Browsing Father's Homilies

Homily for June 7, 2020

Posted by marguerite noga on 6/07/20

Where are we going?

Homily for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

June 7, 2020

Back in the 19th century, Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Homes had the reputation of being absent minded. One day on a train he was studying a pending case when the conductor asked ... Read More »

May 31, 2020 Homily

Posted by marguerite noga on 6/03/20

No Cowardly Spirit Homily for the Solemnity of Pentecost May 31, 2020This week we celebrate the Solemnity of Pentecost, the day that commemorates the dramatic gift of the Holy Spirit to the first believers—a day that is also considered the birthday of the church. To begin our reflection ... Read More »

Homily for May 24, 2020

Posted by marguerite noga on 5/21/20

 

On Being “In the World”

Homily for the Seventh Sunday of Easter

May 24, 2020

In our gospel reading for this Seventh Sunday of Easter we have a part of Jesus’ great priestly prayer, offered prior to his death and resurrection (John 17:1-11). Praying specifically for his followers, ... Read More »

Homily for May 17, 2020

Posted by marguerite noga on 5/16/20

I Will Not Leave You Orphans

Homily for the Sixth Sunday of Easter-May 17, 2020

In the gospel reading for this Sixth Sunday of Easter, John 14:15-21, Jesus is preparing his disciples for his return to heaven, commemorated in the celebration of the Ascension, which falls on May 21st ... Read More »

Homily for May 10, 2020

Posted by marguerite noga on 5/08/20

Homily for the Fifth Sunday of Easter

May 10, 2020

Finding a New Normal in Jesus

In the gospel reading for this Fifth Sunday of Easter, John 14:1-12, Jesus says that he is “the way and the truth and the life.” Today I want to explore what this means ... Read More »

Homily

Posted by marguerite noga on 5/02/20

  Hearing the Voice of the Shepherd

Homily for the Fourth Sunday of Easter - May 3, 2020

This Fourth Sunday of Easter is also known as Good Shepherd Sunday because Jesus is presented to us in the imagery of a shepherd. Today I want to focus our attention ... Read More »

Homily for April 26, 2020

Posted by marguerite noga on 4/24/20

A Hope that is Reborn

Homily for the Third Sunday of Easter – April 26, 2020

To begin my reflection for this Third Sunday of Easter, I want to share with you some beautiful words of encouragement and hope that were spoken during Holy Week in Rome. On Good ... Read More »

Fr. Stan's Homily for the Second Sunday of Easter – April 19, 2020

Posted by marguerite noga on 4/17/20

                                          

 Faith in a Love that Never Dies

Our gospel for this Second Sunday of Easter is the famous “doubting Thomas” story. As you may recall, Jesus appeared to the disciples shortly after the resurrection. Thomas, however, was absent, and the others tell him that they had seen the ... Read More »

Fr. Stan's Easter Sunday 2020 Homily

Posted by marguerite noga on 4/10/20

  Easter 2020

As we approach Easter, I have a strange question: Is it OK to Alleluia this year? Usually, we come together to Alleluia. What are we supposed to do now? With the corona virus raging all around, is it somehow counterintuitive to sing of joy? With so ... Read More »

Fr. Stan's homily for Palm Sunday 2020

Posted by marguerite noga on 4/04/20

PALM SUNDAY OF THE LORD’S PASSION

A look at the Cross: Love, Humility & Patience

One of our greatest theologians, St. Thomas Aquinas, taught that meditating on our Lord’s passion gives powerful example of how we are called to act. I choose three items from Thomas’ list for my ... Read More »