Browsing Father Nick's Homilies

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 »

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 »