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The Catholic Deacon

By Deacon Stephen Valgos

The Catholic Deacon is directed primarily to sharing reflections on Sacred Scripture from the weekday or Sunday lectionary, as well as Catholic teachings from the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Listen, share, and support!
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The Catholic DeaconFeb 02, 2009

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3.1.23 CCD Homily: Listen

3.1.23 CCD Homily: Listen

Deacon
Mar 02, 202316:18
2.22.23 CCD Homily: Dust and Ashes

2.22.23 CCD Homily: Dust and Ashes

Deacon Stephen
Feb 23, 202314:35
2.12.23 Sunday Homily: One Bite at a Time

2.12.23 Sunday Homily: One Bite at a Time

Deacon Stephen
Feb 13, 202311:05
2.8.23 CCD Homily: Follow the Law

2.8.23 CCD Homily: Follow the Law

Deacon Stephen
Feb 09, 202309:59
2.5.23 Sun. Homily: Salt and Light

2.5.23 Sun. Homily: Salt and Light

Deacon Stephen
Feb 06, 202310:18
 2.1.23 CCD Homily: Be Salt and Light

2.1.23 CCD Homily: Be Salt and Light

Deacon Stephen
Feb 02, 202310:32
1.29.23 Sun. Homily: Glory to God

1.29.23 Sun. Homily: Glory to God

Deacon Stephen
Jan 30, 202310:44
1.25.23 CCD Homily: Change of Heart

1.25.23 CCD Homily: Change of Heart

Deacon Stephen
Jan 25, 202310:41
1.8.23 Sun. Homily: The Star

1.8.23 Sun. Homily: The Star

Deacon Stephen
Jan 09, 202314:26
1.4.23 CCD Homily: Called to Be Saints

1.4.23 CCD Homily: Called to Be Saints

Deacon Stephen teaches the youth that each of us is called, like Elizabeth Ann Seton, to be a saint.
Jan 04, 202305:42
1.1.23 Sunday Homily: An Heir

1.1.23 Sunday Homily: An Heir

Deacon Stephen teaches that with the birth of Jesus Christ, we have  become adopted children of God, inheritors of the riches of eternal  life!
Jan 01, 202312:39
12.25.22 S. Homiy: The Visita

12.25.22 S. Homiy: The Visita

Today is John’s Gospel…no shepherds, no magi, no kings, no baby Jesus. John teaches if you want to know where Jesus came from, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. All things came to be through him...The true light that enlightens everyone was coming into the world.” In Jesus, the fullness of God, the eternal and invisible Word has visited his people. It’s the greatest visita of all time. The visita of vistas!
Dec 25, 202212:59
12.18.22 S. Homily: Emmanuel

12.18.22 S. Homily: Emmanuel

As we arrive at this final Sunday of Advent, Deacon Stephen explains that peace and love is what this Christian things is truly all about, after all. In Jesus, through the incarnation, God brings peace to the human heart. Not anxiety, not fear, not guilt or shame, but peace and comfort, and calm. That’s how you know Emmanuel–God is with us.
Dec 18, 202212:18
12.14.22 Advent Mission Day 3 - The Eucharist. Food for the Journey

12.14.22 Advent Mission Day 3 - The Eucharist. Food for the Journey

Deacon's part of this three part series is an explanation of the Eucharist and how God has provided this food from heaven as food that nourishes us through the journey of life. This is the bread that comes down from heaven during each Mass that we might be fed and remain strong to fight the good fight and enter into eternal life. 
Dec 14, 202255:39
12.14.22 CCD Homily: Jesus

12.14.22 CCD Homily: Jesus

Deacon Stephen teaches the youth that God desires to be with us, one with us, and to speak and act through us. The name of Jesus itself means, "Jesus Saves." That's his name, that's his mission, but he does not save us without us. We must respond. 
Dec 14, 202213:56
12.11.22 S. Homily: Joy and Patience

12.11.22 S. Homily: Joy and Patience

Deacon Stephen explains that it the readings today, St. James says, “The farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it. You too must be patient…Do not complain about one another, that you may not be judged.” Today’s message is quite clear, “If you want joy, stop trying to control the world.” Let God be God, everything in its proper time–God’s time, not ours.
Dec 11, 202213:10
12.7.22 CCD Homily: Nothing Is Impossible For God

12.7.22 CCD Homily: Nothing Is Impossible For God

Deacon Stephen teaches the youth that with god, nothing is impossible. No matter how dark, no matter how bad, with God there is always the possibility of redemption, restoration, and healing--and because of that, hope. 
Dec 07, 202210:32
12.4.22 S. Homily: God is Just

12.4.22 S. Homily: God is Just

Deacon Stephen explains that we live in a time when the leaders of homes, of schools, and of governments have become weak. In a misdirected and misunderstood desire to show love and mercy, we have failed to love and teach justice. If we are going to truly love, first justice, then mercy. First the truth of consequences for wrongful actions, and then generosity and support while those consequences are endured. Today’s readings speak of warning, repentance, and consequences. St. Augustine of Hippo said, “Don’t imagine that you love your children when you never discipline them, or that you love your neighbors when you never admonish them. This isn’t love, but mere weakness. Let your love be eager to correct, to reform.” God is love and God is just.
Dec 04, 202214:31
11.30.22 CCD Homily: God is Just

11.30.22 CCD Homily: God is Just

Deacon Stephen explains that we must always be mindful that God is just. God gives to each what is rightfully theirs. Reward to whom reward is due, and consequence to whom consequence is due. Our world often acts unjustly in a desire to love, but love and justice are found perfectly in God.  
Nov 30, 202210:53
11.27.22 1st S. Advent Homily: Climb!

11.27.22 1st S. Advent Homily: Climb!

Deacon Stephen teaches as we begin Advent, we should be motivated as we  begin to climb the Lord’s mountain this year. We should be filled with  the hope that marks this first Sunday of Advent–but we must prepare. It  sounds amazing to sit in God's presence and enter into His peace, but  first we must climb. The Christian life demands focused, concerted  effort.
Nov 27, 202213:01
11.24.22 Thanksgiving Day: Give Thanks!

11.24.22 Thanksgiving Day: Give Thanks!

Deacon Stephen teaches true joy begins by thanking God all throughout  our day for the blessings of life, children, grandchildren, food on our  table, a job, a roof over our head. The leper did it in a loud voice. So  should we! Make your faith known to all. St. Paul tells the  Thessalonians, “Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. In all  circumstances give thanks.” (5:16)
Nov 24, 202211:45
11.20.22 S. Homily: King of the Castle

11.20.22 S. Homily: King of the Castle

Deacon Stephen explains that when we recognize Jesus as the king, we are  obedient to his voice. Jesus as king comes with implications.
Nov 20, 202210:32
11.16.22 CCD Homily: Obey the King

11.16.22 CCD Homily: Obey the King

Deacon Stephen tells the youth that Jesus is the King of the Universe, the king of the castle, and it is to Him that we owe our obedience. 
Nov 16, 202210:37
11.13.22 Sun. Homily: Persevere

11.13.22 Sun. Homily: Persevere

Deacon Stephen reminds us that Jesus’ point is that we have a tendency  to be overly impressed with the things of the earth, and when they are  destroyed we are shaken–we’re upset. Today he tells us we should expect  difficulty and suffering in this life. He is the way to joy and  happiness--not stuff. Stuff will always let us down!
Nov 13, 202214:22
11.9.22 CCD Homily: Courageous

11.9.22 CCD Homily: Courageous

Deacon Stephen speaks to the youth about the importance of being courageous in the faith life.
Nov 09, 202211:01
11.6.22 Sun. Homily: God's Law

11.6.22 Sun. Homily: God's Law

Deacon Stephen asks the most important questions, namely, does God’s  law, the law of Moses, and the law of the Church matter at all to me?  Would I be willing to die, to watch my children die for love of the law?  Do I even care about the Law at all? We should. Ignorance of God’s Law  is no excuse. There will be a judgment. Which side will we be on? Those  who stood for life? For love? For God and God’s laws? Or among those who  have no time for God, for our country’s laws, for the unborn, or the  poor.
Nov 06, 202213:14
10.23.22 Sun. Homily: Compete Well

10.23.22 Sun. Homily: Compete Well

Deacon Stephen invites us to look at the end of our life. What  difference will you and I have made? Do we ever think about that; what  difference our life will have made?
Oct 23, 202211:37
10.16.22 Sun. Homily: What We Need

10.16.22 Sun. Homily: What We Need

Deacon Stephen teaches us that God wants us to go to him in prayer. He  wants us to be persistent and constant. He wants us to raise our hands  to him, and to gather friends around us in prayer on behalf of the world  and ourselves, but more than anything, God wants us to be with him  forever in heaven–that’s the goal.
Oct 16, 202211:50
10.5.22 CCD Homily: Please and Thank You!

10.5.22 CCD Homily: Please and Thank You!

Deacon Stephen tells the youth that the most basic thing in the world is to say please and thank you. To God, that is prayers of petition and thanksgiving...that's Eucharist. 
Oct 05, 202208:39
10.2.22 Sun. Homily: Right Relationship

10.2.22 Sun. Homily: Right Relationship

Deacon Stephen explains that faith is the relationship we have with the invisible God--because of our faith we trust and believe in the promises of God in Scripture and through the community of faith. And like any relationship, faith can grow if we nurture it with prayer, reflection, and adoration. 
Oct 02, 202214:32
9.28.22 CCD Homily: Do Good, Always

9.28.22 CCD Homily: Do Good, Always

Deacon Stephen explains that our goal is simply to do good! Not because we want a reward, or to avoid punishment, but because it's good to be good. We just servants doing God's will for our lives--humble servants doing God's will. 
Sep 28, 202208:53
9.25.22 Sun. Homily: A Great Separation

9.25.22 Sun. Homily: A Great Separation

Deacon Stephen explains that the great separation between Lazarus and the rich man began long before the situation of the parable. The separation began every time the rich man separated himself from those who suffered around him. He created the separation that lasted for eternity...and so do we. 
Sep 25, 202214:29
9.21.22 CCD Homily: God Still Calls

9.21.22 CCD Homily: God Still Calls

Deacon Stephen speaks to the youth of our parish, reminding them that God has not revoked the call to discipleship. He continues to call us to witness to our faith through the gifts we've been given.
Sep 21, 202209:60
9.11.22 Sun. Homily: Would You?

9.11.22 Sun. Homily: Would You?

Deacon Stephen asks whether we would be courageous enough, irresponsible enough, or loving enough to go after the one that got away...Jesus does. 
Sep 11, 202218:37
9.7.22 CCD Homily: How to Live, How to Love.

9.7.22 CCD Homily: How to Live, How to Love.

Deacon Stephen explains that the Gospels today teach us both how we are called to live, and how we are called to love.
Sep 08, 202210:16
9.4.22 Sun. Homily: Go Play

9.4.22 Sun. Homily: Go Play

Too often we try to control what is not ours to control. We are angry or  frustrated, scared, or anxious. The book of Wisdom has much to say to  us, doesn’t it? There is only one way to have peace in this life–and  that, quite simply, is to let go of the wheel and allow God to be the  Lord of our Life. It was easy to understand when we were a child–mom and  dad got the last word, but as adults we too often forget the important  lesson we had learned time and time again as a child; we’re not in  charge.
Sep 05, 202215:30
8.28.22 Sun. Homily: Humility

8.28.22 Sun. Homily: Humility

Deacon Stephen talks about the danger of greed. Greed creates a desire  in me to have more than what is mine, or what is due to me. Greed causes  me to want what is rightfully anothers', and even to plot how I might  have it. It was king David’s sin when he first took Uriah’s wife,  Bathsheba, and then had Uriah killed in battle. Greed makes me want what  is not mine to take, and do what should not be done.
Aug 29, 202212:47
8.21.22 Sun. Homily: Discipline

8.21.22 Sun. Homily: Discipline

While in college, I wrote an unpopular essay titled, “Spare the rod, spoil the child.” That saying comes from the Book of Proverbs 13:25, “Whoever spares the rod hates the child, but whoever loves will apply discipline.” Parents and children would do well to read the Book of Proverbs daily–there are some real gems in there. Gems that our parents and grandparents were well-acquainted with, but, sadly, have been lost on our generation–the effects of which are nowadays quite visible.
Aug 22, 202213:09
8.14.22 Sun. Homily: Take Your Stand

8.14.22 Sun. Homily: Take Your Stand

I am a Christian today because I like Jesus. I like how he loved people and had a tender heart toward them. I like how he healed people whether he knew them or not. I like how he fed people who were hungry, and I like how he spoke courageously to anyone–religious leader or Roman leader. He didn’t care if you were rich or poor, gentile or Jew, slave or king. He said what was true because, well, it was true. The earthly Jesus was just a good man, a courageous man, he was not afraid of anything or anyone– and I think that’s a pretty good way to live our life, don’t you? I try to live like Jesus. I’m not there yet, but I do try.
Aug 15, 202213:29
8.7.22 Sun. Homily: Be Prepared!

8.7.22 Sun. Homily: Be Prepared!

The Gospel we heard today is not meant to instill fear in us, but it should cause us to reflect a bit about the quality of our work in the Lord’s absence. Our Lord Jesus, the Son of man, is a good and generous master too. He has put us in charge of his children, his Church, the earth, and all that is in it.
Aug 08, 202209:58
7.31.22 Sun. Homily: Possessed Much?

7.31.22 Sun. Homily: Possessed Much?

Jesus tells the crowd, “Take care to guard against all greed, for though  one may be rich, one’s life does not consist of possessions.” I think  there are many good people who fall into the trap of letting their  possessions, possess them. Amazon Prime, Door Dash, and other immediate  delivery services have made it very easy for us to spend our money.
Aug 01, 202212:19
7.24.22 Sun. Homily: A Sinful City

7.24.22 Sun. Homily: A Sinful City

Deacon Stephen explains that the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah is not a window through which we judge others, but a mirror in which we reflect on to what degree we are living right, living God's commandments, and striving mightily to remain in the center of his will. 
Jul 24, 202212:00
7.3.22 Sun. Homily: Godly Labor

7.3.22 Sun. Homily: Godly Labor

Jesus’ disciples return with great joy, celebrating the power with which they were able to carry out the Lord’s work. The harvest was abundant–there was a lot of work to do–but the laborers were few–it seems there is always a labor shortage both in the Church, and in the world.
Jul 04, 202211:41
6.26.22 Sun. Homily: For Life

6.26.22 Sun. Homily: For Life

Deacon Stephen explains that disciples of Jesus Christ are unabashedly pro life. In all ways, in all forms, at all times. Our God is the Lord of Life, and we are called to be life-giving. 
Jun 26, 202210:59
6.19.22 Sun. Homily: Quote Me!

6.19.22 Sun. Homily: Quote Me!

Deacon Stephen gives a number of quotes from the lives and teachings of the early church about the truth of the Real Presence of Jesus Christ under the appearance of ordinary bread and wine. 
Jun 19, 202211:28
4.30.22 All Saints Retreat: Married Love Talk 5: Faith, Hope, Love Remain

4.30.22 All Saints Retreat: Married Love Talk 5: Faith, Hope, Love Remain

Deacon closes up the retreat with the Theological virtues of faith, hope, and love, and applies them to our married life. 
Jun 11, 202250:36
4.30.22 All Saints Retreat. Married Love Talk 4: Love is Not

4.30.22 All Saints Retreat. Married Love Talk 4: Love is Not

On talk 4 of this marriage retreat, Deacon talks about what love is not, and those attributes within our selves that cause violence to the love we had at first. 
Jun 10, 202236:52
4.30.22 All Saints Retreat. Married Love Talk 3: Love is...

4.30.22 All Saints Retreat. Married Love Talk 3: Love is...

Deacon Stephen teaches that if a marriage is to be fruitful it must be patient, and kind. It must believe all things, hope all things, endure all things, and never fail.
Jun 10, 202236:33
4.30.22 All Saints Retreat. Married Love Talk 2: If Only…1,2,3

4.30.22 All Saints Retreat. Married Love Talk 2: If Only…1,2,3

Deacon Stephen explains that it is not good enough to good at public speaking, making money, or being talented in any variety of things in the world and even in the church. If we do not have love we are nothing.
Jun 08, 202234:46
4.29.22 All Saints Retreat. Married Love. Talk 1 A Helper For Life

4.29.22 All Saints Retreat. Married Love. Talk 1 A Helper For Life

Deacon Stephen offers a retreat on married love to over a hundred people at All Saints University Parish, in Turlock. This first talk is about the call to love above all else.
Jun 08, 202254:31
5.29.22 Sun. Homily: Even Better

5.29.22 Sun. Homily: Even Better

Deacon Stephen gives a homily about recognizing that in order to grasp something better, we will have to let go of something less. 
May 29, 202208:20
5.1.22 Sun. Homily: Choose Wisely

5.1.22 Sun. Homily: Choose Wisely

Deacon Stephen reminds us to choose wisely! What we do matters and has eternal consequences. 
May 01, 202213:54
4.27.22 CCD Homily. It's No Ghost!

4.27.22 CCD Homily. It's No Ghost!

Deacon Stephen explains that the gospel writers went to great length to teach the truth of the Resurrection. Jesus was no ghost--he is truly risen!
Apr 27, 202210:22
4.24.22 Sun. Homily: Be Divine

4.24.22 Sun. Homily: Be Divine

Deacon Stephen exhorts the followers of Jesus Christ to be what we have become through Jesus Christ--divine! Restored in baptism and ever-renewed in Reconciliation, we ought to image the love and mercy of God to others on this earth. In that way we become Christ to the world, the goal of the Christian life, namely, to be like God. 
Apr 24, 202214:08
4.16.22 Saturday Vigil of the Resurrection of the Lord

4.16.22 Saturday Vigil of the Resurrection of the Lord

Deacon Stephen explains that in the Resurrection our God restores all of humanity, the earth, and all that is in it. Jesus makes things good again. 
Apr 16, 202213:05
4.13.22 CCD Homily: Small Things, Big Picture

4.13.22 CCD Homily: Small Things, Big Picture

Deacon Stephen reminds us that if we want our kids to talk to us about the really big things,  we must talk to them about the small things, because to them, they are all really big things!
Apr 13, 202209:24
4.10.22 Sun. Homily: Humility

4.10.22 Sun. Homily: Humility

Deacon Stephen offers a reflection on the virtue of humility in the Christian life.
Apr 10, 202217:32
4.3.22 Sun. Homily: Believe In Him

4.3.22 Sun. Homily: Believe In Him

Deacon Stephen gives his homily on the 5th S. of Lent. 
Apr 03, 202212:01
3.30.22 CCD Homily: Punishment for Change

3.30.22 CCD Homily: Punishment for Change

Deacon Stephen gives a homily at the youth CCD Mass. 
Mar 30, 202209:36
3.23.22 CCD Homily: A Forever Love

3.23.22 CCD Homily: A Forever Love

Deacon Stephen speaks of the absolute and forever love that a father has for his children. 
Mar 23, 202216:02
3.22.22 Tuesday Daily Mass: Our Debt

3.22.22 Tuesday Daily Mass: Our Debt

Deacon Stephen reminds us that we who have been forgiven a great debt should likewise be willing to forgive others their debt toward us.
Mar 22, 202209:60
3.20.22 Sun. Homily: And Justice

3.20.22 Sun. Homily: And Justice

We often lean on the love and mercy of God, but Deacon Stephen explains that we must also remember that God is just and there will be an accounting for all that we do or fail to do. 
Mar 20, 202214:52
3.13.22 Sun. Homily: Listen

3.13.22 Sun. Homily: Listen

Deacon Stephen speaks the the community about the importance of listening to God's beloved son, Jesus. 
Mar 14, 202212:08
3.9.22 CCD Homily: Experience God and Listen

3.9.22 CCD Homily: Experience God and Listen

Deacon speaks to the youth about taking time to experience God, and then hearing the voice of God speak to them. 
Mar 10, 202209:01
3.8.22 Tue. Homily: Forgiveness

3.8.22 Tue. Homily: Forgiveness

Deacon does a communion service on Tuesday and speaks to the community about forgiving others. 
Mar 09, 202208:12
2.27.22 Sun. Homily: A Listening Church

2.27.22 Sun. Homily: A Listening Church

Deacon Stephen talks about good leadership; leadership that listens. 
Feb 28, 202214:09
2.23.22 CCD Homily: This is a Christian

2.23.22 CCD Homily: This is a Christian

Deacon Stephen speaks to the youth about what it means to be a good Christian, and to bear good fruit. 
Feb 24, 202208:09
2.13.22 Sun. Homily: Cenotes and Ceiba Trees

2.13.22 Sun. Homily: Cenotes and Ceiba Trees

Deacon Stephen explains Jeremiah's vision of a tree that produces fruit  because its roots run deep--like the ceiba trees found in the cenotes of  Mexico.
Feb 13, 202211:16
2.9.22 CCD Homily: To Love

2.9.22 CCD Homily: To Love

Deacon Stephen
Feb 09, 202207:23
2.6.22 Sun. Homily: Deeper Water

2.6.22 Sun. Homily: Deeper Water

Jesus challenges us to trust him in spite of our current understanding of things. 
Feb 06, 202209:57
2.2.22 CCD Homily: Fulfill Your Duty

2.2.22 CCD Homily: Fulfill Your Duty

Deacon Stephen Speaks to youth and RCIA about our obligation to respond to the Lord's call. 
Feb 02, 202209:11
1.26.22 CCD Homily: God Loves Everyone

1.26.22 CCD Homily: God Loves Everyone

Deacon Stephen speaks to the youth and RCIA about God's love for them, but not only them! 
Jan 26, 202206:45
1.19.22 CCD Homily: We Are Free

1.19.22 CCD Homily: We Are Free

Deacon Stephen speaks to the youth and RCIA about the proper use of our freedom. 
Jan 19, 202209:46
1.16.22 Sun. Homily: The Ordinary Times

1.16.22 Sun. Homily: The Ordinary Times

As we enter into Ordinary Time, Deacon Stephen explains that we NEED  ordinary time, as it allows us to regroup, refocus, and relax with the  Lord.
Jan 16, 202211:30
1.5.22 CCD Homily: Jesus' Baptism

1.5.22 CCD Homily: Jesus' Baptism

Deacon Stephen explains Jesus' baptism, and the significance of our own Baptism. 
Jan 05, 202206:57
1.2.22 The Epiphany of the Lord: Bad Leaders Beware!

1.2.22 The Epiphany of the Lord: Bad Leaders Beware!

Deacon Stephen says that Herod and other immoral, unjust, and unworthy leaders are right to be concerned about Jesus and his disciples. Catholics and non-catholic Christians are inspired by God to do his will first and foremost. The Church as seen the rise and fall of empires, kingdoms, and various forms of government. We obey God's laws and our well-formed conscience first. Period. Bad leaders should beware.
Jan 02, 202210:13
1.1.22 The Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary 2022

1.1.22 The Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary 2022

Deacon Stephen that the story of Jesus' birth can be trusted. The Word of God is never forgotten for those whose heart it penetrates. 
Jan 01, 202210:42
12.26.21 The Feast of the Holy Family: Our Model

12.26.21 The Feast of the Holy Family: Our Model

Deacon Stephen sees the Holy family as our model of holiness, that can be followed in three steps, according to the Gospel today. 
Dec 26, 202110:47
12.24.21 The Nativity of the Lord: Among the Saints

12.24.21 The Nativity of the Lord: Among the Saints

Deacon Stephen gives his Christmas homily, calling the disciples of Jesus to want more than anything the gift of eternal life with God. 
Dec 24, 202115:13
12.19.21 Sun. Homily: The Visitation

12.19.21 Sun. Homily: The Visitation

Deacon Stephen teaches that we were made for the visitation, to love each other, and be near each other. That certainly explains the difficulty so many of us have had during COVID shutdown! 
Dec 20, 202109:49
12.15.21 CCD Homily: Faith Formation

12.15.21 CCD Homily: Faith Formation

Deacon Stephen's homily is for the faith formation students, and focuses on the upcoming Sunday readings. 
Dec 16, 202106:07
12.12.21 Sun. Homily: Rejoice Always!

12.12.21 Sun. Homily: Rejoice Always!

On this 3rd Sunday of Advent, we rejoice! The Lord is near, and God's desire is that we be filled with joy, now and always!
Dec 13, 202115:08
12.8.21 Wed. Homily: Faith Formation Homily

12.8.21 Wed. Homily: Faith Formation Homily

Deacon Stephen gives the Wednesday catechism class a homily for the upcoming Sunday readings. 
Dec 09, 202109:15
11.28.21 Sun. Homily: A Warning & A Prayer

11.28.21 Sun. Homily: A Warning & A Prayer

Deacon Stephen says that as we begin Advent, we look forward to the return of the Lord. Today's Gospel offers us both a warning and a prayer. 
Nov 29, 202112:39
11.10.21 Wed. Homily: The Fig Tree

11.10.21 Wed. Homily: The Fig Tree

Deacon Stephen unpacks the lesson of the fig tree for the RCIA and youth on Wednesday.
Nov 10, 202106:49
11.3.21 Wed. Homily: Your 2-Cents

11.3.21 Wed. Homily: Your 2-Cents

Deacon Stephen encourages youths to give whatever they have to God. 
Nov 04, 202106:14
10.27.21 Wed. Homily: Love

10.27.21 Wed. Homily: Love

Deacon Stephen speaks to the youth about the importance of love. 
Oct 28, 202111:54
10.24.21 30th Sun. Homily: 5-Steps

10.24.21 30th Sun. Homily: 5-Steps

Deacon Stephen explains that Bartimaeus received his site in five steps.  We too can be cured of our blindness by following these five steps as  well.
Oct 24, 202114:15
10.20.21 Wed. Homily: See and Follow

10.20.21 Wed. Homily: See and Follow

Deacon Stephen
Oct 21, 202110:05
10.17.21 Sun. Homily: Christian Leadership

10.17.21 Sun. Homily: Christian Leadership

Deacon Stephen
Oct 18, 202110:21
10.13.21 Wed. Homily: Be First

10.13.21 Wed. Homily: Be First

Deacon Stephen tells the youth that if they want to be greatest in the kingdom of God, they need to be first. First to love, first to forgive, and first to serve. 
Oct 14, 202108:10
10.6.21 Wed. Homily: Do What's Good

10.6.21 Wed. Homily: Do What's Good

Deacon Stephen explains that our Lord teaches us to pray. 
Oct 07, 202111:11
9.29.21 Wed. Homily: Feast of the Archangels

9.29.21 Wed. Homily: Feast of the Archangels

Deacon Stephen on Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, archangels.
Sep 30, 202110:35
9.26.21 Sun. Homily: Speak Up!

9.26.21 Sun. Homily: Speak Up!

Deacon Stephen said that we must be willing to Speak Up! Like the prophets of old, we too have the Spirit of God and are called to prophesy! Would that all would be so courageous to speak God's truth to a world filled with sin and violence. 
Sep 27, 202111:45
9.22.21 Wed. Homily: On A Journey

9.22.21 Wed. Homily: On A Journey

Deacon Stephen reminds us that this is not our home, and like the disciples, (and the Marines) we are called to "pack light and freeze at night." We cannot become anchored to this earth lest it become an impediment to heavenly glory!
Sep 23, 202106:40
9.19.21 Sun. Homily: Self - LESS

9.19.21 Sun. Homily: Self - LESS

Deacon Stephen explains that the Christian life is marked by the  struggle to think more about others and less about ourselves; it can be  quite counter cultural, but it is the life of loving service that  compels us.
Sep 19, 202116:60
9.15.21 Wed. Homily: United In Her Sorrow

9.15.21 Wed. Homily: United In Her Sorrow

Deacon Stephen reflects on the Memorial of our Lady of Sorrows. Mary  embraced her many pains and suffering in her love for Jesus. We too are  invited to offer up our sufferings to the Lord.
Sep 15, 202110:46
9.12.21 Sun. Homily: Never Forget

9.12.21 Sun. Homily: Never Forget

Deacon Stephen reminds us that we should never forget the sacrifice and  love of men and women offering their lives for others on Sept. 11, but  also that we must never forget who we are and that we are called to  love.
Sep 12, 202114:46
9.8.19 Wed. Homily: The Perfect Age

9.8.19 Wed. Homily: The Perfect Age

Deacon Stephen explains that the genealogy of Jesus Christ isn't about  bloodlines, but rather about the plan of salvation unfolding from  Abraham to Jesus who inaugurates the perfect age...the Kingdom of God.
Sep 08, 202112:28
9.5.21 Sun. Homily: Make No Distiction

9.5.21 Sun. Homily: Make No Distiction

Deacon explains that during difficult times we need to work hard to make no distinction between one person and another. Our call is to love all of God's creatures and all of creation. By this work and this love, our faith is revealed.
Sep 06, 202115:24
9.1.21 Wed. Homily: Be That Church

9.1.21 Wed. Homily: Be That Church

Deacon Stephen Valgos
Sep 01, 202107:29
8.29.21 Sun. Homily: With You!

8.29.21 Sun. Homily: With You!

Deacon Stephen speaks on the importance of being there to support our church, it's leaders, and our country--and not just pay lip service!
Aug 29, 202115:16
8.25.21 Wed. Homily: What's Inside

8.25.21 Wed. Homily: What's Inside

Deacon Stephen explains that the world is hyper-concerned with what's on the outside, but our Lord teaches that it's what's on the inside that matters most!
Aug 26, 202106:44
8.22.21 Sun. Homily: To Whom Shall We Go?

8.22.21 Sun. Homily: To Whom Shall We Go?

Deacon Stephen explains that we are not called to understanding, but rather to fidelity to the Lord--to stand by his side, to walk with him as far as the journey takes us. It is he, after all, who has the words of eternal life. 
Aug 22, 202114:06
8.18.21 Wed. Homily: Just and Generous

8.18.21 Wed. Homily: Just and Generous

Deacon Stephen explains that the disciple of Jesus is called to be like his Master, who treats us both with justice and generosity. 
Aug 18, 202113:21
8.15.21 The Assumption 2021: Say Yes!

8.15.21 The Assumption 2021: Say Yes!

Deacon Stephen explains that Mary's "yes" to God was not without difficulty or struggle, yet she still exclaimed the greatness of the Lord--even with suffering and pain. We too are called to give our yes and follow her example. 
Aug 15, 202113:26
8.4.21 Wed. Homily: St. John Vianney

8.4.21 Wed. Homily: St. John Vianney

Deacon Stephen Valgos gives a brief homily that recognizes this amazing priest, who worked tirelessly in response to Jesus' command to heal. 
Aug 05, 202107:23
8.1.21 Sun. Homily: Food that Endures

8.1.21 Sun. Homily: Food that Endures

Deacon Stephen teaches that each of us must choose wisely between the things of this world and things of eternal value.
Aug 02, 202110:17
7.25.21 Sun. Homily: The Whole Person

7.25.21 Sun. Homily: The Whole Person

Deacon Stephen Valgos 
Jul 25, 202112:13
7.14.21 Wed. Homily: Be Like Little Children

7.14.21 Wed. Homily: Be Like Little Children

Deacon Stephen Valgos
Jul 14, 202106:06
7.12.21 ARMEE: Spare No Expense

7.12.21 ARMEE: Spare No Expense

Deacon Stephen explains the parable of the Buried Treasure and the Pearl  of Great Price. We must be willing to give up everything else of value  to experience the treasure of the kingdom of God.
Jul 12, 202141:14
7.11.21 Sun. Homily: Boxers and a Tire Iron

7.11.21 Sun. Homily: Boxers and a Tire Iron

Deacon Stephen Valgos
Jul 11, 202114:04
7.4.21 Sun. Homily: Celebrating Freedom

7.4.21 Sun. Homily: Celebrating Freedom

Deacon Stephen Valgos speaks of true freedom, and what we ought to do with it.
Jul 04, 202111:35
6.30.21 Wed. Homily: What is the Cost?

6.30.21 Wed. Homily: What is the Cost?

Deacon Stephen Valgos
Jun 30, 202108:52
6.24.21 VBS 2021 Scripture Talk Day 4

6.24.21 VBS 2021 Scripture Talk Day 4

Deacon Stephen Valgos
Jun 24, 202108:31
6.23.21 VBS 2021 Scripture Talk Day 3

6.23.21 VBS 2021 Scripture Talk Day 3

Deacon Stephen
Jun 24, 202106:26
6.22.21 VBS 2021 Scripture Talk Day 2

6.22.21 VBS 2021 Scripture Talk Day 2

Deacon Stephen Valgos
Jun 23, 202107:56
6.21.21 VBS 2021 Scripture Talk Day 1

6.21.21 VBS 2021 Scripture Talk Day 1

Deacon Stephen Valgos
Jun 22, 202113:09
6.16.21 Wed. Homily: Sow Generously

6.16.21 Wed. Homily: Sow Generously

Deacon Stephen Valgos.
Jun 16, 202107:30
6.8.21 Tue. Homily

6.8.21 Tue. Homily

This is a Homily for Tuesday of the 10th Week in Ordinary Time.
Jun 08, 202106:37
6.2.21 Wed. Homily

6.2.21 Wed. Homily

Wednesday homily for the 9th week in Ordinary Time. 
Jun 02, 202110:56
5.30.21 Sun. Trinitarian Love

5.30.21 Sun. Trinitarian Love

Deacon Stephen explains that understanding the Trinity is less about language as it is about relationship. The disciples encountered God and want us also to encounter and worship.
May 30, 202112:18
5.19.21 Wed. Homily: Working Hands

5.19.21 Wed. Homily: Working Hands

Deacon Stephen Valgos
May 19, 202108:18
5.9.21 Sun. Homily: God, Demons, and Saints

5.9.21 Sun. Homily: God, Demons, and Saints

Deacon Stephen Valgos
May 09, 202113:34
5.5.21 Wed. Homily: In Communion with Jesus

5.5.21 Wed. Homily: In Communion with Jesus

Deacon Stephen Valgos
May 06, 202109:07
5.4.21 Tue. Homily: Do Not Be Afraid

5.4.21 Tue. Homily: Do Not Be Afraid

Deacon Stephen Valgos
May 04, 202107:15
5.2.21 Sun. Homily: Stay Connected

5.2.21 Sun. Homily: Stay Connected

Deacon Stephen Valgos
May 02, 202109:09
4.21.21 Wed. Homily: The Will of the Father

4.21.21 Wed. Homily: The Will of the Father

Deacon Stephen Valgos
Apr 21, 202111:01
4.18.21 Sun. Homily: The Greatest Gift

4.18.21 Sun. Homily: The Greatest Gift

Deacon Stephen Valgos
Apr 18, 202111:39
4.11.21 Sun. Homily: Mercy Is Divine

4.11.21 Sun. Homily: Mercy Is Divine

Deacon Stephen Valgos
Apr 11, 202116:16
4.4.21 Easter Sunday 2021: An Example to Follow

4.4.21 Easter Sunday 2021: An Example to Follow

Deacon Stephen Valgos
Apr 04, 202109:04
4.2.21 Good Friday Homily: What's So Good About Friday?

4.2.21 Good Friday Homily: What's So Good About Friday?

Deacon Stephen Valgos
Apr 02, 202130:13
Encountering God. Talk 4 of 8. “Take and Eat. This Is My Body.” Holy Eucharist (C.C.C. 1322 - 1419)

Encountering God. Talk 4 of 8. “Take and Eat. This Is My Body.” Holy Eucharist (C.C.C. 1322 - 1419)

Offered as a lecture series over a number of months by Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist. If you enjoy this series, please make a financial contribution to this ministry and keep me in prayer.
Apr 02, 202156:58
3.28.21 Palm Sun. Homily: Three Points

3.28.21 Palm Sun. Homily: Three Points

Deacon Stephen Valgos
Mar 29, 202116:18
3.27.21 Confirmation Talk: Fishers of Men

3.27.21 Confirmation Talk: Fishers of Men

Deacon Stephen Valgos
Mar 28, 202117:42
3.27.21 Confirmation Talk 3 Soldiers for Christ

3.27.21 Confirmation Talk 3 Soldiers for Christ

Deacon Stephen Valgos
Mar 27, 202125:40
3.27.21 Confirmation Talk 2 The Gifts and Fruit of the Spirit

3.27.21 Confirmation Talk 2 The Gifts and Fruit of the Spirit

Deacon Stephen Valgos
Mar 27, 202118:22
3.27.21 Confirmation Talk 1 Sealing the Deal

3.27.21 Confirmation Talk 1 Sealing the Deal

Deacon Stephen Valgos
Mar 27, 202114:48
3.17.21 Wed. Homily: Be Like St. Patrick

3.17.21 Wed. Homily: Be Like St. Patrick

Deacon Stephen Valgos
Mar 17, 202107:33
3.14.21 Sun. Homily: Whaaat?!

3.14.21 Sun. Homily: Whaaat?!

Deacon Stephen Valgos
Mar 14, 202110:49
3.3.21 Wed. Homily: Be a Servant

3.3.21 Wed. Homily: Be a Servant

Deacon Stephen Valgos
Mar 03, 202105:51
2.28.21 Sun. Homily: Remember

2.28.21 Sun. Homily: Remember

Deacon Stephen Valgos
Feb 28, 202110:30
2.24.21 Wed. Homily: Be Wise & Repent

2.24.21 Wed. Homily: Be Wise & Repent

Deacon Stephen Valgos
Feb 24, 202106:00
2.10.21 Wed. Homily: From the Inside

2.10.21 Wed. Homily: From the Inside

Deacon Stephen Valgos
Feb 10, 202109:06
1.27.21 Wed. Homily: The Hard Heart

1.27.21 Wed. Homily: The Hard Heart

Deacon Stephen Valgos
Jan 27, 202107:39
1.24.21 Sun. Homily: Repent and Believe

1.24.21 Sun. Homily: Repent and Believe

Deacon Stephen Valgos
Jan 25, 202111:20
1.23.21 Walk for Life Mass Homily; Known By Name

1.23.21 Walk for Life Mass Homily; Known By Name

Deacon Stephen Valgos was invited to attend a Mass dedicated to the Walk For Life at OLA. The homily reflects his view of the dignity and value of life from the very moment of conception, because, “a person’s a person no matter how small.” -Dr. Seuss
Jan 23, 202109:09
1.20.21 Wed. Homily: Be Courageous

1.20.21 Wed. Homily: Be Courageous

Deacon Stephen Valgos
Jan 21, 202108:43
1.17.21 Sun. Homily: Be Their Eli

1.17.21 Sun. Homily: Be Their Eli

Deacon Stephen Valgos
Jan 18, 202109:25
1.6.21 Wed. Homily: Get In the Boat

1.6.21 Wed. Homily: Get In the Boat

Deacon Stephen Valgos
Jan 07, 202109:09
1.3.21 Epiphany Homily: Follow the Star

1.3.21 Epiphany Homily: Follow the Star

Deacon Stephen Valgos
Jan 03, 202112:17
1.1.21 Theotokos; All Things Are Possible

1.1.21 Theotokos; All Things Are Possible

Deacon Stephen Valgos
Jan 01, 202113:00
12.27.20 Sun. The Holy Family

12.27.20 Sun. The Holy Family

Deacon Stephen Valgos
Dec 27, 202012:54
12.25.20 Christmas Mass Homily: The Reason

12.25.20 Christmas Mass Homily: The Reason

Deacon Stephen Valgos
Dec 25, 202012:15
12.20.20 Sun. Homily: God Has a Plan

12.20.20 Sun. Homily: God Has a Plan

Deacon Stephen Valgos
Dec 21, 202007:57
12.16.20 Wed. Homily: What Do They See?

12.16.20 Wed. Homily: What Do They See?

Deacon Stephen Valgos explains that just as Jesus' actions defined who he was  as the Christ, the awaited Messiah, so do our actions define who we are  as his followers.
Dec 16, 202009:03
12.2.20 Wed. Homily: What do You Have?

12.2.20 Wed. Homily: What do You Have?

Deacon Stephen Valgos
Dec 03, 202007:32
11.29.20 Sun. Homily: Stand Guard

11.29.20 Sun. Homily: Stand Guard

Deacon Stephen Valgos
Nov 30, 202010:21
11.26.20 Thanksgiving Homily: Thanks for the Toes!

11.26.20 Thanksgiving Homily: Thanks for the Toes!

Deacon Stephen Valgos talks about giving thanks even for the little things!
Nov 27, 202014:21
11.25.20 Wed. Homily: Persevere to the End

11.25.20 Wed. Homily: Persevere to the End

Deacon Stephen Valgos
Nov 26, 202009:03
11.22.20 Sun. Homily: Behind the Veil

11.22.20 Sun. Homily: Behind the Veil

Deacon Stephen Valgos
Nov 23, 202013:23
11.15.20 Sun. Homily: Principles of Stewardship

11.15.20 Sun. Homily: Principles of Stewardship

Deacon Stephen Valgos
Nov 16, 202018:51
11.8.20 Sun. Homily: Don't Wait

11.8.20 Sun. Homily: Don't Wait

Deacon Stephen Valgos
Nov 09, 202015:27
11.4.20 Wed. Homily: The Cost

11.4.20 Wed. Homily: The Cost

Deacon Stephen Valgos
Nov 05, 202008:26
10.31.20 All Saints Day Homily: Happy Hallow E'en!

10.31.20 All Saints Day Homily: Happy Hallow E'en!

Deacon Stephen Valgos talks about the true meaning of Halloween.
Oct 31, 202013:11
10.28.20 Wed. Homily: On Their Shoulders

10.28.20 Wed. Homily: On Their Shoulders

Deacon Stephen Valgos
Oct 28, 202010:40
10.25.20 Sun. Homily: Be Compassionate

10.25.20 Sun. Homily: Be Compassionate

Deacon Stephen Valgos
Oct 25, 202013:28
10.21.20 Wed. Homily: God Is Watching

10.21.20 Wed. Homily: God Is Watching

Deacon Stephen Valgos
Oct 21, 202008:13
10.18.20 Sun. Homily: To Caesar and To God

10.18.20 Sun. Homily: To Caesar and To God

Deacon Stephen Valgos
Oct 18, 202012:16
10.14.20 Wed. Homily: Produce Good Fruit

10.14.20 Wed. Homily: Produce Good Fruit

Deacon Stephen Valgos
Oct 14, 202008:15
10.11.20 Sun. Homily: Where's Your Garment?

10.11.20 Sun. Homily: Where's Your Garment?

Deacon Stephen Valgos
Oct 11, 202013:43
10.7.20 Wed. Homily: Obedience, Not Understanding

10.7.20 Wed. Homily: Obedience, Not Understanding

Deacon Stephen Valgos
Oct 07, 202006:55
10.4.21 Sun. Homily: Gratitude

10.4.21 Sun. Homily: Gratitude

Deacon Stephen Valgos
Oct 04, 202012:16
10.3.20 TOOL Regional Day Retreat #2 Endeavors to Aid Us

10.3.20 TOOL Regional Day Retreat #2 Endeavors to Aid Us

Deacon Stephen Valgos
Oct 03, 202054:42
10.3.20 TOOL Regional Day Retreat #1 Pursue God!

10.3.20 TOOL Regional Day Retreat #1 Pursue God!

Deacon Stephen Valgos
Oct 03, 202052:56
9.30.20 Wed. Homily: Follow Him First

9.30.20 Wed. Homily: Follow Him First

Deacon Stephen Valgos
Sep 30, 202008:41
9.27.20 Sun. Homily: Respect and Obey

9.27.20 Sun. Homily: Respect and Obey

Deacon Stephen Valgos
Sep 27, 202012:16
9.23.20 Wed. Homily: Take Nothing!

9.23.20 Wed. Homily: Take Nothing!

Deacon Stephen Valgos
Sep 23, 202008:25
9.20.20 Sun. Homily: Ordination Sunday

9.20.20 Sun. Homily: Ordination Sunday

Deacon Stephen Valgos
Sep 20, 202008:03
Church Talk: The Role of a Confirmation Sponsor

Church Talk: The Role of a Confirmation Sponsor

Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist, explains why choosing a Confirmation is such a big deal, and they sponsor has a definite role to play in the life of a believer. 
Oct 02, 201050:16
Church Talk. Adult Ed. and The Sacrament of Reconciliation

Church Talk. Adult Ed. and The Sacrament of Reconciliation

Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist, gives a talk about the Sacrament of Reconciliation and why most have an underdeveloped sense of sin, and the need for reconciliation with God and neighbor. 
Sep 02, 201001:02:09
Church Talk. Evangelization; Sharing God's Love with Others

Church Talk. Evangelization; Sharing God's Love with Others

Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist, teaches the word evangelization is not exclusive to Protestant Christians, but is instead the work of EVERY Christian! 
Aug 02, 201001:03:09
Church Talk: How To Keep Christ In Christmas

Church Talk: How To Keep Christ In Christmas

Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist, talks about the season of Christmas, the difference between what our Church offers us, what the world offers us, and how to stay focused on the real reason for the season. 
Jul 02, 201057:26
Church Talk. Reconciliation - Remaining In God's Love

Church Talk. Reconciliation - Remaining In God's Love

Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist, explains that reconciliation is about remaining in God's love in spite of human weakness and sin. The Lord provided a way for those who move far off to return to his love time and again. 
Jun 02, 201057:47
Church Talk. Lent; It's about Transformation...Not Chocolate

Church Talk. Lent; It's about Transformation...Not Chocolate

Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist, explains the real purposed of the Season of Lent. Why we get ashes, why 40 days, why prayer, fasting, and alms. 
May 02, 201057:12
Church Talk. We Believe In Purgatory

Church Talk. We Believe In Purgatory

Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist, explains that Purgatory is not only a truth of the faith, but a reasonable explanation for the intersection of grace, and life, and human weakness and sin. Purgatory just makes sense. 
Apr 02, 201001:04:32
Church Talk: The Role of Parents In the Church

Church Talk: The Role of Parents In the Church

Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist, teaches from the Catechism about the role of parents and of children in the Church. 
Mar 02, 201022:50
Church Talk. Jesus, Are You In There? The Real Presence

Church Talk. Jesus, Are You In There? The Real Presence

Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist, explains why Catholics profess the real presence of Jesus Christ under the appearance of ordinary bread and wine. 
Feb 02, 201001:08:60
Church Talk. Where We Got the Bible

Church Talk. Where We Got the Bible

Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist, gives an important talk about where the Bible came from, its writing, formation, and canonization. This talk is a must for anyone who loves the Bible! 
Jan 02, 201001:09:23
The Catholic Mass. Talk 8 of 8: The Liturgy of the Eucharist and Concluding Rites

The Catholic Mass. Talk 8 of 8: The Liturgy of the Eucharist and Concluding Rites

This series was offered over the course of several months by Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist. If you enjoy these talks, please consider offering a one-time or monthly donation to support this ministry. God bless.
Aug 02, 200901:04:57
The Catholic Mass. Talk 7 of 8: Introduction to the New Testament Epistles

The Catholic Mass. Talk 7 of 8: Introduction to the New Testament Epistles

This series was offered over the course of several months by Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist. If you enjoy these talks, please consider offering a one-time or monthly donation to support this ministry. God bless.
Jul 02, 200901:03:32
The Catholic Mass. Talk 6 of 8: Introduction to the New Testament Gospels

The Catholic Mass. Talk 6 of 8: Introduction to the New Testament Gospels

This series was offered over the course of several months by Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist. If you enjoy these talks, please consider offering a one-time or monthly donation to support this ministry. God bless.
Jun 02, 200957:59
The Catholic Mass. Talk 5 of 8: Introduction to the Old Testament

The Catholic Mass. Talk 5 of 8: Introduction to the Old Testament

This series was offered over the course of several months by Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist. If you enjoy these talks, please consider offering a one-time or monthly donation to support this ministry. God bless.
May 02, 200901:02:43
The Catholic Mass. Talk 4 of 8: The Liturgy of the Word Explained

The Catholic Mass. Talk 4 of 8: The Liturgy of the Word Explained

This series was offered over the course of several months by Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist. If you enjoy these talks, please consider offering a one-time or monthly donation to support this ministry. God bless.
Apr 02, 200901:02:50
The Catholic Mass. Talk 3 of 8: The Introductory Rites Explained

The Catholic Mass. Talk 3 of 8: The Introductory Rites Explained

This series was offered over the course of several months by Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist. If you enjoy these talks, please consider offering a one-time or monthly donation to support this ministry. God bless.
Mar 02, 200956:56
The Catholic Mass. Talk 2 of 8. The Who, What, Where & When of Catholic Worship.

The Catholic Mass. Talk 2 of 8. The Who, What, Where & When of Catholic Worship.

This series was offered over the course of several months by Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist. If you enjoy these talks, please consider offering a one-time or monthly donation to support this ministry. God bless.
Feb 02, 200959:04
The Catholic Mass. Talk 1 of 8: The Mass; Work of the Trinity

The Catholic Mass. Talk 1 of 8: The Mass; Work of the Trinity

The Mass is the most sacred act of worship in which a person can participate on this side of heaven. At the Last Supper, Jesus sat down with His disciples, gave thanks and broke bread. At this supper Jesus did something new, and what He began continues today and until the end of time. The Mass “is an action of Christ” and a “sacred action that surpasses all others; no other action of the Church can equal its efficacy by the same title and to the same degree” (SC 7). We experience the Mass as a sacrament, a sacrifice, the new Passover, the representation of the Paschal Mystery, the communion of God with man, the revelation of heavenly worship, and the source and summit of the Church’s life and unity. The Mass has an essential unity; and, though external forms have changed from age to age, the “Mass of all ages” remains the same. Join me and others as we learn more about the parts of the mass, the symbols used and the beauty of this great celebration. Also included in this series are introductions to the Old Testament, the four Gospels, and the New Testament epistles written by St. Paul and others. After listening, you will never experience the Mass in the same way again. You owe it to yourself, your faith and your family to own this CD series! If you enjoy these talks. Please consider offering a one-time or monthly donation to support this ministry. God bless. 
Jan 02, 200901:04:35
The Moral Life. Talk 8 of 8. The Role of the Church (C.C.C. #2030 - 2046)

The Moral Life. Talk 8 of 8. The Role of the Church (C.C.C. #2030 - 2046)

The series follows the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and was offered as a lecture series over a number of months. If you enjoyed this talk and feel called to support this ministry financially, please do so. Consider being a monthly supporter! God Bless.
Aug 02, 200801:01:41
The Moral Life. Talk 7 of 8: The Law and Freedom (C.C.C. #1949 - 2016)

The Moral Life. Talk 7 of 8: The Law and Freedom (C.C.C. #1949 - 2016)

The series follows the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and was offered as a lecture series over a number of months. If you enjoyed this talk and feel called to support this ministry financially, please do so. Consider being a monthly supporter! God Bless. 
Jul 02, 200801:09:16
The Moral Life. Talk 6 of 8. The Human Community (C.C.C. #1877 - 1942)

The Moral Life. Talk 6 of 8. The Human Community (C.C.C. #1877 - 1942)

The series follows the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and was offered as a lecture series over a number of months. If you enjoyed this talk and feel called to support this ministry financially, please do so. Consider being a monthly supporter! God Bless.
Jun 02, 200801:00:13
The Moral Life. Talk 5 of 8. Naming Sin (C.C.C. #1846 - 1869)

The Moral Life. Talk 5 of 8. Naming Sin (C.C.C. #1846 - 1869)

The series follows the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and was offered as a lecture series over a number of months. If you enjoyed this talk and feel called to support this ministry financially, please do so. Consider being a monthly supporter! God Bless.
May 02, 200801:09:25
The Moral Life. Talk 4 of 8: The Life of Virtue (C.C.C. #1803 - 1845)

The Moral Life. Talk 4 of 8: The Life of Virtue (C.C.C. #1803 - 1845)

The series follows the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and was offered as a lecture series over a number of months. If you enjoyed this talk and feel called to support this ministry financially, please do so. Consider being a monthly supporter! God Bless.
Apr 02, 200801:07:46
The Moral Life. Talk 3 of 8. The Moral Conscience (C.C.C. #1776 - 1802)

The Moral Life. Talk 3 of 8. The Moral Conscience (C.C.C. #1776 - 1802)

The series follows the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and was offered as a lecture series over a number of months. If you enjoyed this talk and feel called to support this ministry financially, please do so. Consider being a monthly supporter! God Bless.
Mar 02, 200801:06:40
The Moral Life. Talk 2 of 8. The Morality of Human Acts (C.C.C. #1749 - 1761)

The Moral Life. Talk 2 of 8. The Morality of Human Acts (C.C.C. #1749 - 1761)

The series follows the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and was offered as a lecture series over a number of months. If you enjoyed this talk and  feel called to support this ministry financially, please do so. Consider being a monthly supporter! God Bless.
Feb 02, 200856:56
The Moral Life. Talk 1 of 8. In God's Image (C.C.C. #1699 - 1748)

The Moral Life. Talk 1 of 8. In God's Image (C.C.C. #1699 - 1748)

The moral life is not obedience to an external set of rules imposed from without, but is instead a lived response to the call of God from deep within the human heart. God calls us to do the good in accord with our understanding of it. It is an affirmation of our dignity and freedom as children of God to choose the path of life and love that have their end in sharing in God's own life and happiness, and to shun acts of violence that lead to brokenness, division, pain, suffering, and, ultimately, eternal separation from God. In other words, to live morally, we must choose life in all its various manifestations. Of course, God does not abandon us as we choose--the opposite is true, in fact. God creates us good from the beginning, gives us the natural law written on our heart, the revealed law in the Commandments and in the person of Jesus Christ, our Lord. God gives us His very Spirit to guide and encourage us, the Sacraments to nourish and heal us, and the Church whose moral teachings are a sure source of wisdom and guidance in the formation of our conscience, that inner sanctuary where we are alone with God and hear His voice echo in our depths if we would but listen. This series on the moral life provides a background for properly understanding virtue, sin, grace, the commandments, and the Church, as Mother and Teacher in the moral life. The series follows the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and was offered as a lecture series over a number of months. If you enjoyed this talk and  feel called to support this ministry financially, please do so. Consider being a monthly supporter! God Bless.
Jan 02, 200801:03:23
Encountering God. Talk 8 of 8. Almost Home With the Lord! Holy Anointing of the Sick (C.C.C. 1499 - 1532)

Encountering God. Talk 8 of 8. Almost Home With the Lord! Holy Anointing of the Sick (C.C.C. 1499 - 1532)

Offered as a lecture series over a number of months by Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist. If you enjoy this series, please make a financial contribution to this ministry and keep me in prayer.
Aug 02, 200701:02:45
Encountering God. Talk 7 of 8. Serving the Faithful; Holy Orders (C.C.C. 1536 - 1600)

Encountering God. Talk 7 of 8. Serving the Faithful; Holy Orders (C.C.C. 1536 - 1600)

Offered as a lecture series over a number of months by Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist. If you enjoy this series, please make a financial contribution to this ministry and keep me in prayer.
Jul 02, 200701:06:59
Encountering God. Talk 6 of 8. “I Do...Forever!” Holy Matrimony (C.C.C. 1601 - 1665)

Encountering God. Talk 6 of 8. “I Do...Forever!” Holy Matrimony (C.C.C. 1601 - 1665)

Offered as a lecture series over a number of months by Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist. If you enjoy this series, please make a financial contribution to this ministry and keep me in prayer.
Jun 02, 200701:03:23
Encountering God. Talk 5 of 8. Father, Forgive Me, A Sinner! Holy Reconciliation (C.C.C. 1420 - 1498)

Encountering God. Talk 5 of 8. Father, Forgive Me, A Sinner! Holy Reconciliation (C.C.C. 1420 - 1498)

Stephen Valgos
May 02, 200756:05
Encountering God. Talk 4 of 8. “Take and Eat. This Is My Body.” Holy Eucharist (C.C.C. 1322 - 1419)

Encountering God. Talk 4 of 8. “Take and Eat. This Is My Body.” Holy Eucharist (C.C.C. 1322 - 1419)

Offered as a lecture series over a number of months by Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist. If you enjoy this series, please make a financial contribution to this ministry and keep me in prayer.
Apr 02, 200756:58
Encountering God: Talk 3 of 8. Sealing the Deal; Our Yes!" to God. Holy Conƒirmation (C.C.C. 1285 - 1321)

Encountering God: Talk 3 of 8. Sealing the Deal; Our Yes!" to God. Holy Conƒirmation (C.C.C. 1285 - 1321)

Offered as a lecture series over a number of months by Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist. If you enjoy this series, please make a financial contribution to this ministry and keep me in prayer.
Mar 02, 200701:00:06
Encountering God: Talk 2 of 8. Saved Through the Waters! Holy Baptism (C.C.C. 1210 - 1284)

Encountering God: Talk 2 of 8. Saved Through the Waters! Holy Baptism (C.C.C. 1210 - 1284)

Offered as a lecture series over a number of months by Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist. If you enjoy this series, please make a financial contribution to this ministry and keep me in prayer.
Feb 02, 200701:00:28
Encountering God. Talk 1 of 8: What Exactly Is A Sacrament? An Overview (C.C.C. 1077 - 1209)

Encountering God. Talk 1 of 8: What Exactly Is A Sacrament? An Overview (C.C.C. 1077 - 1209)

In the Sacraments of the Church, Christ offers each one of us the same opportunity that His own disciples enjoyed almost 2,000 years ago: a meaningful, personal, and potentially transformative encounter with Him! God, in Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit comes to us in the Sacraments, and we are never the same! To the degree that we are open to God’s grace we are transformed and made new! In this 8-hour lecture series, Stephen Valgos, walks us through the Sacraments as taught in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, explaining with personal illustrations the fullness of the Church's teaching found therein. I am entirely confident that however much you know about the Sacraments, you will walk away with something new from each lecture in the series. In these talks you are invited to rediscover the fullness of God’s wonderful gift to us in the Sacraments of the Church. We cannot hope to fully appreciate this gift from God if we do not know its history, symbolism, meaning, and importance. In these talks you will come to know more fully about what you have already received and continue to enjoy as you journey toward the fullness of union with God in Heaven. As St. Augustine said, "The purpose of the Sacraments is to help us toward our final end."  If you enjoy this series, please make a financial contribution to this ministry and keep me in prayer. 
Jan 02, 200701:01:09
We Believe. Part 9 of 9: I Believe In the Forgiveness of Sins, The Resurrection of the Body & Life Everlasting (C.C.C. #976 - 1065)

We Believe. Part 9 of 9: I Believe In the Forgiveness of Sins, The Resurrection of the Body & Life Everlasting (C.C.C. #976 - 1065)

Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist, continues his teaching on the Profession of Faith.
Sep 01, 200601:14:57
We Believe. Part 8 of 9: I Believe In One, Holy, Catholic & Apostolic Church (C.C.C. #748 - 975)

We Believe. Part 8 of 9: I Believe In One, Holy, Catholic & Apostolic Church (C.C.C. #748 - 975)

Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist, continues his teaching on the Profession of Faith.
Aug 01, 200601:07:46
We Believe. Part 7 of 9: I Believe In the Holy Spirit (C.C.C. #683 - 747)

We Believe. Part 7 of 9: I Believe In the Holy Spirit (C.C.C. #683 - 747)

Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist, continues his teaching on the Profession of Faith.
Jul 01, 200601:09:10
We Believe. Part 6 of 9. Jesus Descended Into Hell, Rose Again, Ascended Into Heaven & Will Return To Judge (C.C.C. #631 - 682)

We Believe. Part 6 of 9. Jesus Descended Into Hell, Rose Again, Ascended Into Heaven & Will Return To Judge (C.C.C. #631 - 682)

Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist, continues his teaching on the Profession of Faith.
Jun 01, 200601:12:35
We Believe. Part 5 of 9. Jesus Suffered, Died & Was Buried (C.C.C. #571 - 630)

We Believe. Part 5 of 9. Jesus Suffered, Died & Was Buried (C.C.C. #571 - 630)

Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist, continues his teaching on the Profession of Faith. 
May 01, 200601:05:49
We Believe. Part 4 of 9. Jesus Was Conceived by the Power of the Holy Spirit & Born of the Virgin Mary (C.C.C. #456 - 570)

We Believe. Part 4 of 9. Jesus Was Conceived by the Power of the Holy Spirit & Born of the Virgin Mary (C.C.C. #456 - 570)

Stephen Valgos continues his teaching on the Profession of Faith. 
Apr 01, 200601:13:32
We Believe. Part 3 of 9. I Believe In Jesus Christ the Lord & Son of God (C.C.C. #422 - 455)

We Believe. Part 3 of 9. I Believe In Jesus Christ the Lord & Son of God (C.C.C. #422 - 455)

Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist, continues his explanation of the Profession of Faith. 
Mar 01, 200601:00:50
We Believe. Part 2 of 9: I Believe In God the Father & Almighty Creator (C.C.C. #198 - 421)

We Believe. Part 2 of 9: I Believe In God the Father & Almighty Creator (C.C.C. #198 - 421)

Stephen Valgos continues this series on the profession of faith. 
Feb 01, 200601:13:40
We Believe. Part 1 of 9. You Can Know God! (C.C.C. #26 - 197)

We Believe. Part 1 of 9. You Can Know God! (C.C.C. #26 - 197)

The Christian Profession of Faith, or the Creed, is the fruit of both the Councils of Nicaea (325A.D.) and Constantinople (381A.D.). It has since been a standard of orthodoxy and a foundation for ecumenism throughout Christianity. The faith that we profess binds us with believers around the world and throughout all time. We proclaim it during the Sunday liturgy in response to the Word of God read and the exhortative homily offered.  For too many, however, the memorized prayer has become only words that are said at the “appropriate time” and not an explicit expression of our heart’s knowledge of and desire for God. This lecture series is the remedy for complacency. Stephen Valgos offers this presentation of the faith in a 9-part lecture series. Using the Catechism of the Catholic Church, he brings to life the faith we profess in an exciting and meaningful way. His passion and zeal will surely inspire, and transform you. Thank you for your donation for this lecture series. I’m sure you will enjoy it.
Jan 02, 200601:06:53