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18th Sunday in Ordinary TimePodcast
by Fr. Felix Lim
Up until about 10 years ago, I hated sushi. Didn't even want to look at it on someone else's plate. The very thought of eating uncooked fish totally turned me off. On the other hand, up until 10 years ago, I had never eaten sushi, I had never even tasted it. But I knew I didn't like it. I knew it wasn't for me. And then I tried it. And now I love it. Now I have a real appetite for something I used to despise.
Date: 8/5/18
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17th Sunday in Ordinary TimePodcast
by Fr. Felix Lim
Can you imagine if this miracle were to happen today? Can imagine 5,000 families on a mountainside listening to Jesus when the miracle happen? How many people would whip out their iPhones to record the miracle and put in on Youtube? And then we could find out how Jesus did it. Not even so much how but what he did. Were there suddenly baskets of bread and fish all over the place? Did bread and fish rain down from the heavens? What a great video that would make!
Date: 7/29/18
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16th Sunday in Ordinary TimePodcast
by Fr. Felix Lim
In my homilies, I always try to preach in the first person plural ("We"), that's to say, I try to make sure I don't preach at you or down to you. But in some measure, today's scriptures call me to preach in the first person singular, in that these texts are directed at shepherds, who fail in caring for their flock.
Date: 7/22/18
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15th Sunday in Ordinary TimePodcast
by Fr. Felix Lim
Have you ever had to deliver a message to someone whom you knew wasn't going to be happy with the news you were bringing? That's the prophet's dilemma. Prophets, like Amos, are charged with speaking a word from God to people whom comfort and contentment are likely to be challenged by what the prophet has to say.
Date: 7/15/18
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A Thorn in the FleshPodcast
by Fr. Felix Lim
"A thorn in the flesh." That's how St. Paul describes a troublesome problem he is experiencing, although in all his writings he never discloses exactly what the "thorn in the flesh" is. Is is something physical, spiritual, or emotional? What about us? Don't many of us have a "thorn in the flesh," something we long to be free of? It might be something physical, something in our life's circumstances, something emotional or something spiritual.
Date: 7/8/18
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13th Sunday in Ordinary TimePodcast
by Fr. Felix Lim
I suspect that gathered in this church right now are many folks, like the synagogue official, unafraid to approach Jesus to ask for some healing. And there are others here too who desire some healing but who aren't sure how to ask or how to pray for it, who aren't sure if the Lord hears or listens to their prayers.
Date: 7/1/18
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SuicidePodcast
by Fr. Felix Lim
Suicide has been in the headlines and on our national consciousness these past weeks. Two high profile celebrities and cultural bright lights committed suicide: author and chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade . . .
Date: 6/24/18
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Father's DayPodcast
by Fr. Felix Lim
What Fathers Day means to each of us depends so much on our relationship with our dad and his with us . . .
Date: 6/17/18
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50th Anniversary CelebrationsPodcast
by Fr. Felix Lim
We thank God for His blessings on our parish: we celebrate our past, we rejoice in the present, and we also look forward to our future. What is it that God might want to say to us today? What can we do together so that we become an even stronger and healthier parish for the next 50 years?
Date: 6/10/18
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Corpus Christi SundayPodcast
by Fr. Felix Lim
In the annals of the history of Olympic track and field, there have been great athletes like Carl Lewis and Usain Bolt. At the Barcelona Olympics in 1992, a little known American athlete named Derek Redmond attempted to make history in the 400 meter race . . .
Date: 6/3/18
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Trinity SundayPodcast
by Fr. Felix Lim
To be noticed, as one special among all the others, to be recognized for who you are, to be known by your own name, to be accepted with open arms, to be forgiven fully and freely, to be embraced warmly, to be loved unconditionally. Who among us doesn't desire all of these things?
Date: 5/28/18
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Pentecost SundayPodcast
by Fr. Felix Lim
When I was young, I thoughts that priests and nuns were supposed to do everything in the church. And the lay people were just called to pray, pay and obey . . .
Date: 5/20/18
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Mothers DayPodcast
by Fr. Felix Lim
Mothers Day can mean so many different things to many of us and I am keenly aware of that. Some of don't know who our biological mothers are. Some of us were left in a hospital unnamed and unwanted. Some children have mothers who failed to care for them . . .
Date: 5/13/18
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6th Sunday of EasterPodcast
by Fr. Felix Lim
It's embarrassing when it happens but have you ever had someone tell you, "Hey look, it's not all about you!" That might be a good subtitle for today's scriptures: "It's not all about you . . . "
Date: 5/6/18
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5th Sunday of EasterPodcast
by Fr. Felix Lim
Every human heart longs to be connected and fears being unconnected or disconnected. Perhaps it's our first human experience that nurtures in us this desire to be connected: that first intimate connected shared by a mother with the child growing in her womb . . .
Date: 4/29/18
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4th Sunday of EasterPodcast
by Fr. Felix Lim
When I look back on my childhood, I see that I often took my parent's love for granted. I think I figured they were supposed to love me and they did. What I don't think I realized at all when I was a child was how much they loved me.
Date: 4/22/18
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Easter SundayPodcast
by Fr. Felix Lim
What do we celebrate today? What's the big deal about Easter? We celebrate the greatest athlete of all time, the victorious Lord Jesus, who has once and for all defeated our archenemy the Devil, along with his kingdom of Sin and Death.
Date: 4/1/18
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Palm SundayPodcast
by Fr. Felix Lim
if we do not encounter Jesus in his suffering, how can we hope to recognize him when he comes to meet us in ours?
Date: 3/25/18
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Fifth Sunday of LentPodcast
by Fr. Felix Lim
For whom do you grieve? For what do you grieve? We all have many experiences of grief and Jesus grieved too, as he does here for his friend, Lazarus.
Date: 3/18/18
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Fourth Sunday of LentPodcast
by Fr. Felix Lim
The story about the man born blind is not primarily about the healing of this man's blindness. Rather, it is about the light by which any one of us might come to see and to know the truth.
Date: 3/11/18
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