Complete Trust In The Shepherd

2nd Sunday after Easter 2023 There is only one fold and one shepherd. We have complete trust in Christ as our Good Shepherd, and it is the call of all priests and bishops to watch over the flock and to bring those who are lost back to the true fold. As we have heard before…

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Door To The Sheepfold

1st Friday Conference May 2022 The pagan view is that man is constituted by his work.  Without work, man is not human.  The Catholic view is that work is an expression of the man.  St. Joseph the “faber” is the example of all workers. Good Shepherd Sunday gave place to the feast of St. Joseph…

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Thou Art My Hope

3rd Sunday After Pentecost 2021 This Mass and the recent feast days are about union with God, His Love and His Mercy. The earliest depiction of Our Lord in the catacombs is taken from today’s parable of the Shepherd carrying the lost sheep on His shoulders.  This season after Pentecost is one of hope and…

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I, Myself, Will Shepherd My Flock

Good Shepherd Sunday 2021 Our Lord’s Resurrection is the foundation of our faith and so we celebrate this during Paschal time and on every Sunday.  Christ spent these forty days preparing His apostles and stirring their hearts with ardor and love.  This Sunday shows Him as the Good Shepherd Who gives His life for His…

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The Intimate Love Of God

Good Shepherd Sunday 2020 The beautiful expanded account of the Gospel of the Good Shepherd is comforting and consoling.  We are free from fear and death.  As Catholics we do not simply submit to our demise as the animals do but we embrace it as Our Savior did.  A plenary indulgence is attached to such…

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Humility Turns Men Into Angels

3rd Sunday after Pentecost 2019 Although some might think it unbecoming for God to become a man, Our Lord chose this path to teach us humility.  All the saints excelled in this virtue and without it we cannot be saved.  Pride is the characteristic vice of Luther and all those who are lost.  Even in…

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Communion From Our Shepherd

Good Shepherd Sunday – First Communion Sunday 2019 Today is the first time we have had Good Shepherd Sunday also as our First Communion Sunday.  What a special day it is for all of us!  We recall the greatest day of our lives when we received Our Lord for the first time in Holy Communion. …

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We Have Reason To Hope

3rd Sunday after Pentecost 2018 The Sacred Heart is shown to us in the Mass of this Sunday.  The texts emphasize the hope of this season symbolized by the color green.  Our Lord describes Himself in the Gospel as the Good Shepherd who carries His lost sheep home on His shoulders.  St. Peter warns in…

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I Know Mine And Mine Know Me

Good Shepherd Sunday 2018 The Church continues to celebrate the Resurrection in the Mass texts for this second Sunday after Easter known as Good Shepherd Sunday.  The Epistle and Gospel highlight the beautiful aspect of Christ as the Shepherd and Bishop of our souls.  Psalm 22 expresses so well His care and love. The prophet Ezechiel prophesied that Our…

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I Shall Reign Despite My Enemies

3rd Sunday after Pentecost 2017 There is a social dimension concerning devotion to the Sacred Heart which comes from Our Lord’s petition to King Louis XIV through St. Margaret Mary that he place the image of Christ’s Heart on his personal royal banner.  This sermon also explains the pursuing love of Our Savior through His mercy as…

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