Fr. Riccardo encourages the congregation to participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation in this homily from Our Lady of Good Counsel Church.  While reflecting on the gospel reading from St. Matthew (Mt 16:13-20), Fr. John discusses statistics regarding catholics and confession and reminds the congregation that God is always merciful.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 8:36pm EDT

While reflecting on today's gospel account from St. Matthew (Mt 14:22-33), Fr. Riccardo remarks that all of life is a storm with endless opportunities for fear and anxiety.  Fr. John reminds us that in times of need we need to remember that we have a loving Savior whose power is beyond all comprehension.  He encourages us to keep our eyes on Jesus.   

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 9:06am EDT

While reflecting on the readings of this day (Is 55:1-3, Rom 8:35, 37-39, and Mt 14:13-21), Fr. Riccardo recounts the many miracles performed by Jesus.  Fr. John reminds the congregation that the greatest miracle of all occurs each day at Mass, when bread and wine are transformed into the body and blood of Christ.  Fr. John encourages the congregation to ask God to help them understand what is happening as they prepare to encounter Christ in the Eucharist.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 5:39pm EDT





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