Homilies

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

How to make suffering an act of love – Sunday TV Mass

How to make suffering an act of love – Sunday TV Mass

Homilies
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?
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From darkness into the light – Sunday TV Mass

From darkness into the light – Sunday TV Mass

Homilies
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?
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Keep holy the Sabbath – Sunday TV Mass

Keep holy the Sabbath – Sunday TV Mass

Homilies
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.
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Who’s the outcast in your life? – Sunday TV Mass

Who’s the outcast in your life? – Sunday TV Mass

Homilies
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.
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