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Fr. Nathan’s Homilies rss

“Feasting Upon Divine Wisdom” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

August 18, 2018

20th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Prv 9:1-6, Jn 6:31-41) “Feasting Upon Divine Wisdom”  PDF Version Homily for 20thSunday of OT, Year B (2018): Prv 9:1-6; Jn 6:51-58  To encounter the true and living Jesus Christ is to know Him in both His perfect humanity and perfect divinity. Many can relate to and be inspired by… Read More ›

“The Eucharist: Food for the Journey” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

19th Sunday of Ordinary Time (1 Kgs 19:4-8; Jn 6:41-51) “The Eucharist: Food for the Journey”  PDF Version Homily for 19thSunday of OT, Year B (2018): 1 Kg 19:4-8; Jn 6:41-51 Over the past two Sundays, we discovered how Jesus Christ and His People relived and brought to fulfillment two events from their sacred history,… Read More ›

“When The Manna Came to Capernaum” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

18th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Ex 16: 2-4, 13-15, 31a; Jn 6: 24-35) “When The Manna Came to Capernaum”  PDF Version 18thSunday of Ordinary Time, Year B (2018): Ex 16: 2-4, 12-15, 31a; Jn 6: 24-35 As people began to make their way to the town of Capernaum, a small village on the northern shores of… Read More ›

“Loaves and Fish, Ever Ancient, Ever New” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

17th Sunday of Ordinary Time “Loaves and Fish, Ever Ancient, Ever New”  PDF Version Homily for the 17thSunday of OT, Year B (2018): 2 Kgs 4:42-44; Jn 6:1-15 Since the liturgical reforms of the Second Vatican Council, every Sunday liturgy will present us with four readings from the Scriptures, typically a first reading from the… Read More ›

“Psalm 23: A Celebration of the Christian Life” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

16th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Ps 23, Mk 6:30-34) “Psalm 23: A Celebration of the Christian Life”  PDF Version Homily for 16thSunday of OT, Year B (2018): (Ps 23; Mk 6:30-34) Of the 150 compositions that make up the Book of Psalms, ranging from canticles of praise, to hymns sung during pilgrimages to Jerusalem, to… Read More ›

“Disliking Detachment” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

15th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Amos 7:12-15; Mk 6:7-13) “Disliking Detachment”  PDF Version   Homily for the 15thSunday of OT, Year B: Amos 7:12-15; Mk 6:7-13 (2018) I will freely admit that I struggle with being attached to many of my material possessions. I would be lying if I said that I would not feel great distress… Read More ›

“Wait, Jesus Had Brothers and Sisters?” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

14th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Mk 6: 1-6) “Wait, Jesus Had Brothers and Sisters?”  PDF Version Homily for the 14thSunday of Ordinary Time, Year B: Mk 6:1-6 (2018) Many an astute reader of the Holy Scripture has observed what seems to be glaring contradiction between the Catholic teaching of the Perpetual Virginity of the Blessed… Read More ›

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

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 ›