Browsing Father Nick's Homilies

Homily 5-17-20

Posted by Jennifer Herdman on 5/18/20

6th Sunday of Easter

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.”

Jesus is pretty clear. It is a simple if then statement. Before becoming priests, before even learning Theology, a man needs a philosophy degree. And you learn something almost on the first day of philosophy 101. ... Read More »

Homily 5-10-20

Posted by Jennifer Herdman on 5/12/20

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God; have faith also in me.”

And then Jesus says he is going away. He is going to leave them.

We are in the liturgical season of Easter, during the forty days during which Jesus was risen and ... Read More »

Homily 5-3-20

Posted by Jennifer Herdman on 5/03/20

Let's set the context for our first reading. It is Pentecost morning. Nine days earlier, Jesus had the disciples meet him in Galilee and commissioned them to go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the ... Read More »

Homily 4-26-20

Posted by Jennifer Herdman on 4/26/20

I want to preach about an underrated and under appreciated, maybe even a despised virtue. The virtue of Reverence.

St. Peter, our first pope, said in our second reading. “If you invoke as Father him who judges impartially according to each one’s works, conduct yourselves with reverence during the ... Read More »

Fr. Nick's Homily 4-19-20

Posted by Jennifer Herdman on 4/20/20

Today is Divine Mercy Sunday. This is the twentieth anniversary of this feast. St. John Paul II instituted this feast in the year 2000. Jesus appeared to a Polish nun name St. Faustina Kowalska throughout her life telling her how infinite and abundant his divine mercy is. Jesus wanted ... Read More »

Father Nick's Homily 4-12-20

Posted by Jennifer Herdman on 4/19/20

Jesus is Risen, He is Risen indeed! The Resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth from the dead matters. It is the sure support for all we believe. It is the foundation for who we are. Everything that we are stands or falls on the Resurrection of this man Jesus of ... Read More »

Fr. Nick's Homily 4-5-20

Posted by Jennifer Herdman on 4/06/20

We all know the story well. Maybe not all the details, but we know the storyline. We especially know the ending. We know it ends well. That there is a happy ending.

We just heard the story. Today, we join the crowds of Jesus disciples welcoming him as king, ... Read More »

Fr. Nick's Homily 3-29-20

Posted by Jennifer Herdman on 3/30/20

We are fighting a battle, or rather a war against an invisible enemy. We are all aware of this. This enemy wants to destroy you and your family. It causes us to change the way we live. We are changing the way we think and relate to others. It ... Read More »

Homily 3-22-20

Posted by Jennifer Herdman on 3/24/20

“We have to do the works of the one who sent me while it is day. Night is coming when no one can work.” This seems quite obscure. What is Jesus saying? “We have to do the works of the one who sent me while it is day. Night ... Read More »

Homily 9-10-18

Posted by Amy Fox on 9/20/18

There is always a spiritual meaning to what we see in the gospels. And our physical nature and desires point to more important spiritual desires.A great case in point was chapter 6 of John’s gospel that we finished reading a couple of weeks ago. Jesus feeds the five thousand. ... Read More »