Homilies & Talks

Click on the date to listen to a homily or Bible Study.  (Some sessions of a Bible Study may be divided into 5 parts.) 

 
October 13/14, 2018    Seeking God's wisdom
 
"Behold Your Mother"  Talk given by Msgr. Heinz at the Prayer Breakfast (May 12, 2018)
 
September 29/30, 2018    Hell
 
September 22/23, 2018  We called to be a better man or a better woman.  Are you willing to do what you need to be doing to not just be satisfied where you're at but where you ought to be as God desires it?
 
September 15/16, 2018  Everyone suffers.  When we suffer, do we have the courage to endure the suffering and offer it up to Christ on the Cross and turn it into a prayer for another?
 
September 8/9, 2018   Universal Call to Holiness
 
September 1/2, 2018  Sexual abuse scandal cover-up
 
August 15, 2018  Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
 
August 11/12, 2018  During Mass, why do stand and kneel at different time.  There is a purpose for it.  
 
August 4/5, 2018     The significance of what is present in the church.  These help us when we might be distracted.
 
July 28/29, 2018   The significance of what the priest wears during Mass.

 

July 12, 2018   "St. Joseph and True Manhood.”   Msgr. Heinz's talk given for the Men's Prayer Group at St. Peter, Volo
 
July 7/8, 2018  Every saint has a past; every sinner has a future.  God has destined us for divinity with Him in eternity.
 
June 30/July 1, 2018  God bends low and reaches out to us.  Do you have the courage to reach back to touch God and find the grace He offers?
 
June 2/3, 2018 The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
 
May 26/27, 2018  The Most Holy Trinity:  We are called to courageously live a life of sacrificial love and make a difference in the world.
 
May 19/20, 2018   Pentecost:  God breathes the Holy Spirit into us to make us whole, to give us direction that we may go out into the world and be fruitful.
 
May 12/13, 2018   The Ascension of our Lord-:  Spread the Good News and share our faith with others  
 
May 5/6,2018, 2018   What does receiving Communion mean to you?  Praying to our Blessed Mother.
 
April 28/29, 2018  5th Sunday of Easter: Staying "attached" to Jesus (the vine) is an act of our free will.
 
April 21/22, 2018  4th Sunday of Easter:  Jesus is the only way to Heaven.  Live every part of your life and your relationships in such a way that shows you have a relationship with Jesus Christ.
 
April 1, 2018   Easter
 
March 17/18, 2018  St. Joseph

 

March 10/11, 2018   Fourth Sunday of Lent:  The need for Confession

 

March 3, 2018  Marriage Enrichment  

 
March 3/4, 2018  Third Sunday of Lent:  Heed God's warnings to change our ways and turn our hearts back to Him asking for forgiveness and mercy
 

Bible Study (part 1 of 3) Select parts of the Book of Job--The problem of evil and suffering

Bible Study (part 2 of 3)

Bible Study (part 3 of 3 

 
February 24/25, 2018  Second Sunday of Lent  
 
February 17/18, 2018  First Sunday of Lent
 
February 14, 2018     Ash Wednesday--Keep Lent simple.
 
February 10/11, 2018     Having Christian Compassion
 
February 3/4, 2018   The power of prayer

 

January 27/28, 2018    Use the power within you, as the result of your Baptism and Confirmation, to repel the darkness of the world around you.
 
January 13/14, 2018   God desires us to commune with Him.  To be willing to serve Him.
 
January 5/6, 2018  Epiphany   The journey of our lives.
 
December 30/31, 2017  The Holy Family and our families

 

December 24/25  Christmas
 
December 9/10, 2017  Second Sunday of Advent:  God is always there to comfort us.
 
December 8, 2017  Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
 
December 2/3, 2017  First Sunday of Advent:  Have hope and trust in God.

 

November 25/26, 2017   Christ the King Sunday 
 
November 18/19, 2017  33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time:  How are we using the gifts and talents that God has given us? 

 

November 1, 2017   All Saints Day 
 
October 21/22, 2017  29th Sunday of Ordinary Time:  While we live in this world integrate our relationship with God into our daily lives.  Keep focused on the prize of eternal life in Heaven.
 
October 14/15, 2017  28th Sunday of Ordinary Time:  God has built us to succeed and gain eternal life.  Are we living our lives with the dignity of a child of God?

 

October 13, 2017  Fatima Celebration:  "The Power of the Rosary as a Spiritual Weapon against the Modern Culture"
 
October 8, 2017  27th Sunday of Ordinary Time:  How we can personally become the means by which chaos is brought to order.
 
October 1, 2017  26th Sunday of Ordinary Time:  Angels
 
September 23/24, 2017  25th Sunday of Ordinary Time:  Becoming more holy and deepening our relationship with Jesus--using "A.C.T.S."

 

September 16/17, 2017  24th Sunday of Ordinary Time:  Forgiveness
 
September 9/10, 2017  23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time: Admonish the sinner--when we see something wrong, stand up to it and make a difference.

 

September 2/3, 2017  22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time:  Discipleship--trusting in God's love and wisdom and mirroring these to others in the way we live our lives.

 

August 19, 2017  20th Sunday of Ordinary Time: The generosity of God--Strive to be generous in the way we treat others as God has treated us.

 

August 15, 2017   The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
 
August 12/13, 2017  19th Sunday of Ordinary Time: Stay focused on Jesus Christ.
 
July 29/30, 2017   17th Sunday of Ordinary Time:  What is the most important thing in your life right now?
 
July 15/16, 2017    15th Sunday of Ordinary Time:  Trusting in God.
 
July 8/9, 2017     14th Sunday of Ordinary Time:  God rested on the 7th day to show us the importance of taking the time to rest to re-create and refresh ourselves.
 
July 1/2, 2017      13th Sunday of Ordinary Time:  Is loving God the top priority in our life?

 

June 24/25, 2017      12th Sunday of Ordinary Time:  Fear no one.

 

June 17/18, 2017     The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

 

June 10/11, 2017    Holy Trinity    
 
June 3/4, 2017  Pentecost     

 

May 27/28, 2017   The Ascension of Our Lord     Have the courage to practice your faith in the world.
 
May 20/21, 2017    Jesus says, "I will not leave you orphans.  I will come to you."  
 
May 13/14, 2017   Mother's Day  
 
May 6/7, 2017    Fourth Sunday of Easter     Tune our hearts and ears to listen to the true voice of the Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ.

 

April 29/30, 2017   Third Sunday of Easter  
 
April 15/16, 2017   Easter

 

Lenten talk:  April 10 Session 6   "The Resurrection of Christ"

 

Lenten talk:  April 3 Session 5   "The Death of Christ"--the seven last words of Christ

 

April 1/2, 2017     In our grief trust in the friendship of Jesus and in the promise of the resurrection and eternal life.

 

Lenten talk:  March 27 Session 4   "The Passion of Christ"

 

March 25/26, 2017   Do you believe in the Son of man?  How do we bring ourselves to true worship of God?

 

Lenten talk:  March 20 Session 3     "St. Joseph"

 

Lenten talk:  March 20  Part 1  "St. Joseph"--Session 3

Lenten talk:  March 20  Part 2

Lenten talk:  March 20  Part 3

Lenten talk:  March 20  Part 4

 
 
March 18/19, 2017  We all have a God-sized hole in our heart that only God can fill--have the courage to trust in God to do so.

 

Lenten talk:  March 13  Part 1  "The Creed--Part 2"--Session 2

Lenten talk:  March 13  Part 2

Lenten talk:  March 13  Part 3

Lenten talk:  March 13  Part 4

Lenten talk:  March 13  Part 5

 
March 11/12, 2017  Transfiguration of Jesus  Lent is also about celebrating the joys and giving thanksgiving to God.

 

Lenten talk:  March 6  Part 1  "The Creed--Part 1"--Session 1

Lenten talk:  March 6  Part 2

Lenten talk:  March 6  Part 3

Lenten talk:  March 6  Part 4

Lenten talk:  March 6  Part 5

 
March 4/5, 2017   Temptations--Ways we are tempted and ways to resist.
 
February 25/26, 2017   Trust--let God be in charge of our lives.
 
February 11/12, 2017   Christian morality.  Morality is about love--embrace what is good therein lies true freedom.
 
February 4/5, 2017   We are called to be the salt and light of the world.  Be bold, speak the truth, do good works--keeping Christ in the midst of all we do.
 
January 28/29, 2017    Living a life of true Christian empathy

 

January 7/8, 2017  Epiphany

 

January 1, 2017  Mary, the Mother of God

 

December 24/25, 2016   Christmas

 

Advent talk:  December 12  Part 1  "The Infancy Narratives: The True Christmas Story"--Session 3

Advent talk:  December 12  Part 2

Advent talk:  December 12  Part 3

Advent talk:  December 12  Part 4

 

December 10/11, 2016   Seeking true joy.

 

December 8  The Immaculate Conception

 

Advent talk:  December 5  Part 1  "The Gloria--The Song of the Angels and Shepherds"--Session 2

Advent talk:  December 5  Part 2

Advent talk:  December 5  Part 3

Advent talk:  December 5  Part 4

 
December 3/4, 2016   Part 1  Repentance--a conversion of our heart to God
December 3/4, 2016   Part 2

 

Advent talk:  November 28  Part 1  "Advent: A Time for Prayer, Preparation, & Reflection"--Session 1

Advent talk:  November 28  Part 2

Advent talk:  November 28  Part 3

 

November 26/27, 2016   Advent--a time of hope.
 
November 19/20, 2016   Part 1  Our individual judgment
November 19/20, 2016   Part 2
 
November 12/13, 2016    Part 1  The End Times
November 12/13, 2016   Part 2

 

November 2  All Souls Day  

"Everything you didn't know about Purgatory"     Part 1

"Everything you didn't know about Purgatory"     Part 2

"Everything you didn't know about Purgatory"     Part 3

"Everything you didn't know about Purgatory"     Part 4

 

November 1, 2016   All Saints Day   Our call to holiness

 

October 29, 2016     Marriage Enrichment

Marriage Enrichment  Part 1

Marriage Enrichment  Part 2

Marriage Enrichment  Part 3

 

October 29/30, 2016    Conversion of our heart--seeking a relationship with God

 

Bible Study  October 24, 2016  Part 1  The First & Second Letters of St. Peter--Session 6

Bible Study  October 24,  2016  Part 2

Bible Study  October 24, 2016  Part 3

Bible Study  October 24, 2016  Part 4

Bible Study  October 24, 2016  Part 5

 

 

October 22/23, 2016   Prayer--Learn how to pray the right way.

 

Bible Study  October 17, 2016  Part 1  The First & Second Letters of St. Peter--Session 5

Bible Study  October 17,  2016  Part 2

Bible Study  October 17, 2016  Part 3

Bible Study  October 17, 2016  Part 4

Bible Study  October 17, 2016  Part 5

 

October 15/16, 2016  Perseverance in prayer

 

Bible Study  October 10, 2016  Part 1  The First & Second Letters of St. Peter--Session 4

Bible Study  October 10,  2016  Part 2

Bible Study  October 10, 2016  Part 3

Bible Study  October 10, 2016  Part 4

Bible Study  October 10, 2016  Part 5

 

 

Bible Study  October 3, 2016  Part 1  The First & Second Letters of St. Peter--Session 3

Bible Study  October 3,  2016  Part 2

Bible Study  October 3, 2016  Part 3

Bible Study  October 3, 2016  Part 4

Bible Study  October 3, 2016  Part 5

 

October 1/2, 2016  In faith we have trust in God.

 

Bible Study  September 26, 2016  Part 1  The First & Second Letters of St. Peter--Session 2

Bible Study  September 26, 2016  Part 2

Bible Study  September 26, 2016  Part 3

Bible Study  September 26, 2016  Part 4

Bible Study  September 26, 2016  Part 5

 

Bible Study  September 19, 2016  Part 1  The First & Second Letters of St. Peter--Session 1

Bible Study  September 19, 2016  Part 2

Bible Study  September 19, 2016  Part 3

Bible Study  September 19, 2016  Part 4

Bible Study  September 19, 2016  Part 5

 

September 17/18, 2016   We are called to live a life to serve God in this world. 

 

September 10/11, 2016   God's mercy  
 
September 3/4, 2016   Discipleship
 
August 20/21, 2016  Live your life as if Heaven is your final goal.
 
August 13/14, 2016   God's mercy and Divine judgment
 
August 6/7, 2016   What are you waiting for?  Be ready.  Prepare your heart for the Lord.   
 
July 30/31, 2016    Look beyond ourselves to love.
 
July 23/24, 2016 Part 1  Prayer
July 23/24, 2016 Part 2
 
July 9/10, 2016   Put into practice what we believe.
 
July 2/3, 2016  Peace in our hearts through Jesus
 
June 25/26, 2016  Seeking God's Guidance
 
June 4/5, 2016   God's Compassion
 
May 28/29, 2016 Part 1  The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
May 28/29, 2016 Part 2
 
May 21 & 22, 2016 Part 1  Holy Trinity
May 21 & 22, 2016 Part 2
 
May 14/15, 2016  Part 1  Pentecost--the Gifts of the Holy Spirit
May 14/15, 2016  Part 2
 
May 7/8, 2016
 
April 30/May 1, 2016
 
April 23/24, 2016
 
April 9/10, 2016  Part 1
April 9/10, 2016  Part 2
 
April 2/3, 2016  Part 1
April 2/3, 2016  Part 2
 
March 26, 2016  Easter Part 1
March 26, 2016  Easter Part 2
 
March 24, 2016  Holy Thursday Part 1
March 24, 2016  Holy Thursday Part 2

 

Bible Study  March 21, 2016   Part 1  The Book of Phillipians--Session 4

Bible Study  March 21, 2016   Part 2

Bible Study  March 21, 2016   Part 3

Bible Study  March 21, 2016   Part 4

Bible Study  March 21, 2016   Part 5

 

Bible Study  March 14, 2016   Part 1  The Book of Phillipians--Session 3

Bible Study  March 14, 2016   Part 2

Bible Study  March 14, 2016   Part 3

Bible Study  March 14, 2016   Part 4

Bible Study  March 14, 2016   Part 5

 

Bible Study  March 7, 2016   Part 1  The Book of Phillipians--Session 2

Bible Study  March 7, 2016   Part 2

Bible Study  March 7, 2016   Part 3

Bible Study  March 7, 2016   Part 4

Bible Study  March 7, 2016   Part 5

 

March 6, 2016  Part 1
March 6, 2016  Part 2

 

Bible Study  Feb. 29, 2016  Part 1  The Book of Phillipians--Session 1

Bible Study  Feb. 29, 2016  Part 2

Bible Study  Feb. 29, 2016  Part 3

Bible Study  Feb. 29, 2016  Part 4

Bible Study  Feb. 29, 2016  Part 5

 

 

February 28, 2016  Part 1
February 28, 2016  Part 2
 
February 21, 2016  Part 1
February 21, 2016  Part 2

 

February 2016   Marriage Enrichment 

Marriage Enrichment  Part 1

Marriage Enrichment  Part 2

Marriage Enrichment  Part 3

Marriage Enrichment  Part 4

Marriage Enrichment  Part 5

 

February 10, 2016  Ash Wednesday
 
February 6/7, 2016  Part 1
February 6/7, 2016  Part 2
 
January 30/31, 2016 
 
January 23/24, 2016  Part 1
January 23/24, 2016  Part 2
 
January 9/10, 2016  Part 1
January 9/10, 2016  Part 2
 
January 2/3, 2016  Part 1
January 2/3, 2016  Part 2
 
December 31, 2015/January 1, 2016
 
December 26/27, 2015  Part 1
December 26/27, 2015  Part 2
 
December 25, 2015  Part 1
December 25, 2015  Part 2 
 
December 12/13, 2015
December 5/6, 2015