On this 1st Sunday of Advent, Fr. Chris Stanish begins a preaching series entitled "The Word Became Flesh." In this first part, Fr. Chris discusses the Jewish roots of the Eucharist and the context of the coming of the Messiah.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 10:11am CST

On this Solemnity of Christ the King, Fr. Chris Stanish poses the question: Who is king in your life? He invites the congregation into a living relationship with Christ.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 9:26am CST

On this 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Deacon Bob Marben discusses the Lucan context of the "end times." He encourages everyone to consider the seasons of our lives and how we can touch lives in those seasons.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 1:01pm CST

On this 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Fr. Chris Stanish offers his personal testimony on how God called him to the priesthood. He encourages the community to help create a culture of vocations.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 9:11am CST

On this Solemnity of All Saints, Fr. Chris Stanish discusses how God has marked each person for holiness so that we might have the strength to be the men and women He has called us to be.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 11:59am CST

On this 31st Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Chris Stanish discusses how things are not always what they seem. He discusses the importance of reserving judgment so that we don't make decisions based on hasty conclusions.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 9:06am CST

On this 30th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Chris Stanish discusses what it means to pour out your life as a libation. He talks about the Holy Spirit who helps us to become a gift for others.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 9:19am CST

On this 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Chris Stanish discusses the power of prayer. In this homily, he offers three things to keep in mind in order to never lose heart in prayer.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 8:27am CST

The Diocese of Gary celebrates its patronal feast day on the Feast of the Guardian Angels. In this homily, Deacon Bob Marben discusses how we are to listen to the whispers of the guardian angels and how we are to help one another with childlike simplicity.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 10:12am CST

As a part of Campus Ministry at Valparaiso University, Fr. Chris Stanish offered a special presentation on what it means to vote with your conscience. In this talk, he lays out core principles that underlie Catholic engagement in the political realm and then how to apply those principles when voting.

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Category:Talk -- posted at: 9:53am CST

On this 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Chris Stanish addresses the college student about the face of indifference. He discusses how indifference can kill even more than hatred, and what we can do to leave a mark on the world.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 8:51am CST

On this 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Chris Stanish discusses the importance of investing in our spiritual future. He challenges the community to keep a record of the things they do each do to invest in eternity.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 1:23pm CST

On this 24th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Chris Stanish looks at the older brother of the prodigal son in order to discuss how the Father simply wants to be in relationship with his sons.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 8:19am CST

On this 23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Chris Stanish discusses discipleship through the context of St. Paul's Letter to Philemon. He poses the question: Are we going to live for ourselves or are we going to live for Christ?

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 8:41am CST

On this 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Chris Stanish poses the question: How do we answer the challenge of humility? What is humility, and how can we live it out?

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 8:13am CST

On this 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Chris Stanish discusses what it means to strive to enter through the narrow gate. He tells everyone that we were not made for comfort, but for greatness.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 8:41am CST

On this 20th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Chris Stanish discusses what Jesus means by saying that He has come to set the world on fire and how He wishes it were already blazing.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 8:49am CST

On this 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Chris Stanish talks about his experience while visiting the concentration camps in Poland. He discusses how even in the darkest hours, God pierces through the darkness with the light of faith.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 8:37am CST

At the Prayer Vigil at World Youth Day, Pope Francis encourages everyone to leave a mark on history by building bridges of fraternity.

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Category:World Youth Day -- posted at: 12:16pm CST

At the closing Mass for World Youth Day 2016, Pope Francis uses the story of Zacchaeus to talk about how we can overcome obstacles to building a real relationship with Jesus Christ.

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Category:World Youth Day -- posted at: 11:35am CST

At the Welcome Ceremony for World Youth Day 2016, Pope Francis addresses the youth of the world and encourages them not to take early retirement but to readily begin the adventure of mercy.

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Category:World Youth Day -- posted at: 11:10am CST

At the Opening Mass for World Youth Day 2016, Cardinal Stanislas Dziwisz, the Archbishop of Krakow, Poland, speaks to the youth of the world inviting them to be sparks of mercy in the world.

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Category:World Youth Day -- posted at: 10:54am CST

Sr. Bethany Madonna, Jason and Crystalina Evert, and Cardinal Sean O'Malley speak on authentic freedom and our unique call to love. They spoke to the English speakers at the Mercy Centre in Krakow, Poland for World Youth Day 2016.

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Category:World Youth Day -- posted at: 10:27am CST

Annie and Scott Powell, co-founders of Camp Wojtyla, speak on how to write your own love story. They spoke to English speakers at the Mercy Centre in Krakow, Poland for World Youth Day 2016.

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Category:World Youth Day -- posted at: 10:01am CST

Jason Evert, co-founder of the Chastity Project, speaks to the English speakers about the five loves of John Paul II at the Mercy Centre in Krakow, Poland for World Youth Day 2016.

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Category:World Youth Day -- posted at: 9:52am CST

On this 16th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Chris Stanish discusses how Jesus invites us to see extraordinary grace in our ordinary work.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 8:40am CST

On this 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Chris Stanish opens up the parable of the Good Samaritan by looking at how each one of us is the wounded victim in need of healing. He provides six suggestions for facilitating healing.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 7:50am CST

On this 14th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Chris Stanish discusses how we are sent out on mission despite our fears or nervousness. Jesus gives us the strength to persevere.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 5:20pm CST

On this 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Chris Stanish discusses how we need to reflect on the things that prevent us from following the Lord so that we can be true disciples of Christ.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 10:29am CST

On this 12th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Chris Stanish discusses the cost of discipleship. If we want to be disciples of Jesus, then we must first deny ourself and pick up our cross.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 8:48am CST

On this 11th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Chris Stanish discusses how Jesus brings true mercy to those who are most in need and how we, too, can be instruments of that mercy.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 1:03pm CST

On this 10th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Chris Stanish encourages the congregation to consider what breaks their heart. He discusses how compassion helps us to move us to action and do something about the world around us.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 9:09am CST

Bishop Donald J. Hying has declared a synod for the Diocese of Gary. In this episode, Bishop Hying visits Taltree Arboretum and Gardens as he discusses the topic of the Church's social teaching.

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Category:Synod 2017 -- posted at: 2:10pm CST

Bishop Donald J. Hying has declared a synod for the Diocese of Gary. In this episode, Bishop Hying discusses the topic of discipleship and formation.

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Category:Synod 2017 -- posted at: 2:02pm CST

On this Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Fr. Chris Stanish discusses how easily things can become routine for us and then lose their meaning. In this homily, he encourages the congregation to look at this Eucharist as their first, their last, their only.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 10:28am CST

On this Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, Fr. Chris Stanish discusses how our identity is rooted in the relationship of the Trinity. The more we come to know God, the more we come to know ourselves.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 9:00am CST

The Adoration Chapel of Queen of All Saints hosts an annual dinner for all its volunteers. This year's speaker was Sr. Maria Kolbe of the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration. In this talk, she offers her vocation story through the perspective of the Eucharist.

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Category:Talk -- posted at: 12:09pm CST

Bishop Donald J. Hying has declared a synod for the Diocese of Gary. In this episode, Bishop Hying discusses the topic of prayer, sacraments and worship.

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Category:Synod 2017 -- posted at: 12:58pm CST

Bishop Donald J. Hying has declared a synod for the Diocese of Gary. In this episode, Bishop Hying discusses the topic of evangelization.

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Category:Synod 2017 -- posted at: 12:57pm CST

Bishop Donald J. Hying has declared a Synod for the Diocese of Gary. This episode discusses what a synod is and what it will involve.

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Category:Synod 2017 -- posted at: 12:55pm CST

On this Feast of Pentecost, Fr. Chris Stanish talks about how the Holy Spirit burns away all the fear and doubt in our lives so that we can be true witnesses to the gospel message.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 9:16am CST

On this 6th Sunday of Easter, Fr. Chris Stanish celebrates FirstCommunion at St. Stanislaus Church in Michigan City. In thishomily, he explains how the Eucharist gives us the strength we needto get through the Christian journey of life.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 1:47pm CST

On this 5th Sunday of Easter, Fr. Chris Stanish discusses the command to love one another as Christ has loved us. He offers five ways that we can love like Jesus.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 8:59am CST

Queen of All Saints hosted a Spring Series of Tapped In on the topic: "Where Sin Runs Deep, God's Grace Runs Deeper." In this presentation, Fr. Jerry Schweitzer discusses the sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation.

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Category:Theology on Tap -- posted at: 6:49pm CST

Queen of All Saints hosted a Spring Series of Tapped In on the topic: "Where Sin Runs Deep, God's Grace Runs Deeper." In this presentation, Mr. Sean Martin discusses the sacrament of Matrimony.

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Category:Theology on Tap -- posted at: 6:44pm CST

Queen of All Saints hosted a Spring Series of Tapped In on the topic: "Where Sin Runs Deep, God's Grace Runs Deeper." In this presentation, Fr. Chris Stanish discusses the Eucharist as the source and summit of the entire Christian life.

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Category:Theology on Tap -- posted at: 6:39pm CST

Queen of All Saints hosted a Spring Series of Tapped In on the topic: "Where Sin Runs Deep, God's Grace Runs Deeper." In this presentation, Bishop Donald Hying discusses the sacrament of Reconciliation.

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Category:Theology on Tap -- posted at: 6:37pm CST

On this 4th Sunday of Easter, Fr. Chris Stanish talks about the power of the Word of God. When we encounter Christ, we are compelled to share it with others.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 9:45am CST

On this 3rd Sunday of Easter, Fr. Chris Stanish discusses the Christian journey. We can be as prepared as we possibly can but challenges are still going to come along the way. So what do we do?

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 9:48am CST

Fr. David Bechill, a priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit, visits Queen of All Saints. In this homily, he talks about what it means to take a leap of faith. At the end of the day, we have to consider what it is that we believe?

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 12:13pm CST

On this Divine Mercy Sunday, Fr. Chris Stanish discusses how much God loves to forgive sins. Jesus instituted the sacrament of Reconciliation so that He can show us how much He loves us.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 12:02pm CST

"I thirst" is written in every chapel of the Missionaries of Charity. It is to remind us that God thirsts for us just as we are. Even in our darkest moments, Jesus does not abandon us, but longs to be with us.

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Category:Meditation -- posted at: 10:33am CST

On this Easter Sunday morning, Bishop Donald J. Hying, the Bishop of Gary, offers a powerful witness to the closeness of Calvary and the Tomb. Listen how he explains that we do not go from fire to ashes, but that we rise from ashes into a burning fire.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 10:25am CST

On this Easter Sunday, Fr. Chris Stanish uses the conversion story of one of the newly baptized in order to talk about how the Risen Christ helps us to bring our own story to life.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 10:14am CST

In this Easter Vigil celebration, Fr. Chris Stanish uses a powerful testimony to talk about how Easter is all about our passage from death to life.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 9:47pm CST

In this commemoration of the Lord's Passion on Good Friday, Fr. Chris Stanish offers a meditation on Christ's thirst for us. The beautiful “I thirst for you” prayer written by Mother Teresa best describes this undying love and how he is always standing there at the door of your heart.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 10:18am CST

At the Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday, Fr. Chris Stanish discusses the five steps of Passover and how they relate to the events leading up to Jesus' own Passion and Death.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 6:20pm CST

Fr. Chris Stanish is facilitating an 8 week class on prayer using Fr. Mark Toups' Oremus: A Guide to Catholic Prayer series. This class uses a series of 8 thirty minute video clips which are available from Ascension Press in DVD format. Fr. Chris introduces the study session with opening remarks, and concludes with remarks at the conclusion of the instructional video. This audio podcast contains Fr. Chris' commentary on the causes of desolation and how to deal with them, with a break at about the 8.5 minute mark for Fr. Mark's video on consolation and desolation.

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Category:Oremus -- posted at: 1:02pm CST

On this Palm Sunday, Fr. Chris Stanish concludes a preaching series entitled, "Teach Us To Pray." In this homily, Fr. Chris talks about distractions and dryness in prayer. He discusses why this happens and what we can do about it.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 1:34pm CST

Fr. Chris Stanish is facilitating an 8 week class on prayer using Fr. Mark Toups' Oremus: A Guide to Catholic Prayer series. This class uses a series of 8 thirty minute video clips which are available from Ascension Press in DVD format. Fr. Chris introduces the study session with opening remarks, and concludes with remarks at the conclusion of the instructional video. This audio podcast contains Fr. Chris' commentary on distractions and forming a plan of life, with a break at about the 15.5 minute mark for Fr. Mark's video on dealing with distractions.

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Category:Oremus -- posted at: 7:55am CST

On this 5th Sunday of Lent, Fr. Chris Stanish continues a preaching series entitled, "Teach Us To Pray." In this homily, Fr. Chris talks about discernment in prayer. How can we know when it is God who is speaking to us in prayer?

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 10:29am CST

Fr. Chris Stanish is facilitating an 8 week class on prayer using Fr. Mark Toups' Oremus: A Guide to Catholic Prayer series. This class uses a series of 8 thirty minute video clips which are available from Ascension Press in DVD format. Fr. Chris introduces the study session with opening remarks, and concludes with remarks at the conclusion of the instructional video. This audio podcast contains Fr. Chris' commentary on the rules of discernment and the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, with a break at about the 23.5 minute mark for Fr. Mark's video on discernment in prayer.

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Category:Oremus -- posted at: 10:03am CST

On this 4th Sunday of Lent, Fr. Chris Stanish continues a preaching series entitled, "Teach Us To Pray." In this homily, Fr. Chris talks about our interior, spiritual senses and how they lead us to a style of prayer called imaginative prayer.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 9:44am CST

Fr. Chris Stanish is facilitating an 8 week class on prayer using Fr. Mark Toups' Oremus: A Guide to Catholic Prayer series. This class uses a series of 8 thirty minute video clips which are available from Ascension Press in DVD format. Fr. Chris introduces the study session with opening remarks, and concludes with remarks at the conclusion of the instructional video. This audio podcast contains Fr. Chris' commentary on the spiritual senses and the Three Ways, with a break at about the 14.5 minute mark for Fr. Mark's video on imaginative prayer.

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Category:Oremus -- posted at: 11:48am CST

On this 3rd Sunday of Lent, Fr. Chris Stanish continues a preaching series entitled "Teach us to Pray." In this third part, Fr. Chris uses the story of the woman at the well to explain how there is a process to prayer in which we encounter the Lord and he teaches the congregation Matthew Kelly's Prayer Process.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 9:22am CST

Fr. Chris Stanish is facilitating an 8 week class on prayer using Fr. Mark Toups' Oremus: A Guide to Catholic Prayer series. This class uses a series of 8 thirty minute video clips which are available from Ascension Press in DVD format. Fr. Chris introduces the study session with opening remarks, and concludes with remarks at the conclusion of the instructional video. This audio podcast contains Fr. Chris' commentary on relational prayer and the five P's of prayer, with a break at about the 18 minute mark for Fr. Mark's video on relational prayer.

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Category:Oremus -- posted at: 8:03am CST

On this 2nd Sunday of Lent, Fr. Chris Stanish continues a preaching series entitled "Teach us to Pray." In this second part, Fr. Chris explains how prayer is rooted in a covenant relationship which leads us to pray through various forms and expressions.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 7:49am CST

Fr. Chris Stanish is facilitating an 8 week class on prayer using Fr. Mark Toups' Oremus: A Guide to Catholic Prayer series. This class uses a series of 8 thirty minute video clips which are available from Ascension Press in DVD format. Fr. Chris introduces the study session with opening remarks, and concludes with remarks at the conclusion of the instructional video. This audio podcast contains Fr. Chris' commentary on prayer as gift, covenant and communion, with a break at about the 18 minute mark for Fr. Mark's video which describes the prayer method of Lectio Divina.

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Category:Oremus -- posted at: 12:58pm CST

On this 1st Sunday of Lent, Fr. Chris Stanish begins a new preaching series entitled "Teach us to Pray." In this homily, Fr. Chris explains what prayer is and some things to consider before you begin to pray.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 9:57am CST

On Ash Wednesday, Fr. Chris Stanish discussed how we are a people of tremendous potential and Lent is a time to be transformed in Christ into the men and women God desires us to be.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 10:48am CST

Fr. Chris Stanish is facilitating an 8 week long class on prayer using Fr. Mark Toups' Oremus: A Guide to Catholic Prayer series. This class uses a series of 8 thirty minute video clips which are available from Ascension Press in DVD format. Fr. Chris will introduce each study session with opening remarks, and followup with closing remarks at the conclusion of the instructional video. This audio podcast contains Fr. Chris' commentary on the forms and expressions of prayer, with a break at about the 21 minute mark for Fr. Mark's video which describes what to do before you pray.

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Category:Oremus -- posted at: 6:22pm CST

On this 5th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Chris Stanish talks about how the defining moments of our lives are often the times when we really screw up. He uses Peter, Paul and Isaiah to show how God uses us despite our weaknesses.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 11:58am CST

Fr. Chris Stanish is facilitating an 8 week long class on prayer using Fr. Mark Toups' Oremus: A Guide to Catholic Prayer series. This parish wide prayer class uses a series of 8 thirty minute video clips which are available from Ascension Press in DVD format. Participants also received the student workbook, available from the same source. Fr. Chris will introduce each study session with opening remarks, and followup with closing remarks at the conclusion of the instructional video. This audio podcast contains Fr. Chris' commentary, with a break at about the 20 minute mark for Fr. Mark's video which describes what prayer is.

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Category:Oremus -- posted at: 5:49pm CST

On this 4th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Chris Stanish uses the celebration of Catholic Schools Week as a way to discuss how all of us need to be rooted in Catholic education so as to be equipped with the tools we need in order to live in the world around us.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 3:23pm CST

Bishop Donald Hying, the bishop of the Diocese of Gary, visited Queen of All Saints School. In this homily, he talks to the students about being the light of Christ in the world.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 3:15pm CST

On this 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Chris Stanish encourages the congregation to consider how the Word of God gives us the answers to all life's questions and helps us to move in the right direction.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 10:34am CST

Following his presentation on St. Josemaria, Fr. Chris Stanish fields questions from the audience.

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Category:Theology on Tap -- posted at: 10:26am CST

Queen of All Saints hosted a Winter Series of Tapped In on the topic: "Every Saint has a past, every sinner has a future." In this final presentation, Fr. Chris Stanish discusses the life and teachings of St. Josemaria Escriva.

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Category:Theology on Tap -- posted at: 10:25am CST

Queen of All Saints hosted a Winter Series of Tapped In on the topic: "Every Saint has a past, every sinner has a future." In this presentation, Deacon Mark Plaiss discusses the life of St. Bernard.

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Category:Theology on Tap -- posted at: 9:51am CST

Queen of All Saints hosted a Winter Series of Tapped In on the topic: "Every Saint has a past, every sinner has a future." In this presentation, Fr. Kevin McCarthy discusses the life of St. Benedict.

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Category:Theology on Tap -- posted at: 9:47am CST

Following his presentation on St. Francis of Assisi, Bishop Donald Hying fields questions from the audience on saints.

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Category:Theology on Tap -- posted at: 9:40am CST

Queen of All Saints hosted a Winter Series of Tapped In on the topic of "Every Saint has a past, every sinner has a future." In this first presentation, Bishop Donald Hying introduces the saints and discusses St. Francis of Assisi.

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Category:Theology on Tap -- posted at: 9:33am CST

On this 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Chris Stanish discusses Jesus' first miracle of changing water into wine. In this homily, Fr. Chris explains how in this miracle Jesus reveals that He profoundly cares about that which is ordinary.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 9:13am CST

On this Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Fr. Kevin Huber, the pastor of Queen of All Saints, addresses the congregation in order to offer them a clear understanding of the financial situation of the parish.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 9:10am CST

On this Feast of the Epiphany, Fr. Kevin Huber addresses the congregation in order to tell them about the Parish Action Plan. He notes that just as the three magi had a light to guide their way to Christ, the Parish Action Plan is a light for QAS to guide our way for the next five years.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 11:14am CST

On this Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, Fr. Chris Stanish discusses how Mary is is the Mother of Mercy. He shows how she is the perfect model and example of living a life of mercy.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 11:09am CST

On the Feast of the Holy Family, Fr. Chris Stanish addresses the men of the parish in order to help them come to understand their role in society and in their families. He exhorts them to be men who are united in Christ for the good of their families.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 10:00pm CST

On this Christmas morning, Fr. Chris Stanish talks about the challenge of Christmas. Every once in a while something comes along that could potentially change our lives forever. When that happens, how do we respond? What are we to do?

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 1:51pm CST

On this 4th Sunday of Advent, Fr. Chris Stanish discusses how Jesus never tires of casting open the doors of His heart and telling us how much He loves us. He is the door of mercy through which we come to encounter the living God.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 9:25am CST

On this 3rd Sunday of Advent, the community of Queen of All Saints celebrated a bilingual Mass for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Fr. Chris Stanish discusses how Our Lady of Guadalupe as well as the Israelites show us that there is hope even in the midst of turmoil.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 8:38am CST

In the nine days preceding the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the hispanic community of Queen of All Saints gathered together each day for the history of Juan Diego, the rosary, and a short teaching on the virtues of Mary. In this talk, Fr. Chris Stanish offers a compilation of the English translation of the history and the teachings.

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Category:Talk -- posted at: 8:26am CST

On this 2nd Sunday of Advent, Fr. Chris Stanish discusses how Baruch and John the Baptist are pointing to the solution to all of life's problems. Christmas is not just another historical event, but a definitive solution to everything we are looking for.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 9:50am CST

In preparation for the Year of Mercy, Queen of All Saints is forming intercessory prayer teams to be available after Mass. In this training session, Bill and Carol Brewis were invited to share their experience of intercessory prayer and discuss the do's and don'ts of intercessory prayer.

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Category:Intercessory Prayer -- posted at: 5:41pm CST

On this 1st Sunday of Advent, Fr. Chris Stanish encourages the congregation to open their hearts this Advent season to the many ways in which God desires to surprise and delight them in their lives.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 9:11am CST

On this Feast of Christ the King, Fr. Chris Stanish is in the last part of a 4-week preaching series on Spiritual Warfare. In this part, Fr. Chris discusses how the Evil One tries to make us feel trapped in our circumstances, but it is the blood of Jesus on the cross that provides us with victory over evil.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 11:26am CST

On this 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Chris Stanish is in the third part of a 4-week preaching series on Spiritual Warfare. In this part, Fr. Chris discusses discouragement as a way for the Evil One to shipwreck your faith in God. He offers practical advice on how to fight against discouragement.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 11:02am CST

On October 8, 2015, Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish hosted the Pilgrimage of Mercy: The Tour of the Major Relics of St. Maria Goretti.

Father Carlos Martins, CC, a Custos Reliquiarum (ecclesiastically-appointed curate of relics) and director of Treasures of the Church, brought the sacred remains of St. Maria Goretti to OLGC as part of a national tour. An immensely popular saint, it is the first time her body traveled to the United States and only the second time she left Italy. This is a podcast of a talk given by Fr. Carlos prior to public veneration.

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Category:Talk -- posted at: 2:39pm CST

In preparation for the Year of Mercy, Fr. Chris Stanish offered a three-part training session on the theology of intercessory prayer. In this final part, Fr. Chris discusses what intercessory prayer looks like and its essential components.

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Category:Intercessory Prayer -- posted at: 2:34pm CST

In preparation for the Year of Mercy, Fr. Chris Stanish offered a three-part training session on the theology of intercessory prayer. In this second part, Fr. Chris discusses the call and characteristics of intercessory prayer.

Direct download: talkIntercessory2.m4a
Category:Intercessory Prayer -- posted at: 2:33pm CST

In preparation for the Year of Mercy, Fr. Chris Stanish offered a three-part training session on the theology of intercessory prayer. This first part identifies what intercessory prayer is and its purpose in the Church.

Direct download: talkIntercessory1.m4a
Category:Intercessory Prayer -- posted at: 2:31pm CST

On this 32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Chris Stanish is in the second part of a four-week preaching series on Spiritual Warfare. In this part, Fr. Chris discusses lukewarmness as a kind of sadness which makes a person sluggish in the performance of spiritual exercises. He offers practical ways to fight against lukewarmness.

Direct download: homily110715.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 10:33am CST

On this Solemnity of All Saints, Fr. Chris Stanish begins a 4-week preaching series on spiritual warfare. In this homily, he discusses: What is Spiritual Warfare? He helps the congregation to recognize the spiritual battle and the tactics of the Evil One.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 6:34am CST

On this 30th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Kevin Huber, the pastor of Queen of All Saints Parish, discusses how if we are unhappy with the way things are, we can overcome our current condition by seeking the Lord.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 2:43pm CST

On this 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Chris Stanish discusses what it means to have true greatness. Fr. Chris explains how Christ gives us the example of authentic greatness.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 10:15am CST

Queen of All Saints Parish hosted a Holy Hour for Vocations in which they invited the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration to speak. The sisters share their vocation stories and the process of religious life.

Direct download: talkVocationsSSF101415.m4a
Category:Talk -- posted at: 10:13am CST

On this 28th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Chris Stanish discusses how what we do comes from who we are. If we want to discover what Jesus wants us to do in life, then we have to learn to first be with Jesus.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 3:43pm CST

The Vocations Office of the Diocese of Gary hosted an evening of discernment. In this meditation, Fr. Chris Stanish explains how it is that we can discover God's will for us in our lives.

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Category:Talk -- posted at: 9:52am CST

On this 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Chris Stanish introduces the theme for this year's Respect Life Month. He discusses how every life is worth living and our response when we face sorrow and heartbreak in the midst of suffering.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 9:43am CST

On this 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Chris Stanish introduces Jacob McDaniel, a seminarian for the Diocese of Gary, who gives his testimony regarding how God called him by name. Jacob testifies to the trials of vocational discernment as well as the great joy that comes from saying yes.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 7:50am CST

On this 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Chris Stanish talks about the Year for Consecrated Life and the necessity to promote a culture of vocations. In this episode, Fr. Chris presents a newly published video about Women Religious called For Love Alone. This amazing video can be found here.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 7:43am CST

On this 24th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Kevin Huber, the pastor of Queen of All Saints Parish, talks about how to stand firm in faith in a world filled with trials and difficulties.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 7:39am CST

On this 23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Chris Stanish discusses the power of intercession and how all of us are called to pray for one another and for the needs of the whole world.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 11:50am CST

On this 20th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Kevin Huber discusses how Jesus invites us to believe in Him even in those times when we do not understand.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 10:51am CST

Fr. Chris Stanish is facilitating an 8 week long Bible class using Jeff Cavins A Quick Journey Through the Bible series. This parish wide Bible class uses a series of 8 thirty minute video clips which are available from Ascension Press in DVD format. Fr. Chris will introduce each study session with opening remarks, and followup with closing remarks at the conclusion of the instructional video. This audio podcast contains Fr. Chris' commentary on the Messianic Fulfillment and the Acts of the Apostles, with a break at about the 27 minute mark for the Jeff Cavins video.

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Category:A Quick Journey -- posted at: 10:28am CST

On this 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Chris Stanish asks the congregation to consider what they see when they look at the Eucharist. Is it simply a piece of bread, or is it the true Bread come down from Heaven?

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 8:40pm CST

Fr. Chris Stanish is facilitating an 8 week long Bible class using Jeff Cavins A Quick Journey Through the Bible series. This parish wide Bible class uses a series of 8 thirty minute video clips which are available from Ascension Press in DVD format. Fr. Chris will introduce each study session with opening remarks, and followup with closing remarks at the conclusion of the instructional video. This audio podcast contains Fr. Chris' commentary on the return from exile and how we are to view prophecy in the Bible, with a break at about the 19 minute mark for the Jeff Cavins video.

Direct download: quickjourney7.m4a
Category:A Quick Journey -- posted at: 12:08pm CST

Fr. Chris Stanish is facilitating an 8 week long Bible class using Jeff Cavins A Quick Journey Through the Bible series. This parish wide Bible class uses a series of 8 thirty minute video clips which are available from Ascension Press in DVD format. Fr. Chris will introduce each study session with opening remarks, and followup with closing remarks at the conclusion of the instructional video. This audio podcast contains Fr. Chris' commentary on the period of the exile and the use of the temple, with a break at about the 23 minute mark for the Jeff Cavins video.

Direct download: quickjourney6.m4a
Category:A Quick Journey -- posted at: 11:55am CST

On this 18th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Chris Stanish discusses how to become the right person by establishing a daily plan of life. He explains how these seven items can completely transforms your life.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 7:52am CST

On this 17th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Chris Stanish uses the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fish in order to answer the question as to whether God meets our expectations in life.

Direct download: homily072515.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 8:54am CST

Fr. Chris Stanish is facilitating an 8 week long Bible class using Jeff Cavins A Quick Journey Through the Bible series. This parish wide Bible class uses a series of 8 thirty minute video clips which are available from Ascension Press in DVD format. Fr. Chris will introduce each study session with opening remarks, and followup with closing remarks at the conclusion of the instructional video. This audio podcast contains Fr. Chris' commentary on violence in the Old Testament and the figure of King David, with a break at about the 16 minute mark for the Jeff Cavins video.

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Category:A Quick Journey -- posted at: 10:20am CST

On this 16th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Chris Stanish explains how Jesus adds a new layer of depth to discipleship when He teaches the disciples about how to rest. Fr. Chris invites all of us to consider whether we take time to rest in the Lord.

Direct download: homily071915.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 8:50am CST

Fr. Chris Stanish is facilitating an 8 week long Bible class using Jeff Cavins A Quick Journey Through the Bible series. This parish wide Bible class uses a series of 8 thirty minute video clips which are available from Ascension Press in DVD format. Fr. Chris will introduce each study session with opening remarks, and followup with closing remarks at the conclusion of the instructional video. This audio podcast contains Fr. Chris' commentary on the books of Exodus and Numbers, with a break at about the 16 minute mark for the Jeff Cavins video.

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Category:A Quick Journey -- posted at: 9:24am CST

On this 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Chris Stanish discusses how each and every person is a unique treasure chest of experiences. He encourages them to learn to leverage their life experiences so as to shape the people around them.

Direct download: homily071115.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 8:52am CST

Fr. Chris Stanish is facilitating an 8 week long Bible class using Jeff Cavins A Quick Journey Through the Bible series. This parish wide Bible class uses a series of 8 thirty minute video clips which are available from Ascension Press in DVD format. Fr. Chris will introduce each study session with opening remarks, and followup with closing remarks at the conclusion of the instructional video. This audio podcast contains Fr. Chris' commentary on Genesis 12-50, with a break at about the 18 minute mark for the Jeff Cavins video.

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Category:A Quick Journey -- posted at: 12:00pm CST

On this 14th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Chris Stanish discusses St. Paul's thorn in his flesh. He opens up how God's grace is sufficient to get us through trials and tribulations, and how it is in our weakness that we are made strong because Christ is with us.

Direct download: homily070515.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 9:29am CST

Fr. Chris Stanish is facilitating an 8 week long Bible class using Jeff Cavins A Quick Journey Through the Bible series. This parish wide Bible class uses a series of 8 thirty minute video clips which are available from Ascension Press in DVD format. Fr. Chris will introduce each study session with opening remarks, and followup with closing remarks at the conclusion of the instructional video. This audio podcast contains Fr. Chris' commentary on the first eleven chapters of Genesis, with a break at about the 11 minute mark for the Jeff Cavins video.

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Category:A Quick Journey -- posted at: 11:07am CST

In light of the recent Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage, Fr. Kevin Huber, the pastor of Queen of All Saints Parish, discusses how Catholics can respond to this change of law.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 8:46am CST

On this 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Chris Stanish addresses the question as to where the Supreme Court's decision on same-sex marriage leaves the Church. For those of us who often touch the Word of God, how can we let Christ bring us freedom?

Direct download: homily062715.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 10:08am CST

Fr. Chris Stanish is facilitating an 8 week long Bible class using Jeff Cavins A Quick Journey Through the Bible series. This parish wide Bible class uses a series of 8 thirty minute video clips which are available from Ascension Press in DVD format. Participants also received the student pack, available from the same source. Fr. Chris will introduce each study session with opening remarks, and followup with closing remarks at the conclusion of the instructional video. This audio podcast contains Fr. Chris' commentary, with a break at about the 20 minute mark for the Jeff Cavins video which describes the Bible as the greatest story ever told.

Direct download: quickjourney1.m4a
Category:A Quick Journey -- posted at: 6:56am CST

On this 12th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Chris Stanish discusses how we should respond as Christians to the various "storms" that arise in our lives.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 10:15am CST

On this 11th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Chris Stanish encourages the congregation to look at how they can make an impact on the world around them. He asks them to look at the small things in life and to do them with great love.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 7:19am CST

On this Solemnity of Corpus Christi, Fr. Chris Stanish opens up what the Passover meal would have looked like and how Jesus moves the tradition to a whole new level. Fr. Chris discusses the great gift of the Eucharist.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 2:26pm CST

On this Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, Fr. Chris Stanish discusses how we are adopted into the family of love between Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 4:54pm CST

On this Feast of Pentecost, Fr. Chris Stanish discusses how the Holy Spirit is given to us in order to uncork our lives so that we can pour ourselves out generously to all those we encounter.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 11:45am CST

On this Feast of the Ascension of our Lord, Fr. Chris Stanish poses the question: Where are we going? He explains how the ascension points us in the right direction and leads us to our heavenly home.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 9:40am CST

On this 6th Sunday of Easter, Fr. Chris Stanish discusses what it means to live in friendship with Jesus. Using our own friendships, he offers practical points for how we can fall deeper in love with our Lord.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 9:39am CST

Queen of All Saints Vocation Committee hosted a holy hour for vocations. They invited Jennifer Illig, a young woman who will be entering a cloistered convent, to give the testimony of her journey.

Direct download: talkVocationsIllig050715.m4a
Category:Talk -- posted at: 9:37am CST

On this 5th Sunday of Easter, Fr. Chris Stanish talks about falling in love with the real Jesus. Fr. Chris explains how each and every one of us is intimately connected to our Lord like the vine and branches.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 8:04am CST

On this 4th Sunday of Easter, Fr. Chris Stanish describes the first time he heard God's voice in his life. Fr. Chris emphasizes the importance of knowing who we are and living out the truth of our identity as sons and daughters of God.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 9:17am CST

On this 3rd Sunday of Easter, Fr. Kevin Huber, the pastor of Queen of All Saints Parish, discusses how important it is for us to grow in the knowledge and love of God so that we can be bold proclaimers of the Risen Lord.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 9:15am CST

During adoration for Divine Mercy Sunday, Fr. Chris Stanish offers a reflection on the mercy of God through various excerpts from the document Misericordiae Vultus by Pope Francis declaring a Year of Mercy.

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Category:Talk -- posted at: 11:09am CST

On this 2nd Sunday of Easter, Fr. Chris Stanish discusses divine mercy through the lens of our own brokenness and the wounds that we have in our lives. Fr. Chris talks about how Jesus pierces into our wounds in order to bring us healing.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 11:03am CST

On this Easter Sunday morning, Fr. Kevin Huber, the pastor of Queen of All Saints, discusses how the Resurrection of our Lord is all about remembering what God has done for us and the promise of new life He brings.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 10:07am CST

In this Easter Vigil Mass, Fr. Chris Stanish explains how the good news of the Gospel is the fact that Jesus Christ conquers over sin and death, saving us from our learned helplessness.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 10:02am CST

In this Commemoration of the Lord's Passion, Fr. Kevin Huber, the pastor of Queen of All Saints, discusses the first time he really felt God's presence in his life and how our relationship with Jesus moves us beyond those feelings to a willful decsion to follow our Lord everyday.

Direct download: homilyHuber040315.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 9:57am CST

In this celebration of the Mass of the Lord's Supper, Fr. Chris Stanish discusses how the example of our Lord's service is meant to be a red flag in our lives, awakening us to the reality that we are called to follow His example.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 9:48am CST

In this Palm Sunday celebration, Fr. Chris Stanish introduces a way to enter more fully into the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ. Fr. Chris explains how we are a part of a much bigger story and that it is important for us to feel what Christ felt.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 10:11pm CST

On his first visit to Queen of All Saints School, Bishop Donald Hying preaches about the cross as the greatest sign of God's love for us - a sign which tells us who Jesus is.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 8:29pm CST

On this 5th Sunday of Lent, Fr. Chris Stanish discusses the new covenant that God makes with His people - a covenant which is written on their hearts. Even today God desires to transform our hearts so that we might have hearts like His.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 7:36am CST

On this 4th Sunday of Lent, Fr. Kevin Huber, the pastor of Queen of All Saints, discusses God's desire to restore all things to life. Using the context of the Clifton Strengthsfinder, Fr. Kevin encourages the congregation to discover their own strengths so that they can more perfectly reflect God in the world.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 11:28am CST

On this 3rd Sunday of Lent, Fr. Chris Stanish discusses the context in which the Ten Commandments were given. Is God an oppressive tyrant or does He desire our happiness?

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 9:31am CST

On this 2nd Sunday of Lent, Fr. Chris Stanish discusses the Transfiguration as a glimpse behind the veil which gives us hope when we look at the cross in our lives.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 8:10am CST

On this 1st Sunday of Lent, Fr. Chris Stanish discusses our experience of temptation through four questions: What is it? Why do we experience it? How does it work in our lives? and How do we deal with it?

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 5:59pm CST

On this 1st Sunday of Lent, Bishop Donald Hying visits Queen of All Saints for the first time. In this homily Bishop Hying discusses how we enter into the desert with Jesus in order for us to be renewed and refreshed as His chosen disciples.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 5:55pm CST

As we celebrate Ash Wednesday, Fr. Chris Stanish notes that the season of Lent is a season of conversion and transformation. He encourages the congregation to consider the state of the inner room of their heart. It is hard work to examine our lives thoroughly, but Christ wants us to prepare our hearts.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 2:55pm CST

On this 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Chris Stanish discusses the alienation and isolation for a person who suffers from leprosy and the extraordinary action of Christ who reaches out and touches the leper. Fr. Chris talks about how Jesus desires to touch our lives as well.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 9:24am CST

Queen of All Saints hosted a winter series of Theology on Tap. The topic of the winter series is: The Unseen World. On the last night of the series, Fr. Chris Stanish was invited to speak on Angels and Demons. In this talk, Fr. Chris talks about what angels are, what they do, their heirarchy, and how demons fit into the picture.

Direct download: talkTOT021215.m4a
Category:Theology on Tap -- posted at: 10:26am CST

On this 5th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Kevin Huber, the pastor of Queen of All Saints, discusses how God takes some of the most unlikely combinations and transforms them into the most marvelous things.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 7:25pm CST

On this 4th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Kevin Huber, the pastor of Queen of All Saints, intruduces the parish community to a five-year action plan. He uses the Gospel passage to show how each of us are part of a bigger vision in the Church and how God has an extraordinary plan to offer us.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 7:16pm CST

On this 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Queen of All Saints Parish welcomes Fr. Jim Quinlan. Fr. Jim is a priest from the Archdiocese of Chicago who works for the mission of Cross Catholic Outreach. In this homily, Fr. Jim talks about the story of Jonah as a means of reaching out to those who are in most need of God's mercy. 

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 6:55am CST

On this 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Chris Stanish delves into the meaning of Samuel's response "Here I am" in the original Hebrew. He encourages the congregation to use this phrase throughout their day so as to prepare themselves to hear God speak to them.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 9:39pm CST

On the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Fr. Chris Stanish discusses how Baptism is a major turning point in Jesus' life and how it completely changes everything for us as well. What did we get into when we were baptized? How can we live out our baptism?

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 2:55pm CST

On this Feast of the Epiphany, Fr. Chris Stanish speaks of the experience of the Magi as a symbol of our own journey to Christ. Fr. Chris says that we must be looking for signs to guide us along our journey so that no matter how steep the climb, our eyes are always fixed on the light of Christ.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 10:34am CST

On this Feast of the Holy Mother of God, Fr. Chris Stanish talks about how natural it is to see things in the world that remind us of our family and friends. So too with our Blessed Mary we should strive to use images and statues of her in our life so that we are reminded of her presence in our lives.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 3:41pm CST

On this Feast of the Holy Family, Deacon Rich Huber uses the image of Abraham and Isaac as a precursor to the family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. He explains how even in the midst of difficulties our God makes all things possible.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 1:46pm CST

On the Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord, Fr. Chris Stanish uses his own vocation story to talk about the fear we sometimes have to encounter the Lord. The shepherds in the field had great fear when the angel announced the birth of Jesus, but he tells them "Do not be afraid." On this Christmas Day, do not be afraid to encounter Jesus!

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 9:38am CST

On this 4th Sunday of Advent, Fr. Kevin Huber, the pastor of Queen of All Saints, shares an important message with the entire parish community. In this homily, Fr. Kevin uses the framework of the capital campaign to talk about what happens when you say "yes" to the Lord. When Mary said "yes" profound things happened in her life, and your life can be transformed as well if you just pray "Thy will be done."

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 9:31am CST

On December 6, 2014, Fr. Chris Stanish was invited to the Missionaries of Charity in Gary, IN to give a day of recollection for the religious sisters and all their volunteers and associates. In this first talk, Fr. Chris talks about desire for God - Our desire for Him and His desire for us.

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Category:Talk -- posted at: 8:53am CST

On this Third Sunday of Advent, Fr. Chris Stanish discusses the Will of God for each and every person: "Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. In all circumstances give thanks, for this is the Will of God for you in Christ Jesus." Fr. Chris takes this line from St. Paul and opens up the concept of what it means to "pray without ceasing."

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 8:49am CST

On this Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Fr. Chris Stanish poses the question: "What if I can't do it?" Because many of us have asked ourselves this very question, Fr. Chris talks about how God gives us the grace we need in order to fulfill His Will in our lives.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 8:46am CST

On this 2nd Sunday of Advent, Fr. Chris Stanish talks about how John the Baptist is a voice crying out in the wilderness, "prepare the way of the Lord." Fr. Chris invites the congregation to consider how they might use their voice in order to prepare the way for others to encounter Christ in their lives.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 8:56am CST

On this First Sunday of Advent, Fr. Chris Stanish announces the beginning of the parish's Year of Discipleship. Throughout this next year we are going to dare to believe. We are going to dare to follow. We are going to dare to remain. We are going to dare to be a disciple. Fr. Chris uses the "I Thirst" prayer from Mother Teresa to talk about how discipleship begins with realizing that God thirsts for us.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 10:15pm CST

On this Feast of Christ the King, Fr. Chris Stanish discusses how Jesus Christ is the King of the Universe and King of our souls. Fr. Chris poses the question: "Who is sitting on the throne of your life? Yourself or Jesus?" In order to be disciples of Jesus Christ we have to dare to believe that Christ has come to give us life. We have to dare to allow Christ to enter into our lives.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 8:46am CST

On this 33rd Week of Ordinary Time, Fr. Chris Stanish discusses the parable of the talents. Fr. Chris uses the talents to talk about the knowledge of the mysteries of the kingdom, that it, the knowledge of our salvation in Jesus Christ. What are we doing with that knowledge? Are we sharing it with others, or are we burying it?

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 7:11am CST

On this feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica, Fr. Chris Stanish uses the imagery of the church building to talk about how we are living stones building upon the one foundation of Jesus Christ. With it also being National Vocation Awareness Week, Fr. Chris also references how our God-given vocations tie into the fact that we are called to live for Christ, the sole reason for our existence.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 10:03am CST

On Thursday, November 6, 2014 Queen of All Saints Parish hosted a Holy Hour for Vocations. This month the parish asked the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration from Mishawaka, IN to discuss how Jesus called them to the religious life. In this talk Sister Lois DeLee introduces Sister Mary Augustine and Sister Michael Marie who give witness to how Jesus is alive and active in their lives.

Direct download: TalkVocationsSSF110614.m4a
Category:Talk -- posted at: 9:36am CST

On this Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed (All Soul's Day), Fr. Chris Stanish talks about death, hope, and commitment. Fr. Chris uses the feast in order to discuss how our Christian beliefs lead us to accepting the eternal life that Christ offers and the hope we can have in it. This is the vision God has for us and when we commit to that vision it is an act of worship.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 7:44am CST

Fr. Kevin Huber, pastor of Queen of All Saints, launches the public phase of "our capital campaign "Connecting with Our Tomorrow - Today". In an attempt to raise money for a parish center, Fr. Kevin discusses the difference between being needs-driven vs. being vision-driven. In this homily, he also showed a video depicting the future of Queen of All Saints.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 2:26pm CST

On this 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Chris Stanish asks the question: Why do we exist? Using the concept of "Giving to Caesar what is Caesar's and giving to God what is God's," Fr. Chris opens up the Gospel through the lens that each and every one of us is made in the image of God and relates it to the question of why we exist.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 6:33pm CST

Queen of All Saints is hosting a program called My Life with the Saints by Fr. James Martin. After a brief video presentation from Fr. Martin, Fr. Chris Stanish expounds upon the figure of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Using examples from the Scriptures, Fr. Chris explains how devotion to Mary always leads us to her Son, Jesus Christ.

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Category:My Life with the Saints -- posted at: 9:45pm CST

Queen of All Saints is hosting a program called My Life with the Saints by Fr. James Martin. In this presentation a short video by Fr. Martin was shown followed by a talk by Fr. Chris Stanish. Expounding upon the figure of St. Joseph, Fr. Chris offers insight on how we can learn from this silent figure in the Scriptures.

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Category:My Life with the Saints -- posted at: 9:41pm CST

On Monday, October 13, the Queen of All Saints Vocation Committee hosted a Holy Hour for vocational awareness and support. The committee invited Fr. Kevin Huber, pastor of Queen of All Saints, to offer a reflection on vocations. In this talk, Fr. Kevin discusses how difficult it is to promote vocations and how often it is met with rejection, yet how tremendously important it is to continue striving to invite young men and women to consider vocations to the priesthood and religious life.

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Category:Talk -- posted at: 4:40pm CST

On this 28th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Chris Stanish uses the parable of the rich banquet to discuss the many ways in which God invites us to follow Him. Fr. Chris reflects on how often we are like those guests who refuse the king's invitation and would rather be absorbed in our own activities.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 9:35am CST

On this 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Chris Stanish informs the congregation that the U.S. Bishops have designated October as Respect Life Month. Fr. Chris then uses the parable of the vineyard to discuss how we are all masterpieces of God's creation. 

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 9:01am CST

Queen of All Saints Catholic Church hosted a morning retreat for Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers. Using the Gospel passage for the day, Fr. Chris Stanish offers a talk in which he discusses two key concepts with regard to formation: the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist as one single act of worship, and the privilege of discipleship as eyes that see and ears that hear.

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Category:Talk -- posted at: 8:37pm CST

On this 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Chris Stanish concludes a preaching series on the sacraments of the Catholic Church by discussing the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. In this homily Fr. Chris talks about the foundation of the sacrament, its four effects, and who can receive it.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 7:05am CST

On this 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Chris Stanish continues a preaching series on the sacraments of the Catholic Church. In this homily, Fr. Chris reviews the sacraments, discusses the foundation and essence of the sacrament of Holy Orders, and concludes with a witness testimony given by Seminarian Gregory Bim-Merle. Gregory is a seminarian for the Diocese of Gary studying in his second year of Theology at Mundelein Seminary. He testifies how he heard God's call to come labor in the vineyard and how he has encountered Christ in his life thus far.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 9:34am CST

On the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Queen of All Saints Vocation Committee hosted a Holy Hour for Vocational awareness and support. In this talk, Fr. Chris Stanish uses this feast day as the backdrop for the fact that each and every one of us has been called to a very particular vocation. Sometimes we struggle in hearing what Jesus is asking of us, but we must have courage like Mary to say "yes"!

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Category:Talk -- posted at: 10:35pm CST

As we celebrate the Solemnity of the Exaltation of the Cross, Fr. Chris Stanish continues a preaching series on the sacraments of the Catholic Church. In this homily, Fr. Chris talks about the sacrament of Marriage. He discusses marriage as a covenant and as a sign, and that the grace of the sacrament is the strength to live it out fruitfully and well.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 8:50am CST

On this 23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Chris Stanish continues a preaching series on the sacraments of the Catholic Church. In this homily, Fr. Chris takes a deeper look at the sacrament of Penance by addressing the common questions people ask about it. Why do I have to confess my sins to a priest? Why can't I just confess to God? What's up with all this Catholic guilt? What do I do if it's been awhile?

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 7:11am CST

Halfway through a preaching series on the sacraments of the Catholic Church, Fr. Chris Stanish discusses the sacrament of Eucharist. In this homily on the 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Chris explains that why we go to Mass and how we can fruitfully receive the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 4:23pm CST

On this 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Chris Stanish continues a preaching series on the sacraments of the Catholic Church. In this homily, Fr. Chris discusses the sacrament of Confirmation and because of it, how we are to take up a new role in the community. He explains what it means to be an adult member of the Church and how to live out the grace of the sacrament.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 9:22am CST

On this 20th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Chris Stanish begins a preaching series on the seven sacraments of the Catholic Church. In this homily, Fr. Chris briefly reviews the sacraments in general, discusses the primary effects of Baptism, and guides the congregation through an exercise to review their Baptismal Promises, which can be found here.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 11:15am CST

In this homily on the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Fr. Chris explains the doctrine of the Assumption through the question: Where are we going? The reality is that where Mary has gone we hope to follow...

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 10:03pm CST

Celebrating the 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Chris Stanish announces that he and the pastor will be starting a preaching series on the sacraments of the Catholic Church. In this homily, Fr. Chris offers the congregation four principles through which we can come to a deeper understanding and knowledge of the sacraments in general.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 9:03pm CST

Adam Antone is a seminarian for the Diocese of Gary. He is currently in his third year of college studies at Bishop Simon Brute Seminary in Indianapolis, IN. In an effort to promote vocations to the priesthood and religious life, Queen of All Saints Parish hosted a Holy Hour for Vocations. In this reflection, Adam offers insight into what it means to be called, how to listen to the call, and the response it requires.

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Category:Talk -- posted at: 12:02pm CST

August 3, 2014 - 9:30 AM Mass at QAS

In this homily on the 18th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Chris Stanish discusses the face of discipleship. What does it mean to be a follower of Jesus Christ? What does it entail? Using St. Paul's words from his Letter to the Romans, Fr. Chris exhorts the congregation to stand strong in the faith especially when we find ourselves in the midst of trials and suffering.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 11:45am CST

While the seminarians of the Diocese of Gary were on retreat, Fr. Chris Stanish was invited to offer a meditation for them on the topic of "Formation". In this meditation, Fr. Chris discusses the importance of formation in our lives as Christians and obstacles that might arise within it.

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Category:Talk -- posted at: 7:53am CST

On this 17th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Chris Stanish uses the parables of the hidden treasure buried in the field and the pearl of great price as an image for discovering the beautiful gift of one's vocation. The true value of this gift is so great that we must be willing to sell all that we have in order to attain it.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 8:37am CST

Upon proclaiming the parable of the weeds among the wheat, Fr. Chris Stanish describes a type of healing prayer ministry called Theophostic Prayer, which invites Jesus into the wounds of our life so that He can bring His saving Truth into them in order to bring healing. He explains how the Lord sows the seed of His grace and truth but sometimes the evil one comes and plants lies. Jesus, though, has come to set us free!

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 8:19am CST

On this 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Chris Stanish explains the context for the use of parables in Jesus' teaching method. He discusses how "seeing" and "hearing" are key words for us as disciples if we wish to have fertile hearts open to receiving God's word.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 8:50am CST

Welcome to Fr. Chris Stanish's podcasts.  This article will tell you how you can listen and view podcasts and video. 

The simplest way to get the podcasts and video posted on this page is to download Apple iTunes.  iTunes is a media library manager, that will allow you to subscribe to Fr. Stanish's podcasts and video.  iTunes is free and available for Macintosh and Windows computers.  Once you've downloaded and installed iTunes you can follow this link.  If you have iTunes installed, click "I have iTunes", and you will be taken directly to the iTunes Music store where you can subscribe to the podcast.  Then, whenever Fr. Stanish adds a podcast you will receive it automatically in iTunes.  Subscriptions to and downloads of these podcasts are free.

If you do not wish to install iTunes, you can download each podcast and video directly, to view and listen to them.

The podcasts are in either mp3 or m4a format.  Many media players (iTunes is recommended) should be able to play these formats.  Simply "right-click" on the direct download link and "Save As".  Once the download is complete open the file in your audio player to listen.

The video has been encoded using Apple's Quicktime.  Quicktime is a free download.  If you don't already have Quicktime installed on your computer (iTunes requires Quicktime, so if you have iTunes, you are likely to have Quicktime already installed), follow the above link, to download and install.  Once Quicktime has been installed on your computer, simply "right-click" and "Save As" on the direct download link of the movie.  When the download is complete, open the file in Quicktime.

Note some of these files get quite large.  It is recommended that users have a broadband (highspeed) internet connection to download video files.  Dial-up users might experience long download times in excess of 2 hours per video.  Sorry for the inconvenience, we are working on getting a smaller sized video for dial-up users.  The audio versions of each podcast has been reduced in size to accommodate everyone. 

Also note, you DO NOT need an iPod video to view the video files, the iPod video version simply means that it has been formated to fit onto Apple's iPod video screen.  You can view and listen to all of these media files in iTunes.

Category:How to Listen -- posted at: 10:55am CST

In this homily, Fr. Chris Stanish reflects on his first real encounter with Jesus Christ. He enourages the congregation to respond to Jesus' invitation to "Come to me" especially when life feels labored and burdensome. 

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 3:29pm CST

In this homily on the Solemnity of SS. Peter and Paul, Fr. Chris Stanish reflects on the joy of responding to Jesus' invitation to follow Him in the vocation to which He is calling you. Using the figures of Peter and Paul, he draws out the decisive moment in which they had to choose whether they would follow Jesus or not.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 3:03pm CST

Fr. Chris Stanish returned to Our Lady of Good Counsel in Plymouth, MI to celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving following his ordination in the Diocese of Gary, IN. In this homly from the 10 AM Mass, Fr. Chris discusses how sometimes encountering God seems to be too good to be true and he encourages the congregation to ask God for really big things.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 1:38pm CST



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