Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish

2020 archive of Fr. Norm's Homilies

2020 archive of Fr. Norm's Homilies

Homily for the Third Sunday of Advent (12/13/20)

Posted by Debbie Faith Formation on 12/22/20

Every so often, and sadly with greater and greater frequency today, I meet people who have stopped going to church. I’m not talking about the current dispensation; I mean they have stopped going to church, period. Some have left because of ideological or theological differences, but not many. It ... Read More »

Homily for the Fourth Sunday of Advent (12/20)

Posted by Debbie Faith Formation on 12/22/20

                I think the two most ambiguous phrases one can utter are “Mom, Dad, don’t be mad but…” and the words we’ve just heard in the Gospel: “Do Not Be Afraid.” I’m sure any parent who has heard the first phrase did ... Read More »

Homily for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception (12/8/20)

Posted by Debbie Faith Formation on 12/22/20

               I find the sequence of events that unfolded in the Adam and Eve story, our first reading, to be absolutely fascinating. But here’s a little fun detail: if you ask most people what book of the Bible is the first, most people ... Read More »

Homily for December 6, Second Sunday in Advent

Posted by Debbie Faith Formation on 12/22/20

Just about all the first readings we hear during Advent are taken from the book of the Prophet Isaiah. Why is that? It is because Isaiah maintains a special place in salvation history, because almost all of the major prophesies about the coming of Christ are contained in that ... Read More »

Homily for November 29, First Sunday in Advent

Posted by Debbie Faith Formation on 12/01/20

What could be more delicious than sweet anticipation? You made your order and the email you’ve just gotten from FedEX says it’s on its way for delivery later today. That wonderful sense of waiting expectantly for the goodies captures all of us. Few things delight as much as coming ... Read More »

Homily for Nov. 15, 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Debbie Faith Formation on 12/01/20

Remember the good old days when you could give someone a handshake or a hug, sit close together in a restaurant or a theatre, and generally not even think about passing anything more virulent to another than perhaps a cold? Seems like about twenty thousand years ago, but in ... Read More »

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