Homilies

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

04/03/2022 – Sunday TV Mass

04/03/2022 – Sunday TV Mass

Homilies
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.
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03/20/2022 – Sunday TV Mass

03/20/2022 – Sunday TV Mass

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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.
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03/13/2022 – Sunday TV Mass

03/13/2022 – Sunday TV Mass

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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.
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03/06/2022 – Sunday TV Mass

03/06/2022 – Sunday TV Mass

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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.
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02/20/2022 – Sunday TV Mass

02/20/2022 – Sunday TV Mass

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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.
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02/13/2022 – Sunday TV Mass

02/13/2022 – Sunday TV Mass

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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.
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02/06/2022 – Sunday TV Mass

02/06/2022 – Sunday TV Mass

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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.
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01/30/2022 – Sunday TV Mass

01/30/2022 – Sunday TV Mass

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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.
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01/23/2022 – Sunday TV Mass

01/23/2022 – Sunday TV Mass

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Bishop DeGrood's homily from January 23, 2022. This weekend Bishop talked about using our supernatural, and natural, gifts to build up the body of Christ. He reminded us of the importance of listening to the gifts God has given to us and the role that each of us plays, regardless of our age or ability.
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01/16/2022 – Sunday TV Mass

01/16/2022 – Sunday TV Mass

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Bishop DeGrood's homily from January 16, 2022. This weekend Bishop talked about our inclinations to focus on our weaknesses rather than our gifts. He encouraged us to recognize how much God delights in us, and to give thanks for the gifts, both natural and supernatural, that he has given us.
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