While reflecting on the gospel reading from St. Mark (Mk 9:38-43, 45, 47-48), Fr. Riccardo reminds the congregation that, "The key to a great life is to have great habits." Fr. John asks the congregants to consider whether they are using God's great gift of their senses in the way He intended.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 3:55pm EDT

This year the Church celebrates the Year of Faith, giving us the opportunity to answer the question Jesus asks each of us, “Who do you say that I am?” In essence this is the question of faith. Answering this requires taking an in-depth look at what we believe about God, the Church and her teachings. This is the audio from Fr. Riccardo's opening introductory session which lays the foundation for the events planned at Our Lady of Good Counsel. The video clip that was viewed at the beginning of the talk may be found on YouTube. Fr. John's handouts for this session are available here.

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Category:Year of Faith -- posted at: 1:12pm EDT

While reflecting on the readings of this day (Wis 2:12, 17-20; Jas 3:16-4:3; and Mk 9:30-37) and on his personal life experiences, Fr. Riccardo reminds the congregation that Christian life is about establishing great habits.  Fr. John encourages the congregants to pray daily, to read God's word, and to be faithful to the sacraments.  Fr. John also recommends a nightly examination of conscience.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 12:44pm EDT

While considering the readings for this day (Is 35:4-7a, Jas 2:1-5, and Mk 7:31-37), Fr. Riccardo reminds the congregation to keep their eyes on God. Fr. John encourages each congregant to spend time in prayer this week with the reading from Isaiah while looking at the cross of Christ.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 3:02pm EDT

This is Fr. Riccardo's homily from the Mass of the Holy Spirit celebrated at the start of the new school year.

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