Browsing Father Hager Homilies

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time-August 27th, 2017

Posted by Patti Kehoe on 8/30/17

     Here we have, without a doubt, the Scriptural foundations for the Papacy and the Sacrament of Confession pointing to the importance of morality in the life of the Christian.  Yet, I would like to zero in on one of these in particular and that being what is ... Read More »

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time- August 20th, 2017

Posted by Patti Kehoe on 8/23/17

     Faith, we all know, is a gift from God.  There is nothing we did or can do to first receive it.  Yet, we know some people have more of it than us, or less of it that us.  Yet, why is this so?  Jesus tells the Canaanite ... Read More »

Feast of the Assumption August 15th, 2017

Posted by Patti Kehoe on 8/23/17

     In 1917, the Blessed Virgin appeared to three little children near Fatima in Portugal.  Lucia was 10, Francisco was 9, and Jacinta was 7.  While they were watching their sheep a dazzling light flashed in the sky.  Suddenly, Our Lady appeared and told them:  "I come from ... Read More »

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time -August 13th, 2017

Posted by Patti Kehoe on 8/23/17

     When I was in high school I spend my summers as a lifeguard.  One summer I was a lifeguard at Lake St. Louis.  I guarded the pool there, but also a portion of the lake.  Most days were pretty tranquil and without incident;  yet, not on this ... Read More »

Latin Mass-10th Sunday after Pentecost

Posted by Patti Kehoe on 8/09/17

10th Sunday after Pentecost

     In today’s Gospel, we hear the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector who went up to the temple to pray. A little historical background, the Pharisees were a very religious sect of the Jewish population.  They lived very strict life style and ... Read More »

Feast of the Transfiguration August 6th, 2017

Posted by Patti Kehoe on 8/09/17

     When we talk to someone most of us, I think, would agree if we had a choice we would want to talk to the person face-to-face.  The phone, a letter, or today's email are all good, yet, they do not really totally satisfy us in the way ... Read More »

LATIN MASS-8th Sunday after Pentecost July 30th, 2017

Posted by Patti Kehoe on 8/03/17

     With this Gospel on Stewardship, we must know that all of us will one day have to render an account to God by receiving a two-fold judgment:  A particular and a general judgment.  This is the teaching of the Apostle, as well as the teaching of the ... Read More »

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time July 30th, 2017

Posted by Patti Kehoe on 8/03/17

     A old woman in Scotland was so poor that the community had to support her, even though her son had come to America and had become very wealthy.  "Why doesn't John help his mother?"  the neighbors often whispered.  

     One day a neighbor dropped in ... Read More »

LATIN MASS-Seventh Sunday After Pentecost July 23rd, 2017

Posted by Patti Kehoe on 7/25/17

     If I were to combine the Epistle with the Gospel today, I would be compelled to speak on the virtue of holy purity.  For the Epistle stated, "just as you presented the parts of your bodies as slave to impurity and lawlessness for lawlessness, so now present ... Read More »

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time-July 23rd

Posted by Patti Kehoe on 7/25/17

     Holland is famous for its fields of flowers, especially its tulips, as times stretching as far as the eye can see.  Their delicate and varying colors are a delight for everyone to behold.  There is one though especially beautiful scene to be found mainly in the south ... Read More »