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Browsing Father Nick's Homilies

Browsing 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 »

Homily 6-24-18

Posted by Amy Fox on 6/29/18

Today we celebrate the Nativity, the birth of St. John the Baptist. We only celebrate three birthdays during the liturgical year. Jesus’, Mary’s, and John the Baptist’s. It’s so important that it trumps an ordinary Sunday in Ordinary Time. So, John the Baptist is pretty important. He’s seen as ... Read More »

Homily 6-17-18

Posted by Amy Fox on 6/18/18

On this Father’s Day, I’d like to speak on men and their relation to the Church. We notice on any given Sunday, 75% of all Catholics are not at Mass. And most of them are men. Why have many Catholics fallen away from the practice of the faith and ... Read More »

Homily 6-10-18

Posted by Amy Fox on 6/18/18

Ordinary Time…the ordinary, and the special. The familiar and the new.The Year, The Week, Mass…Why would Adam and Eve ever have eaten the fruit from the forbidden tree? Well, believe it or not. It’s the same reason ‘we sin’. We don’t trust God. We believe that we will be ... Read More »

Homily 6-3-18

Posted by Amy Fox on 6/18/18

One of the great Catholic Traditions is the Eucharistic procession on the feast of Corpus Christi, the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. Catholics do Eucharistic processions. But today since it is a bit wet out, you are off the hook. We won’t go outside. However, we will ... Read More »