Browsing Fr. Nate's Homilies

April 14 - Easter 3

Posted by Fr Nate Sokol

I wonder, sometimes (especially after reading certain stories from Scripture like the one we just heard) what I would have done had I been privileged enough to see the risen Lord.  Do you ever wonder about that?  I try to imagine what that would have been like.  What would ... Read More »

April 7 - Easter 2

Posted by Fr Nate Sokol

“For the love of God is this, that we keep his commandments.”

Every year on this Sunday we hear the exact same passage from John’s Gospel --- the story about Jesus’ appearance to Thomas. Of course, it’s a very familiar one to most of us.  On top of that ... Read More »

Easter Sunday - March 31

Posted by Fr Nate Sokol

Alleluia!  What a joy it is to be with all of you this day as we celebrate our incredible God --- a God who loves us more than we could ever imagine.  And on a day such as today, most words just won’t do --- don’t accurately express the ... Read More »

Good Friday - March 29

Posted by Fr Nate Sokol

Another Good Friday.  Another year gone by since the last time we gathered here to hear these same readings and venerate this same cross.  Another Good Friday to focus on some pretty difficult things, some painful things, some things that are pretty hard to make complete sense of, some ... Read More »

Holy Thursday - March 28

Posted by Fr Nate Sokol

“Peter said to him, ‘You will never wash my feet.’”

We understand Peter, don’t we?  We get why he said this to Jesus.  In fact, if we were present that night long ago we might have said the same thing to Jesus.  After all, this was someone they admired.  ... Read More »

Lent 5 - March 17 - Year B

Posted by Fr Nate Sokol

One of the great blessings of living on the North American continent is the tremendous diversity of trees we have.  For people who don’t travel much, maybe it doesn’t always seem that way.  After all, many city streets are lined with just a handful of “popular” species.  But the ... Read More »

March 3 - Lent 3 (Year B)

Posted by Fr Nate Sokol

“Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up.”

Jesus said a lot of wild things during his public ministry.  He told parables that sometimes were more confusing than clear.  He made statements that described a kingdom that seemed to work the opposite of the way ... Read More »

Lent 1 - March 18

Posted by Fr Nate Sokol

Ready . . . set . . . .

Well, we’re at another spiritual starting-line of sorts, the beginning of another holy season in the life of the Church.  Of course, technically, Lent started a few days ago, but you know what I mean.  And there is always a ... Read More »

OT 3 - January 21 - St. Agnes

Posted by Fr Nate Sokol

Following is not always easy.  Well, that’s not exactly correct.  In my experience, the idea of following (something or someone) often seems pretty easy when it’s purely hypothetical, when it’s something that probably won’t actually be demanded or expected of us.  And so, many of us probably consider ourselves ... Read More »