Recorded Homilies at St. Dominic’s



January 2018

Sunday, January 14th, 2018 Call to Discipleship & Purity

Fr. Jerome Cudden, O.P. preaches on the Second Sunday of Ordinary Time at St. Dominic’s in Benicia. He ties the first and second readings, the Call to Discipleship and the Importance of Purity together with the teachings of St. Thomas Aquinas, OP. How can we ready our hearts with purity to answer our own calling to discipleship in our lives when God calls. 

Sunday, January 7th, 2018 The Epiphany of the Lord

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P. preaches at St. Dominic’s Benicia on the Epiphany of the Lord. He shares how our modern culture mimics the values of King Herod, self-serving, lack of concern for the unborn, prioritizing wealth and image.  What can we learn from the Wise Men?  How can we imitate their reverence and pay homage to Christ ? How can we be wise in the contrast to the culture? Listen and Trust. 

December 2017

Sunday, December 31st, 2017 The Holy Family

Br. Christopher Wetzel, O.P. preaches at St. Dominic’s on New Year’s Eve on the Solemnity of the Holy Family of Jesus Mary and Joseph. What makes Jesus, Mary and Joseph THE Holy Family and what is Holy about all families? How do our own families reflect the Holy Family?
Listen and reflect on how we can strive this new year in our homes to mimic the love of the Holy family and ask God for His help to live up to what the Gospel says about the Holy Family. The family grew strong, filled with wisdom and the favor of God was upon them.

Sunday, December 24th, 2017 4th Sunday of Advent

Fr. Jerome Cudden, OP preaches on the 4th Sunday of Advent at St. Dominic’s. He asks us to consider our Christian vocation and answering that calling when it comes from God. Finding the courage to respond like Mary did, “Let it be done to me according to your will.”

Sunday, December 17th, 2017 Third Sunday of Advent, The Light of Christ

Fr. Corwin Low, OP preaches on the Third Sunday of Advent. He preaches at St. Dominic’s in Benicia about our need for light of Christ in our lives. 

Sunday, December 10th, 2017 Second Sunday of Advent

Fr. David Farrugia, OP preaches on the Second Sunday of Advent. He explains the background of the Jewish people and God’s promise to restore them and return them to their homeland. The task of the prophets was to keep the hope of the people alive while in exile. We too may find ourselves at time feeling like we are in exile, struggling to keep hope alive.  The voice of God speaks to us this week in Advent with a message of hope and light. 

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 The First Sunday of Advent

Br. Christopher Wetzel, O.P. preaches at St. Dominic’s Benicia on the First Sunday of Advent. Preparing ourselves for the reunion with Christ. 

November 2017

Sunday, November 26th, 2017 The King of Love

Fr. Vincent Sherpa, O.P. preaches at St. Dominic’s in Benicia on the Solemnity of Christ the King. The Church celebrates Christ the King by asking us again to submit to Him, the King of Love.  The Lord is in charge and He asks that we simply trust Him with everything and not hold back. Fr. Vincent shares his story of searching God’s will for his life and trusting him. 

Sunday, November 19th, 2017 Sharing your Talents

Fr. Jerome Cudden, O.P. preaches about the parable of the servants that are given talents, each to their ability, and what they did with them.  If we were all given the same exact same gifts how could we complement one another to complete the mission? The scripture says the master says, “come and share your gifts”. It would be a great injustice to do nothing with what God has given us. How are you sharing the gifts that God has given you? Are you using them to further the Glory of God? Listen and enjoy the full homily. 

Sunday, November 12th, 2017 The wise vs. the Foolish

Fr. Corwin Low, O.P. preaches at St. Dominic’s in Benicia on November 12th about the parable of the wise vs. the foolish virgins and its analogy to whether or not we will be prepared to be welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven. It is our love of the Lord that makes the preparation and the appeal of the moral life easier and even more enjoyable because we desire to feel God’s presence in our lives and we long to be with Him. 


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