Seek the Greatest Good

07-27-2014HomiliesFr. Chad King

Wow, each of these readings, including our Psalm, is powerful and deserve our heartfelt reflection.  But don't worry I won't make this homily too long, I promise.  And don't worry about remembering each point because they all kind of focus our attention toward the same goal and all encourage and challenge us to do the same thing: and that is to seek the Greatest Good.  Let us open our hearts and let our Lord and the Church teach us to seek the Greatest Good.

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Lessons of the Kingdom

07-20-2014HomiliesFr. Chad King

Like last week, in our Gospel Jesus again presents us with parables.  Remember that the purpose of parables are to teach us, in this case to help us understand something about the mystery of God and the Kingdom of Heaven.  Each of these 3 parables begin with, “the kingdom of heaven is like”.  However, these don’t so much teach what heaven will be like, rather they teach us about the spiritual life on earth, they teach us how to establish the kingdom of heaven on earth.  Let us look closely at each of these parables and see what we need to learn.

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The Sower and the Soil

07-13-2014HomiliesFr. Chad King

Many of you might be anticipating what the homily from your new priest will be like.  You might be used to very different styles, you might like it when a priest preaches from in front of the Altar because you might feel more engaged that way.  Or perhaps you don’t care where he preaches from, just as long as it is relatable and beneficial.  Before I begin my reflection on the readings, I wanted to let you know of my preaching style and why.   After praying and trying to discern God’s promptings, I write out my homilies for every Sunday and so I preach from the Ambo- and there are several reasons for that.  One reason is that you might know, or I’m sure will eventually find out, is that I stutter.  I have stuttered since childhood, and although I have learned to control it fairly well over the years; it helps me if I write out my homily.  That way I can say what I really want to say and my brain can just focus on delivering the message fluently.  Also though, it helps me be able to not ramble on and on without any direction or flow to what I’m saying.  So hopefully you will at least appreciate that.  And now for my homily.

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Surrender to Find Rest

07-06-2014HomiliesFr. Chad King

Many of you might be anticipating what the homily from your new priest will be like. You might be used to very different styles, you might like it when a priest preaches from in front of the Altar because you might feel more engaged that way. Or perhaps you don’t care where he preaches from, just as long as it is relatable and beneficial. Before I begin my reflection on the readings, I wanted to let you know of my preaching style and why. After praying and trying to discern God’s promptings, I write out my homilies for every Sunday and so I preach from the Ambo - and there are several reasons for that. One reason is that you might know, or I’m sure will eventually find out, is that I stutter. I have stuttered since childhood, and although I have learned to control it fairly well over the years; it helps me if I write out my homily. That way I can say what I really want to say and my brain can just focus on delivering the message fluently. Also though, it helps me be able to not ramble on and on without any direction or flow to what I’m saying. So hopefully you will at least appreciate that. And now for my homily.

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