Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish

2022 archive of Fr. Norm's Homilies

2022 archive of Fr. Norm's Homilies

Third Sunday of Easter, May 1, 2022

Posted by Debbie Faith Formation on 5/02/22

Many years ago, way back in the 1800’s, there was a certain circuit-riding pastor who trained his horse to go when he said “Praise the Lord” and to stop when he said “Amen.” The preacher mounted his horse, said “Praise the Lord,” and went for a ride in the ... Read More »

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (02/20/22)

Posted by Debbie Faith Formation on 2/20/22

There is an old Chinese curse that goes, “May you live in interesting times.’  A strange kind of left-handed phrase, it seems to imply a blessing, not a curse at first glance.  “May you live in interesting times.”

I don’t know about you, but I’m sensing that we are ... Read More »

Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted by Debbie Faith Formation on 2/07/22

Maybe it’s just the way my mind works, but I saw something a bit strange, a bit ‘off’ in today’s Gospel reading.  It’s a very familiar Gospel: “from now on you will be fishers of men (and women).”  The calling of the apostles, and their subsequent call to call ... Read More »

Third Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted by Debbie Faith Formation on 1/24/22

            So somebody comes up to you doing a survey.  First question: “what’s your name?”  Second question: “what’s your religion?”  My guess is that you’d probably get both of these questions right the first time, unless, of course, you’re in the Witness Protection program, then I guess “John Smith” ... Read More »

Epiphany

Posted by Debbie Faith Formation on 1/03/22

The other day, I happened upon the PBS show Nova, which deals with scientific progress presented in a very accessible way to an average layman like me.  Though I wasn’t particularly good in science as a high school student, and maybe not even particularly interested, I now often find ... Read More »

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