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Homily for the Third Sunday of Easter April 18, 2021

Posted by marguerite noga on 4/20/21

  Called to be Witnesses

April 18, 2021

There was an interesting news item on CBS evening news on August 25, 2020. A woman was found unresponsive in her home. Paramedics were called, and they worked for a half-hour trying to revive her, but failed. They connected with an ... Read More »

Homily for the Second Sunday of Easter April 11, 2021

Posted by marguerite noga on 4/12/21

      The Resurrection of Jesus: Faith and Doubt

Homily for the Second Sunday of Easter

April 11, 2021

I was reflecting on so-called “Doubting Thomas,” and was wondering what the opposite of the Doubter might look like. I found this very charming story to help our reflection.

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Homily for Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021

Posted by marguerite noga on 4/07/21

  Celebrating an Easter Faith that is Real

Homily for Easter Sunday

April 4, 2021

There are many ways of looking at Resurrection. For example, intellectually, we can say that Jesus of Nazareth was crucified, that he died and was buried. Then, on the third day, he rose from ... Read More »

Homily for Holy Thursday, April 1, 2021

Posted by marguerite noga on 4/07/21

Praise of those who serve: the saints next door

Homily for Holy Thursday

April 1, 2021

A woman was asked by a teacher to tutor a boy who was in the hospital, so that he could keep up with his schoolwork. The woman agreed. When she got to ... Read More »

Homily for the Fifth Sunday of Lent, March 21, 2021

Posted by marguerite noga on 3/22/21

    Do we need a course correction?

Homily for the Fifth Sunday of Lent

March 21, 2021

 

Today, as we continue our reflections for this Year of St. Joseph, I want to focus on a statement in our second reading from the Letter to the Hebrews: “Son ... Read More »

Homily for the Third Sunday of Lent March 7, 2021

Posted by marguerite noga on 3/15/21

   Fly Like an Eagle!

Homily for the Fourth Sunday of Lent

March 14, 2021

 

As we continue our walk with St. Joseph during this Lenten Season, let us begin with a verse from today’s Gospel: “Whoever lives the truth comes to the light, so that his works ... Read More »

Homily for the Third Sunday of Lent March 7, 2021

Posted by marguerite noga on 3/10/21

   No Matter What, I Know You’ll Be There for Me

Homily for the Third Sunday of Lent

March 7, 2021

Continuing our Lenten journey in light of Pope Francis’ document declaring this a Year of St. Joseph, we begin with the Scripture: “You shall not have other gods ... Read More »

Homily for February 28, 2021

Posted by marguerite noga on 3/01/21

      God Is For Us, Who Can Be Against Us?

Homily for the Second Sunday of Lent

February 28,2021

As we did last weekend, we are going to use Pope Francis’ document for the Year of St. Joseph to guide our reflection on this Second Sunday of Lent.

We begin with the text from our second reading, Paul’s letter to the Romans: “If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but handed him over for us all, how will he not also give us everything else along with ... Read More »

Homily for the First Sunday of Lent February 21, 2021

Posted by marguerite noga on 2/23/21

  St. Joseph: Model of Tender Love

Homily for the First Sunday of Lent

February 21, 2021

 

On the weekends of Lent, we are going to focus on one particular part of the readings, and then relate it to some aspect of Pope Francis’ teaching about St. Joseph—who, ... Read More »

Homily for Ash Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Posted by marguerite noga on 2/23/21

  Working with God, the Master Sculptor

Homily for Ash Wednesday

February 17, 2021

 

There is a story about two men, both Italian sculptors and contemporaries, named Donatello and Michelangelo. One day Donatello received delivery of a huge block of marble. After examining it carefully, Donatello rejected the ... Read More »