Sunday Homily Highlight

Sunday Homily Highlight

 The "Sunday Homily Highlight" is a feature from our You Tube channel that highlights one of the homilies from Sunday Mass each week.  This section also contains a library of all the homily highlights that can be accessed at any time. 
For the first Sunday of Lent, 2/26/2023, we feature Fr. Jeivi talking about being tempted by satan.
For the 7th Sunday of Ordinary Time 2/19/2023, the last Sunday before Lent begins, Fr. Jeivi speaks about being holy and praying for our enemies and wishing good things for them.
On the 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time 2/12/2023 Fr. Jeivi speaks in depth about the emotion anger.  

This week, the 5th Sunday of Ordinary Time, 2/5/2023, Fr. Jeivi explains how we are called by Jesus to be the salt of the earth.

Here is Fr. Alex again, speaking on 1/22/2023, the 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time.  One key point is that Jesus calls us to do small things in our everyday lives.  

This week we feature for the first time, Fr. Alex Pinto who is speaking on the readings for the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 1/15/2023

This week, 1/8/2023, for the feast of the Epiphany, Fr. Paul is featured speaking about gifts we give and receive.  

1/1/2023, the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, features Fr. Jeivi speaking on the importance of honoring Mary as the Mother of God and developing a relationship with our spiritual mother.

This week's Christmas Homily HIghlight for 12/25/2022 features Fr. Jeivi speaking at the 8PM Christmas Eve.  

Fr. Paul spoke on the importance of the family on the 4th Sunday of Advent 12/18/2022

For the 3rd Sunday of Advent, 12/11/2022, we feature a special guest- Fr. Vinny Fortunato who is running our parish mission this Monday-Wednesday at 7:00PM.  He spoke about why we should go to church on Sundays.  

For the 2nd Sunday of Advent, 12/4/2022, Fr. Jeivi spoke on not putting other things in our lives above God.  Listen to the whole homily here:

For this week's Sunday Homily Highlight, Fr. Jeivi spoke on the 1st Sunday of Advent and told us how we must prepare ourselves because we don't know when Jesus will return. Listen to his full homily!  11/27/2022

This weekend we had Fr. Jones speak on the last day of the liturgical year, the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ King of the Universe.  11/20/2022

Fr. Ken Jones was our guest homilst this Sunday, the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 11/13/2022.  Fr. Ken was the pastory of St. Mary's in Plainfield when Fr. Jeivi was a young man there and decided to become a priest.  We are honored to have Fr. Ken as a guest.  


On the 32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time 11/6/2022, we have a special guest for the Sunday Homily Highlight.  Bishop Elias Lorenzo installed Fr. Jeivi as pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes at the 11:30AM Mass.  We congratuation Fr. Jeivi and wish him all of God's blessings on his new journey.  Here is Bishop Elias' homily:

This week for feature Fr. Jeivi for the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time 10/30/22 as he speaks of how we can find God in our lives and how God loves us and we are children of God.   

This week we feature the homily of Fr. Paul for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time 10/23/2022

This week we feature Fr. Jeivi speaking on using the Rosary to improve our prayer life for the 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time 10/16/2022,

This week we feature Fr. Jeivi for the Twenty Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 10/9/2022.

This week we feature Fr. Paul as he speaks about faith on the twenty seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, 10/2/2022.

This weekend Fr. Jeivi spoke about the Gospel about a rich man and a poor man named Lazarus on the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, 9/25/2022

On the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, 9/18/22, here is Fr. Jeivi speaking on the importance of doing for others, but we also need to prespare ourselves spiritually before can do for others.


Fr. Jeivi spoke on the 24th Sunday in Ordinary on 9/11/22.  He also spoke about September 11.


For the Twenty third Sunday in Ordinary Time, 9/4/2022, we highlight Fr. Paul speaking on the difficulties of being called to discipleship.

This week we feature Fr. Jeivi speak on the Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, 8/28/2022.  Fr. Jeivi talks of humily and uses the example of Blessed Solanus Casey, a priest who is on his way to becoming a saint.  Tune in to hear about it!

This week, 8/21/2022, the Twenty First Sunday in Ordinary Time, we feature our guest priest for the weekend, Fr. Andrew Njoku, who is the chaplain of Mountainside Hospital, Glen Ridge.


Fr. Jeivi is featured this week, 8/14/2022, for t he 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

For the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time on 8/7/2022, we hear Fr. Jeivi speak about the "planners and the pilgrims.  Tune in in to hear more.

For the Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, we feature Fr. Jeivi as he spoke on the Gospel of Luke on July 30, 2022.


Please welcome, for the first time, Fr. Paul Houlis as the featured homilist for Sunday's Homily Highlight as he spoke on July 24, 2022, the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. 



For the Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Fr. Steven, the missionary spoke at all the Masses so we decided to feature Fr. Jeivi's short homily from the July 16, 2022 Saturday morning 8AM Mass.  

Fr. Jeivi is once again featured for July 10, 2022 for the Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Fr. Jeivi is featured for July 4, 2022, the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

This Sunday, June 26, 2022, we fearture Fr. Bill Benedetto's last Sunday homily at Our Lady of Lourdes on the Thirteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time.  We wish Fr. Bill the best as he begins his new assignment at Madonna Church in Fort Lee beginning next weekend. We will miss Fr. Bill and we thank him for his 7 years as Parochial Vicar at our parish.   

On the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, June 19, 2022, we feature Fr. Jeivi.

This week, The Solemnity of the Holy Trinity, we highlight Fr. Bill McDonald on his very last homily at Our Lady of Lourdes after serving as weekend assistant for 8 years.  Fr. Bill will be sorely missed, but we wish him well on his next assignment in California!  May God Bless you, Fr. Bill!  

Listen to Fr. Bill's homily on Pentecost, J

June 5, 2022, Pentecost

This week Fr. Bill is featured for May 29, 2022, the Solemnity of the Ascension

This week Fr. Jeivi is featured for May 22, the 6th Sunday of Easter.

This weeks posting is Fr. Jeivi from Sunday, May 15, The Fifth Sunday of Easter:


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