Bishop DeGrood's homily from March 28, 2021. This week Bishop teaches about sin. False accusations. Hatred. Lies. Jealousy. Betrayal. These are all sins found in this weekend's readings and sins that still plague humanity today. As we enter into Holy Week, Bishop encourages us to open ourselves to the interior freedom God wants to give us.
Bishop DeGrood's homily from March 21, 2021. This week Bishop teaches about suffering. We have a natural aversion to suffering from the moment of our birth throughout our life. Our natural tendency is to seek what is pleasurable. Bishop challenges us to have our intellect and reason guide our passions - to choose to do the prudent thing even when we don't feel like it. We are encouraged to make our sufferings acts of love. How can you love best today?
Bishop DeGrood's homily from March 14, 2021. This week Bishop encourages us to take a look at the darkness in our lives. Are we holding on to grudges against a sibling, co-worker or neighbor because we've been hurt? Are there any dark feelings that are keeping us separated from God? God wishes to set us free from the darkness in our lives. Will we accept His love and mercy and live in the light?
Bishop DeGrood's homily from March 7, 2021. This week Bishop teaches us about keeping holy the Sabbath and being careful of not worshiping false gods. He reminisces about the "good old days" where Sunday was a day set aside for church, community, family and rest. Bishop challenges us to ask the Lord how He wants us to spend our Sunday and to keep it holy.
Bishop DeGrood's homily from February 28, 2021. This week Bishop teaches us about soul surfing on the waves of grace. We learn how prayer is essential to staying on the wave of grace, even when the wave gets big, or when we fall off the wave God will always pick us back up.
Bishop DeGrood's homily from February 21, 2021. This week Bishop encourages us to remain strong and faithful to the Church and her teachings when today's world tempts us to stray from the faith. May we always fight for what is good, true and just as God has deemed it to be.
Bishop DeGrood's homily from February 14, 2021. This week bishop teaches about the unclean leper and the parallels in today's world. Today people are being rejected and cast out because of their religious belief or because their life is seen as less valuable for whatever reason. We must never forget, we are all made in the image and likeness of God, and because of that every life is valuable and precious.