Monday, May 14, 2012

2007 Pius Seniors/Parents Mass

Every year in Lincoln, shortly before graduation, the Seniors of Pius X high school and their parents have a special Mass, followed by a fancy brunch downtown.  I think they're holding this year's Mass today even.  On May 14, 2007, I was asked to celebrate that Mass at St. John's and preach it. They were the first class I taught as a priest. It was also the first time I ever recorded a homily. Oh, and it was my 1,001st Mass.

Listen here:

Or download this recording (18 minutes)
(Right-click where it says "4.4 MB" in the lower right corner)

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Hastings Baccalaureate/Mother's Day homily

Happy Mother's Day!  
Happy Graduation to the Class of 2012!  
Happy Don't-forget-love-is-sacrificial-and-hurts Day!

Listen here:

Or download the recording here — 15 minutes
(Right-click on the blue "3.6 MB" in the lower right corner)

Jesus' words about love and friends (+being Mother's Day) makes a good springboard to lead high school graduates to think about the "schools of love" they've been raised in since birth, and to challenge them to love one another as Christ loved them—"Greater love has no man than to lay down his life for his friends."