The Test of Prayer

The story of the Canaanite woman reminds us that prayer doesn’t mean immediate results. It is about a relationship with the Lord that grows in trust. Fr. Steven Reilly’s homily at St. Vito-Most Holy Trinity Parish, Mamaroneck, New York.

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Jumping Out of the Boat

St. Peter shows us great spiritual instincts when he jumps out of the boat to go to Jesus. Like him, may we also know how to say, Lord save me, when we are sinking. Fr. Steven Reilly’s homily, given at St. Vito-Most Holy Trinity Parish, Mamaroneck, New York.

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Make a Wish

Many old fables have the line, “make a wish” or “I will grant you three wishes.” Often those go wrong. In the first reading, Solomon gets it right when he asks for wisdom. And the gospel, that wisdom seeks true treasure. Fr. Steven Reilly’s homily at St. Vito-Most Holy Trinity, Mamaroneck, New York.

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The World Needs Healers

Divine Mercy University Commencement Address – June 20, 2020 Thank you Mr. President, the faculty of Divine Mercy University, members of the board, and most of all, thank you graduates for the honor of standing alongside you, in a virtual format to be sure, but beside you nonetheless.  Of all the degrees and professional certifications

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God the Father and our Dads

We are in the midst of so many challenges, but the Heavenly Father’s providence is sustaining us…and we remember today our dads with their indispensable role in our lives. Fr. Steven Reilly’s homily at St. Vito-Most Holy Trinity, Mamaroneck, New York.

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Christian Dignity Is Not A Zero Sum Game

“As a body is one though it has many parts, and all the parts of the body, though many, are one body, so also Christ.”  1 Corinthians 12:12 As I watched with many of you the video of a police officer kneeling on the throat of an unarmed man while his colleagues watched, I was struck

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To the Ends of the Earth

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8 Naples, Florida. As we leave the Easter season behind us, climaxing in the great feast of Pentecost, I am reflecting on the

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The Corona Pruning

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower. He takes away every branch in me that does not bear fruit, and every one that does he prunes so that it bears more fruit.” Jn 15:1-2 Village of Olga, Florida. About a mile out of town, I saw the sign: “Olga Mall

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