Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas for Those Who Have Lost Loved Ones

The Greatest Story Ever is Real

A homily by Father Jason Worthley, relating to Star Wars.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Good Fear of God

A homily about Fear of God, by Fr. Jason Worthley.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Space for God, Space for Others

Audio Homily by Fr. Jason Worthley:

Sunday, October 15, 2017

In Christ Who Strengthens Us

A homily by Fr. Jason Worthley on the message, "I can do all things in Him who strengthens me.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

The Joyful, Sorrowful, and Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary

Here are videos on the Joyful, Sorrowful, and Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary.  Reflections are by Fr. Samuel Medley SOLT, Fr. Jason Worthley, Fr. Augustino Torres CFR, Fr. Emmanuel Akpobolokemi, Fr. Gerald Souza, and Fr. Boniface Hicks OSB.

The Joyful Mysteries

The Sorrowful Mysteries

The Glorious Mysteries

Monday, October 2, 2017

Waiting for Christ with Humility

Fr. Jason Worthley preaches about humility, referring to St. Paul's Letter to the Philippians.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

If Today You Hear His Voice, Harden Not Your Hearts

Fr. Jason Worthley preaches about the Psalm verse: "If today you hear His voice, harden not your hearts.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

National Day of Prayer

Let us pray for and support the victims of the Hurricane Harvey.  A message from Fr. Jason Worthley.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Rosary Reflections

Here is a series of reflections on the Mysteries of the Rosary.

Reflections offered by Fr. Samuel Medley SOLT, Fr. Jason Worthley, Fr. Augustino Torres CFR, Fr. Emmanuel Akpobolokemi, Fr. Gerald Souza, and Fr. Boniface Hicks OSB.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Enter Into Christ (audio)

Father Jason Worthley offers part three of a series of lessons taught by Fr. James Flanagan, SOLT.

Videos by Fr. Worthley can be found on Youtube at

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

List of Websites that Officially Contain the Preaching of Fr Jason Worthley

Here are the websites that officially host the preaching content of Father Jason Worthley. (articles, videos, and podcasts) (podcasts) (Youtube Channel)  (Vimeo Site)

Monday, June 26, 2017

Have No Fear (audio homily)

Sunday, May 7, 2017

The Eternal Tattoo

Friday, May 5, 2017

Alleluia and Marian Joy

Thursday, April 27, 2017

He Moved the Rock

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter Homily, 2017

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Friday, March 24, 2017

In Memory of Father James Flanagan, SOLT - One Year Later

I remember it like it was yesterday. I was attending a really nice event of music and prayer with LIFT Ministries in March 2016. Many priests were hearing confessions. Fr. Matt Williams was leading the people in prayer. Jon Niven and his band were playing some really nice music, leading the young people in praising God. And then my cell phone rang. Actually, I had my phone with me because I was on-call for the local hospital. Otherwise I would not have had it with me.

Jon Niven with the LIFT Ministries Band at my church in the Archdiocese of Boston.
Image Copyright LIFT Ministries

I saw the name on the phone: "Fr James Flanagan, SOLT." He had been my mentor since 2005, but I usually was the one to always call him. "Why is he calling me now?" I thought.

I went to a private location and took the call. It was one of the SOLT brothers, Brother Peter. He said words that still reverberate in my memory. "Fr. Jason, I'm calling to tell you that Fr. Flanagan is not doing well. He is dying." I actually started to cry a little. "How can Fr. Flanagan die?" I thought to myself. He had outlived almost everybody. Br. Peter put his phone near to Fr. Flanagan. I was able to give a blessing over the phone to Fr. Flanagan, and he made a sound to acknowledge me. I thanked him for everything.

After this, I went back into the Church to be with my many friends in LIFT. Somehow, it seemed exactly right that I was with this group at this time. We prayed together, and during Eucharist Adoration, I prayed for Fr. Flanagan.

During Eucharistic Adoration at my church.
(Image Copyright LIFT Ministries)

He lived several more days. I kept thinking, "he will get better!" But then, on the very early morning of Holy Thursday, I received word that, after praying the Rosary, Fr. Flanagan took his last breath, and that it was so peaceful. For me, this was profound. I remember that Fr. Benedict Groeschel CFR died in the very same manner in 2014. He also had been a mentor to me, and he met Fr. Flanagan in Rome in 2008 at a Divine Mercy Conference. For me, these two great priests and founders were always connected. Connected in my own life, but connected above all in the great plan of Eternal Wisdom.

Rome, 2008. With Father Benedict Groeschel, CFR and Father James Flanagan, SOLT

Some time later, I made my way to New Mexico to attend the Funeral of my beloved spiritual father, Fr. Flanagan. It was such a sorrowful and joyful time. It was such a joy to be with so many priests, religious, and lay members of SOLT. It was such a sorrow to mourn the passing of our beloved Father Flanagan. And, if I may say this, it was also glorious, as we all pondered the reality of Eternal Life. To me, it seemed like we all felt our oneness in that moment. There were tears, smiles, prayers. We all felt a real communion.

The Wake before the Mass. 
During the Funeral Mass

The burial.
(Images Copyright SOLT)

Fr. Flanagan had been a football player for Notre Dame in the 1940s, before he went to World War II with the US Navy UDTs. So, we came to refer to his funeral as "The Last Touchdown." He made it to the End Zone of this passing life. And the game is now ours. Only... working for the Lord Jesus is not a game, it's real. It seems a lot harder now to carry on our missions without being able to speak to Fr. Flanagan or visit him at SOLT gatherings. But we'll be OK, if we remain FAITHFUL to the Lord Jesus and Our Lady. In fact, we can already rejoice because, as Fr. Flanagan taught us, we are on the winning team!

I wish everyone I know could have known Fr. James Flanagan SOLT. I wish the entire Church could experience the charism that Our Lady gave him for the Church - the charism of ecclesial family teams in graced friendships...

I still feel deeply saddened at his death, even today, one year later. And yet, more and more, I am so deeply thankful to God for the gift of having known him. He was a friend that I did not deserve, a friend I should never have been able to meet. And yet, God, in His mysterious ways, and, in a truly Marian way, gave me this great friendship. And like all graced-friendships, it is eternal.  I am still sorrowful, but I am so deeply grateful, and I rejoice.

Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity, pray for us!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Stations of the Cross

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Pro Life Every Day

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Lessons of Fr. James Flanagan, SOLT

Episode 1: Trust in Our Father