Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church: Catholic Sunday Homilies
Talk at Confirmation Parent Orientation on 9-17-19

Talk at Confirmation Parent Orientation on 9-17-19

September 18, 2019

Fr. Paul explaining two new features of our program this year; what they are and why. (Please fill out a short survey on the homepage of ourladyofguadalupechurch.org after listening to this talk. That helps us be a better program. Thank You.)

Is the God of the Old Testament the same as the God of the New Testament? (Lk 15: 1-32) (24 OT)

Is the God of the Old Testament the same as the God of the New Testament? (Lk 15: 1-32) (24 OT)

September 15, 2019

The Gospel today shows us a God who seeks us out, to bring us back to Himself, and His Love. However we often hear that the God of the Old Testament is Angry and seeks to destroy His people. This homily looks at both the Old Testament Reading where God seeks to destroy His people after the worship the Golden Calf, and at today's Gospel showing how radical and far reaching God's Love is,  and shows it is the same God; who is forever unchanging and Merciful. 

The Cost of Discipleship is Everything, but we receive so much more in return. (Lk 14:25-33) (23 OT)

The Cost of Discipleship is Everything, but we receive so much more in return. (Lk 14:25-33) (23 OT)

September 8, 2019

The cost of being a disciple of Jesus is everything! It costs all we have, all we are. It is a Love relationship, which by definition means we give all to the other, yet together the two become better than either one. Jesus gave Himself totally to us, and invites us to give ourselves totally to Him.  Take a Leap of Love!

Homilia del Tiempo Ordinario XXIII (Lk 14:25-33) (23 OT)

Homilia del Tiempo Ordinario XXIII (Lk 14:25-33) (23 OT)

September 8, 2019

Homila del Padre Pablo. Ser discipulo de Jesus cuesta todo lo que tenemos y todo lo que somos. Pero recibimos mucho mas a cambio. Nuestra fe es una relacion amorosa con Jesus. Se entrego totalmente a nosotros y nos invita a entregarnos totalmente a el. 

I am Humble, and Proud of it! (Lk 14:1, 7-14) (22 OT)

I am Humble, and Proud of it! (Lk 14:1, 7-14) (22 OT)

September 1, 2019

You may have heard the old joke about being humble and proud of it? The world does not understand humility and sees it as weakness. But even by the world's standards, this homily will argue that humility is true greatness, recognizing that through us, God will do Great things! Finally, this homily will give some suggestions on how to grow in humility, and holiness. 

Will Only a Few Be Saved? (Lk 13:22-30) (21 OT)

Will Only a Few Be Saved? (Lk 13:22-30) (21 OT)

August 25, 2019

Someone in the crowd asks Jesus "Will only a few be saved?" Jesus does not answer the question, therefore he is not saying that only a few will be saved. He of course wants all to be saved. However he does say that the gate is narrow, and many will try to enter and not. Why is that? What is his point? Well there is good news, because although the gate is narrow, God's heart is wide, and there is room for all if we surrender to his Mercy, forgiveness, and lay down our life in love for him and others. 

How Much Faith Do You Have? (Lk 12:32-48) (19 OT)

How Much Faith Do You Have? (Lk 12:32-48) (19 OT)

August 11, 2019

Faith is invisible, but it's effect can be seen in our lives. When we live by faith, our lives look different than when we live only according to the world. Today's Gospel gives us a little test: Where your treasure is, there your heart will be.  This little tool can help us examine if we are living by faith, or merely claiming to. Our faith shapes our private/personal lives, and our public life. These readings challenge us who claim to have faith, to live bold lives, sharing in the ministry of Jesus, the bringing about God's Kingdom. 

Martha and Mary; It’s a Choice. Busyness does not need to be our Master. (Lk 10:38-42) (15 OT)

Martha and Mary; It’s a Choice. Busyness does not need to be our Master. (Lk 10:38-42) (15 OT)

July 21, 2019

Are you more like Martha or Mary? Which are we called to be? It is not either/or, but both/and. We are called to do for God's Kingdom, but not in slavery to obligation or what we think is good for God, but out of willingness to let go, and trust God. After all; if he created the world, and redeemed it, perhaps he can do the dishes (and cook the food, or put the food on our tables) too! We can recognize the burden, stress, anxiety, resentfulness, blaming others, as signs calling us to turn to Jesus, sit at his feet, and let go of all the tasks we're juggling. This will help us do, only the necessary, and to do it with His help. 

Jesus Calls us to Love even when our mind can find many reasons not to. (Lk 10:25-37) (15 OT)

Jesus Calls us to Love even when our mind can find many reasons not to. (Lk 10:25-37) (15 OT)

July 14, 2019

A doctor of the law summarizes it in two commands; Love God and Love your Neighbor. But we can find many reasons why the one we don't love is not our neighbor. But Jesus takes away those reasons; for all humans are children of God, and if we too wish to be, we are brothers and sisters to one another. God calls us to join in suffering, compassion - to suffer with. God does not wish our suffering, it is a consequence of sin. However God uses our suffering to unite us to each other, and to himself. 

Domingo XV Tiempo Ordinario - El Buen samaritano (Lk 10:25-37) (15 OT)

Domingo XV Tiempo Ordinario - El Buen samaritano (Lk 10:25-37) (15 OT)

July 14, 2019

Quen es mi projimo? Podemos encontrar muchas buenas razones para odiar. Pero, podemos amar como Jesus, con compasion, y entrar entro de el sufrimiento de otros? Aqui encontramos Dios.