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Browsing Father Nick's Homilies

Browsing Father Nick's Homilies

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 »

Homily 4/8/18

Posted by Amy Fox on 5/23/18

The attitude or experience that best describes the Christian experience, or should describe the Christian experience is that of peace. We often hear talk of joy and happiness, but if those are understood as emotional feelings or that ultimate happiness can be found in this life, then I don’t ... Read More »

Homily 4/1/18 (Easter)

Posted by Amy Fox on 5/23/18

There was an itinerate preacher from Nazareth. His name was Jesus. He grew up without much fanfare until he was thirty. And then began a three-year ministry of preaching repentance for the kingdom of God. He led a messianic movement, claiming to be the long-awaited messiah. Yet he did ... Read More »

Homily 3/30/18 (Good Friday)

Posted by Amy Fox on 5/23/18

The Devil hates Holy Week and the Sacred Triduum, because it was the Passion, Death, and Resurrection that defeated him, that conquered him. So it never fails that some of the Devil’s most insidious attacks on Christ and his Church take place during Holy Week. It was during Holy ... Read More »

Homily 3/29/18 (Holy Thursday)

Posted by Amy Fox on 5/23/18

I love how our gospel begins. “Before the feast of Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to pass from this world to the Father. He loved his own in the world and he loved them to the end.” We would do well to meditate on that one ... Read More »

Homily 3/25/18

Posted by Amy Fox on 5/23/18

As you leave Mass today, and on your drive home, you will be faced with a very important decision. There is a decision that you each must consciously and intentionally make…Where will you put your blessed palm?

Growing up, I was always jealous of those who would weave their ... Read More »