Browsing the September 2018 archive of Father Nick's Homilies

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 »

Homily 9-3-18

Posted by Amy Fox on 9/20/18

“This people honors me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me;”

In Scripture, the heart is understood as the center of the person. Their soul. Their thoughts, feeling, emotions, desires. Wherever a person’s heart is, determines what is important to them.

And you can always tell ... Read More »

Homily 8-26-18

Posted by Amy Fox on 9/20/18

I love being a priest. I love dressing as a priest, being identified as a priest. A person sees a priest and normally thinks of heaven as a priest’s life does not make sense without heaven. But now with the PA, grand jury report. And an abuser like Cardinal ... Read More »

Homily 8-19-18

Posted by Amy Fox on 9/20/18

What do you think is the most misused word that you hear these days? I would nominate ‘Literally’Literally and figuratively, the differenceToday, we don’t quite understand this. We wrongly use literally.Figuratively, exaggeration. Literally, actually do it.

I am so hungry, I could literally eat a horse. No you could ... Read More »

Homily 8-5-18

Posted by Amy Fox on 9/20/18

The Exodus of the Israelites has always been seen as an image or a metaphor of the spiritual life. If you remember, the Israelites were enslaved in Egypt by Pharaoh. The Egyptians abused and mistreated them. Then God revealed himself to Moses in the burning bush. God said that ... Read More »

Homily 7-29-18

Posted by Amy Fox on 9/20/18

Today, St. Paul exhorts us. He says, “I urge you to live in a manner worthy of the call you have received.”

Jesus Christ has called us to follow him. We were called out of the world to be incorporated into the family of God, the Church. The Greek ... Read More »