St. Basil Catholic Church Brecksville Podcast
115. Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord - Fr. John Mass Audio

115. Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord - Fr. John Mass Audio

March 25, 2020

Audio from Fr. John's Private Mass for the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord.

114. Full Mass - 4th Sunday of Lent w/ Fr. Walt - 2020-3-22

114. Full Mass - 4th Sunday of Lent w/ Fr. Walt - 2020-3-22

March 22, 2020

Full Mass w/ music.  All music covered with OCP license #42200

112. Full Mass 3-15-2020 - 3rd Sunday in Lent - Fr. Walt

112. Full Mass 3-15-2020 - 3rd Sunday in Lent - Fr. Walt

March 14, 2020

Audio-only recording of the entire Mass for the 3rd Sunday in Lent, celebrated by Fr. Walt.

111. Fr. Walt Homily - Lent: Foundation and Bedrock

111. Fr. Walt Homily - Lent: Foundation and Bedrock

March 3, 2020

Lent is the preparation and training for temptations that inevitably come.

109. Dcn. Dave Homily - When the Impossible becomes Possible

109. Dcn. Dave Homily - When the Impossible becomes Possible

February 25, 2020

Q: How could the Lord hold us to such a high standard?  A: Only if He's willing to raise us there.

108. Dcn. Lou Homily - Turn to God to Turn the Cheek

108. Dcn. Lou Homily - Turn to God to Turn the Cheek

February 24, 2020

God calls us to be perfect as He is perfect, but how?  Jesus gives us practical examples.

105. Fr. Walt Homily - The Law that Gives Life

105. Fr. Walt Homily - The Law that Gives Life

February 17, 2020

Fr. Walt shares how the laws/precepts/word of the Lord should be taken seriously and instead of being a burdensome imposition, are designed to grant life and freedom to love.

103. Fr. Walt Homily - Catholic Charities are Salt & Light

103. Fr. Walt Homily - Catholic Charities are Salt & Light

February 10, 2020

Text the word cchope to 41444. The amazing work of Catholic Charities are salt of the earth and light of the world, helping young parents, the homeless, and people in substance recovery. Your generous donation makes all the difference.

102. Fr. Walt Homily - Christ With, Before, Behind, In, Above Me

102. Fr. Walt Homily - Christ With, Before, Behind, In, Above Me

February 3, 2020

Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ on my right, Christ on my left, Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down, Christ when I arise, Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me, Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me, Christ in every eye that sees me, Christ in every ear that hears me.

101. Dcn. Lou Homily - There Will Be Light, If We Bring It

101. Dcn. Lou Homily - There Will Be Light, If We Bring It

January 29, 2020

After our hope is in Christ, we become hope for others and bring them to Christ.

100. Dcn. Dave Homily - Invited out of our Complacent Routines

100. Dcn. Dave Homily - Invited out of our Complacent Routines

January 27, 2020

Some routines and some stories are so familiar that we miss the living voice of God speaking personally to us now.

96. Fr. Walt Homily - The Messiah lives Among You

96. Fr. Walt Homily - The Messiah lives Among You

January 7, 2020

An interesting thought experiment can cause us to love and reverence one another more.

95. Dcn. Lou Homily - Second Straight Christmas in the hospital

95. Dcn. Lou Homily - Second Straight Christmas in the hospital

January 2, 2020

Dcn. Lou met a holy family in the elevator at the hospital and shares their contagious hope and trust.

94. Dcn. Dave Homily - Listen, Ponder, Respond

94. Dcn. Dave Homily - Listen, Ponder, Respond

December 30, 2019

To be like the Holy Family, we must listen to the Lord, ponder His message, and respond in faith even if we don't understand all the details.

93. Fr. John Homily - Christmas 2019 - The Word Still Among Us.

93. Fr. John Homily - Christmas 2019 - The Word Still Among Us.

December 27, 2019

Fr. John reflects on the beautiful and mysterious opening words of St. John's Gospel which tells us the Word became flesh to dwell among us and bring light into the world.

92. Fr. Walt Homily - Christmas 2019

92. Fr. Walt Homily - Christmas 2019

December 26, 2019

Fr. Walt shares an inspiring true story of self-sacrifice for the love of neighbor.

91. Fr. Walt Homily - How Complete is my “Yes”?

91. Fr. Walt Homily - How Complete is my “Yes”?

December 24, 2019

The representatives of Jesus on earth right now are you and me.

90. Fr. John Homily - Joseph: A Good Christmas Dad

90. Fr. John Homily - Joseph: A Good Christmas Dad

December 23, 2019

St. Joseph's faith, kindness, and compassion in the midst of a turbulent situation is an example for all of us, especially fathers.

89. Fr. Walt Homily - Lord, I have time

89. Fr. Walt Homily - Lord, I have time

December 17, 2019

Fr. Walt shares a prayer he often prays that helps him use the precious time God has given him.

87. Dcn. Lou Homily - Staying on the Path

87. Dcn. Lou Homily - Staying on the Path

December 9, 2019

Dcn. Lou shares a street story about staying on the path, and how it relates to the Scriptures' message of repentance and conversion.

86. Fr. Walt Homily - There are No Coincidences

86. Fr. Walt Homily - There are No Coincidences

December 2, 2019

There are no coincidences, but there is God's grace. God is at work sometimes behind the scenes, and sometimes right in our faces, bringing good out of evil. 

85. Fr. Walt Homily - Being Remembered in the Kingdom

85. Fr. Walt Homily - Being Remembered in the Kingdom

November 25, 2019

The Gospel episode of the Good Thief inspires reflections on memory and legacy.

83. Fr. Walt Homily - Divine Physician still healing the Church

83. Fr. Walt Homily - Divine Physician still healing the Church

November 18, 2019

Hear Fr. Walt explain the healing grace of the Anointing of the Sick, using Scripture and Tradition. 

81. Dcn. Lou Homily - Sometimes when we ask “How?” Jesus answers “Why”

81. Dcn. Lou Homily - Sometimes when we ask “How?” Jesus answers “Why”

November 11, 2019

When Jesus is asked a question, He provides a better answer to a better question. This week those questions and answers are about the Resurrection from the dead.

79. Fr. Walt Homily - Doing the Best We Can with What We Have

79. Fr. Walt Homily - Doing the Best We Can with What We Have

October 23, 2019

Fr. Walt asks our parishioners to do the best they can with what they have as we look to enhance the offertories to continue our work of ministries and make disciples of Jesus Christ.

77. Dcn. Lou Homily - Grateful Hearts seek the Lost

77. Dcn. Lou Homily - Grateful Hearts seek the Lost

October 14, 2019

Dcn. Lou shares his experience from serving in downtown Cleveland and how it connects to gratitude.

75. Fr. Walt Homily - Cross your own Chasm

75. Fr. Walt Homily - Cross your own Chasm

October 1, 2019

Fr. Walt shares a story of someone crossing the chasm before them to reach out and see the dignity of the vulnerable.

73. Dcn. Lou Homily - Doing Whatever it Takes to Enter

73. Dcn. Lou Homily - Doing Whatever it Takes to Enter

September 23, 2019

Be wise, shrewd, savvy - whatever it takes to enter the Kingdom of God, which should be our first priority.

69. Fr. Walt Homily - Prefer nothing over our Lord

69. Fr. Walt Homily - Prefer nothing over our Lord

September 10, 2019

Hate our mothers and fathers?  Renounce possessions?

68. Fr. Walt Homily - Give the Credit Away

68. Fr. Walt Homily - Give the Credit Away

September 3, 2019

Humility, humility, humility. Examples from daily life, some of our great saints, and even the Cleveland Indians. 

66. Dcn. Lou Homily - More than Just Showing Up

66. Dcn. Lou Homily - More than Just Showing Up

August 26, 2019

Everyone is invited, but our part is more than just showing up. It's not easy to grow in discipline, but the Kingdom of God is at hand.

65. Fr. Walt Homily - Eager to See the Lord!

65. Fr. Walt Homily - Eager to See the Lord!

August 19, 2019

Fr. Walt shares a story of profound hope, trust, and joy about seeing death as the necessary door to eternal life with Jesus.

63. Fr. Walt Homily - Vanity of Vanities & Christ the Anchor

63. Fr. Walt Homily - Vanity of Vanities & Christ the Anchor

August 5, 2019

All is vanity unless it is related to deepening our relationship with Jesus and loving others for His sake. Christ can give meaning to our activities so do not despair.  

61. Dcn. Lou Homily - Don’t overcomplicate it. Ask, Seek, Knock.

61. Dcn. Lou Homily - Don’t overcomplicate it. Ask, Seek, Knock.

July 31, 2019

Pray. Sometimes it's easy. Pray. Sometimes it seems we can't even get started. Pray. Jesus taught us how and showed us how. Pray.

58. Fr. Walt Homily - Bl. Stanley Rother & FORMED

58. Fr. Walt Homily - Bl. Stanley Rother & FORMED

July 15, 2019

Fr. Walt shares the story of modern-day Good Samaritan Blessed Stanley Rother, Oklahoman priest martyred in the Guatemalan civil war a few decades ago. The 19-minute documentary is available free on FORMED after you signup at basilthegreat.formed.org.

56. Fr. Bryan Homily - Crisis of Images

56. Fr. Bryan Homily - Crisis of Images

July 9, 2019

Our images of God and images of the Church shape our spiritual lives immensely, so they should be balanced, robust, and take in all of the Scriptural data. 

55. Fr. Walt Homily - Don’t assume your enemy is God’s enemy

55. Fr. Walt Homily - Don’t assume your enemy is God’s enemy

July 2, 2019

Fr. Walt discusses enemies and reveals the kind of people whose discipleship and faith inspires him.

54. Fr. Bryan Homily - Freedom from vs. Freedom for

54. Fr. Bryan Homily - Freedom from vs. Freedom for

July 1, 2019

Are we free to do what we want or free to do what we ought?  Freedom from vs. Freedom for.

52. Fr. Bryan Norton, S.J. Homily - 1st St. Basil Mass, Corpus Christi, Thank Yous

52. Fr. Bryan Norton, S.J. Homily - 1st St. Basil Mass, Corpus Christi, Thank Yous

June 24, 2019

Fr. Bryan Norton, S.J.'s first Mass homily as a priest back here at St. Basil on the feast of Corpus Christi. Included are his personal thank yous to 3 special people at the end.

47. Fr. Walt homily - Somebody somewhere said something to someone

47. Fr. Walt homily - Somebody somewhere said something to someone

June 3, 2019

......and that played a part in how you ended up here.

45. Fr. Walt Homily - What is Anointing of the Sick?

45. Fr. Walt Homily - What is Anointing of the Sick?

May 28, 2019

Fr. Walt mentions Scriptural (Mark 6 & James 5) and historical foundations of the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick.

42. Fr. Walt Homily - Most evil & most blessed thing in the world

42. Fr. Walt Homily - Most evil & most blessed thing in the world

May 20, 2019

Fr. Walt tells a story illustrating the power we can wield for good or evil.

40. Dcn. Lou Homily - The Good Shepherd

40. Dcn. Lou Homily - The Good Shepherd

May 13, 2019

Jesus, the Good Shepherd, does not fall away from us.

37. Fr. Walt Homily - Doubting Thomas
35. Fr. Walt Homily - Easter - 2019-4-21

35. Fr. Walt Homily - Easter - 2019-4-21

April 22, 2019

This is the moment that changed everything. Life, death, and eternity make sense and have purpose.  Also, a real life story of the love of Heaven.

34. Fr. Walt Homily - Palm Sunday - 2019-4-14
29. Patience of the God of 4th Chances - 2019-3-24

29. Patience of the God of 4th Chances - 2019-3-24

March 25, 2019

God has the patience and mercy to always give us another chance if we repent first, but eventually every tree must die. And I'm also really glad that one tree by the rectory is gone!

27. Dcn. Lou Homily - Imitating, Thinking, Acting like Christ - 2019-3-17
21. Fr. Walt Homily - Hypocrisy & Judgement - 2019-3-3

21. Fr. Walt Homily - Hypocrisy & Judgement - 2019-3-3

March 3, 2019

Honesty is the only antidote to hypocrisy, and honesty must start with ourselves before we are honest with others.

19. Fr. Walt Homily - Forgiveness Heals, Defuses, and Disarms - 2019-2-24

19. Fr. Walt Homily - Forgiveness Heals, Defuses, and Disarms - 2019-2-24

February 24, 2019

God will forgive us based on how we forgive others. Forgiveness heals us, can disarm others, and defuse dangerous situations. Fr. brings up a recent event demonstrating this.

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