Diversifying the Portfolio – A Homily by Fr. John Lankeit

Diversifying the Portfolio – A Homily by Fr. John Lankeit

Fr. John Lankiet

This homily, taken from the mass on Sunday Nov. 11, 2012 talks about the coming changes to Christianity in America, our need to be faithful, and most importantly, to have faith. The big question, can you trust God in all things?

Putting our faith in the election to change things is false hope, the change must come from ourselves.

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 About Fr. John

Very Rev. Fr. John Lankeit, the youngest of three children in a devout Catholic family, first began discerning the call to the priesthood in 1989, when he was attending Seattle University. After earning a degree in marketing and psychology he started a job with the Seattle Mariners. Still searching for fulfillment, he made a 30 day silent retreat and, again, had thoughts of the priesthood. Fr. Lankeit moved to Arizona and had several profound experiences at Mass. He was ready to say yes to God’s call and entered St. Meinrad Seminary. On June 3, 2006, he was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Phoenix.

Fr. Lankeit began his priesthood at St. Anne Parish in Gilbert, where he served for one year. He was then assigned to Blessed Sacrament Parish in Tolleson, and, in 2009, was named pastor. He began his new assignment as Rector of Ss. Simon & Jude Cathedral in June of 2010.