Browsing the December 2023 archive of Father's Homilies

Homily for Christmas December 25, 2023

Posted by marguerite noga on 12/27/23



To probe and reflect on the essential meaning of Christmas, I want to begin with two stories…

Story #1

Once upon a cold Christmas Eve, a man sat in reflective silence before the flames flickering in the fireplace, thinking about the meaning of Christmas. ... Read More »

Homily for the Second Sunday of Advent December 12, 2023

Posted by marguerite noga on 12/13/23

   A Light Shines on in the Darkness


A Greek philosopher and teacher ended a lecture by asking, “Are there any questions?” One student asked, “Dr. Papaderos, what is the meaning of life?” Some laughter followed, and some started to leave, but the professor held up his hand, ... Read More »

Homily for the First Sunday of Advent December 3, 2023

Posted by marguerite noga on 12/04/23

   You Are the Potter, We Are the Clay

Hoping to find a few days’ work, a traveling portrait painter stopped in a small town. One of his first clients was a person with a dirty, unshaven face and bedraggled clothes, and his breath smelled of alcohol. Nonetheless, he ... Read More »