Saturday’s Homily – Fr. Chris Martin

At 10:15 this morning, 3,000+ teens filed into JQH for Mass after their separate men’s and women’s sessions. During the homily, Fr. Chris Martin had some wonderful words to say about God’s word.

Fr. Martin helped the teens to understand how the Word is “living and effective” in our lives. It is the only written word that can truly change the course of our lives like no other work of fiction or non-fiction.


“Scripture is not a dead book. It is the living word.”

“The greatest story ever told is not a work of fiction. It is the story of who God is and who you are.”

“God’s greatest work is not creation. It was redemption. Making you a saint was (and is) his greatest work.”


Listen to the full audio of the Fr. Chris Martin’s compelling homily above.


Written by Maggie Schroeder
Maggie was an intern at the Office of Youth Ministry for the Archdiocese of St. Louis in 2016. She studied Communication and Theology at Saint Louis University. In her spare time she loves playing Ultimate and playing popular songs on the recorder (you know, the sonorous woodwind instrument you played in 5th grade music class).