Homily Podcasts

04-22-2018 – 4o Domingo de Pascua

Hay muchas partes para nuestro reflejo este fin de semana. Se llama el domingo del buen pastor, por el Evangelio. También se llama el domingo de la vocación, por el Evangelio. También es un gran domingo para reflexionar sobre el poder de la muerte, porque el Evangelio. O mejor dicho, la falta de poder en la muerte.
En primer lugar, Jesús se llama a sí mismo el buen pastor en el Evangelio. Así que es comprensible que llamaríamos a este buen pastor el domingo. Jesús es el pastor que depuso su vida por sus ovejas, por su novia, por la iglesia, por nosotros.
Jesús llama a los sacerdotes para que tomen un manto similar. Yo, y todos mis hermanos sacerdotes son llamados a re-presentar a Cristo, especialmente a la comunidad de fe. Estamos llamados a ser pastores por derecho propio. Ningún hombre se toma esto solo. Él es llamado a él por Cristo mismo. Es claramente una vocación, un llamamiento, que tiene que entrar libremente, si va a ser fructífero. Hay quienes parecen haber ido a esta vocación por las razones equivocadas, o con una mezcla de nociones de lo que el sacerdocio es de aproximadamente. En los últimos decenios, lo que …read more

Source:: Fr. Frank Jindra’s Homily Podcasts

04-22-2018 – 4th Sunday of Easter

There are a lot of parts for our reflection this weekend. It is called Good Shepherd Sunday, because of the gospel. It is also called vocation Sunday, because of the gospel. It is also a great Sunday to reflect on the power of death, because the gospel. Or rather, I should say, the lack of power in death.
First of all, Jesus calls himself the Good Shepherd in the gospel. So it is understandable that we would call this Good Shepherd Sunday. Jesus is the Shepherd who laid down his life for his sheep, for his bride, for the church, for us.
Jesus calls priests to take up a similar mantle. I, and all my brother priests are called to re-present Christ, especially to the community of faith. We are called to be shepherds in our own right. No man takes this on by himself. He is called to it by Christ himself. It is clearly a vocation, a calling, that has to be freely entered into, if it is going to be fruitful. There are those who appear to have gone into this vocation for the wrong reasons, or with mixed up notions of what the priesthood is about. In recent …read more

Source:: Fr. Frank Jindra’s Homily Podcasts

04-15-2018 – 30 Domingo de Pascua

Cuando leí por primera vez los comentarios de Pedro en nuestra primera lectura de hoy, la primera parte de ella suena como si estuviera acusando a sus compañeros judíos, y no muy bien. Pero eso es sólo el caso porque se toma un poco fuera de contexto. Este es el sermón de Pedro que dio después de que él y Juan sanaran al lisiado. Este es el lisiado que Pedro dijo “plata y oro que no tengo, pero lo que tengo te doy, en el nombre de Jesucristo de Nazaret subida y andando!”
Así que Pedro les está explicando el resultado de lo que habían hecho matando a Jesús. Aviso, no es una acusación sobre ellos matando a Jesús, pero les está explicando el resultado. Esto se ve principalmente en el siguiente versículo de la lectura que tenemos hoy: “… que el Señor puede concederte tiempos de refresco y enviarte al Mesías ya designado para ti, Jesús… ” Pedro continúa desde aquí para hablar de que Jesús está en el cielo, porque esto es después de la ascensión, y que él es un cumplimiento de todos los profetas.
Por supuesto, al menos tengo que mencionar lo que sucede después de eso. A …read more

Source:: Fr. Frank Jindra’s Homily Podcasts

04-15-2018 – 3rd Sunday of Easter

When I first read Peter’s comments in our first reading today, the first part of it sounds like he is accusing his fellow Jews, and not very nicely. But that is only the case because it is taken a little bit out of context. This is Peter’s sermon that he gave after he and John healed the cripple. This is the cripple that Peter said “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I have I give to you, in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise and walk!”
So Peter is explaining to them the result of what they had done by killing Jesus. Notice, it is not an accusation about them killing Jesus, but is explaining to them the result. This is seen mainly in the very next verse from the reading we have today: “… that the Lord may grant you times of refreshment and send you the Messiah already appointed for you, Jesus… ”Peter goes on from here to talk about Jesus being in heaven, because this is after the Ascension, and that he is a fulfillment of all of the prophets.
Of course, I have to at least mention what happens after that. Namely, the …read more

Source:: Fr. Frank Jindra’s Homily Podcasts

04-08-2018 – Divine Mercy Sunday – 2nd Sunday of Easter

There are a couple of things about this scene with St. Thomas, Doubting Thomas, that have been a curiosity for me. The first one is: why was not Thomas with all of them the first time? The answer is simple: Jesus set it up that way so that he could do with Thomas what he was going to do. It is no great mystery that Jesus knew who was there and who was not. And that he knew what Thomas’s reaction was going to be.
Jesus, by the very way he sets up his resurrection appearances, is setting up the disciples to understand all he has done. Also, I think, Jesus was having fun with his disciples. Look at the story of the road to Emmaus; or Mary Magdalene at the tomb.
So now he is appearing to the disciples, and he does so knowing that Thomas is not there. He knows that Thomas is going to be the one who will push the issue: “I will not believe until I touch the wounds in his hands!”
Now, Thomas’s reaction has been written about throughout the history of the church. I want to quote St. Augustine on this: “Thomas saw and touched …read more

Source:: Fr. Frank Jindra’s Homily Podcasts

04-08-2018 – Domingo de la Misericordia Divina O 2o Domingo de Pascua

Hay un par de cosas de esta escena con San Tomás, Dudando de Tomás, que han sido una curiosidad para mí. La primera es: ¿por qué no fue Tomás con todos ellos la primera vez? La respuesta es simple: Jesús lo configuró de esa manera para que pudiera hacer con Tomás lo que iba a hacer. No es un gran misterio que Jesús supiera quién estaba allí y quién no. Y que sabía lo que la reacción de Tomás iba a ser.
Jesús, por la misma forma en que él establece sus apariciones de resurrección, está estableciendo a los discípulos para entender todo lo que él ha hecho. También, pienso, Jesús se estaba divirtiendo con sus discípulos. Mira la historia del camino a Emaús; o María Magdalena en la tumba.
Así que ahora él está apareciendo a los discípulos, y lo hace sabiendo que Tomás no está allí. Él sabe que Tomás va a ser el que va a empujar el tema: “no voy a creer hasta que toque las heridas en sus manos!”
Ahora, la reacción de Tomás ha sido escrita a lo largo de la historia de la iglesia. Quiero citar a San Agustín en esto: “Tomás vio y tocó al …read more

Source:: Fr. Frank Jindra’s Homily Podcasts

04-08-2018 – Parish First Communion

First of all, a Big congratulations to all of you receiving your First Communion this afternoon, and a congratulations to your families as well. My prayer for all of you is that you will grow more in your love for Jesus every day and every time you receive him in Communion.
Una gran felicitación a todos ustedes que reciben su primera comunión esta tarde, y una felicitación a sus familias también. Mi oración por todos ustedes es que crecerán más en su amor por Jesús cada día y cada vez que lo reciban en comunión.
St. Thomas was the first one, EL PRIMERO, to refer to Jesus as Lord and God. This is very significant. Thomas is saying at least two things here, if not more.
First, Jesus has the right to claim Lordship, or Kingship, over Thomas. Indeed, Jesus has earned the right to claim the Kingship of all humanity, because of what he went through. It is only a majestic and righteous King, who is willing to place all his subjects above himself, that makes Him worthy to be called “Lord”.
Second, Jesus has the right to claim to be God. By what He accomplished, in rising from the dead, he …read more

Source:: Fr. Frank Jindra’s Homily Podcasts

04-01-2018 – Easter

I know this is not a true story, but since Easter is on April Fool’s Day this year, this seemed to make a good opportunity to share this particular joke. In addition, after that atheist FALSELY wrote that the Pope said there was no hell…
In a small town in East Texas, an atheist filed a case against Easter and Passover holy days. He hired an attorney from up north to bring a discrimination case against Christians and Jews, and observances of their holy days. The argument was that it was unfair that atheists had no such recognized days.
The case was brought before a judge, a lifelong resident of this same town. After listening to the passionate presentation by the lawyer, the judge banged his gavel and declared, “case dismissed!”
The lawyer immediately stood and objecting to the ruling said “Your Honor! How can you possibly dismiss this case? The Christians have Christmas, Easter, and other religious holidays.
“The Jews have Passover, Yom Kippur, and Hanukkah, yet my client and other atheists have no such holidays, ” The attorney argued.
The judge leaned forward in his chair and slowly said, “but you do: your client, counselor, is woefully ignorant.”
The lawyer said, “Your Honor, we …read more

Source:: Fr. Frank Jindra’s Homily Podcasts

04-01-2018 – Domingo de Pascua

Sé que esto no es una historia real, pero desde la Pascua es el día de los inocentes de abril de este año, esto parecía hacer una buena oportunidad para compartir esta broma en particular. Además, después de que ateo escribió falsamente que el Papa dijo que no había infierno…
En una pequeña ciudad en el este de Texas, un ateo presentó un caso contra la Pascua cristiana y los días santos de la Pascua judía. Contrató a un abogado del norte para traer un caso de discriminación contra los cristianos y los judíos, y las observancias de sus días santos. El argumento era que era injusto que los ateos no tuvieran esos días reconocidos.
El caso fue llevado ante un juez, un residente de toda la vida de esta misma ciudad. Después de escuchar la apasionada presentación del abogado, el juez golpeó su denunció y declaró: “¡ Caso despedido!”
El abogado de inmediato se irguió y oponerse a la sentencia dice “Su honor! Cómo se puede descartar este caso? Los cristianos han de Navidad, Pascua y otras fiestas religiosas.
“los judíos tienen Pascua, Yom Kippur y Janucá, pero mi cliente y otros ateos no tienen tales vacaciones”, argumentó el abogado.
El juez se inclinó …read more

Source:: Fr. Frank Jindra’s Homily Podcasts

03-29-2018 – Holy Thursday

I spent some time reflecting on this service tonight and there were some different kinds of thoughts that surfaced that I have to admit kind of surprised me. So I ask for your forbearance as I try to get the words put in the right form that will make sense. It has not been percolating in my mind for as long as I normally like to have.
We are not going to do a foot washing ceremony this evening, but that is one of the options for this Mass. The reason why, the reasons I should say, are very many. But it is an important image.
As I was thinking about all the was going on in the readings today, what struck me was how this is the place, this is the time where the priesthood was begun with the Last Supper. At this same time, in the same kind of liturgical setting, the night before Jesus dies. And he gives the example to his apostles of being a servant, of washing the feet.
And what struck me with that, in connection with the that the institution of the of the Lord’s Supper, was an understanding of, and another partial …read more

Source:: Fr. Frank Jindra’s Homily Podcasts

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