In his homily for the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Father Joseph LoJacono, pastor of St. Veronica and St. Hugh of Cluny Parishes in Philadelphia, shares how we can trust the Lord hears our prayers.
As Jesus reminds us, the Lord always seeks what is best for us, even when we try to manipulate God through selfish and short-sighted pleas. By persevering in true prayer, we discover that the Lord has a greater plan for us that we can’t always understand, but that we can fully trust.
(To access the recording of Father LoJacono’s homily, click on the link or the image above.)
Fr. Joseph LoJacono, I.V.E, S.T.L. is a member of the Institute of the Incarnate Word (IVE) religious order, and pastor of St. Veronica and St. Hugh of Cluny Parishes in Philadelphia. He has a license in marriage and family from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family. Visit his website at www.frjosephlojacono.com.
In a time to build, CatholicPhilly.com connects people and communities
As society emerges from the loss and separation of the pandemic, CatholicPhilly.com works to strengthen the connections between people, families and communities every day by delivering the news people need to know about the Catholic Church, especially in the Philadelphia region, and the world in which we live.
By your donation in any amount, you join in our mission to inform, form in the Catholic faith and inspire the thousands of readers who visit every month.
Here is how you can help:
- A $100 gift allows us to present award-winning photos of Catholic life in our neighborhoods.
- A $50 gift enables us to cover a news event in a local parish, school or Catholic institution.
- A $20 gift lets us obtain solid faith formation resources that can deepen your spirituality and knowledge of the faith.
- A small, automated monthly donation means you can support us continually and easily.
Won't you consider making a gift today?
Please join in the church's vital mission of communications by offering a gift in whatever amount that you can ― a single gift of $40, $50, $100, or more, or a monthly donation. Your gift will strengthen the fabric of our entire Catholic community.
Make your donation by credit card here:
Or make your donation by check:
222 N. 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103