us clear directions to our destination – which is Heaven; just like a real GPS, God never grows impatient with us, even if we take a wrong turn. Fr. Ken explains that we need to be in-tune with God’s plan for our life and that we must always follow our GPS (God’s Positioning System).

Finding Deep Peace

When you find true joy in the Lord, it outlasts the ups and downs of life. Our life is meant to have an abiding, deep, and lasting peace. Fr. Mark explains that if we want peace, we need to fight for it – figuratively; we are in a spiritual battle and the Devil is attacking us personally and collectively.