Browsing Father Hager Homilies

First Sunday in Advent-December 3rd, 2017

Posted by Patti Kehoe on 12/05/17

             With this being the first Sunday of Advent it would be good to reflect some on the meaning of the season.  The word “Advent” itself means “coming”, and simply put, Advent is the season in which we prepare for the coming of Christ at ... Read More »

Latin Mass- First Sunday in Advent-December 3rd

Posted by Patti Kehoe on 12/05/17

                     We have heard again, Brothers and Sisters, about what will happen upon the earth when the Lord comes.  In the Gospel of St. Luke today, it states that nations will be in dismay, people will die of fright, and the powers of heaven will be shaken.  Yet, whom ... Read More »

November 26th, 2017 -Feast of Christ the King

Posted by Patti Kehoe on 11/29/17

34th Sunday Christ the King A 2017           The “Prince and the Pauper” is the story of two boys who lived 300 years ago in England.  Not only were they good friends, they looked so much alike that they could be taken for identical twins.  One of the boys was ... Read More »

24th Sunday or Last Sunday after Pentecost 2017

Posted by Patti Kehoe on 11/29/17

24th Sunday or Last Sunday After Pentecost 2017

     The number of the Sundays after Pentecost may exceed 24, and go as far as 28, accordingly as Easter is each year more or less near the Vernal Equinox.  Yet, the Holy Mass for today is for the Last Sunday.  ... Read More »

Sixth Sunday After the Epiphany

Posted by Patti Kehoe on 11/29/17

            6th Sunday After Epiphany 2017

 

Everyone likes a good story.  Especially the ones that invite us to step into them.  Why is this?  Well we all want to consider another perspective or viewpoint that we may have never considered before.

Jesus liked to tell parables or stories ... Read More »

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time-November 19th, 2017

Posted by Patti Kehoe on 11/27/17

     

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

     The Gospel accounts of last weekend, this weekend and next weekend are taken from the 24th and 25th chapters of St. Matthew.  The teachings presented in them by Christ are His last ones before He was to enter into Jerusalem ... Read More »

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Patti Kehoe on 11/16/17

     The Scriptures this weekend speak about wisdom.  We all like to consider ourselves as a wise person.  Why?  The wise are looked up to and their opinions are valued and often sought.  They know what to say, and how to say it, especially in the most difficult ... Read More »

Latin Mass-23rd Sunday after Pentecost

Posted by Patti Kehoe on 11/16/17

     The woman in the Gospel realized that in Jesus there was something more than just human nature. I do not know if she realized fully that Jesus was God, but that God's power of healing was absolutely present in Christ. Also present in the woman was not only ... Read More »

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Patti Kehoe on 11/13/17

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

         When we hear the words of the Gospel today, especially the line where Jesus tells us the greatest commandment is to love the Lord our God with all our heart, all our soul, and with all our mind.  What does this mean to ... Read More »

Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Patti Kehoe on 11/13/17

Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

      Our reading from the Book of the Prophet Malachi, and our Gospel from St. Matthew today both speak to us about the importance of reverencing God’s name and talk about what we call each other.

      The Prophet Malachi says that we are ... Read More »