Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church: Catholic Sunday Homilies
Blind Bartimaeus was Not So Blind After All! He can teach us how to pray.  (Mk 10:46-52) (30 OT)

Blind Bartimaeus was Not So Blind After All! He can teach us how to pray. (Mk 10:46-52) (30 OT)

October 28, 2018

How come so many of us see the world, and others, differently?  I wonder how God sees the world and others? Jesus saw something in Bartimaeus that others did not see... and Bartimaeus saw something in Jesus that no one else saw! This passage is one of the best to teach us how to pray, so that we may see the world and others as Jesus sees. 

Ustedes serán Mi Pueblo y yo seré su Dios    Homilia Tiempo Ordinario XXX

Ustedes serán Mi Pueblo y yo seré su Dios   Homilia Tiempo Ordinario XXX

October 28, 2018

- Israel el Pueblo elegido por Dios.
- Dios amo a Israel, como nos ama a nosotros. 
-  Bartimeas  es parte de del compromiso de Dios de siempre.
- Jesús muestra su compasión y amor a Bartimaeus.  
- el ciego por su fe se ha salvado.
- cuando Jesús pregunta, qué quieres que haga por ti, qué le vamos a contestar?

The Son of Man Came to Serve… Shouldn’t We? (Mk 10:35-45) (29 OT)

The Son of Man Came to Serve… Shouldn’t We? (Mk 10:35-45) (29 OT)

October 21, 2018

What does it really mean to say Jesus died for our sins? How does Jesus save us? Does God really demand suffering to forgive our sins? Why is there so much suffering if God is Loving? This homily shows a Catholic view of redemption, as reconcilliation. In Christ God breaks down the emnity between us and Him, in Christ, who in His one body, joins Himself to us, and us to Him.  If he did this for us, than we make him present when we enter into the suffering of others, and we serve the Christ suffering in others when we serve our Brothers and Sisters. 

Homilia Tiempo Ordinario XXIX
Fr. Paul’s Vision for our Parish - And the Capital Campaign

Fr. Paul’s Vision for our Parish - And the Capital Campaign

October 18, 2018

This talk is not a typical homily. It is rather more of a "State of the Union" Address. As a newly assigned pastor, I've now been here for 3 months, and have had a chance to look around and see where I need to spend my energy in the first year.  We also are in the midst of a capital campaign that began under Fr. Joe's leadership before me.  In this talk, I lay out why I think we need to work together to complete this campaign, so it can be a first step in the greater building of God's Church I see that we are called to.  Thank You, Fr. Paul

First Workshop on How to Pray by Fr. Paul

First Workshop on How to Pray by Fr. Paul

October 9, 2018

This is an hour long workshop Fr. Paul gave on how to pray by meditating and journaling on the Gospels. It was the beginning session of our Monthly workshop, or labratory, where each month, people will share their experiences of prayer and ask questions. We will learn from others, and Fr. Paul will continue to share different ways to pray, and theory about prayer, especially from our Catholic Doctors of the Chruch, St. John of the Cross and St. Teresa of Avila. If you wish to join our Monthly "How to Pray" workshop, it might be helpful to listen to this recording of our first meeting. (But you do not have too! All are welcome.)

Everyone is Called to Marriage - Our First Marriage to Christ (Mk 10:2-16) (27 OT)

Everyone is Called to Marriage - Our First Marriage to Christ (Mk 10:2-16) (27 OT)

October 7, 2018

God has designed marriage as our primary means to sanctification. Created in the Image and Likeness of God, who is Love, we express that image in which we are created in the lifelong, faithful, covenant of married life, that is open to new life. Not everyone is called to marriage here on earth. Some marry, some remain single, and some become preists, religious sisters and brothers. However, all are first called to Marriage with Jesus our bridegroom. That love relationship is also open to new life, begetting new children of God, that is disciples of Jesus, and being so filled with God's love that it overflows from God, through us, to others. 

Matrimonio es Comunidad de Ayuda Mutua Domingo XXVII Tiempo Ordinario

Matrimonio es Comunidad de Ayuda Mutua Domingo XXVII Tiempo Ordinario

October 7, 2018

Matrimonio es Comunidad de Ayuda Mutua
_ la ley de Moisés , prescribía despedir a la mujer por cualquier causa. 
_ La mujer no tenía derecho de despedir al marido; una sociedad machista.
_ Jesus quiere y defiende la igualdad y la ayuda mutua.
_ La relación matrimonial es un proyecto de Salvación , consagración ; dedicación.
_ Es poner a Dios en medio del matrimonio, es de igual dignidad.
_ Dios ha creado hombres y mujeres para que tengamos compañías en el camino de nuestra
salvación.