Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily 12-9-21

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection – December 9, 2021Homily for 2nd Week of Advent, Thursday, 12-9-21, Year C; Optional Memorial – Saint Juan Diego CuauhtlatoatzinReadings: Is 41:13-20, Ps 145, 1, 9-13ab, Gospel Mt 11:1-15Theme: Least In Heaven The least of those who are in heaven are greater than the most holy here on Earth. St. John theContinue reading “Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily 12-9-21”

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily – 12-2-21

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily – December 2, 2021Homily for 1st Week of Advent, Thursday, 12-2-21, Year CReadings: Is 26:1-6, Ps 25, Ps 118:1&8-9, 19-21, 25-27a, Gospel Mt 7:21, 24-27Theme: Only the Just We all can struggle with people who have double standards. They say one thing and then do another. They tell you that theyContinue reading “Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily – 12-2-21”

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection 11-25-21

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection – November 25, 2021Reflection for the 34th Week of Ordinary Time, Thursday, 11-25-21, Year BReadings: Dn 6:12-28, Dn 3:68-74, Gospel Lk 21:20-28Optional Mem: St. Catherine of Alexandria-Virgin and MartyrTheme: Redemption of True Faith As Jesus comes closer to Jerusalem, the scene is one of an ecstatic crowd, much like one where fansContinue reading “Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection 11-25-21”

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection 11-18-21

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection – November 18, 2021Reflection for the 33rd Week of Ordinary Time, Thursday, 11-18-21, Year BReadings: Mc 2:15-29, Ps 50:1b-2,5-6,14-15, Gospel Lk 19:41-44Optional Mem: Dedication of the Basilicas of Saints Peter and Paul, ApostlesTheme: Unwavering Faith As Jesus comes closer to Jerusalem, the scene is one of an ecstatic crowd, much likeContinue reading “Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection 11-18-21”

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection 11-11-21

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection – November 11, 2021Reflection for the 32nd Week of Ordinary Time, Thursday, 11-11-21, Year BReadings: Wis 7:22b-8:1, Ps 119:89,90,91,130,135,175, Gospel Lk 17:20-25Mem: St. Martin of Tours, BishopTheme: False Prophets Without Wisdom On November 18th, 1978, in Jonestown, Guyana, Jim Jones, leader of the Peoples Temple, would instruct his followers, 900 totalContinue reading “Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection 11-11-21”

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily – 11-4-21

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily – November 4, 2021Homily for the 31stt Week of Ordinary Time, Thursday, 11-4-21, Year BReadings: Rom 14:7-12, Ps 27:1, 4, 13-14, Gospel Lk 15:1-10 Mem: St. Charles BorromeoTheme: Merciful Help I was talking with a good friend about living a life in Christ and how difficult it is to do inContinue reading “Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily – 11-4-21”

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection 10-28-21

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection – October 28, 2021Reflection for the 30th Week of Ordinary Time, Thursday, 10-28-21, Year BReadings: Eph 2:19-22, Psalm 19:2-5, Gospel Lk 6:12-16Feast of St. Simon and St. Jude, ApostlesTheme: Holiness Holiness is not something we learn on our own or give to ourselves. Holiness is a gift from God. We canContinue reading “Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection 10-28-21”

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection 10-21-21

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection – October 21, 2021Reflection for the 29th Week of Ordinary Time, Thursday, 10-21-21, Year BReadings: Rom 6:19-23, Psalm 1:1-2,3,4&6, Gospel Lk 12:49-53Theme: God First A gold ring does not just come forth from the earth as a shiny, perfectly round, object ready to wear.  It starts out as a crusty, dirt-filledContinue reading “Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection 10-21-21”

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection 10-14-21

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection – October 14, 2021Reflection for the 28th Week of Ordinary Time, Thursday, 10-14-21, Year BReadings: Rom 3:21-30, Psalm 130:1b-6b, Gospel Lk 11:47-54Optional Memorial of St. Callistus I, Pope and MartyrTheme: Are We Worthy of the Dead? Imagine having a conversation with someone about a controversial subject. You do your best toContinue reading “Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection 10-14-21”

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily 10-7-21

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily – October 7, 2021Homily for the 27th Week of Ordinary Time, Thursday, 10-7-21, Year BReadings: Mal 3:13-20b, Psalm 1:1-2,3,4 & 6, Gospel Lk 11:5-13Memorial of Our Lady of the RosaryTheme: God’s Saving Grace Through Prayer “You have said, ‘It is vain to serve God, and what do we profit by keepingContinue reading “Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily 10-7-21”

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection 9-23-21

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection – September 23, 2021Homily for the 25th Week of Ordinary Time, Thursday, 9-23-21, Year BReadings: Hg 1:1-8, Psalm 149, Gospel Lk 9:7-9Memorial of St. Pius of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio) PriestTheme: Put God First For those who have a keen sense of the Holy Spirit working in their lives, they know whyContinue reading “Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection 9-23-21”

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection 9-16-21

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection – September 16, 2021Reflection for the 24th Week of Ordinary Time, Thursday, 9-16-21, Year BReadings: 1 Tm 4:12-16, Psalm 111, Gospel Lk 7:36-50Theme: Humility for The Sake of Others Many times, we do not recognize the hole we have dug ourselves into. We go along each day working toward a betterContinue reading “Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection 9-16-21”

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily 9-5-21

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily – September 5, 2021Homily for the 23rd Week of Ordinary Time, Sunday, 9-5-21, Year BReadings: Is 35:4-7a, R Psalm 146, Jas 2:1-5, Gospel Mk 7:31-37Theme: The Healing Hand “Say to those who are frightened: Be strong, fear not! Here is your God, He comes with vindication, with divine recompense He comesContinue reading “Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily 9-5-21”

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily 9-2-21

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily – September 2, 2021Homily for the 22nd Week of Ordinary Time, Thursday, 9-2-21, Year BReadings: Col 1:9-14, Gospel Lk 5:1-11Theme: The Call Nine years ago, I was working for a lumberyard in Wisconsin as a General Manager of a small truss plant building trusses for the residential home industry. I hadContinue reading “Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily 9-2-21”

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily 8-26-21

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily – August 26, 2021Homily for the 21st Week of Ordinary Time, Thursday, 8-26-21, Year BReadings: 1 Thes 3:7-13, Gospel Mt 24:42-51Theme: Be Prepared The Boy Scout motto is “Be Prepared.” Scouting is all about preparing ourselves for unknown circumstances that cause us to rely on survival and team skills. Whether itContinue reading “Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily 8-26-21”

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily 8-19-21

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily – August 19, 2021Reflection for the 20th Week of Ordinary Time, Thursday, 8-19-21, Year Readings: 1st Jgs 11:29-39a, Gospel Mt 22:1-14Optional Memorial – St John Eudes – PriestTheme: Faithful Commitment A true test of character for any of us is whether we hold true to our promises to do what weContinue reading “Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily 8-19-21”

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily 8-5-21

Deacon Steven Johnson’s HomilyAugust 5, 2021Homily for the 18th Week of Ordinary Time, Thursday, 8-5-21, Year BReadings: 1st Nm 20:1-13, 34-38, Gospel Mt 16:13-23Optional Memorial – Dedication of the Basilica of St. Mary MajorTheme: Trust in the Truth Trust, what is trust? According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, trust is the assured reliance on character,Continue reading “Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily 8-5-21”

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily 7-29-21

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily – July 29, 2021Homily for the 17th Week of Ordinary Time, Thursday, 7-29-21, Year BReadings: 1st Ex 40:16-21, 34-38, Gospel Jn 11:19-27Memorial – St. MarthaTheme: To Serve is Devine For Moses, serving the Lord was natural and engrained in him. He did as the Lord asked without question, without complaint. HeContinue reading “Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily 7-29-21”

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily 7-22-21

Deacon Steven Johnson’s HomilyJuly 22, 2021Homily for the 16th Week of Ordinary Time, Thursday, 7-22-21, Year BReadings: 1st Sg 3:1-4a, Gospel Jn 20:1-2, 11-18Memorial – St. Mary MagdaleneTheme: Seek the One Whom Your Heart Loves Mary Magdalene loved the Lord. She loved Him so much that she risked her own life following Jesus to HisContinue reading “Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily 7-22-21”

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily 7-15-21

Deacon Steven Johnson’s HomilyJuly 15, 2021Homily for the 15th Week of Ordinary Time, Thursday, 7-15-21, Year BReadings: 1st Ex 3:13-20, Gospel Mt 11:28-15 Memorial – St. Bonaventure, Bishop and Doctor; Born 1218 in Italy; Joined the Franciscan order; Became Bishop and Cardinal of Albano, Italy; He is considered the greatest exponent of mystical theology inContinue reading “Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily 7-15-21”