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Surprised by Grace

Surprised by Grace

By Fr. Rich Dyer

Homilies and talks given by Fr. Rich Dyer.

My vocation story:
Part 2: anchor.fm/fr-rich-dyer/episodes/Vocation-Story-Part-2-eb1n8o
(first part also available)
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Admitting our need
Admitting our need
Homily given at St. Veronica on the 2nd Sunday of Advent (December 4, 2022).
14:10
December 04, 2022
People of Hope
People of Hope
Homily given at St. Veronica on the 1st Sunday of Advent (November 27, 2022).
17:28
November 27, 2022
"Viva Cristo Rey!"
"Viva Cristo Rey!"
Homily given at St. Veronica on the 34th Sunday in Ordinary Time: the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe (November 20, 2022).
13:29
November 20, 2022
Where is my desk?
Where is my desk?
Homily given at St. Veronica on the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (November 13, 2022).
16:25
November 13, 2022
Senior Dinner: St. Therese
Senior Dinner: St. Therese
St. Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face talk given to the Senior Group at St. Veronica on October 15, 2022).
48:52
November 09, 2022
Joy of the Resurrection
Joy of the Resurrection
Homily given at St. Veronica on the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (November 6, 2022).
16:27
November 06, 2022
Crowning with Thorns
Crowning with Thorns
First Saturday Meditation on the 3rd Sorrowful Mystery given during Adoration at St. Veronica on November 5, 2022.
11:25
November 05, 2022
All Souls Day
All Souls Day
Homily given at St. Veronica on All Souls Day (November 2, 2022).
04:22
November 02, 2022
Solemnity of All Saints
Solemnity of All Saints
Homily given at St. Veronica on the Solemnity of All Saints (November 1, 2022).
08:06
November 01, 2022
Zacchaeus-like encounter with Jesus
Zacchaeus-like encounter with Jesus
Homily given at St. Veronica on the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time (October 30, 2022).
16:57
October 30, 2022
Humble, confident prayer
Humble, confident prayer
Homily given at St. Veronica on the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time (October 23, 2022).
15:52
October 23, 2022
Persevering in prayer
Persevering in prayer
Homily given at St. Veronica on the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time (October 16, 2022).
16:26
October 16, 2022
Return glorifying God in a loud voice
Return glorifying God in a loud voice
Homily given at St. Veronica on the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time (October 9, 2022).
15:43
October 09, 2022
Rudy-like faith
Rudy-like faith
Homily given at St. Veronica on the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time (October 2, 2022).
15:40
October 02, 2022
God or mammon
God or mammon
Homily given at St. Veronica on the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time (September 18, 2022).
19:19
September 18, 2022
"Dire need"
"Dire need"
Homily given at St. Veronica on the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time (September 11, 2022)
16:31
September 11, 2022
Cheap grace vs. costly Grace
Cheap grace vs. costly Grace
Homily given at St. Veronica on the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (September 4, 2022)
16:07
September 04, 2022
Heaven's door is as narrow as the Cross
Heaven's door is as narrow as the Cross
Homily given at St. Veronica on the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time (August 21, 2022).
14:06
August 21, 2022
Mud Pit and worldly vs. Christ-centered peace
Mud Pit and worldly vs. Christ-centered peace
Homily given at St. Veronica on the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time (August 14, 2022).
15:04
August 14, 2022
Patient Waiting
Patient Waiting
Homily given at St. Veronica on the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time (August 7, 2022).
11:55
August 07, 2022
First Saturday Meditation: Holy Eucharist
First Saturday Meditation: Holy Eucharist
First Saturday Meditation on the Fifth Luminous Mystery given at St. Veronica (August 6, 2022).
16:59
August 06, 2022
What I learned from my buddy, Russell
What I learned from my buddy, Russell
Homily given at St. Veronica on the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time (July 31, 2022).
16:04
July 31, 2022
Courage to Persevere
Courage to Persevere
Homily given at St. Veronica on the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (July 24, 2022). If you struggle with same sex attraction and are interested in exploring the Courage Apostolate, please email me at courage@arlingtondiocese.org. If your child struggles with same sex attraction and you are interested in a community of support, please email the Encourage Chaplain at encourage@arlingtondiocese.org.
17:44
July 24, 2022
"The better part"
"The better part"
Homily given at St. Veronica on the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time (July 17, 2022).
14:29
July 17, 2022
Solemnity of St. Veronica
Solemnity of St. Veronica
Homily given at St. Veronica on our parish Solemnity (July 12, 2022).
12:49
July 12, 2022
So many questions...
So many questions...
Homily given at St. Veronica on 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time (July 10, 2022)
13:59
July 10, 2022
God Bless America!
God Bless America!
Independence Day recorded on July 5th, 2022.
14:01
July 05, 2022
"Give them some food yourselves" (Corpus Christi)
"Give them some food yourselves" (Corpus Christi)
Homily given at St. Veronica on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) and Father's Day (June 19, 2022)
16:34
June 19, 2022
"Eternal exchange of Love" (Trinity)
"Eternal exchange of Love" (Trinity)
Homily given at St. Veronica on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity (June 12, 2022).
09:60
June 12, 2022
Don't date tennis players
Don't date tennis players
Homily given at St. Veronica on Pentecost (June 5, 2022).
15:29
June 05, 2022
Uvalde: Christ-centered response
Uvalde: Christ-centered response
Homily given at St. Veronica on the Solemnity of the Ascension (May 29, 2022).
19:41
May 29, 2022
Adulting is hard
Adulting is hard
Homily given at St. Veronica on the 6th Sunday of Easter (May 22, 2022).
11:59
May 22, 2022
Loving as God loves us
Loving as God loves us
Homily given at St. Veronica on the 5th Sunday of Easter (May 15, 2022).
14:28
May 15, 2022
"I know them"
"I know them"
Homily given at St. Veronica on the 4th Sunday of Easter: Mother's Day (May 8, 2022)
12:25
May 08, 2022
"Do you love Me?"
"Do you love Me?"
Homily given at St. Veronica on the 3rd Sunday of Easter (May 1, 2022).
16:09
May 01, 2022
"He is RISEN!"
"He is RISEN!"
Homily given at St. Veronica on Easter (April 17, 2022).
14:23
April 17, 2022
Mystery of Sacrifice
Mystery of Sacrifice
Homily given at St Veronica on the Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday (April 14, 2022).
17:59
April 15, 2022
Peace through suffering
Peace through suffering
Homily given at St. Veronica on Palm Sunday (April 10, 2022).
08:25
April 10, 2022
True freedom in Christ
True freedom in Christ
Homily given at St. Veronica on the Wednesday of the Fifth Week in Lent (April 6, 2022).
02:58
April 06, 2022
Misery meets Mercy
Misery meets Mercy
Homily given at St. Veronica on the 5th Sunday of Lent (April 3, 2022).
15:33
April 03, 2022
Prodigal Father
Prodigal Father
Homily given at St. Veronica on Laetare Sunday, the 4th Sunday in Lent (March 27, 2022)
15:03
March 27, 2022
The Role of Suffering
The Role of Suffering
Homily given at St. Veronica on the 3rd Sunday of Lent (March 20, 2022)
13:31
March 20, 2022
Transfigurational Grace
Transfigurational Grace
Homily given at St. Veronica on the 2nd Sunday of Lent (March 13, 2022).
14:54
March 13, 2022
Temptations: moments of Grace when we call on Jesus
Temptations: moments of Grace when we call on Jesus
Homily given at St. Veronica on the First Sunday of Lent (March 6, 2022)
11:57
March 06, 2022
Happy Lent: "Now is the day of salvation"
Happy Lent: "Now is the day of salvation"
Homily given at St. Veronica's on Ash Wednesday (March 2, 2022).
09:19
March 02, 2022
Trifecta of Intimacy
Trifecta of Intimacy
Homily given at St. Veronica on Saturday in the Seventh Week of Ordinary Time (February 26, 2022).
02:38
February 26, 2022
Blessed Sacrament Men's Group Talk (Eucharist)
Blessed Sacrament Men's Group Talk (Eucharist)
Talk given at the Blessed Sacrament's Men's Group on Saturday, February 19, 2022.
27:39
February 19, 2022
Fr. Chase Hilgenbrinck
Fr. Chase Hilgenbrinck
Homily given at St. Veronica by a dear friend, Fr. Chase Hilgenbrinck (Vocation's Director, Diocese of Peoria), on the 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time (February 13, 2022).
10:44
February 14, 2022
Becoming poor
Becoming poor
Homily given at St. Veronica on the 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time (2/13/22).
12:34
February 13, 2022
Duc in Altum
Duc in Altum
Homily given at St. Veronica's on the 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time (February 6, 2022).
13:03
February 06, 2022
"Rejoicing in the Lord must be your strength"
"Rejoicing in the Lord must be your strength"
Homily given at St. Veronica on the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (January 23, 2022).
06:43
January 23, 2022
Covid-19
Covid-19
Update from the rectory on our Covid-19 status.
04:23
January 15, 2022
Praise & Worship for Healing and Conversion
Praise & Worship for Healing and Conversion
Reflection given at St. Leo's during a Praise & Worship Holy Hour for Healing and Conversion of Families, especially post-Abortive families (January 11, 2022)
13:14
January 12, 2022
Our Fruitful Love
Our Fruitful Love
Homily given at St. Veronica's on the Tuesday of the First Week in Ordinary Time (January 11, 2022).
02:57
January 11, 2022
Baptism of Rebirth
Baptism of Rebirth
Homily given at St. Veronica's on the Baptism of the Lord (January 9, 2022).
13:48
January 09, 2022
Epiphanizing Grace
Epiphanizing Grace
Homily given at St. Veronica's on the Epiphany (January 2, 2022).
15:56
January 02, 2022
A Die Hard Christmas Too (Mass During the Day)
A Die Hard Christmas Too (Mass During the Day)
Homily given at St. Veronica's on Christmas-2021
15:12
December 25, 2021
A Die Hard Christmas (Vigil)
A Die Hard Christmas (Vigil)
Homily given at St. Veronica's on Christmas-2021
14:23
December 25, 2021
Setting out in haste: 4th Sunday of Advent
Setting out in haste: 4th Sunday of Advent
Homily given at St. Veronica on the 4th Sunday of Advent (December 19, 2021).
12:18
December 19, 2021
Rejoice; the Lord is near: 3rd Sunday of Advent
Rejoice; the Lord is near: 3rd Sunday of Advent
Homily given at St. Veronica on the 3rd Sunday of Advent--Gaudete Sunday (December 12, 2021)
12:30
December 12, 2021
God has done great things for us: 2nd Sunday of Advent
God has done great things for us: 2nd Sunday of Advent
Homily given at St. Veronica's on the 2nd Sunday of Advent (December 5, 2021).
09:44
December 05, 2021
Season of Hope: 1st Sunday of Advent
Season of Hope: 1st Sunday of Advent
Homily given at St. Veronica on the First Sunday of Advent (November 28, 2021).
14:27
November 28, 2021
"I am the Alpha and the Omega"
"I am the Alpha and the Omega"
Homily given at St. Veronica on the 34th Sunday in Ordinary Time--Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe (November 21, 2021).
14:33
November 21, 2021
Death is not a period, it is a comma
Death is not a period, it is a comma
Homily given at St. Veronica's on the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (November 14, 2021).
15:15
November 14, 2021
Sacrificial giving (sacrificial love)
Sacrificial giving (sacrificial love)
Homily given at St. Veronica on the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (November 7, 2021)
14:49
November 07, 2021
All-in Love for the Kingdom
All-in Love for the Kingdom
Homily given at St. Veronica's on the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time (October 31, 2021).
18:59
October 31, 2021
"What do you want Me to do for you?"
"What do you want Me to do for you?"
Reflection on Mark 10:46-52 (blind man, Bartimaeus).
09:34
October 24, 2021
Winepress of our lives
Winepress of our lives
Homily given at St. Veronica's on the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time (October 17, 2021)
16:11
October 17, 2021
Rich, young man
Rich, young man
Homily given at St. Veronica's on the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time (October 10, 2021).
17:22
October 10, 2021
Togo, West Africa Mission
Togo, West Africa Mission
Homily given at St. Veronica's by Fr. William Ryan, an Archdiocese of Washington priest who has been on mission in Togo, West Africa for the past 15 years. You can make a tax-deductible donation at the following link: https://togomissionparish.org/
16:40
October 03, 2021
"Where sin abounds, Grace abounds all the more"
"Where sin abounds, Grace abounds all the more"
Homily given at St. Veronica on the 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time (September 26, 2021).
15:22
September 26, 2021
Hope: Respect Life Leader Day of Recollection
Hope: Respect Life Leader Day of Recollection
Talk given at Our Lady of Hope at the Day of Recollection and Prayer for Parish Respect Life Leaders (September 25, 2021).
32:56
September 25, 2021
Life lessons from baseball
Life lessons from baseball
Homily given at St. Veronica's on the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time (September 19, 2021).
15:29
September 19, 2021
"Let's roll!"
"Let's roll!"
Homily given at St. Veronica's on the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time (September 12, 2021).
14:56
September 12, 2021
20th Anniversary of September 11th
20th Anniversary of September 11th
Homily given at St. Veronica's on September 11, 2021.
07:28
September 11, 2021
"Be strong, fear not!"
"Be strong, fear not!"
Homily given at St. Veronica's on the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (September 5, 2021).
14:35
September 05, 2021
Jesus said what He meant; He meant what He said
Jesus said what He meant; He meant what He said
Homily given at St. Veronica's on the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time (August 22, 2021)
15:08
August 22, 2021
"My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord!"
"My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord!"
Homily given at St Veronica on the Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Sunday, August 15, 2021).
13:05
August 15, 2021
"Whoever eats this bread will live forever"
"Whoever eats this bread will live forever"
Homily given at St. Veronica's on the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B (August 8, 2021).
14:21
August 08, 2021
"It's not you, it's Me"
"It's not you, it's Me"
Homily given at St. Veronica's on the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time (August 1, 2021)
13:53
August 01, 2021
Lex orandi, lex credendi
Lex orandi, lex credendi
Homily given at St. Veronica's on the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Grandparents Day)--Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes (July 25, 2021)
15:07
July 25, 2021
Obedience and respect (always in charity and truth)
Obedience and respect (always in charity and truth)
Daily homily given at St. Veronica's on the Monday of the 16th Week in Ordinary Time.
03:14
July 19, 2021
"Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest"
"Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest"
Homily given at St. Veronica's on the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time (July 18, 2021).
14:60
July 18, 2021
Jesus summons us to Himself, then sends us out
Jesus summons us to Himself, then sends us out
Homily given at St. Veronica's on the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time (July 11, 2021)
14:41
July 11, 2021
"He was amazed at their lack of faith"
"He was amazed at their lack of faith"
Homily given at St. Veronica's on the Fourteen Sunday in Ordinary Time (July 4, 2021; Independence Day!).
12:26
July 04, 2021
"Let us cross to the other side."
"Let us cross to the other side."
Homily given at St. Veronica's on the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Father's Day; June 20, 2021).
13:54
June 20, 2021
"He explained everything in private"
"He explained everything in private"
Homily given at St. Veronica's on the Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (June 12, 2021).
12:59
June 13, 2021
Heavenly Food (Corpus Christi)
Heavenly Food (Corpus Christi)
Homily given at St. Veronica's on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) on June 6, 2021.
16:14
June 06, 2021
3 in 1 (Holy Trinity)
3 in 1 (Holy Trinity)
Homily Given at St. Veronica's on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity (May 30, 2021).
10:59
May 30, 2021
"You breathed Your fragrance on me" (Pentecost)
"You breathed Your fragrance on me" (Pentecost)
Homily given at St. Veronica's on Pentecost (May 23, 2021). Link to book I reference: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/299451.Into_the_Silent_Land
10:09
May 23, 2021
"Life is like a box of chocolates" (Ascension)
"Life is like a box of chocolates" (Ascension)
Homily given at St. Veronica's on the Ascension of Jesus into Heaven (May 16, 2021)
14:56
May 16, 2021
"Remain in Me"
"Remain in Me"
Homily given at St. Veronica's on the 6th Sunday of Easter (May 9, 2021).
15:37
May 09, 2021
"I am the true vine, and My Father is the vine grower"
"I am the true vine, and My Father is the vine grower"
Homily given at St. Veronica's on the 5th Sunday of Easter (May 2, 2021).
11:10
May 02, 2021
"I am the Good Shepherd"
"I am the Good Shepherd"
Homily given at St. Veronica's on Good Shepherd Sunday (and World Day of Prayer for Vocations) on April 25, 2021.
14:28
April 25, 2021
"Why are you troubled?"
"Why are you troubled?"
Homily given at St. Veronica Catholic Church on the Third Sunday of Easter (April 18, 2021)
19:52
April 18, 2021
Mercy is where our misery meets God's Heart
Mercy is where our misery meets God's Heart
Homily given at St. Veronica's on Divine Mercy Sunday (April 11, 2021).
14:26
April 11, 2021
He is Risen! (Easter)
He is Risen! (Easter)
Homily given at St. Veronica's on Easter (April 4, 2021).
15:59
April 04, 2021
Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lord's Supper
Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lord's Supper
Homily given at St. Veronica's on Holy Thursday at the Mass of the Lord's Supper, the beginning of the Triduum (April 1, 2021)
17:37
April 02, 2021
Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday
Homily given at St. Veronica on Palm Sunday, Year B (March 28, 2021).
10:30
March 28, 2021
Exchange of Ppersons (Covenant)
Exchange of Ppersons (Covenant)
Homily give at St. Veronica's on the 5th Sunday of Lent, Year B (March 21, 2021).
14:14
March 21, 2021
Rejoice (for you are loved)!
Rejoice (for you are loved)!
Homily given at St. Veronica on Laetare Sunday (March 14, 2021).
10:00
March 14, 2021
Did Jesus have a temper tantrum?
Did Jesus have a temper tantrum?
Homily given at St. Veronica's on the 3rd Sunday of Lent, Year B (March 7, 2021)
13:48
March 07, 2021
Transfigurational change through Grace
Transfigurational change through Grace
Homily given at St. Veronica's on the 2nd Sunday of Lent (February 28, 2021)
12:00
February 28, 2021
Tempted to reject the way of the Cross
Tempted to reject the way of the Cross
Homily given at St. Veronica's on the 1st Sunday in Lent (February 21, 2021)
10:03
February 21, 2021
I'm in need of a Savior. (Ash Wednesday)
I'm in need of a Savior. (Ash Wednesday)
Homily given at St. Veronica's on Ash Wednesday (February 17, 2021).
09:28
February 17, 2021
"Be made clean"
"Be made clean"
Homily given at St. Veronica on the 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time (February 14, 2021).
15:47
February 14, 2021
"He taught them as one having authority"
"He taught them as one having authority"
Homily given at St. Veronica's on the 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time (January 31, 2021).
11:55
January 31, 2021
Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children
Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children
Homily given at the St. Veronica's School Mass (upper grades) on the 48th Anniversary of the legalization of the killing of sons and daughters in the wombs of their mothers (January 22, 2021).
10:26
January 29, 2021
Groundhog Day
Groundhog Day
Homily given at St. Veronica's on the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (January 24, 2021)
14:55
January 24, 2021
I have a dream...
I have a dream...
Homily given at St. Veronica's on the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Jan. 17, 2021)--"What are you looking for?"
10:03
January 17, 2021
“Come to the water!”
“Come to the water!”
Homily given at St. Veronica's on the Feast of The Baptism of the Lord (January 10, 2021).
12:37
January 10, 2021
The beginning of the unveiling of Christ (Epiphany)
The beginning of the unveiling of Christ (Epiphany)
Homily given at St. Veronica's on the Epiphany (January 3, 2021).
20:06
January 04, 2021
Holy Family
Holy Family
Homily given at St. Veronica's on the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph (December 27, 2020)
14:49
December 27, 2020
Drop your security blanket, be not afraid (Christmas)!
Drop your security blanket, be not afraid (Christmas)!
Homily given at St. Veronica's on Christmas Day (December 25, 2020) 
12:59
December 25, 2020
"Do not be afraid..."
"Do not be afraid..."
Homily given at St. Veronica's on the 4th Sunday of Advent (December 20, 2020).
11:55
December 20, 2020
"Rejoice always!"
"Rejoice always!"
Homily given at St. Veronica's on Gaudete Sunday (December 13, 2020)
14:33
December 13, 2020
"Prepare the way of the Lord"
"Prepare the way of the Lord"
A voice cries out: In the desert prepare the way of the Lord!  Homily given at St. Veronica's on the 2nd Sunday of Advent (December 6, 2020)
12:56
December 06, 2020
Hope!
Hope!
Human beings cannot live without hope. Homily given at St. Veronica's on the 1st Sunday in Advent (November 29, 2020).
13:11
November 29, 2020
Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
"Come,...Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world." Homily given at St. Veronica's on the Solemnity of Jesus Christ, King of the Universe (November 22, 2020).
14:39
November 22, 2020
"Come, share your master's joy"
"Come, share your master's joy"
Homily given at St. Veronica's on the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (November 15, 2020; Parable of the Talents).
14:32
November 15, 2020
Stay awake! Bridegroom is coming!
Stay awake! Bridegroom is coming!
Homily given at St. Veronica's on the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (November 8, 2020).
13:24
November 08, 2020
Be a Saint! Or be miserable!
Be a Saint! Or be miserable!
Homily given at St. Veronica's on the Solemnity of All Saints (31st Sunday of Ordinary Time; November 1, 2020).
16:41
November 01, 2020
Courage to Love
Courage to Love
Homily given at St. Veronica's on 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Oct 25, 2020).  If you struggle with same sex attraction (or know someone who does), know that you are loved. Go to couragerc.org and thrive in peace/joy.
15:07
October 25, 2020
God sees Himself in you as in a mirror
God sees Himself in you as in a mirror
Homily given at St. Veronica's on the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time (October 18, 2020). "Give what you HAVE back to the world from which it came, but give what you ARE back to the God who took pleasure in creating you in such a way that He could see Himself in you as in a mirror, precisely as a father and a mother delight in seeing their living reflection in their children." -- Fr. Simeon (Erasmo Leiva-Merikakis)
13:25
October 18, 2020
"Come to the Feast!"
"Come to the Feast!"
Homily given at St. Veronica's on the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time (October 11, 2020)--Parable of the Wedding Feast
14:04
October 11, 2020
Respect Life: Womb to Tomb
Respect Life: Womb to Tomb
Homily given at St. Veronica's on the 27th Week in Ordinary Time (Respect Life Sunday; October 4, 2020). 
18:54
October 04, 2020
“All in" (for the Kingdom)
“All in" (for the Kingdom)
Homily given at St. Veronica's on the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time (September 27, 2020).
11:55
September 27, 2020
God's not fair. Thank Goodness.
God's not fair. Thank Goodness.
Homily given at St. Veronica's on the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
12:59
September 20, 2020
We’ve forgotten who we are: Unforgiving Servant
We’ve forgotten who we are: Unforgiving Servant
Homily given at St. Veronica's on the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time (September 13, 2020).
13:53
September 13, 2020
Fraternal Correction
Fraternal Correction
Homily given at St. Veronica's on the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (September 6, 2020).
11:33
September 06, 2020
"You duped me, O Lord..."
"You duped me, O Lord..."
Homily given at St. Veronica's on the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time.
12:45
August 30, 2020
"Who do you say that I AM?"
"Who do you say that I AM?"
Homily given at St. Veronica's on the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time (August 23, 2020)
09:45
August 23, 2020
"It is not right to take the food of the children and throw it to the dogs"
"It is not right to take the food of the children and throw it to the dogs"
Homily given at St. Veronica's on the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time (August 16, 2020).
13:03
August 16, 2020
Jesus walks on water!
Jesus walks on water!
Homily given at St. Veronica's on the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time (August 9, 2020).
12:42
August 09, 2020
Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish
Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish
Homily given at St. Veronica's on the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time (August 2, 2020).
12:28
August 02, 2020
Jesus is the Treasure! We are the Pearl of Great Price!
Jesus is the Treasure! We are the Pearl of Great Price!
Homily given at St. Veronica's on the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (July 26, 2020).
19:18
July 26, 2020
Parable of the Weeds and the Wheat
Parable of the Weeds and the Wheat
Homily given at St. Veronica's on the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time (June 16, 2020).
13:20
July 19, 2020
Parable of the Sower
Parable of the Sower
Homily given at St. Veronica's Catholic Church at 10:45 am on the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time and the Feast Day of St. Veronica (July 12, 2020), a Solemnity for our parish.
14:45
July 12, 2020
Statues...and St. Junipero Serra (Truth)
Statues...and St. Junipero Serra (Truth)
A little "commentary" on the current removal (voluntarily and otherwise) of statues followed by a homily given at St. Veronica's on the Optional Memorial of St. Junipero Serra (July 1, 2020).
09:37
July 08, 2020
St. Maria Goretti (Forgiveness)
St. Maria Goretti (Forgiveness)
Homily given at St. Veronica's on the Optional Memorial of St. Maria Goretti.
05:13
July 06, 2020
"My yoke is easy and My burden light"
"My yoke is easy and My burden light"
Homily given at St. Veronica's on the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time (July 5, 2020)
10:57
July 05, 2020
Cost of Discipleship
Cost of Discipleship
Repeat of Homily given at St. Charles on the 23rd Week in Ordinary Time (September 8, 2019).
15:49
July 02, 2020
Love does not calculate
Love does not calculate
Homily given at St. Veronica on the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
17:22
June 28, 2020
"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the Kingdom of Heaven"
"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the Kingdom of Heaven"
Homily given on Thursday of the 12th Week in Ordinary Time at St. Veronica's on June 25, 2020.
03:29
June 25, 2020
Mercy triumphs over judgment
Mercy triumphs over judgment
Reflection given based on the Gospel for Tuesday of the 12th Week in Ordinary Time (Matthew 7:6, 12-14).
08:19
June 23, 2020
Father's Day (12th Sunday in OT)
Father's Day (12th Sunday in OT)
Homily given at St. Veronica's on the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Father's Day)--June 21, 2020.
14:40
June 21, 2020
Immaculate Heart of Mary
Immaculate Heart of Mary
Homily given at St. Veronica's on the Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Saturday, June 20, 2020).
05:03
June 20, 2020
Sacred Heart of Jesus
Sacred Heart of Jesus
Homily given at St. Veronica's on the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus on Friday, June 19, 2020.
05:06
June 19, 2020
"Whoever eats this bread will live forever." (Corpus Christi)
"Whoever eats this bread will live forever." (Corpus Christi)
Homily given at St. Veronica Catholic Church on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) on June 14, 2020.
16:18
June 14, 2020
"God so loved the world that He gave His only Son" (Holy Trinity)
"God so loved the world that He gave His only Son" (Holy Trinity)
Homily given at St. Veronica Catholic Church on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity during the coronavirus pandemic.
18:27
June 07, 2020
Mary, Mother of the Church
Mary, Mother of the Church
Homily given at St Veronica's on Monday in the 9th Week of Ordinary Time on the Memorial of The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church (during the coronavirus pandemic).
05:15
June 01, 2020
"Receive the Holy Spirit" {Pentecost)
"Receive the Holy Spirit" {Pentecost)
Homily given at St. Veronica Catholic Church in Chantilly, VA on Pentecost during the coronavirus pandemic (first Sunday back with public Mass).
17:08
May 31, 2020
"Do you love Me?"
"Do you love Me?"
Homily given at St. Veronica's in Chantilly on the first day public Masses were resumed during the coronavirus pandemic.
05:04
May 29, 2020
Ascension of the Lord
Ascension of the Lord
Homily given at St. Veronica Catholic Church in Chantilly, VA on The Ascension of the Lord on Sunday, May 24, 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic.
16:36
May 24, 2020
“I came to set the world on fire and how I wish it were already blazing”
“I came to set the world on fire and how I wish it were already blazing”
Repeat of a homily given at St Charles Borromeo in Clarendon, VA on the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time (20th Sunday in Ordinary Time).
13:03
May 20, 2020
In hope we were saved
In hope we were saved
Homily given on the Sixth Sunday in Easter on May 17, 2020 at St. Veronica Catholic Church in Chantilly, VA during the coronavirus pandemic.
12:23
May 17, 2020
"I am the way and the truth and the life"
"I am the way and the truth and the life"
Homily given on the Fifth Sunday of Easter at the 9:00 am Mass at St. Veronica Catholic Church in Chantilly, VA during the coronavirus pandemic
15:56
May 10, 2020
Good Shepherd Sunday (World day of Prayer for Vocations)
Good Shepherd Sunday (World day of Prayer for Vocations)
Homily given on the Fourth Sunday of Easter (Good Shepherd Sunday and World day of Prayer for Vocations) at St. Veronica Catholic Church in Chantilly, VA during the coronavirus pandemic.
19:19
May 03, 2020
Divine Mercy Sunday
Divine Mercy Sunday
Homily given at St. Veronica Catholic Church in Chantilly, VA  on Divine Mercy Sunday in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
18:43
April 19, 2020
Mary Magdalene at the empty tomb
Mary Magdalene at the empty tomb
Reflection on the Gospel for Tuesday within the Octave of Easter during the coronavirus pandemic.
11:35
April 15, 2020
Easter
Easter
Homily given at St. Veronica Catholic Church on Easter morning during the coronavirus pandemic.
16:52
April 12, 2020
Good Friday
Good Friday
Homily given at the Passion of the Lord Liturgy (Good Friday) at St. Veronica Catholic Church in Chantilly, VA on April 10, 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic.
10:51
April 10, 2020
Faith in God...faith in the Eucharist
Faith in God...faith in the Eucharist
Repeat of a homily given at St. Charles Borromeo in Clarendon, VA on the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time (August 2019)
20:39
April 09, 2020
Seek things that are above...
Seek things that are above...
Homily given on the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Clarendon (August 2019).
10:44
April 08, 2020
Testing of your faith produces perseverance (James 1:3)
Testing of your faith produces perseverance (James 1:3)
Homily given at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Clarendon, VA (July 2019) on the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
11:54
April 07, 2020
Palm Sunday -- Homily after the Proclamation of the Lord's Passion
Palm Sunday -- Homily after the Proclamation of the Lord's Passion
Homily given on Palm Sunday in the rectory chapel during the coronavirus pandemic. We read the narrative of the Lord's Passion contained in Matthew's Gospel (Matthew 26:14-27:66) as well as Isaiah 50:4-7, Psalm 22 and Philippians 2:6-11. Peace!
10:58
April 05, 2020
Palm Sunday -- Homily at beginning of Procession with the Palms
Palm Sunday -- Homily at beginning of Procession with the Palms
Homily given on Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord at the beginning of Mass and the brief procession with the palms (Commemoration of the Lord's entrance into Jerusalem). The Gospel was Matthew 21:1-11
03:28
April 05, 2020
"55"
"55"
Personal story of me discovering, in part, who I am.
10:22
April 01, 2020
Raising of Lazarus
Raising of Lazarus
Homily given during a "live streaming" of the Mass in the rectory chapel at St. Veronica Catholic Church in Chantilly, VA during the coronavirus pandemic on the 5th Sunday of Lent (Year A)--3rd Scrutiny Gospel (Raising of Lazarus)
16:33
March 29, 2020
Attitude of Gratitude
Attitude of Gratitude
Meditation on the grace of baptism (God's sign of His Goodness)--given on the afternoon of Saturday, March 28 during the coronavirus pandemic.
05:39
March 28, 2020
Annunciation
Annunciation
Homily given at private Mass in the rectory chapel during the coronavirus pandemic on the Solemnity of The Annunciation of the Lord.
06:03
March 25, 2020
Bee in the hand...
Bee in the hand...
A riddle to help us reflect upon the nature of God and each other.
04:11
March 24, 2020
God forgives...and forgets.
God forgives...and forgets.
Homily given at Mass on Monday in the 4th Week of Lent (Cycle II) in the Rectory Chapel at St. Veronica's in Chantilly, VA during the coronavirus pandemic. The Mass Readings were as follows: Isaiah 65:17-21 -- "The things of the past shall not be remembered or come to mind." Psalm 30 -- "I will praise You, Lord, for you have rescued me" John 4:43-54
06:49
March 23, 2020
Man Born Blind (Laetare Sunday)
Man Born Blind (Laetare Sunday)
Homily given during a "live streaming" of the Mass in the rectory chapel at St. Veronica Catholic Church in Chantilly, VA on Sunday, March 22, 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic on the 4th Sunday in Lent (Year A). Mass Readings were as follows: 1 Samuel 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a -- "The Spirit of the Lord rushed upon David" Psalm 23 -- "The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want" Ephesians 5:8-14 -- "You were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord" John 9:1-41 -- "I do believe, Lord"
23:58
March 22, 2020
Drop the net!
Drop the net!
Meditation given in the Rectory Chapel at St. Veronica Catholic Church on Saturday, March 21, 2020 (in the midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic). I was scheduled to give a talk to TMIY! and Exodus 90 men's groups at St. Veronica, but was required to do it remotely because of the social distancing.  Read Luke 5:1-11 ("put out into deep waters").  
26:52
March 21, 2020
Silence
Silence
Meditation given in the Rectory Chapel at St. Veronica Catholic Church on Friday, March 20, 2020 in the midst of the uncertainty during the Covid-19 pandemic. Reflected on Psalm 69 and 1 Kings 17-19 (story of the Prophet Elijah).
30:15
March 20, 2020
Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Homily given at Mass on the Solemnity of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Rectory Chapel during the time of suspended public Masses due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. The Mass Readings are as follows: Samuel 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16  Psalm 89 Romans 4:13, 16-18, 22 -- "righteousness that comes through faith" Matthew 1:16, 18-21, 24a -- "do not be afraid"
05:31
March 19, 2020
"Remember Your mercies, O Lord!" (1st Mass without a Congregation)
"Remember Your mercies, O Lord!" (1st Mass without a Congregation)
Homily given at Mass on Tuesday of the 3rd Week of Lent (Cycle II) in the Rectory Chapel on the first day of the suspension of public Masses as a result of the Coronavirus Pandemic. The Mass Readings were as follows: Daniel 3:25, 34-43 -- "For your name's sake, O Lord, do not deliver us up forever, or make void your covenant. Do not take away your mercy from us." Psalm 25 -- "Remember your mercies, O Lord" Matthew 18:211-35 -- "A debtor was brought before him who owed a huge amount."
10:07
March 17, 2020
Samaritan woman at the well
Samaritan woman at the well
Homily given on the 3rd Sunday in Lent (Year A) at St. Veronica Catholic Church in Chantilly, VA on Sunday, March 15, 2020 (9:00 am Mass) in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic.  Mass readings were as follows: Exodus 17:3-7 -- "Is the Lord in our midst or not?" Psalm 95 -- "If today you hear His voice, harden not your hearts" Romans 5:1-2, 5-8 -- "The Love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit Who has been given to us." John 4:5-42 -- "Whoever drinks the water I shall give will never thirst; the water I shall give will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life."
15:20
March 15, 2020
Prodigal Son
Prodigal Son
Homily given on Saturday of the 2nd Week of Lent (Cycle II) at St. Veronica Catholic Church in Chantilly, VA. The Mass Readings were as follows: Micah 7:14-15, 18-20 Psalm 103 -- "The Lord is kind and merciful" Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 -- Prodigal Son
06:23
March 14, 2020
Transfiguration
Transfiguration
Homily given on the 2nd Sunday in Lent (Year A) at St. Veronica Catholic Church in Chantilly, VA on Sunday, March 8, 2020 (7:30 am Mass). Mass Readings were as follows: Genesis 12:1-4a -- "The Lord said to Abram: 'Go forth from the land of your kinsfolk and from your father's house to a land that I will show you. I will make of you a great nation...I will bless those who bless you" Psalm 33 -- "Lord, let your mercy be on us, as we place our trust in you." 2 Timothy 1:8b-10 -- "Bear your share of hardship for the gospel with the strength that comes from God. He saved us and called us to a holy life, not according to our works, but according to his own design and the grace bestowed on us in Christ Jesus before time began." Matthew 17:1-9 -- "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to Him....Rise, and do not be afraid." (Transfiguration)
14:25
March 08, 2020
Jesus' temptation in the desert--1st Sunday of Lent
Jesus' temptation in the desert--1st Sunday of Lent
Homily given on the 1st Sunday in Lent (Year A) at St. Veronica Catholic Church in Chantilly, VA on Sunday, March 1, 2020 (5:00 pm Mass). Mass Readings were as follows: Genesis 2:7-9, 3:1-7 -- Creation and Fall of mankind Psalm 51 -- "Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned." Romans 5:12-19 -- "Just as through on transgression condemnation came upon all, so through one righteous act, acquittal and life came to all." Matthew 4:1-11 -- "He fasted for forty days and forth nights, and afterwards he was hungry." (hungry for you)
16:32
March 05, 2020
St. Therese Vocation Society Meditation
St. Therese Vocation Society Meditation
Meditation given during Adoration as part of our retreat.
22:08
February 01, 2020
St. Therese Vocation Society Talk
St. Therese Vocation Society Talk
A talk by Fr. Rich Dyer to the St. Therese Vocation Society (men and women who pray daily for seminarians).
45:29
February 01, 2020
Gratitude (Last P3 Meditation)
Gratitude (Last P3 Meditation)
This talk was given on November 13, 2019 and it was the last talk I gave at P3 (Prayer, Penance and Pub) at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Clarendon, VA. It is appropriately on gratitude.
29:23
November 14, 2019
32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (last Sunday at St. Charles)
32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (last Sunday at St. Charles)
Homily given on the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C) at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Clarendon, VA on Sunday, October 13, 2019 (10:30 am Mass). My last Sunday at St. Charles before being transferred to St. Veronica's. Mass Readings were as follows: 2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-14 -- Seven brothers and their mother martyred Psalm 17 -- "Lord when your glory appears, my joy will be full." 2 Thessalonians 2:1-3:5 -- "The Lord is faithful." Luke 20:27-38
20:16
November 10, 2019
28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Homily given on the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C) at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Clarendon, VA on Sunday, October 13, 2019 (9:00 am Children's Mass). Mass Readings were as follows: 2 Kings 5:14-17 -- Naaman healed of leprosy by plunging into the Jordan river  Psalm 98 -- "The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power."  2 Timothy 2:8-13 -- "If we have died with him we shall also live with him; if we persevere we shall also reign with him."  Luke 17:11-19 -- "Jesus, Master! Have pity on us!" (healing of ten lepers)
10:48
October 13, 2019
Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit
Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit
This talk on the Beatitudes, especially blessed are the poor in spirit, was given at P3 (Prayer, Penance and Pub) at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Clarendon, VA on October 9, 2019.
29:31
October 10, 2019
24th Sunday in Ordinary Time
24th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Homily given on the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C) at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Clarendon, VA on Sunday, September 15, 2019 (10:30 am Mass). Mass Readings were as follows: Exodus 32:7-11, 13-14 Psalm 51 -- "I will rise and go to my father." 1 Timothy 1:12-17 -- "Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. Of these I am the foremost." Luke 15:1-322 -- Parable of the Prodigal Son (and lost sheep and lost coin)
11:39
September 15, 2019
St. Teresa of Calcutta
St. Teresa of Calcutta
This talk on St. Teresa of Calcutta (Mother Teresa) was given at P3 (Prayer, Penance and Pub) at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Clarendon, VA on September 11, 2019
29:11
September 12, 2019
23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Homily given on the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C) at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Clarendon, VA on Sunday, September 8, 2019 (6:00 pm  Mass). Mass Readings were as follows: Wisdom 9:13-18b Psalm 90 -- "In every age, O Lord, you have been our refuge." Philemon 9-10, 12-17 Luke 14:25-33 -- "If anyone comes to me without hating his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple."
15:49
September 08, 2019
20th Sunday in Ordinary Time
20th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Homily given on the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C) at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Clarendon, VA on Sunday, August 18, 2019 (5:00 pm Vigil Mass). Mass Readings were as follows: Jeremiah 38:4-6, 8-10 Psalm 40 -- "Lord, come to my aid!" Hebrews 12:1-4 -- "Let us rid ourselves  of every burden and sin that clings to us and persevere in running the race that lies before us while keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus." Luke 12:49-53 -- "I have come to set the world on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing!"
10:50
August 18, 2019
19th Sunday in Ordinary Time
19th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Homily given on the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C) at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Clarendon, VA on Sunday, August 11, 2019 (10:30 am Mass). Mass Readings were as follows: Wisdom 18:6-9 Psalm 33 -- "Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be His own" Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-9 -- "Faith is the realization of what is hoped for and evidence of things not seen." Luke 12:32-48 -- "Do not be afraid any longer, little flock,...Gird your loins and light your lamps."
17:38
August 11, 2019
In the Footsteps of St. Therese (Part 2)
In the Footsteps of St. Therese (Part 2)
This talk was given on August 7, 2019 and it details a pilgrimage I took with a priest friend and two seminarian friends in which we tried to replicate, in part, the trip to Rome St. Therese speaks about in her autobiography, A Story of a Soul. We went to nine of the fourteen cities she wrote about.
34:09
August 08, 2019
18th Sunday in Ordinary Time
18th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Homily given on the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C) at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Clarendon, VA on Sunday, August 4, 2019 (9:00 am Children's Mass). Mass Readings were as follows: Ecclesiastes 1:2; 2:21-23 -- "Vanity of vanities! All things are vanity!" Psalm 90 -- "If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts." Colossians 3:1-5; 9-11 -- "Seek what is above." Luke 12:13-21 -- "Take care to guard against all greed, for though one may be rich, one's life does not consist of possessions."
09:19
August 04, 2019
17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Homily given on the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C) at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Clarendon, VA on Sunday, July 28, 2019 (10:30 am Mass).  Mass Readings were as follows: - Genesis: 18:20-32 -- "Will you sweep away the innocent with the guilty?" - Psalm 138 -- "Lord, on the day I called for help, you answered me." - Colossians 2:12-14 -- "You were buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the power of God."  - Luke 11:1-13 -- "When you pray, say: 'Our Father,...'" (followed by two parables on perseverance)
10:29
July 28, 2019
In the Footsteps of St. Therese (Part 1)
In the Footsteps of St. Therese (Part 1)
This talk was given on July 24, 2019 and it details a pilgrimage I took with a priest friend and two seminarian friends in which we tried to replicate, in part, the trip to Rome St. Therese speaks about in her autobiography, A Story of a Soul. We went to nine of the fourteen cities she wrote about.
31:29
July 25, 2019
Vocation Story (Part 2)
Vocation Story (Part 2)
The second part of my Vocation story. This talk was given at P3 (Prayer, Penance and Pub) at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Clarendon, VA on June 12, 2019.
35:57
June 13, 2019
Vocation Story (Part 1)
Vocation Story (Part 1)
The first part of my Vocation story. This talk was given at P3 (Prayer, Penance and Pub) at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Clarendon, VA on May 29, 2019.
30:17
May 30, 2019