Homilies

An archive of Bishop Donald DeGrood’s homilies, most from the televised Sunday TV Mass. (available to download)

God’s chosen people

God’s chosen people

Homilies
Do the feelings of fear and inadequacy keep you from sharing your faith with others? You're not alone. The apostles struggled too. This weekend in his homily, Bishop reminded us that God chose those who were least qualified to share the Gospel and worked through their inadequacies. God is calling you too, and will give you the graces you need at the moment you need them, and will help you overcome what hinders you from sharing your faith with others.
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The unique geniuses of men and women – Sunday TV Mass

The unique geniuses of men and women – Sunday TV Mass

Homilies
Even though God makes the truth available to everyone and asks us to live in it, not everyone accepts this. And in today's world, many who do live in the truth are persecuted or condemned by society. This weekend in his homily, Bishop highlights how our Blessed Mother Mary and St. Joseph faced the same struggles. Bishop also explains how Mary and Joseph overcame these obstacles to living a devout life by living out the unique geniuses of a woman and man as God created them to be so they could be complimentary in their roles in raising Jesus.
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Set Ablaze by the Holy Spirit – Sunday TV Mass

Set Ablaze by the Holy Spirit – Sunday TV Mass

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How blessed we are to be baptized into Christ. This weekend in his homily, Bishop explained how being baptized into Christ sets us ablaze and empowers us to serve our parishes, pastors and the Church. Bishop also reminds us that we have the power to pray for the sanctification of others, and share in proclaiming the good news of the Gospel to others. We are challenged to allow ourselves to be set ablaze by the Holy Spirit.
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Ambassadors of God’s mercy – Sunday TV Mass

Ambassadors of God’s mercy – Sunday TV Mass

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One of Jesus' greatest desires is to bring peace to our hearts and lives. This weekend in his homily, Bishop explained how one of the greatest ways we as Catholics are privileged to bring peace is by being attentive to the youth and vulnerable adults in our communities. We are reminded of the importance of protecting children and vulnerable adults as representatives of God.
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Christ’s power over sin and death – Sunday TV Mass

Christ’s power over sin and death – Sunday TV Mass

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In a world ailing from doubt and disbelief, the Resurrection of Jesus reminds us of Christ's power and defeat over sin and death. This Easter Sunday, Bishop reminded us that the Resurrection is too good NOT to be true. We are encouraged to move from doubt into faith, and grow in the supernatural virtues. Will you seek to grow in your faith and overcome your doubts?
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Rise from your slumber – Sunday TV Mass

Rise from your slumber – Sunday TV Mass

Homilies
Is there something in your life that is keeping you in a spiritual slumber? In today's culture it is easy to let our faith go by the wayside or become lukewarm. This weekend in his homily, Bishop encouraged us to allow the spirit of God to come alive within us, cast out idols from our lives and become fervent in our spiritual life. If we don't feed on the life of God, we will become like dry, weary bones that no longer has life. Do not be detracted from the things of God, which truly bring us life!
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The light of truth – Sunday TV Mass

The light of truth – Sunday TV Mass

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In today's society, it is difficult to discern what is truly going on. This weekend in his homily, Bishop encouraged us to be discerning like Samuel- to discern God's will and not the will of ourselves or others. Bishop reminds us that growing in friendship with God is key, and to stay close to God's heart so he may shine light on devious strategies striving to trick or confuse us into sin and immorality.
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Quenching the thirst for living water – Sunday TV Mass

Quenching the thirst for living water – Sunday TV Mass

Homilies
Is your heart restless? Are you searching for the thing that will bring you perfect and lasting happiness? This weekend in his homily, Bishop explained how we will only experience perfect happiness when we are in heaven, experiencing the beatific vision. There is hope in finding real happiness in this life, but it is only found in drawing closer to the Lord.
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Our hearts desire something more – Sunday TV Mass

Our hearts desire something more – Sunday TV Mass

Homilies
Is your heart restless? Are you searching for the thing that will bring you perfect and lasting happiness? This weekend in his homily, Bishop explained how we will only experience perfect happiness when we are in heaven, experiencing the beatific vision. There is hope in finding real happiness in this life, but it is only found in drawing closer to the Lord.
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