Browsing the October 2017 archive of 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 »