Browsing Father's Homilies

Homily for Epiphany January 3, 2021

Posted by marguerite noga on 1/04/21

   Embracing Our Common Humanity

Homily for the Solemnity of the Epiphany

January 3. 2020

To understand today’s celebration, I want to begin with one of my favorite baseball stories. In 1947 Jackie Robinson became the first black player in the major leagues. The Brooklyn Dodger’s owner, Branch Rickey, ... Read More »

Homily for January 1, 2021

Posted by marguerite noga on 1/04/21

  Finding Sanctuary in Prayer

Homily for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

January 1, 2021

The story is told of a place far out into the Arabian Desert, so far out that very few people have even heard of it. There, in the middle of nowhere, stands ... Read More »

Homily for December 20, 2020

Posted by marguerite noga on 12/21/20

   Mary, Mother of the Poor

Homily for the Fourth Sunday of Advent

December 20, 2020

Several years ago, I read a story that had a profound impact on me. It was about a young minister who was upset because on his day off he was told that there ... Read More »

Homily for December 13, 2020

Posted by marguerite noga on 12/14/20

   The Joy of Belonging to a People

Homily for the Third Sunday of Advent

December 13, 2020

Many years ago an episode of Little House on the Prairie took us to the excitement of school children making homemade Christmas gifts for their parents. Because they have been well ... Read More »

Homily for December 6, 2020

Posted by marguerite noga on 12/07/20

Got Hope?

Homily for the Second Sunday of Advent

December 6, 2020

 

I found a paragraph that really spoke to me about the situation we find ourselves in:

 

We’ve just completed a difficult year. Twelve months ago, as we approached the familiar stories and scriptures of Advent ... Read More »

Homily for November 22, 2020

Posted by marguerite noga on 11/23/20

Thy kingdom come…but how?

Homily for the Solemnity of Jesus Christ the King

November 22, 2020

Do you remember, when Jesus was asked which of all God’s commandments was the greatest, he gave two? First, to love God with all your heart, all your mind, and all your strength; ... Read More »

Homily for November 15, 2020

Posted by marguerite noga on 11/16/20

   An Opportunity to Use Our Gifts

Homily for the Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

November 15, 2020

The story is told of a king who ruled his people wisely and well. He was loved by all the people in his kingdom. One day the king called in his ... Read More »

Homily for November 8, 2020

Posted by marguerite noga on 11/09/20

  Preparing for Jesus’ Return

Homily for the Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

November 8, 2020

In Jesus’ day it was a wedding custom for the bridegroom to go to the bride’s house in the evening. When it was announced that the bridegroom was coming, it was the job ... Read More »

Homily for November 2, 2020

Posted by marguerite noga on 11/02/20

  Finding Hope in a Covid World

Homily for All Souls Day

November 2, 2020

When I met with the Confirmation class for their rehearsal, I pointed out to them that, in Hebrew, the same word is used for both breath and spirit (Confirmation being associated with the Holy ... Read More »

Homily for October 25, 2020

Posted by marguerite noga on 10/27/20

  No Fair Weather Friend

Homily for the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

October 25, 2020

One day a pastor was walking along a country road with an old-time friend. As they strolled through the farmland, the pastor noticed a barn with a weather vane perched on its roof. ... Read More »