Fr. Riccardo reminds the congregants that God is rich in mercy while encouraging them to return to the sacrament of reconciliation in this homily from Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. Fr. John tells the audience what he observed as our young second grade children received the sacrament for the first time this weekend, and offers a special opportunity for parishioners who have been away from the sacrament for some time to come and experience God's abundant mercy.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 10:05am EDT

In this homily for The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Fr. Riccardo asks the congregants "What have you come here tonight to do?" Fr. John looks at church teachings from Vatican II that tell us that we should not be at Mass as strangers or silent spectators. Fr. John proposes that each participant in the Mass work together to offer the sacrifice of the Mass for the intentions of those sitting nearby.

Direct download: Homily011016.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 10:31am EDT

Fr. Riccardo looks at scripture and recorded history while considering the question, "Is all of this just a story?" Fr. John considers the Magi, King Herod, and the appearance of a star as historical events that tell the story of His great love for us. Fr. John also proposes that parents take a look at some resources for parents and children to use in preparation for Mass and to encourage faith-based conversation at the dinner table.

Direct download: Homily010316.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 8:42am EDT

In this homily for the Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God, Fr. Riccardo discusses the launch of a pilot program for discipleship groups at Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 7:01pm EDT





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