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Fr. Dominic Murphy

Fr. Dominic MurphyGriswold, CTHomily
October 21, 2017

Oct 21 – Homily – Fr Dominic: Persevering in Good

  Rejecting religion, God and grace leads to the loss of salvation. Strong love makes us faithful to the end. Trust in God, not in ourselves. If we persevere in Charity to our…
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Fr. Dominic MurphyGriswold, CTHomily
October 20, 2017

Oct 20 – Homily – Fr Dominic: Bl. James of Strepar

  This missionary bishop to Russia had a great love of Our Lady so characteristic of his fellow Poles. Ave Maria! Mass: Bl. James of Strepar - Opt Mem Readings:  1st: ezr 34:11-16…
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Fr. Dominic MurphyGriswold, CTHomily
October 19, 2017

Oct 19 – Homily – Fr Dominic: The North American Martyrs

  The blood of the Jesuit martyrs of North America was the seed of the first fruits of the Gospel on this continent. Ave Maria! Mass: Sts Jean de Brebeuf, Isaac Jogues and…
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Fr. Dominic MurphyGriswold, CTHomily
October 15, 2017

Oct 15 – Homily – Fr Dominic: A Personal Relationship with God

  Heaven is a wedding. Cradle Catholics can reject the invitation or be without the wedding garment, that is, not be in the state of grace. There is no impersonal beatitude; Heaven is…
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Fr. Dominic MurphyGriswold, CTHomily
October 7, 2017

Oct 07 – Homily – Fr Dominic: Our Lady of the Rosary

  No one becomes a saint without praying the Rosary. We should pray the Rosary for a particular intention. Reflect on the mysteries; do not pray mechanically. Do your best and God will…
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Fr. Dominic MurphyGriswold, CTHomily
September 9, 2017

Sep 09 – Homily – Fr Dominic: St. Peter Claver for Today

St. Peter Claver called himself the slave of the black slaves and is today the patron of missions to the blacks. In his last illness St. Peter Claver was mistreated by the black…
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Fr. Dominic MurphyGriswold, CTHomily
August 5, 2017

Aug 05 – Homily – Fr Dominic: Our Lady of the Snows

  The dedication of the church of St. Mary Major is a sign of the consecration and dedication that we should have to Our Lady. Ave Maria! Mass: Dedication of the Basilica of…
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Fr. Dominic MurphyGriswold, CTHomily
May 28, 2017

May 28 – Homily – Fr Dominic: A Particularly Christian Paradox

  Jesus tells us to be in the world but not of the world. Other religions are completely of this world (paganism, deism), project this world into the higher reality (Islam), or reject…
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Fr. Dominic MurphyGriswold, CTHomily
April 16, 2017

Apr 16 – Homily – Fr Dominic: Easter Sunday 2017

  Father Dominic gives the Easter Sunday homily at Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine in Griswold, CT. Ave Maria! Mass: Easter Sunday (Opt 1) - Solemnity Readings:  1st: act 10:34, 37-43 Resp: psa…
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Fr. Dominic MurphyGriswold, CTHomily
March 5, 2017

Mar 05 – Homily – Fr Dominic: Be A Fighter

  Today's theme is temptation, and we have an example of Jesus fighting temptation and Eve given in to it. Temptation has three steps - external tempting, internal delight, and consent. Jesus fought…
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Fr. Dominic MurphyGriswold, CTHomily
February 4, 2017

Feb 04 – Homily – Fr Dominic: Charity and Self-Forgetfulness

  In today's Gospel reading, Jesus and the disciples are surrounded by people, and try to get some rest. But when the arrived, they found a crowd waiting. All of us who serve…
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Fr. Dominic MurphyGriswold, CTHomily
January 29, 2017

Jan 29 – Homily – Fr Dominic: Humility in the Christian Life

  Throughout the readings we find a recurring theme of humility which the Church wants us to reflect on. It is a beautiful virtue, but more than just that... with love, it is…
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