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Fr. Joseph Gill

The Daily Sacrifice

In the Old Testament, the Jews had a powerful and beautiful way to worship — daily sacrifices in the Temple. Following God’s commands, they worshiped

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Fr. Joseph Gill

In the Hands of God

Every news outlet has been covering the coronavirus epidemic with regularity. It’s hard to avoid the news of this disease – it is literally everywhere.

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Fr. Joseph Gill

In Good Times and Bad

Jesus gave His disciples the gift of seeing His glory in the Transfiguration so they would not lose faith when He was beaten, bloodied, and

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Fr. Joseph Gill

On Temptation

Temptation. All of us face it daily – but how to we deal with it well? Let’s look at our Scriptures for that answer. First,

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Fr. Joseph Gill

Ash Wednesday

In Jesus’ day, the word “hypocrites” didn’t really have any bad connotations. Actually, it just meant an actor in a play. Hypocrite literally means “one

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Fr. Joseph Gill

Forgiveness, Chastity, and Faithfulness

Last Sunday’s Gospel speaks to us of some counter-cultural themes: forgiveness, chastity, faithfulness. Let’s look at some of these themes. First, forgiveness. This is a

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Fr. Joseph Gill

Do We Get A Second Chance?

This past week, as the world was still remembering the death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, a high school principal in Washington State posted on

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Fr. Joseph Gill

Plugged-In

Imagine if you were to go home tonight and you go to switch on your favorite lamp, but nothing happens. So you replace the light

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Fr. Joseph Gill

The Call to Discipleship

Are you a disciple? I would guess that in this church today, not everyone is a disciple. Some are here because they are forced to

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Fr. Joseph Gill

Called to Be Holy

A few years ago, I spent a week in Fatima on pilgrimage. It was beautiful to be there in such a holy place, where you

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Fr. Joseph Gill

Fruitful Baptism

Pope John Paul II was once asked by a reporter, “What was the most significant day of your life?” There could be lots to choose

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Fr. Joseph Gill

God With Us

Back in 1995, pop singer Joan Osborne had a hit song, “One of Us”, in which she asks the question, “What if God was one

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Fr. Joseph Gill

Advent Hope

It took a long time to build St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. A really, really long time. The construction began in 1506 and finished in

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Fr. Joseph Gill

The Present of Presence

Our Orthodox Jewish brothers and sisters are quite strict in keeping the Sabbath. They take God’s command to “not work on the Sabbath” quite literally.

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Fr. Joseph Gill

Not Cool to be the King

If Jesus Christ is King of the Universe, why is the world so messed up? Why is it that, despite our best efforts, it seems

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Fr. Joseph Gill

Thanksgiving 2019

This week we celebrate the great American holiday of Thanksgiving, so my bulletin column today will be about the sin of gluttony. Just kidding, it’s

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Fr. Joseph Gill

The Beauty and Danger of Indulgences

A number of parishioners mentioned this month that they were seeking indulgences for the Holy Souls in Purgatory. Some might ask: Indulgences? Are they still

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Fr. Joseph Gill

Do Catholics Believe in Ghosts?

Today let’s take up a thorny question that I am often asked – can people in Purgatory communicate with us? In other words, are ghosts

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