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PLEASE TAKE NOTE

Posted by marguerite noga on 6/14/21

      PLEASE TAKE NOTE

      Masses will be downstairs in Fr. Casey Hall, where it is cooler, during the months of July and August.

      We are currently not using the main doors of the church (7th Street) because they are in need of major ... Read More »

Homily for the Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time June 13, 2021

Posted by marguerite noga on 6/14/21

   Taking a look at the two “bibles”

Spiritual writers down through the centuries have observed that we have, in effect, two “bibles”—two distinct ways in which God is revealed to us. Of course, the Scriptures make up the Bible we know and love. But long before the written ... Read More »

Homily for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ June 6, 2021

Posted by marguerite noga on 6/07/21

  Do This in Memory of Me  

A teacher posed a question to his class of thirteen-year-old students: “What do you want to be remembered for?” None could answer, but the teacher chuckled and said, “I didn’t expect you to be able to answer it. But if you still ... Read More »

Homily for the Solemnity of the Holy Trinity

Posted by marguerite noga on 6/01/21

     You are a child of God! Come and claim your inheritance!

May 30, 2021

In the abstract, the doctrine of the Holy Trinity involves some very strange math. We are saying: 1+1+1=1 (Father + Son + Holy Spirit = one God). But what I’d like to do ... Read More »

Homily for the Seventh Sunday of Easter

Posted by marguerite noga on 5/17/21

     

Making God Visible

Homily for the Seventh Sunday of Easter

May 16, 2021

Today I want to focus on our second reading, where we read: “No one has ever seen God. Yet, if we love one another, God remains in us, and his love is brought ... Read More »

Homily for the Sixth Sunday of Easter May 9, 2021

Posted by marguerite noga on 5/10/21

Receiving the Fullness of Joy

I wanted to focus on a promise made by Jesus in today’s gospel. He says that his joy may be in us and our joy may be complete. I feel this is rather important because we live in a world that is going ... Read More »

Homily for the fifth Sunday of Easter, May 2, 2021

Posted by marguerite noga on 5/03/21

  Clinging to the vine and producing good fruit

Homily for the Fifth Sunday of Easter

May 2, 2021

Since Jesus spoke within a rural community, he naturally used images from farming and raising sheep—images that his audience would readily understand. I recently read a little article about this ... Read More »

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 »