Homily Helps

Tell others about the truth that sets you free. – Pope Benedict XVI


sunday homilies

It is no use walking somewhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching. – St. Francis


Video Homilies

People will remember the faith you had, not the words you preached. – Cardinal Francis George


Genesis: A Catholic Bible Study

Message Preparation

Fr. Michael White and Tom Corcoran reveal their message preparation process. As they share in their book, Rebuilt, they dedicate an incredible amount of energy into their message preparation for Sunday homilies. Tom and Michael work together to form their message series and focus by and large on the weekend message. As Fr. Michael says, you can certainly find help to assist you in developing weekend messages. How do they do this? First, they begin with Scripture and personally meditation upon them. Second, they craft the message. Finally, they practice.

In this video, Paulist Fr. Thomas Kane, a veteran professor of preaching and liturgy, answers the question: “What Makes a Good Homily?”

Worst Funeral Ever

Sometimes, things go horribly wrong at church. Fr. Casey tells of his worst experience celebrating a funeral mass and what he learned from it.

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There is so much we can say at a Catholic funeral – from repentance to hope of salvation. But to a large extent the homily at Catholic funerals has become a eulogy. This is part of a wider secularisation of the Church and her worship. This is not what a funeral homily should be.

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Given during a Day of Reflection at Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House, Fr. Michael offers 4 Steps to transforming our grief. from John 14 verses 1-6 Jesus said to his disciples: “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God; have faith also in me. In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If there were not, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back again and take you to myself, so that where I am you also may be…

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Fr. John Riccardo joins Ralph to reflect on grieving with hope and praying for those who have gone before us.

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If you’ve lost a loved one to suicide, don’t despair. According to St. Faustina, God gives those who are dying three opportunities to repent. And since God is both all-powerful and all-knowing, he can do so in mere seconds. We can do something for those who have taken their own life. We can pray for them, especially with the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. God is outside of time, so he can apply those graces to the person we’re praying for at the very moment they need it most. If you or someone you know has expressed suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255 or Text: 741741

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What Happens at Death? Join Fr. Chris Alar, MIC, as he explains Catholic teaching concerning death and judgment and our transition from this world to our next life — a life throughout eternity. Please Be Prepared!

Mark 16:15

“Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature.”

romans 1:16

For I am not ashamed of the gospel. It is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: for Jew first, and then Greek.”

romans 10:15

“How beautiful are the feet of those who bring [the] good news!”

Prayer is to our soul what rain is to the soil.

Saint John Vianney