Browsing Father Nick's Homilies

Homily 9/10/17

Posted by Mrs. Amy Fox on 11/12/17

Fraternal correction. Correcting others. I know. We hate doing it. We hate even more being corrected. But it’s a part of being Christian, because it’s a part of love. Fraternal correction is very Christian because as a part of love it is oftentimes necessary.

In our first reading, God ... Read More »

Homily 9/3/17

Posted by Mrs. Amy Fox on 11/12/17

“Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross and follow me.”

This idea of the Cross. So unique to Christianity. The Cross is so very Catholic. Listen to St. Paul speak about the mysteriousness and strangeness of the cross. He writes, “But we proclaim ... Read More »

Homily 8/27/17

Posted by Mrs. Amy Fox on 11/12/17

The Church gives us this obscure reading from Isaiah for our first reading. And while it may be obscure, it is very important. It speaks of the very significant position or person in the kingdom of Israel, that is the Master of the Palace. The Master of the Palace ... Read More »

Homily 8/20/17

Posted by Mrs. Amy Fox on 11/12/17

I was taught that the Scripture passages that bother us, that prick us, the ones that don’t seem to fit, are the ones that we need to spend even more time on. They are the passages that the human author and the divine author God, want us to pay ... Read More »

Homily 8/15/17 (Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary)

Posted by Mrs. Amy Fox on 8/17/17

The Assumption is a ‘Solemnity’, meaning it is at the highest level of feasts. In the Church we have optional memorials, memorials, feasts, and solemnities. So the Assumption is up there. On the scale of feasts it’s on par with Christmas and Easter. So make sure that you do ... Read More »

Homily 8/13/17

Posted by Mrs. Amy Fox on 8/17/17

So, I hope you can discover what the Church wants us to focus in on today based off of our first reading and our gospel. There is always a theme between the first reading and gospel. And it is this. God isn’t in the noise, he is in the ... Read More »

Homily 8/6/17

Posted by Mrs. Amy Fox on 8/08/17

Usually, we would be celebrating the 18th Sunday of Ordinary Time today. But there are certain feast days, that if they fall on the Sunday the trump the normal Sunday of Ordinary Time. So, we could say, “We interrupt this regularly scheduled program to bring you this very important ... Read More »

Homily 7/30/17

Posted by Mrs. Amy Fox on 8/03/17

Over the past three weeks Jesus has used numerous parables to give us a good sketch of what the kingdom of heaven is like. Because with the kingdom of God, the kingdom of heaven, one definition doesn’t fully express the depth and richness of the kingdom. Jesus chooses to ... Read More »

Homily 7/23/17

Posted by Mrs. Amy Fox on 7/27/17

Two things to understand before we look at the parables in our gospel. First, Mark, Luke, and John speak of the kingdom of ‘God’ while Matthew speaks of the ‘kingdom of heaven.’ Why is that? Well they are speaking of the same reality. But Matthew is writing to a ... Read More »

Homily 7/16/17

Posted by Mrs. Amy Fox on 7/27/17

First homily as a pastor:In our gospel today, Jesus says something really peculiar. He says, “This is why I speak to them in parables, because ‘they look but do not see and hear but do not listen or understand.’” Then he quotes the prophet Isaiah who said, “Gross is ... Read More »