Deacon Jim Olson’s Homily – 4-5-21

Deacon Jim Olson’s HomilyApril 5, 2021 We are sons and daughters of God and citizens of His kingdom.To be reborn in the Spirit is to enter that society in which God is honored and obeyed. Those who willingly accept God’s rule in their lives become citizens of God’s heavenly kingdom and members of God’s family – His adoptedContinue reading “Deacon Jim Olson’s Homily – 4-5-21”

Deacon Jim Olson’s Homily – 3-29-21

Deacon Jim Olson’s HomilyMarch 29, 2021257 3-29-21 Monday of Holy Week John 12:1-11 God’s Love is unbounded and poured out in gratitude. The Gospel of John records that, the whole house was filled with the perfume of the ointment (John 12:3).  What Mary had done brought sweetness not only in the physical sense, but the spiritual sense as well.Continue reading “Deacon Jim Olson’s Homily – 3-29-21”

Deacon Jim Olson’s Homily – 3-15-21

Deacon Jim Olson’s HomilyMarch 15, 2021244 3-15-21 4th WOL John 4:43-54 27.1 27 PERSONAL PRAYER When Jesus had a need for prayer, He found a place to pray in, which was usually off byHimself away from other people. There are many passages in the Gospel narrating that Jesushas withdrawn from the crowds and has goneContinue reading “Deacon Jim Olson’s Homily – 3-15-21”

Deacon Jim Olson’s Homily – 3-8-21

Deacon Jim Olson’s HomilyMarch 8, 2021237 3-8-21 3rd WOL Luke 4:24-30 Nothing in John of God’s early life foreshadowed his future sanctity. He ran away as a boy from his home in Portugal, tended sheep and cattle in Spain, and served as a soldier against the French, and afterward against the Turks.  When about fortyContinue reading “Deacon Jim Olson’s Homily – 3-8-21”

Deacon Jim Olson’s Homily – 2-22-21

Deacon Jim Olson’s HomilyFebruary 22, 2021535 2-22-21 1st WOL Matthew 16:13-19 This is a book report. The book is “Faith of our Founding Father.”By Janice Connell Today is the birthday of the father of our nation George Washington. When the news media mentions George Washington, they will invariably mention that he was a Mason. Masons believeContinue reading “Deacon Jim Olson’s Homily – 2-22-21”

Deacon Jim Olson’s Homily – 1-25-21

519 1-25-21 Conversion of Paul 3rd WOT Mark 16:15-18 The Grace of God changed St Paul from a persecutor of Christians to a messenger ofthe Gospel.This fact teaches us that our faith has its basis in grace and the free correspondenceof each person.The best way to bring about the unity of Christians is to encourageContinue reading “Deacon Jim Olson’s Homily – 1-25-21”

Deacon Jim Olson’s Homily – 1-18-21

311 1-18-21 2nd WOT Mark 2:18-22 The presence of the Bridegroom, by Bede the Venerable, 672-735 A.D.“From the time that the incarnation of our Savior was first promised to the patriarchs,it was always awaited by many upright souls with tears and mourning – until he came.From that time when, after his resurrection, he ascended to heaven, allContinue reading “Deacon Jim Olson’s Homily – 1-18-21”

Deacon Jim Olson’s Homily – 1-4-21

212 1-4-21 St Elizabeth Ann Seton Matthew 4:12-17, 23-25  The many enforced separations from her dear ones by death & distance, served to draw Elizabeth’s heart to God and eternity. The accepting & embracing of God’s will- “The Will,” as she called it – would be a keynote in her spiritual life. Elizabeth’s deep concernContinue reading “Deacon Jim Olson’s Homily – 1-4-21”

Deacon Jim Olson’s Homily – 12-28-20

698 12-28-20 Holy Innocents Matthew 2:13-18 In government today there are those who propose that when a child is born naturally that the Doctor would consult with the mother of the child as to whether the child should be permitted to live, or its life be terminated. The first objection to this practice should beContinue reading “Deacon Jim Olson’s Homily – 12-28-20”

Deacon Jim Olson’s Homily – 12-14-20

187 12-14-20 3rd WOA St John of the Cross A man of very small physical stature, as a poet and mystic, is among the giants. What was rare about him was the combination of deep poetic sensitivity and articulateness with the rigorous thought-training of a Thomist philosophy and theology. Written as commentaries on his pomes,Continue reading “Deacon Jim Olson’s Homily – 12-14-20”

Deacon Jim Olson’s Homily – 11-30-20

Monday, November 30, 2020      Saint Andrew was one of the fishermen of Bethsaida, and brother of Saint Peter, and became a disciple of Saint John the Baptist.  He seemed always eager to bring others into notice; when called himself by Christ on the banks of the Jordan, his first thought was to go in searchContinue reading “Deacon Jim Olson’s Homily – 11-30-20”

Deacon Jim Olson’s Homily – 11-23-20

503 11-23-20 34 th WOT Luke 21:1-4 Do you know the joy of selfless giving and generous love for others? True love does not calculate – it spends lavishly! Jesus drove this point home to his disciples while sitting in the temple and observing people offering their tithes. Jesus praised a poor widow who gaveContinue reading “Deacon Jim Olson’s Homily – 11-23-20”