Life on the Chrism Trail

Homily for the Priestly Ordination of Rev. Joseph Moreno, Rev. Thomas Jones, Rev. Brett J. Metzler, Rev. Samuel Maul, Rev. Jason Allan, Rev. Linh Nguyen

May 22, 2021
Vietnamese Martyrs Church
Arlington, Texas

Jeremiah 1:4-9
Psalm 96:1-2a, 2b-3
Acts 20:17-18a, 28-32, 36
John 15:9-17

Prophecy. Pastoral leadership. Sacrificial love. These are three points that the readings and liturgy offer us today for our reflection as we are called together as the Church to celebrate the ordination of these six men, our relatives and friends, to the priesthood of Jesus Christ.

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Homily for the Feast of St. Lawrence: Ordination of Permanent Deacons

Photo by NTC/Juan Guajardo

Feast of St. Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr

August 10, 2020
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church
Keller, Texas

Jeremiah 1:4-9
Psalm 112:1-2, 5-6, 7-9
2 Corinthians 9:6-10
John 12:24-26

Antes que nada, felicidades a nuestros candidatos para el diaconado permanente, y también quiero expresar mi gratitud a las familias, especialmente a las esposas, de nuestros candidatos. Gracias por decir “Si” a la llamada que Cristo les ha dado a ustedes.

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