Browsing Father's Homilies

Homily September 6, 2020

Posted by marguerite noga on 9/08/20

Living in the Light or Going Down in Flames

Homily for the Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 6, 2020

There’s an old fable about a lion and a tiger. Both thirsty, the animals arrived at the water hole at the same time. They immediately began to argue about ... Read More »

Homily for August 30, 2020

Posted by marguerite noga on 8/31/20

  There’s No Going Back!

Homily for the Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 30, 2020

Many years ago (1959) there was a novel by Muriel Spark called Memento Mori, which tells of a group of friends, all over the age of sixty-five, who one by one receive anonymous ... Read More »

Homily August 23, 2020

Posted by marguerite noga on 8/24/20

  Who Do You Say I Am?

Homily for the Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 23, 2020

An ancient story is told about a Japanese tea master who was a traveling companion of one of the greatest samurai on a journey to a distant city. The samurai was ... Read More »

Homily for August 16, 2020

Posted by marguerite noga on 8/17/20

  “I do believe, help my lack of trust!”

Homily for the Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 16, 2020

Let me begin by saying that today’s gospel passage is disconcerting, and difficult to read, because it goes against the usual image we have of Jesus. Jesus goes to ... Read More »

Homily for August 9, 2020

Posted by marguerite noga on 8/10/20

 

Afloat on a Stormy Sea

Homily for the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 9, 2020

  One of the ancient symbols for the Church is a boat. I suppose this is appropriate, given that the first disciples Jesus called were fishermen. Jesus would often teach from a ... Read More »

Homily for August 2, 2020

Posted by marguerite noga on 8/03/20

  Companions for the Journey

Homily for the Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 2, 2020

 

A story is told of two brothers who worked together on a family farm. One was married and had a large family. The other was single. At the day’s end, the brothers ... Read More »

Homily July 26, 2020

Posted by marguerite noga on 7/27/20

What’s Your Treasure?

Homily for the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 26, 2020

Jesus’ parable about the buried treasure in the field reminds me of the famous story about a city in Germany named Weinsberg. Overlooking the city, perched high atop a hill, stands an ancient fortress. The ... Read More »

Homily July 18, 2020

Posted by marguerite noga on 7/20/20

Please Don’t Pull the Weeds

    Homily for the Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 19, 2020

Many people in this valley had the opportunity to work on the tobacco farms. When I was in college, I got to go in early, as soon as classes ended, and so ... Read More »

Homily July 12, 2020

Posted by marguerite noga on 7/12/20

Caring for the Seeds of Faith

  Homily for the Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 12, 2020

Today’s story about the farmer sowing seed reminds me of a story I once read about Benjamin Franklin. As you may know, Franklin was a scientist who liked to find out ... Read More »

July 5, 2020 Homily

Posted by marguerite noga on 7/05/20

  Come to Me

Homily for the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 5, 2020

An imaginative story I recently read…

I was sitting at the breakfast table, thinking, “I’ve certainly had lots of problems lately. Troubles at work, troubles at home, I really ought to take time to ... Read More »