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Browsing Father Nick's Homilies

Browsing Father Nick's Homilies

Homily 6-24-18

Posted by Amy Fox on 6/29/18

Today we celebrate the Nativity, the birth of St. John the Baptist. We only celebrate three birthdays during the liturgical year. Jesus’, Mary’s, and John the Baptist’s. It’s so important that it trumps an ordinary Sunday in Ordinary Time. So, John the Baptist is pretty important. He’s seen as ... Read More »

Homily 6-17-18

Posted by Amy Fox on 6/18/18

On this Father’s Day, I’d like to speak on men and their relation to the Church. We notice on any given Sunday, 75% of all Catholics are not at Mass. And most of them are men. Why have many Catholics fallen away from the practice of the faith and ... Read More »

Homily 6-10-18

Posted by Amy Fox on 6/18/18

Ordinary Time…the ordinary, and the special. The familiar and the new.The Year, The Week, Mass…Why would Adam and Eve ever have eaten the fruit from the forbidden tree? Well, believe it or not. It’s the same reason ‘we sin’. We don’t trust God. We believe that we will be ... Read More »

Homily 6-3-18

Posted by Amy Fox on 6/18/18

One of the great Catholic Traditions is the Eucharistic procession on the feast of Corpus Christi, the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. Catholics do Eucharistic processions. But today since it is a bit wet out, you are off the hook. We won’t go outside. However, we will ... Read More »

Homily 5-27-18

Posted by Amy Fox on 6/18/18

Today we celebrate the highest dogma, the highest truth of our faith, the Most Holy Trinity. That God is three divine persons in one Divine nature. God is a dynamic exchange of life and love. God is a Communion of life and love.

And the Church gives us for ... Read More »

Homily 5/20/18

Posted by Amy Fox on 5/23/18

At one point in during Jesus’ ministry, we hear that he looked out upon the crowd and saw that they were like sheep without a shepherd. And what did he do about it?...He cared for them himself while he was on earth. But more importantly, He ascended into heaven ... Read More »

Homily 5/13/18

Posted by Amy Fox on 5/23/18

Often times when things happen, when things change, we want to know how it will affect us. For example, when tax reform was passed earlier this year. What’s the first thing we all thought or said, or wanted to know? Okay, how does this affect me? Will my taxes ... Read More »

Homily 5/6/18

Posted by Amy Fox on 5/23/18

Today’s gospel is part of the Last Supper discourse. These words of Christ are taken from his time with his twelve closest disciples the night before he is crucified. I want us to appreciate the intimacy of these words. I want us to appreciate the love that Christ has ... Read More »

Homily 4/29/18

Posted by Amy Fox on 5/23/18

Where do you get your strength from? Where do you get your ability to get through life? Where do you draw your energy from?

This is the essential meaning of today’s gospel, and the image of the vine and the branches. That our strength must be found in Jesus ... Read More »

Homily 4/22/18

Posted by Amy Fox on 5/23/18

Today, Jesus gives us the image of the shepherd. He uses this image quite a bit. And like so many of his images and parables it’s really effective because it illustrates things so well. When we look at the mission of a shepherd as Jesus presents it, we see ... Read More »