Saint George Parish - St. George Catholic Church Homilies

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Homilies by Father Dan Merz at St. George Catholic Church in Linn, MO

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  • Homily for June 21, 2020

    Homily for June 21, 2020

    24/06/2020

    The Blessed Virgin "kept ALL THESE THINGS in her heart." She didn't run away from hard truths, or confusing events or troublesome realities. She took them to her heart, and there sat with them in the presence of the Lord. We need to invite the Lord to hea

  • Homily for June 13, 2020

    Homily for June 13, 2020

    14/06/2020

    We don't always know how to effect real Communion with another, but Jesus tells us how to do this with Him: eating the glorious flesh and blood of the Son of Man. We need to "look" with the eyes of the spirit. And then we can begin to see and make true co

  • Homily for June 7, 2020

    Homily for June 7, 2020

    14/06/2020

    When Moses hears what kind of God the LORD is, he immediately exclaims: Accompany us! Pardon us! Let us belong to you! That's what the Father does for us in Christ with the Holy Spirit. And it's what we should do for others.

  • Homily for May 31, 2020

    Homily for May 31, 2020

    01/06/2020

    One of the great images of Pentecost in the Acts of the Apostles is the Praying Church. That Church gathering included the 12 (Church leadership), the Blessed Mother, various women, who had provided for Jesus to assist His ministry, and family members of

  • Homily for May 24, 2020

    Homily for May 24, 2020

    26/05/2020

    Just before the Ascension, the disciples see the risen Christ, and they worship Him...and they doubt...at the same time! Despite their doubts, they still worshipped. And we should, too! Our faith waxes and wanes, and that's ok. And our worship helps!

  • Homily for May 10, 2020

    Homily for May 10, 2020

    11/05/2020

    Spiritual houses lead to the royal priesthood, which leads to spiritual sacrifices, and spiritual sacrifices are the ways you and I bring order and beauty to our world, our house, our lives.

  • Homily for May 3, 2020

    Homily for May 3, 2020

    03/05/2020

    Without the gift of the Holy Spirit, we will always fall short in loving another human being, letting alone feeling perfectly loved. It is Jesus alone, the Good Shepherd, who can give us the Holy Spirit. And St. Peter says He does this whenever we repent

  • Homily for April 26, 2020

    Homily for April 26, 2020

    27/04/2020

    Christ has ransom us from our futile conduct. What are the examples of futile conduct in your own life? Certainly when we walk away from the faith like the 2 disciples in the gospel today. But anytime we turn away from what is most true, good, and loving

  • Homily for April 12, 2020

    Homily for April 12, 2020

    11/04/2020

    Resurrection is something we long for, our greatest desire. And the more we desire, the more our heart expands and stretches, the more capacity we have to love. During our pandemic, let us long for union, with Christ and with one another, even if it's the

  • Homily for April 11, 2020

    Homily for April 11, 2020

    11/04/2020

    The meeting with the risen Jesus is not simply a close family reunion. It's an encounter with the divine Lord who has conquered over death and lives forever. Jesus is risen! He is truly risen!

  • Homily for April 10, 2020

    Homily for April 10, 2020

    10/04/2020

    The true high priest, the Great High Priest, sacrifices not animals but Himself. And the sacramental priesthood offers the one and only sacrifice of Christ on the cross to re-present the eternal value of His sacrifice to us.

  • Homily for April 9, 2020

    Homily for April 9, 2020

    10/04/2020

    The command of Jesus to do this in remembrance of Him is not just about eating and drinking. It's about dying. And no matter how poorly we have done it, we have faithfully done it for nearly 2,000 years.

  • Homily for April 5, 2020 Number 2

    Homily for April 5, 2020 Number 2

    06/04/2020

    The lesson of Peter and the 12 apostles is that we should never think that any sin is beyond us. Jesus spent 3 hours in prayer in the garden, and if Peter had joined Him, he would not have denied Him. We all need grace!

  • Homily for April 5, 2020 Number 1

    Homily for April 5, 2020 Number 1

    06/04/2020

    Jesus entry into Jerusalem was a triumphal procession that announced with nothing held back that he is both the divine messiah and the royal heir to the throne of Israel. And yet Jesus shows wonderful compassion, knowing our fears, and giving us comfort a

  • Homily for March 29, 2020

    Homily for March 29, 2020

    30/03/2020

    In the story of the raising of Lazarus, the Gospel gives Jesus many titles. Each one reveals something about Jesus, and raises questions for us about what kind of relationship we have with Him.

  • Homily for March 15, 2020

    Homily for March 15, 2020

    28/03/2020

    Jesus is the Rock of our salvation (cf. Exodus 17 and Ps. 95), who was "struck" on the cross so that the Holy Spirit would flow out upon us through the saving waters of Baptism. Remember the spiritual dimensions of water!

  • Homily for March 8, 2020

    Homily for March 8, 2020

    11/03/2020

    Matthew's Gospel compares and contrasts the mount of transfiguration with the mount of Calvary. And the call to obedience links them both. The voice of the Father commands us to listen to the Son. Listening, obeying the Son will lead to the cross, but als

  • Homily for March 1, 2020

    Homily for March 1, 2020

    02/03/2020

    Saint Paul teaches that because of the 1st sin of Adam and Eve, that we are now all born dead spiritually. Christ, the 2nd Adam, restores us to spiritual life. But sometimes we still feel spiritually dead. What do we do about that? Step up the relationshi

  • Homily for February 23, 2020

    Homily for February 23, 2020

    25/02/2020

    We all experience great highs and great lows. St. Paul says today that we are the Temple of the Holy Spirit, that the Spirit of God dwells in us! Then, he immediately says that those who think themselves wise in this world are actually foolish. Be wise by

  • Homily for February 9, 2020

    Homily for February 9, 2020

    10/02/2020

    Jesus gives us two of the greatest titles ever in this Gospel: we are Salt of the earth and Light of the world. Christians are created to add flavor, brightness, splendor, purity, laughter, wit and beauty to our world. Don't forget to flash your light bri

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