Homilies

Homilies

Preaching is at the heart of what it means to be a Dominican. Click this site to hear our latest homilies.

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Commentary

Commentary

This is an attempt for thoughtful commentary on an eclectic set of topics.

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Ask for Prayer

Ask for Prayer

Twice a day, every day prayers and petitions are offered for those who ask.

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  • Prayers for November 12, 2019

    November 12, 2019 by

    Please pray for my mom. For those of you who have been following, praying and supporting my dad and our family, we found out over the past few days that his tumor has returned. We would appreciate prayers and kind words to him. We will be meeting with doctors over the next few days to… Read more

  • Prayers for November 11, 2019

    November 11, 2019 by

    For all those who serve in the military, for their families and for their safety. May our dedication to justice and the common good be worthy of their sacrifice of freedom to protect us. For all who are ill: that God will bring healing to all who are sick, renewal of hope to all who… Read more

  • Going Behind the Word: 32nd Sunday

    November 10, 2019 by

    The first reading from this week comes from one of the books of the Maccabees. Just who were they? And how does the time they lived relate to the time of Jesus, and to our time today? This new podcast seeks to go behind the reading to give context to help us to understand better what we hear at Mass.

  • Stand up, Blend in, or cause chaos

    November 10, 2019 by

    The time a couple of centuries before Jesus was an interesting one. There was a lot of political fighting, war, and religious fighting. It was a time when some sought to blend in, becoming like the culture around them. Others sought to defend their religious freedom. Still others sought to impose their ways of belief on others by killing them. It was a time that became perfect for the arrival of Jesus on the earth. Why? Because it became a time where the power of personal witness invited people to a more powerful relationship with God. Jesus did not force others to believe in him. It was the authentic witness of faith that inspired others to believe in him. This personal relationship of trust in God was one which led to total surrender, even at the cost of death. What is your witness? How do you help people to see in the way you live your life the invitation to believe in Jesus?

  • Prayers for November 10, 2019

    November 10, 2019 by

    We pray for all who are burdened by fear and anxiety: that the Spirit will free them, help them to recognize that God is with them, and fill their hearts with peace. today’s Confirmation retreat is for 85 – 8th graders from multiple parishes in Quincy, IL; please pray for us! @diospringfield @archstl #CatholicSTL #REAP31… Read more

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