Browsing Father's Homilies

Homily for January 24, 2021

Posted by marguerite noga on 1/25/21

  Called to an Authentic Life

Homily for the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

January 24, 2021

In today’s gospel passage Jesus begins his public ministry as an evangelist, announcing the gospel, or good news. He states the theme, the foundation for all he will teach and all he ... Read More »

Homily for January 17, 2021

Posted by marguerite noga on 1/19/21

  The Power of Example

Homily for the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

January 17, 2021

In what has become a classic in a very short time, the Disney film Frozen focuses on two sisters, Elsa and Anna, when they are young children. Elsa is sound asleep when her ... Read More »

Homily for January 10, 2021

Posted by marguerite noga on 1/11/21

   Baptism in Christ, Baptism into Community

Homily for the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

January 10, 2021

A story is told about a young boy, Johnny, who cried all the way home after the baptism of his baby brother. When asked what was wrong, Johnny replied, ... Read More »

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 »