Browsing Father Hager Homilies

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Patti Kehoe on 10/17/17

     An elderly woman had been a very active and faithful member of her parish for many years.  Knowing that she was not going to live much longer, she asked her pastor if they might talk about her funeral.  He came to her home and over tea, they ... Read More »

Stewardship Homily October 8th, 2017

Posted by Patti Kehoe on 10/12/17

     I heard a humorous story about a family coming out of Mass.  The dad said to his wife, "Father's homily was not very good."  His wife agreed and added..."yeah, and the choir sang off key."  Their small son was listening to every complaining word his parents exchanged ... Read More »

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Patti Kehoe on 10/12/17

     The Second reading from the Letter of St. Paul to the Philippians today underlines for us what takes place at this and every Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.  It told us that Jesus emptied Himself, and took the form of a slave, humbling Himself, becoming obedient to ... Read More »

Latin Mass- Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary

Posted by Patti Kehoe on 10/04/17

     As we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, I wonder how many of us know that the word "rosary" comes from the Latin "Rosarium"-which means rose garden.  When we pray the rosary I believe we can say that we are picking a bouquet of ... Read More »

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time September 17th, 2017

Posted by Patti Kehoe on 10/04/17

     If there is something we all have trouble doing?  If I could name probably one of our greatest challenges, it would be what we have just heard Jesus tell us.  We have to forgive our brother and sister from our hearts.  Not seven times, but seventy times ... Read More »

Latin Mass-15th Sunday after Pentecost

Posted by Patti Kehoe on 10/04/17

     The Epistle today from Galatians told us that..."as we sow so shall we reap."

     Of course, this may perhaps bring to mind the images of gardening, farming, cultivating, plowing, and fertilizing-all the things necessary to have a beautiful garden of flowers or have enough food ... Read More »

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time-September 10th, 2017

Posted by Patti Kehoe on 9/13/17

     Richard Turner, the cartoonist, pictured a park with a priest seated on a bench. Before him stands a little boy about 5 years old.  Apparently the priest has just reminded the lad that he should treat others as he wants others to treat him because the boy ... Read More »

LATIN MASS-14th Sunday After Pentecost-September 10th, 2017

Posted by Patti Kehoe on 9/13/17

     The Gospel made me think, as human beings, we have many things that concern us and our families.  Yet, if we take a moment and look back on our lives and carefully consider all the times we are in need and have asked for help from God....what ... Read More »

Latin Mass 13th Sunday After Pentecost-September 3rd, 2017

Posted by Patti Kehoe on 9/07/17

     What does it mean to be grateful?  We all, perhaps, have had some thought or memory of a time when we felt so grateful to God:  For, perhaps, a firstborn child, for a recovery from a long illness, when we had a visit or when someone called ... Read More »

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time-September 3rd, 2017

Posted by Patti Kehoe on 9/07/17

     What is the first thing you think of when you hear the phrase, "deny yourself."  It may be the thought of not eating your favorite dessert, or not buying that new gadget that everyone has to have, or it may be driving the old car until is ... Read More »