Browsing Father's Homilies

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 »

Homily for June 20, 2020

Posted by marguerite noga on 6/28/20

 

  Only a Cup of Cold Water

Homily for the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

June 28, 2020

There was a school crossing guard that everyone called “Old Bill”. Every morning and every evening Old Bill would man his corner, leading the children safely across the street. Mrs. ... Read More »

Homily June 21,2020

Posted by marguerite noga on 6/21/20

 

  Overcoming the Paralysis of Fear

Homily for the Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

June 21, 2020

You may have heard of the famous Wallenda family. The story is told of Karl Wallenda, who lived on top of the world as high-wire aerialist, thrilling thousands of people with ... Read More »

Homily for June 14, 2020

Posted by marguerite noga on 6/13/20

Communion: a Work in Progress

Homily for the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ

June 14, 2020

 

In a homily for this Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, Pope Francis said, “We are gathered round the table of the Lord, the table of the ... Read More »