What does it mean for God to dwell with us? This weekend in his homily, Bishop reminded us that we are made for love and for God to dwell within us. With this reminder, we are challenged to be Catholics in whom the Word of God is alive within us in every aspect of our lives, and that we may seek the common good and not our own self interests.
On this Easter Sunday, Bishop DeGrood reminds us that from death comes new life, which is what we celebrate with Jesus’ resurrection from the dead. We are also reminded that God comes to us and wants to infuse us with his grace, but we must be open to receive it.
Have you ever steered clear of trouble because you feared what the punishment might be from your parents? Have you ever done this with God and going to confession? This week in his homily, Bishop DeGrood reminds us that Jesus didn't come to condemn us, but to make us righteous.
Does the way we dress impact not only our perception and disposition of the Mass but others as well? This week in his homily Bishop DeGrood explains how the way we present ourselves to Mass can tell those around us what our mindset is about the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
Is there a lot in this life you don’t understand? Whether it’s the thoughts of the people around you or God’s plan, there’s a lot we don’t know or understand. This week in his homily, Bishop DeGrood talks about the differences between doubt and seeking understanding. Tune in to this week’s homily to find out why seeking understanding is good and also a gift of the Holy Spirit.
Bishop DeGrood's homily from March 6, 2022. What strategies does the evil one use to get us to give in to our temptations? How do we combat this? This week in his homily, Bishop talks about the different ways we are tempted, and how to combat them.
Bishop DeGrood's homily from February 20, 2022. How do we love as God loves us? This week in his homily, Bishop reminds us that it is only through God's grace we are able to love in such a profound way- despite being so human. This week Bishop gives us an assignment: to focus on the positive qualities we see in others, and take the time to acknowledge them.
Bishop DeGrood's homily from February 13, 2022. Do you ever feel like when life gets difficult you're being stretched to the max? Whether the struggle is physical, mental, emotional, relational, spiritual or financial Bishop encourages us to persevere and trust in the Lord through the trials of life.
Bishop DeGrood's homily from February 6, 2022. Do you feel too inadequate to serve God? Does the thought of telling others about your faith make you nervous? You're not alone! Isaiah, St. Paul and St. Peter all knew their inadequacies. This week in his homily, Bishop reminds us that God's grace is sufficient for us to do his will.
Bishop DeGrood's homily from January 30, 2022. What is love? Do you know how to love well? This weekend in his homily, Bishop talked about two different ways we love. There's the childish love that is self-seeking and self-fulfilling, and there's God's love, also known as charity. Bishop also reminds us that we cannot love the way God does by our own merits, but only by God's grace. See St. Paul's description of love in 1 Corinthians 12:31-13:13 to understand how God loves us, and how we are called to love others in return.