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Sermons on “John”

Do you have a solid appreciation of the importance of the Eucharist in your life?

Do you have a solid appreciation of the importance of the Eucharist in your life?

What a wonderful focus our liturgies have this weekend! We celebrate “The Body and Blood of Jesus” (Corpus Christi). In the Gospel passage, we hear Jesus using one of His “I AM” statements.

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Have you considered lately the gifts of the Ho ly Spirit given to you at your Confirmation?  They are  in your heart and waiting to be called forth!

Have you considered lately the gifts of the Holy Spirit given to you at your Confirmation? They are in your heart and waiting to be called forth!

The season of Easter is officially over and today we celebrate Pentecost Sunday, the coming of the Holy Spirit!

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Is Jesus YOUR “way, truth, and life?”

Is Jesus YOUR “way, truth, and life?”

This weekend we hear Jesus using yet another “I AM” statement, namely “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life.” This is a loaded statement.

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Is Jesus the gate you use when you are making important decisions?

Is Jesus the gate you use when you are making important decisions?

How many can you name from all the years that you’ve listened to the Holy Gospel? Let’s see…There’s “I am the vine, you are the branches,” “I am the way the truth, and the life,” “I am the Good Shepherd,” etc…and this weekend, we hear “I am the gate for the sheep.”

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Would people describe you as merciful and does the celebration of Easter lift your soul to new hope?

Would people describe you as merciful and does the celebration of Easter lift your soul to new hope?

Here’s the scene…Jesus has died on the cross and has been buried…a few WOMEN go the tomb and find that the body of Jesus is gone. What?

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Does the celebration of Easter lift your soul to new hope?

Does the celebration of Easter lift your soul to new hope?

Alleluia!!! This weekend we celebrate the most important day of the year for Christians…the Resurrection of Jesus. Easter is the greatest and the most important feast in the Church.

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Do you recognize that Jesus is walking beside you through thick and thin…and will bring you back to life?

Do you recognize that Jesus is walking beside you through thick and thin…and will bring you back to life?

This is the third weekend of a three week span of special Gospel texts called the “Scrutinies.” They are meant to encourage us to “scrutinize” our hearts and determine if we are truly disciples.

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Do you value your Baptism and the Living Waters you received with this sacrament?

Do you value your Baptism and the Living Waters you received with this sacrament?

This weekend begins a three week span of special Gospel texts called the “Scrutinies.” They are meant to encourage us to “scrutinize” our hearts and determine if we are truly disciples.

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Do you think about what you are saying during Mass when you call upon the “Lamb of God?”

Do you think about what you are saying during Mass when you call upon the “Lamb of God?”

In just a few short weeks (our time), Jesus is all grown up and He approaches John the Baptist to be baptized. In today’s Gospel, John recognizes Jesus as the “Lamb of God,” the promised Messiah because “the Spirit of the Lord came down upon Him and remained on Him.”

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