Browsing Father Hager Homilies

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 »

Latin Mass -Feast of Christ the King

Posted by Patti Kehoe on 11/13/17

FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING

 

     St. John Cantius was born in Poland in 1390.  As a boy, he was bright and good.  As a priest, he taught Sacred Scripture at the University of Kracow, and also served as pastor for several years.  He is remembered for his ... Read More »

Latin Mass-20th Sunday after Pentecost-October 22nd, 2017

Posted by Patti Kehoe on 11/06/17

     Last Sunday I spoke about the way we dress can affect the way we think and the way we pray.  Today, I will talk about the way we pray will affect the way we believe.

     It is an ancient maxim of the Church that how ... Read More »

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time-October 22nd, 2017

Posted by Patti Kehoe on 11/06/17

“Render to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s” is one of the best known and perhaps least understood of Jesus’ teachings. 

 

 

Many interpret these words of Jesus as declaring there are two totally separate realms in life.

            The Caesar Realm-the government, the ... Read More »

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 »