May 2015

May 17th, 2015 The Ascension of the Lord

Fr. David's Homily at St. Dominic's Benicia on the Ascension of the Lord. We will be given strength by the Holy Spirit to solve the problems of the world.

Sunday May 10th, 2015 Remain in My Love

Fr. Corwin's Mother's Day homily on remaining in God's love. How much effort do we put in to our faith life in order to remain in His love. The sacraments heals and fortifies us in our faith but it takes constant work because it doesn't come naturally. Who helps us to stop focusing on ourselves and focus on the needs of others? Mothers. The immeasurable value of mothers in our formation.

May 3rd, 2015 Response to Protestant Claim that Catholics Aren’t Christians

A few weeks ago the Benicia Herald Newspaper ran an article contesting that Catholics aren't necessarily Christians. Fr. Jerome delivers a homily that refutes the argument of Sola Scriptura (that the Scripture alone is the source of God's Salvation). Here Fr. Jerome explains why Catholics acknowledge the authority of the Church in regards to our understanding of sacred scripture. Furthermore, as our little ones receive the Sacrament of First Holy Communion on this Sunday we are reminded of the soul and divinity of Christ present in the Eucharist, the sacred scripture and words of Jesus that is the source of our belief, and the blessings of our christian community when we partake in the celebration of the Mass. We should all be in awe of the love of Christ whether we are receiving the Eucharistic for the first time, the one hundredth time or the last time.

April 2015

April 26, 2015 I am the Good Shepherd

Fr. David's Homily on Jesus as the Good Shepherd. The hear my voice and know that they are mine. The Shepard that never ceases to come and look for his sheep, to make sure they are safe. The Good Shepard, Jesus, loves his flock. We are the sheep of His flock.

April 19th, 2015 Exchange of Peace

Fr. Corwin's Homily on the Third Sunday of Easter at St. Dominic's Church in Benicia. He recounts his experience at the Requiem Mass for Pope John Paul II in Rome and the significant exchange of Peace among world leaders during the Mass. Learn why the exact timing is so important to the order of the Mass and our preparation in receiving the Eucharist. Listen and deepen your faith and appreciation of the Mass today!

April 12th, 2015 Divine Mercy Sunday

Fr. Jerome Homily on Divine Mercy Sunday. Understanding the journey from sin to forgiveness and ultimately mercy.

April 5th, 2015 Easter Sunday Morning

Fr. Corwin's homily on Easter Sunday morning. Why did Jesus die for our sins and why does it matter?

April 4th, 2015 Easter Vigil

Easter Vigil homily by Fr. Jerome's ties all ten of the Mass' readings together to explain the beautiful and very personal relationship each of us has God.