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Homilies: Father Nathan Reesman

2018 HOMILIES

June 10, 2018; 10th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan unpacks the challenging gospel for this Sunday, taking much of it line by line and explaining and relating it to our times now.
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May 27, 2018, The Most Holy Trinity
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan preaches on the Nicene Creed and understanding the Trinity, and ties it to today’s gospel.
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May 6, 2018, 6th Sunday of Easter, First Communion
Father Nathan Reesman
Father addresses his homily to the First Communicants and on what it means to be fed on the Bread of Life.
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April 29, 2018, 5th Sunday of Easter
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan preaches on the beautiful gospel of John, “I am the vine.” Then there is a brief pause in the audio and it switches to Father Nathan’s address to the parish this weekend. He explained all the updates going on in our parish renovation project, as well as the need to continue giving to our regular stewardship efforts.
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April 15, 2018, 3rd Sunday of Easter
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan preaches on the scriptures for the third Sunday of Easter and explains how the whole Easter season unfolds.
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March 18, 5th Sunday of Lent Year B
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Preaches on the Gospel “Unless a Grain of Wheat”
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March 4, 2018, 3rd Sunday of Lent Year B
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan explained the switch between weeks one and two of lent to three through five and how the cycle works in Year B, and went on to discuss Jesus in the temple.
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February 4, 2018; 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan Reesman preaches on the 5th Sunday of ordinary time and sets the stage for the Catholic Stewardship appeal as well.
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January 21, 2018; 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan preaches on the first reading and the gospel today relating them to God’s call to us in large ways and small ways.
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January 7, 2018; The Epiphany of the Lord
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan preaches on the beautiful feast of Epiphany and relates it to the “Holy Habits Challenge.”
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January 1, 2018; Mary the Mother of God
Father Nathan Reesman
Father preaches on the readings and the communion antiphon for this day
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2017 HOMILIES

December 31, 2017; Feast of the Holy Family Year B 
Father Nathan ReesmanFather Nathan preaches on the feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
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December 25, 2017; Christmas Day Mass 9am
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan preaches on the Gospel of John and the Collect from the early morning mass for Christmas Day.
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December 24, 2017; Christmas Eve Mass 11pm
Father Nathan Reemsman
Father Nathan  preaches on the readings of the day, the hymn “Silent Night” and our need for silence.
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December 24, 2017 4th Sunday of Advent B
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan preaches on the 4th Sunday of Advent
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November 26, 2017 Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan explains the Solemnity of Christ the King as it is celebrated over the three year cycle of Church readings and talks about how we can make Christ our Lord and King.
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November 12, 2017 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan preaches on the readings for the Sunday, and applies the parable of the wise and foolish virgins to our lives.
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October 29, 2017 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan preaches on love and law
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October 22, 2017 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan unpacks the first reading today and reminds us that God is God and we are not.
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October 8, 2017 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan address all the readings for this Sunday, and speaks of vineyards bearing fruit http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/100817.cfm Do not forget the works of the Lord
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October 1st, 2017 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan ties all three scriptures together today, as he speaks on conversion, addiction and choices we make in our lives.
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September 3, 2017  22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time A
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan preaches on the powerful passage from Jeremiah, “You duped me,” and explains how that ties to the Gospel, and how we must all “Take up Our Cross.” http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/090317.cfm
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August 13, 2017 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time A
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan preaches on the first reading and the gospel, explaining how God loves us enough to offer us our freedom, but continually protects and calls us home to Him.
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August 6, 2017 The Transfiguration of the Lord A
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan preaches on the Transfiguration.
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July 23, 2017 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time A
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan preaches on the gospels from today about the wheat and the weeds.
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July 9, 2017  14th Sunday in Ordinary Time A 
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan preaches from the gospel of the day and how challenging this message is in our contemporary society and values system.
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July 2, 2017 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan uses a few Green Bay Packers anaologies to help us understand today’s gospel
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June 18, 2017 A Body and Blood of Christ

Father Nathan Reesman

Father preaches on our need for this beautiful Feast Day and the power of the Eucharist to heal and transform us.
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June 4, 2017 Pentecost Sunday
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan explains the Pentecost Sequence, and speaks of the tower of Babel, and develops a fuller understanding of Pentecost.
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May 21, 2017, 6th Sunday of Easter
Father Nathan talked about how to be doers. focused on the readings for the Sunday, especially 1 Peter, 3: 15.
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May 7, 2017,  4th Sunday Easter 
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan Reesman preaches towards the children today at the 10:00 AM First Communion Mass. He teaches them about Good Shepherd Sunday based upon the readings of the Fourth Week of Easter Year A.
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April 23, 2017 2nd Sunday of Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday 
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan preaches for the Octave of Easter Divine Mercy Sunday, as we also celebrate the Journey Mass for those with learning needs.
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April 16, 2017 Easter Sunday
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan preaches a thoughtful Easter Sunday Homily based upon the scriptures of the day.
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April 14, 2017 Good Friday 
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan preaches on the Passion, and brings in the canticle “Beneath the Appletree”(#23) from Saint John of the Cross.
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April 2, 2017  5th Sunday of Lent Year A 
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan preaches on the readings of the day, and the story of Lazarus
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March 19, 2017 3rd Sunday of Lent Year A 
Father Nathan Reesman
Father spoke about the scripture readings, and the Samaritan Woman and the concept of Living Water.
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March 5, 2017 First Sunday of Lent A 
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan speaks on temptations in light of today’s scripture readings, and offers help for a good Lent.
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February 19, 2017 7th Sunday Ordinary Time A
Father Nathan Reesman
Father nathan speaks on the difficult readings, and the challenges of loving and praying for those, or choosing the better part.
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February 5, 2017 5th Sunday Ordinary Time A
Father Nathan and Archbishop Listecki
Father Nathan preaches on today’s readings and the need for Christ’s light in the world as he introduces the Archdiocesan Stewardship Appeal Video which is also here in its entirety.
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January 22, 2017 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time A
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan preached on the scripture readings of the Sunday and the call to move from darkness to be the light, and to answer the Lord’s call by fulfilling our own vocations.
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Father Nathan Reesman Update on Church Renovations January 15, 2017
January 15, 2017
After each liturgy this weekend Father Nathan or someone spoke about the changes going on in the parish church building. More information about the updates to the physical plant and school will be forthcoming.
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January 8, 2017 Epiphany
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan preached on the ancient celebration of Epiphany, and how God meets us and comes to further our understanding through scriptures and his Divine Word.
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2016 HOMILIES

December 25, 2016 Christmas Day
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan speaks on the scripture readings of Christmas day, most notably Isaiah, and how God continues to call each of us home to him.
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December 24, 2016 Christmas Eve
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan Preaches on December Birthdays, problem children, and the traditional readings from the vigil mass.
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December 18, 2016 4th Sunday in Advent Year A
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan introduces us to all the characters in today’s scripture readings, on this fourth Sunday of Advent.
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December 11, 2016 3rd Sunday of Advent Year A
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan Preaches on the importance of Advent waiting, and gives us an insight into the mind and heart of John the Baptist.
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December 4, 2016 Second Sunday of Advent Year A
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan preaches on the gospel for the day, explaining the Role of John the Baptist, and tying it back to the prophecies of Isaiah.
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November 27, 2016 First Sunday of Advent Year A
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan preaches on the scripture readings of the day, but also introduces us to the message of the Communion Antiphon for this Sunday.
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November 6, 2016 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time C
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan speaks on the complex first reading from 2nd Maccabees, and it’s parallel in the Gospel of Luke, as he teaches us to view things through a larger lens.
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October 23, 2016 30th Sunday Ordinary Time C and State of the Parish
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan preached on the second reading from 2 Timothy today, and then shared an update on the Saint Frances Cabrini Parish status, and our future.
The Powerpoint he references in the video may be found HERE:
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October 9, 2016 – 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C
Father Nathan Reesman
“Gratitude and Dead Flowers”
Father Nathan Reesman preaches on the readings for the day, and used a beautiful rose to bring home his point.
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September 18, 2016 – 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C 
Father Nathan Reesman
“Wealth and Poverty”
Father Nathan preached on the readings today which deal with wealth and poverty, and put them in context with our Haitian guests this weekend as well. 
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September 4, 2016-23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle C 
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan preaches on the difficult readings for this Sunday.
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August 21, 2016-21st Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle C
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan preaches on the readings for the day, as we “strive to get through the narrow gate”.
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July 17, 2016-16th Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle C
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan preached about Martha and Mary and “There is a need of only one thing”.
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June 26, 2016- 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle C
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan preached on the first reading and Gospel of Luke, and the hard choices we make to follow him.
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May 22, 2016-Trinity Sunday Cycle C
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan preaches on the readings of Trinity Sunday, the concept of it, and how it relates to our understanding of many contemporary issues today.
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May 14, 2016-Pentecost Vigil 
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan preaches on the complex Pentecost Vigil liturgy with its many beautiful readings and highlights.
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May 8, 2016-Ascension Sunday
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan preaches on the readings of the Ascension, as well as his recent trip to the Honduras and and how technology is changing the nation.
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April 17, 2016-4th Sunday of Easter
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan preached a very thought provoking homily on the Shepherd, how we respond to him, and we may be saved through the sacrifice of the Lamb of God for us.
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April 17, 2016-4th Sunday of Easter Journey Mass 
The Journey program is religious education for those with special needs in Washington County. Several times a year, the Sunday mass is adapted to the Journey format. Father Nathan’s homily at this mass is brief, and involves some very lively interaction with members of the Journey program.
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April 10, 2016-3rd Sunday of Easter
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan preaches on the readings for the third Sunday of Easter
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March 27, 2016-Easter Sunday Homily
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan preaches at the 11:30 AM Mass on Easter Sunday
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March 26, 2016 Easter Vigil Homily
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan was the Celebrant at the Easter Vigil Celebration.
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March 24, 2016 Holy Thursday 
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan’s homily on Holy Thursday, Who’s feet should we wash?
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March 20, 2016 Palm Sunday Year C
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan preaches on Luke’s Passion Narrative, and what to look forward to as we listen to it proclaimed today.
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March 13, 2016 Fifth Sunday of Lent Year C 
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan spoke on the Gospel story of “Who Will Cast the First Stone” found in John’s Gospel.
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February 14, 2016 First Sunday of Lent 
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan preaches on the First Sunday of Lent, the temptations of Christ, and our temptations. He implores the wisdom of St. Teresa of Avila and the Sunday readings as our guide
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February 10, 2016-Ash Wednesday
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan preaches at the noon Mass on Ash Wednesday
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February 7, 2016 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time C
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan’s homily on being caught in God’s net based upon the readings for the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary time C
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2015 HOMILIES

December 26, 2015 Holy Family Homily
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan preached the Saturday evening liturgy at Saint Frances Cabrini Parish based upon these readings for the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph
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Christmas 2015
Father Nathan Reesman
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December 24, 2015, Christmas Eve Mass 11:00 PM
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan preached at the 11:00 PM Christmas Eve Mass at Saint Frances Cabrini Parish based upon the readings from the day, and Christmas Antiphons.
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December 20, 2015, Fourth Sunday of Advent C
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan preaches on the readings for the Fourth Sunday of Advent Year C, and the wisdom of our Lady, and the way she has appeared to her people through out the ages.
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December 6, 2015- Second Sunday of Advent Year C
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan preached on the scriptures for Second Sunday of Advent Year C and offered keen insights into hearing the readings in light of world events and today’s culture.
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November 22, 2015 Solemnity of Christ the King of the Universe
Father Nathan Reesman
Father preached on the Solemnity of Christ the King. His homily was based on the scriptures for the day.
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October 18, 2015-29th Sunday in Ordinary Time B 
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan preaches on the Suffering Servant and “Can you drink this cup?” as he explores the Sunday readings.
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October 11 2015-28th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan preached his homily based on this weeks readings
Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How hard it is for those who have wealth
to enter the kingdom of God!”
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September 20, 2015 – 25th Sunday Ordinary Time B 
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan preached at the 10:00 AM Mass today
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September 6, 2015 – 23rd Sunday Ordinary B 
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan preaches on his experience at Lourdes, and Jesus’ healing.
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August 16, 2015- 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time B
Father Nathan Reesman
This is Father Nathan’s Homily from 6:00pm Mass
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August 9, 2015 -19th Sunday in Ordinary Time B 
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan relates to us the story of Elijah, and the Gospel of John as we continue in the five week portion of the Lectionary known as the “Gospel of John Discourse.”
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July 5, 2015 – 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time B 
Father Nathan Reesman
Father Nathan preached his homily at today’s Mass.
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May 24, 2015-Pentecost Sunday
Father Nathan Reesman
This is the homily Father Nathan Reesman preached at the 10am Mass on Pentecost Sunday
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May 3, 2015-4th Sunday of Easter B
Father Nathan Reesman
This is the homily Father Nathan preached at the 6:00pm Mass.
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April 26, 2015-4th Sunday of Easter B 
Father Nathan Reesman
This is the homily Father Nathan preached at the 6:00pm Mass.
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April 19, 2015 3rd Sunday of Easter B 
Father Nathan Reesman
This is the homily Father Nathan gave at the the 3rd Sunday of Easter Year B Mass.
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