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Fr. Nathan’s Homilies rss

“The Tale of Three Nativities” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

June 23, 2018

The Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist “The Tale of Three Nativities”  PDF Version The Solemnity of the Nativity of St John the Baptist (2018) When we celebrate the feast day of one of the saints, this celebration will take place on the day on which the saint passed away. In Latin,… Read More ›

“Planting Mustard Seeds in Canmore” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

11th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Mk 4: 26-34) “Planting Mustard Seeds in Canmore”  PDF Version Homily for the 11thSunday of Ordinary Time, Year B (2018): Mk 4:26-34 My favourite summer job during my university and seminary studies was to work in a small greenhouse near my parents home in Millarville, Alberta. Though small in comparison… Read More ›

“The Unforgivable Sin” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

10th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Gen 3:8-15; Mk 3:20-35) “The Unforgivable Sin”  PDF Version 10th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B (2018): Gen 3:8-15; Mk 3:20-35 After the great feasts of Pentecost, the Most Holy Trinity and Corpus Christi, we move into the longest portion of the Liturgical Year known as Ordinary Time. As we restart… Read More ›

“It’s a Dangerous Business Frodo…” Homily by Fr. Nathan

Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) “It’s a Dangerous Business Frodo…”  PDF Version Homily for Corpus Christi (2018) On the Feast of Corpus Christi, the Holy Eucharist, which we receive during the Holy Mass within the safety of a church building (or a temporary home such as our school gym) and… Read More ›

“Happy Birthday Church!” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

Solemnity of Pentecost “Happy Birthday Church!”  PDF Version Homily for Pentecost Sunday (2018) If you were to ask someone what are the two most important yearly celebrations for Christians, most would respond Easter and Christmas. Those who provided this answer are 50% correct! Easter is the single most important celebration for Christians. No other event… Read More ›

“The Lie of the Clock Maker God” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

The Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord “The Lie of the Clock Maker God”  PDF Version Homily for the Solemnity of the Ascension, Year B (2018) During the time of the Enlightenment, it became popular to speak of God as the master clock builder. Philosophers who sought to remove themselves from the teaching authority… Read More ›

“Friendship with Christ” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

6th Sunday of Easter (1 Jn 4:7-10; Jn 15:9-17) “Friendship with Christ”  PDF Version Homily for the 6thSunday of Easter, Year B (2018): 1 Jn 4:7-10; Jn 15:9-17 As the Last Supper was drawing to its conclusion, Our Lord speaks of Apostles with an expression that we hold to be true and essential among human… Read More ›

“If We Do Not Abide in Christ…” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

5th Sunday of Easter (Acts 9:26-31; Jn 15:1-8) “If We Do Not Abide in Christ…”  PDF Version  Homily for the 5thSunday of Easter, Year B (2018): Acts 9:26-31; Jn 15:1-8 During the Last Supper, Our Lord shared a number of final parables and teachings with the Apostles to prepare them for their mission of proclaiming… Read More ›

“By Paths Unknown He Guided Me” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

4th Sunday of Easter (Good Shepherd Sunday) “By Paths Unknown He Guided Me”  PDF Version  Homily for the 4thSunday of Easter, Year B (2018): Good Shepherd Sunday The 4thSunday of Easter is also known unofficially as Good Shepherd Sunday. It is on this day that the Church around the world prayers for priests, seminarians and… Read More ›

“The Resurrected Eucharist” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

3rd Sunday of Easter (Lk 24:35-48) “The Resurrected Eucharist”  PDF Version Homily for the 3rdSunday of Easter, Year B (2018): Lk 24:35-48 When she was but 9 years old, St Teresa of Avila in Spain ran away from home. After she was found and scolded by her uncle and brought back to her father to… Read More ›