HOMILY FOR THE TWENTY-EIGHT SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A (3) HOMILY THEME: THE WEDDING BANQUET

HOMILY FOR THE TWENTY-EIGHT SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. HOMILY THEME: THE WEDDING BANQUET BY: Fr. Robert DeLeon Csc HOMILY: Matthew 22:1-10 “The king sent his slaves to call those who had been invited to the wedding banquet, but they would not come. Then he said to his slaves, ‘The wedding is ready, but those invited were not worthy.’” (Matthew 22:3, 8) “First one sheep jumped to its death. Then stunned Turkish shepherds, who had left the herd to graze while they had breakfast, watched as nearly 1,500 others…

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HOMILY FOR THE 28TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A (2) HOMILY THEME: COME TO THE WEDDING!

HOMILY FOR THE TWENTY-EIGHT SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. HOMILY THEME: COME TO THE WEDDING! BY: Fr. Mike Lagrimas HOMILY: Mt. 22:1-14 One night, a man came home drunk. He ordered his wife, “I’m hungry. Give me something to eat!” The wife replied, “It’s all there on the table. It’s up to you to choose.” Upon seeing what is on the table, the man complained: “What? With only one piece of dried fish, what choice do I have?” “Well,” the wife said softly, “you can choose: to eat or…

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Holy See celebrates 75 years diplomatic relations with Japan

Archbishop Paul Gallagher said on Thursday that Pope Francis is a great admirer of the perennial Japanese wisdom and has a special place in his heart for the Church in Japan and in the whole of Asia. The Vatican Secretary for Relations with States was addressing participants at a Symposium that commemorates the 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Holy See and Japan. Addressing a full auditorium which included the Rector of the Gregorian University, which is hosting the symposium, as well as the Ambassador and members of the Japanese Diplomatic Corps, Archbishop Gallagher reflected on the…

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The Vincentian Family marks 400 years of service for the poor

The Vincentian Family is celebrating the 400th anniversary of its charism of service on behalf of the poor with a 4-day International Symposium that is taking place in Rome, and that will include an audience with Pope Francis. The year 1617 was decisive with regards to Vincent de Paul’s vocation as he became aware of the spiritual abandonment of the poor and then experienced the material poverty and misery of his parishioners, events that transformed him into the Saint of Charity. Since then the followers of Vincent de Paul, the members of the Vincentian Family have dedicated…

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HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE 27TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A (1) HOMILY THEME: THE FINGER OF GOD

HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE TWENTY-SEVENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. HOMILY THEME: THE FINGER OF GOD BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon HOMILY: (Lk. 11:15-26) In the day’s Gospel Jesus is being accused of driving out demons via the power of the prince of demons itself, Beelzebul. It was a clear desperate move on the part of the crowd. For indeed, how can Beelzebul go against itself as shown by the analogy of Jesus. That is only possible unless Beelzebul wanted to deceive the crowd through Jesus. But for what…

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Reading for Friday of the Twenty-seventh Week in Ordinary Time Year A. Liturgical Colour: green First Reading: (Joel 1: 13-15; 2: 1-2) Responsorial Psalm:  (Psalms 9: 2-3, 6 and 16, 8-9) Gospel: (Luke 11: 15-26)

First Reading: (Joel 1: 13-15; 2: 1-2) Responsorial Psalm:  (Psalms 9: 2-3, 6 and 16, 8-9) Gospel: (Luke 11: 15-26)   First Reading: (Joel 1: 13-15; 2: 1-2) Gird yourselves, and lament, O ye priests, howl, ye ministers of the altars: go in, lie in sackcloth, ye ministers of my God: because sacrifice and libation is cut off from the house of your God. Sanctify ye a fast, call an assembly; gather together the ancients, all the inhabitants of the land into the house of your God: and cry ye to the…

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