Fr. John speaks about the narrow gate being the Catholic Church and our effort to learn (discipline) her Truth so as to be able to enter through that gate. That the discipline we need is to know her teaching, accept her teaching and to witness to it.
Fr. John uses the words of Presidents John Adams, James Madison, and Abraham Lincoln as well as on a promise from God while offering a proposal to the parish community of Our Lady of Good Counsel. Fr. John points out that this nation was founded on something much more than human knowledge and wisdom, and proposes that for the remainder of the calendar year we fast each Wednesday as a parish family, gather to pray the rosary at 6 PM in the church, and then break the fast with reception of the Holy Eucharist during the evening Mass.
Fr. John discusses hospitality as a necessary first step in evangelization.
This week Fr. John spoke on the readings of the day, explaining what it means to be a neighbor and how the best way to be a neighbor is to bring Christ to others whether it be through our actions or words. This is the greatest love.
Fr. John discussing the significance of our flag, and how the readings of this day showed us that Christ is our founding Father.
Fr. John speaks about the reality that our nation is a Christian nation and during our 4th of July celebrations we, as a nation, should not be ashamed to acknowledge the God and values that our Founding Fathers built upon. It is our duty to defend the freedom that we have received based upon their and our Christian values and not take it for granted.
Fr. John discusses God’s Fatherhood and how He has let our fathers participate in His Fatherhood. Thus, may we honor our father’s as God’s providence has deigned to give us the best possible father for us.
This is Fr. Simoneau's homily from the Mass ending the 2015-2016 school year.
Fr. John speaks about various aspects of today’s gospel (LK 7:36 - 8:3) in order to give us insight as to how to approach Jesus in order to have a true, real, life changing experience of His mercy.
Fr. John spoke about how our encounter with Christ is the only way to make sense of death and pain in our lives.
Fr. Simoneau spoke about the need to put effort in your faith in order to reap its fruits. The Eucharist is one element of many aspects of our faith that implies hard work in our belief in order to enjoy the reality of His physical intimacy.
Fr. Simoneau speaks about motherhood as a reason to praise God and to be thankful for our individual mothers.
Fr. Simoneau tells the congregants that the peace of Christis in His promises while we walk in this valley of tears. It isimportant to express our love and forgiveness to all whom we can inspite of the tragedies and difficulties that come.
Fr. Simoneau looks at our identity and dignity as creatures of God and how the truth of our being is grounded in Christ.
Fr. Simoneau speaks about how strange it is that Christ wants us to be like sheep and what that really means for us who ought to be effectively extending Christ’s kingdom.
Fr. John spoke in his homily this week about the need to let your past go and permit Christ to forgive you so that you can be an apostle of His Mercy, as St. Peter became.
Christ's mercy made the apostles who they were, apostles. That mercy has to make us apostles as well, to a world that needs mercy.
In this homily from Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Fr. Simoneau remarks that Christ has conquered death, and encourages the congregants to get excited about proclaiming His resurrection.
Fr. Simoneau's discusses the parallels between the 7 days of creation, the 7 last words and the 7 sacraments as the keys to our recreation.
Fr. John offers several tips to guide our preparation for Holy Week in this homily from Our Lady of Good Counsel Church.
Having received Christ’s redemption, what are the five reactions Christ expects of us.
Fr. Simoneau spoke about St. Peter’s encounter with Christ and how Christ chooses us not because of our capacities, but because of our weaknesses.
Fr. Simoneau encourages the faithful to never “write Christ off” as already known. We need to know the person of Christ and dedicate time to be with him so as to know and imitate Him.
Fr. John addresses the issue that we need to be needy in order to experience Christ. Let us not put up barriers, thinking that we are fine and thus not in need of the Father’s mercy.