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Homily from January 19, 2021

Homily from January 19, 2021

January 20, 2021

"The harvest of justice is sown in peace by those who cultivate peace."  These are the words of St. James.  The work of peace requires cultivation.  To reap justice and righteousness, we must sow, labor for, and grow peace.  Fr. John has this message as we pray for our country on the eve the inauguration of the next president of the United States.

Homily from January 17, 2021

Homily from January 17, 2021

January 18, 2021

As we begin Ordinary Time and 2021, we start to think about this new year.  As we do, let us give God a chance to speak to us as young Samuel did.  Let us say quietly, as if waking during the night saying, "Speak, Lord, your servant is listening."

Homily from January 10, 2021

Homily from January 10, 2021

January 11, 2021

A divided nation needs a united church.  A divided church needs a united Emmaus Pastorate.  A united Emmaus Pastorate needs you; it needs all of us.  Fr. John has more on the need to be a unified people in this homily from the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord.

Homily from January 3, 2021

Homily from January 3, 2021

January 4, 2021

Just like the magi left the little Lord Jesus "by a different way," so we must also come to him and leave by a different route.  How can we encounter Christ, and not be changed in some way?  Fr. John has all this and more in his homily from the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord Jesus Christ!

Homily from January 1, 2021

Homily from January 1, 2021

January 4, 2021

At the New Year, we're reminded that Mary "pondered all these things in her heart."  How are you at pondering things in your heart?  Do you rush to judgement and action, or do you reflect, question, and ponder first?  What does it mean to ponder?  Fr. John leads us through some pondering in his homily from the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God on January 1, 2021.

Homily from December 27, 2020

Homily from December 27, 2020

December 28, 2020

We all know that today's families aren't perfect, and neither was the Holy Family.  But just like Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, our imperfection doesn't mean we can't be holy.  What's a holy family look like today?  Fr. John tells us more in his homily from the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!

Homily from December 25, 2020

Homily from December 25, 2020

December 28, 2020

On Christmas, we encounter a child.  Typically, infants, children, even toddlers are silly and playful, really only needing care  when hungry, soiled, or desiring attention.  But this child, born of a virgin and conceived by the Holy Spirit, is a different child.  And he wants our attention always.  More importantly, WE need to pay him attention always.  Fr. John has more in his homily from Christmas morning.

Christmas Music Selections from Emmaus Pastorate Musicians

Christmas Music Selections from Emmaus Pastorate Musicians

December 24, 2020

In this podcast, various musicians from the Emmaus Pastorate offer a selection of Christmas music for your enjoyment.  We hope this brings you hope, peace, and joy during this unique Christmastide!

Homily from December 20, 2020

Homily from December 20, 2020

December 21, 2020

God's will is a mighty thing, and it's easy for us to become afraid and intimidated by it!  But Gabriel has a message for us: Be Not Afraid!  Fr. John has this and more in his Sunday homily.

Musical Reflection 12-13-20

Musical Reflection 12-13-20

December 14, 2020

The Emmaus Pastorate is happy to provide our annual Gaudete Sunday musical reflection.  Missing Andrew Lange due to COVID-19, John Uhal sings a new piece by Matthew West titled The Hope of Christmas.  May it help us find the right voice and allow the Word to become flesh this Christmas!

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