Tag Archives: Vocation

Monday Conversation: Discerning a vocation. Catholic Inspiration

Fr. Andrew and Dan Tracy offer some key insights to help discern God’s calling for those who are searching for their vocation or those who mentor them along the way.

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20 Years as a Catholic Priest! Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 9th Week of the Year

Today is my 20th anniversary as a priest!  As I reflect on the Gospel reading today, I pray that each of us will live our Christian vocation to love the Lord and one another with all our heart!

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2nd Sunday of the Year – Listening to the Lord’s Call. Catholic Inspiration

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Fr. Andrew’s Homily Podcast

Mass Readings – 2nd Sunday of the Year

Isaiah, Paul, and John the Baptist all respond to the Lord’s call for their lives.  Their example inspires us to listen to our hearts, to others and to the Lord so that we might proclaim, like the response in the psalm today, “Hear am I Lord, I come to do your will!”

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Note: Thought I’d post a picture of my niece, Lucy, as I included her brothers and sister in recent posts.  Love you, Lucy!


2nd Sunday of the Year

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Study: Consider a time when you were invited to take on an opportunity.  What helped you accept it?  What caused you to resist?

Pray:  Ask the Lord to guide your life.  Surrender your heart to Jesus Christ and make him the Lord of your life.

Serve: Is there someone in need of your guidance?  Perhaps as a coach, mentor, teacher, or friend?  How can you help them?

Mass Readings – 2nd Sunday of the Year

Here’s a quick overview of the readings this week:

  • 1st – The prophet Isaiah describes a servant of the Lord
  • Psalm – “Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will.”
  • 2nd – Paul addresses the church of Corinth
  • Gospel – John the Baptist testifies to Jesus

In all of these readings we see the pattern emerge about serving the Lord.  Isaiah describes it; the Psalmist proclaims it; Paul refers to it; John the Baptist shows it.

Throughout salvation history God has  called men and women to offer their lives in a variety of different ways.  Perhaps in a holy way of life or through heroic sacrifice; or maybe through service, works of charity, or prayerful stillness.

It’s crucial to note, however, that the Lord continues to call disciples today.  Our lives – redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ – are precious, holy, and sacred.  We have been given the gift to choose how we will live, and thus become a gift to the world.

Every day we reaffirm the gift of our lives.  Perhaps you are searching for the Lord’s call in your life today…take time to discern how you can offer your life.  Perhaps you have chosen your vocation…then live it with passion!  And while we can’t change the past, we can learn from it, and apply the insights into making the present moment a blessed offering to God.


2nd Sunday of Lent – Encountering the Lord on the Mountaintop. Catholic Inspiration

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Fr. Andrew’s 2nd Sunday of Lent Homily Podcast

There are moments in life that change and transform us – mountaintop experiences – that lead us in new and powerful directions.  Just as the Apostles encountered God’s grace on the mountain, so too we can be guided by Christ as we open our hearts to the Lord’s prompting both within and without.

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If you are looking for more material to help you this Lent, you might consider this list of presentations I have offered over the last couple of years.  Feel free to check it out and share if you find it helpful:

Podcast Resources for a Powerful Lent

 

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30th Sunday of the Year – Divine Power in Human Life – Catholic Inspiration

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Fr. Andrew’s 30th Sunday of the Year Homily Podcast

The grace of Jesus Christ brings power to our lives.  We have the opportunity to draw on Christ and share his grace with others, especially as we live our vocation and help others to find their own!

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4th Sunday of Easter – Cornerstones in the Shepherd’s Care – Catholic Inspiration

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Fr. Andrew’s 4th Sunday of Easter Homily Podcast

How do we face rejection?  How do we confront the obstacles and roadblocks that are part of life?  Two key points surface:

  • Strength
  • Wisdom

May we call upon the Lord for what we need – regardless of our vocation in life – to find our way!

This homily was given at Cathedral of Christ the King on Sunday, April 26, 2015.