The environment in which we live can play a role in who we become. Fr. Mark encourages individuals and families to ask themselves, “What social norms do I follow that contribute to my spiritual deafness?” Although the secular environment is powerful, the Gospel is more powerful.
Ephesians 5 is a crucial passage in understanding God’s will for Christian marriage. Fr. Mark encourages married couples to remember that their marriage is a sacrament and to call upon God for help.
The Assumption of Mary proclaims the truth about the human body. Fr. Mark explains how this feast can be a revelatory moment in realizing the possibility of living a chaste life.
Our culture has lost a sense of mystery. Fr. Mark describes the importance of mystery and the harm of a grumbling disposition. He encourages us to surrender to the mystery of God and receive the nourishment which God wants to give us.
Given our secular culture, the need to be in Tip-Top shape is great. Fr. Mark encourages us to raise the bar and be consistent so we can live in a manner worthy of the call we have received.
In Fr. Mark’s first homily at Notre Dame, he shares 3 promises and the convictions that will drive him during his time as a pastor.