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Fr. Nathan’s Homilies rss

“Sinners in the Midst of Holiness” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

February 9, 2019

5th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Is 6:1-2a, 3-8; Lk 5:1-11) “Sinners in the Midst of Holiness”  PDF Version Homily for the 5th Sunday of OT, Year C (2019): Is 6:1-2a, 3-8; Lk 5:1-11 Prior to being ordained a priest, it was required that I make a week long retreat to spiritually prepare for the day I… Read More ›

“What a Day in Nazareth!” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

4th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Lk 4:21-30) “What a Day in Nazareth!”  PDF Version Homily for the 4th Sunday of OT, Year C (2019): Lk 4:21-30 What a remarkable day Jesus spent in His hometown synagogue in Nazareth! Jesus entered the synagogue and proclaimed the Word of God with many wondering if He was the Messiah… Read More ›

“Freedom In The Word of God” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time (Neh 8:2-4a, 5-6, 8-10; Lk 1:1-4; 4:14-21) “Freedom In The Word of God”  PDF Version Homily for the 3rd Sunday of OT, Year C (2019): Neh 8:2-4a, 5-6, 8-10; Lk 1:1-4; 4:14-21 We may take for granted the freedom we enjoy Sunday after Sunday to gather as God’s Holy People to… Read More ›

“When Jesus Called Mary Woman…” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time (Jn 2:1-11) “When Jesus Called Mary Woman…”  PDF Version Homily for the 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C (2019): Jn 2:1-11 “Woman, what concern is that to you and to me? My hour as not yet come.” Coming from a family of 4 boys, none of us would have dared to… Read More ›

“Holy Water: Use It!” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord (Tit 2:11-14, 9-11; Lk 3:15-16, 21-22) “Holy Water: Use It!” PDF Version Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Year C (2019): Tit 2:11-14, 9-11; Lk 3:15-16; 21-22 If the primary and quintessential purpose of baptism is to forgive sins, first and foremost Original Sin which every single… Read More ›

“Around The World (Magi Remix)” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

The Solemnity of the Epiphany of The Lord “Around the World (Magi Remix)”  PDF Version Epiphany Homily 2019 The ethnic identities and countries of origin of the Wise Men of the Christmas story have intrigued people ever since St. Matthew recorded their appearance in Bethlehem to pay homage to the newborn King of the Jews… Read More ›

“Building a Home for the Christ Child” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

The Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord “Building a Home for the Christ Child”  PDF Version Christmas Homily 2018 A school gymnasium is not the place we would prefer to celebrate Mass for Christmas. We all have fond memories of Christmas Mass taking place in our parish churches, with the Nativity scene beneath the… Read More ›

“Blessed Woman, Fruit and Womb” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

4th Sunday of Advent (Lk 1:39-45) “Blessed Woman, Fruit and Womb”  PDF Version Homily for the 4th Sunday of Advent, Year C (2018): Lk 1:39-45 It would likely be near to impossible to count just how many times the Hail Mary prayer has been uttered since it was first composed through the archangel’s salutation of “Hail… Read More ›

“Adventus Rex” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

2nd Sunday of Advent (Bar 5:1-9; Lk 3:1-6) “Adventus Rex”  PDF Version Homily for the 2nd Sunday of Advent, Year C (2018): Bar 5:1-9; Lk 3:1-6 The word Advent has its origins in the Latin word Adventus, which translates into the Arrival or the Coming of someone of great importance. In Ancient Rome, the term Adventus… Read More ›

“Hope For The End” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

1st Sunday of Advent (1 The 3:12-4:2; Lk 21:25-28, 34-26) “Hope For The End”  PDF Version Homily for the 1st Sunday of Advent, Year C (2018): 1 Thes 3:12-4:2; Lk 21:25-28, 34-36 A few years ago, some good friends bought me a copy of the book World War Zby Max Brooks.  There is a movie version… Read More ›