Search This Blog

Get into the ring! How this works...

This is easy! Each week on Thursday I post my homily main focus for preaching this coming Sunday. What I am hoping for is a reaction from people in the pews. Does my "focus" connect with your daily life, faith, and experience? Or not? Either affirm the direction I am going in (by giving me an example from your life) or challenge me, ask for clarification! Questions are the best! Reaction rather than reflection is what I'm looking for here. Don't be afraid, get in the ring. Ole!

Friday, February 2, 2018

Feb 4 Homily Prep

-Last Sunday's homily is available by email
-This Sunday's Scriptures can be found at
-check out this week's LinC Letter on the back of the parish bulletin or at
-I will be celebrating mass  at  Saint Albert at 6:00 PM on Sunday night. I will be celebrating mass at 4:00 PM, 8:00 AM, and 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Grace.

 On a mission

 What I noticed most vividly from the gospel text this weekend is the fact that Jesus is on a mission. While everyone around him can be distracted by various relationships, circumstances, successes, etc. Jesus keeps his focus on communion with the Father and announcement of the kingdom. That’s his mission.

This can be frustrating to those closest to him. They may have misunderstood  what his invitation to them was and what his goals and mission are. They actually think they are helping him. It is frustrating.

Like Jesus we have been anointed priests, prophets and kings. We have a mission. Our mission is Jesus’s mission. Do you have a mission in your life? Do you have a purpose?

Let’s look into that


In need of the Church said...

I like this reminder that you make about Jesus' focus on his mission. The busy lives that so many of us lead today are demanding and pull us in so many directions. With the many people wanting to see Jesus, he was busy too! However I like your point that through that pulling and tugging from others, his focus never wavered. As long as everything we do is in response to what we believe our Father's will to be, to remain in communion with God and one another as we contribute our gifts to the building of the kingdom - we should find ourselves in good company with the Lord. I am grateful to the Church for being there to help me discern when I am likely on or off track.

Anonymous said...

“God’s will be done” for priests, prophets, kings, all peoples, everyone.