HOMILY FOR THE 1ST SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR B (6) HOMILY THEME: TEAR THE HEAVENS

HOMILY FOR THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR B. HOMILY THEME: TEAR THE HEAVENS BY: Fr. Gerald M Musa HOMILY: Which is your favourite Christmas song? There are so many beautiful Christmas Carols. One old famous songs that set the stage for Christmas is known as Veni, Veni Emmanuel (13th Century). The first stanza of the song: O come, O come, Emmanuel, And Ransom Captive Israel, That mourns in lonely exile here, Until the Son of God appear. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel Shall come to thee O Israel. No doubt such…

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BEGINNING OF THE END: A December reflection and prayer.

BEGINNING OF THE END: A December reflection and prayer. Do you realize there is always a beginning to every end? Do you acknowledge that beginning of the end of a journey is no less important as the beginning of the journey itself? Where lies the joy of beginning well without ending well? The beginning of the end of any journey in life anticipated to end in testimony requires reflection. The voyager has to think of when, where and how he or she commenced the voyage. Such reflection with relation to…

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HOMILY FOR THE 1ST SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR B (5) HOMILY THEME: "BE WATCHFUL! BE ALERT! "; BE PATIENT!

HOMILY FOR THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR B. HOMILY THEME: “BE WATCHFUL! BE ALERT! “; BE PATIENT! BY: Fr. Johnbosco Obika HOMILY: 1st: Is 63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2-7 2nd: 1 Cor 1:3-9 3rd: Mk 13:33-37 It’s a new year. Yes! As we celebrate the first Sunday of advent the church ushers us into a new liturgical year. So, happy new year to you. The end of each liturgical cycle is a good opportunity for us to take stock of our spiritual life and make amends. During the last liturgical year,…

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HOMILY FOR THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR B (4) HOMILY THEME: AWAKE AND READY

HOMILY FOR THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR B. HOMILY THEME: AWAKE AND READY BY: Fr Mike Lagrimas HOMILY: Mk. 13:33-37 If the Weather Channel would inform us that there would be a hurricane that will hit our city next week, we will surely take all the necessary precautions immediately. One warning is enough for us to do something to prepare for the calamity. When we buy groceries, we always look for warning signs on the label: cholesterol, fats, MSG, and sodium and sugar contents. We take these warnings seriously.…

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HOMILY FOR SATURDAY OF THE 34TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A (1) HOMILY THEME: BE VIGILANT AT ALL TIMES

HOMILY FOR SATURDAY OF THE THIRTY-FOURTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. HOMILY THEME: BE VIGILANT AT ALL TIMES BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon HOMILY: (Lk. 21:34-36) In the day’s Gospel Jesus continues His warning on the end times. Lest we will be carried away, busy, and be drowsy with the concerns of the day, we may be caught flat-footed and be surprised at the coming of the Lord. The Lord wants us to be vigilant and pray fervently to be strong and faithful so as to weather the tribulations which…

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Reading for Saturday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time Year A. Memorial: Blessed Virgin Mary. Liturgical Colour: green/white First Reading: (Daniel 7: 15-27) Responsorial Psalm: (Daniel 3: 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87) Gospel: (Luke 21: 34-36)

First Reading: (Daniel 7: 15-27) Responsorial Psalm: (Daniel 3: 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87) Gospel: (Luke 21: 34-36)   First Reading: (Daniel 7: 15-27) My spirit trembled, I Daniel was affrighted at these things, and the visions of my head troubled me. I went near to one of them that stood by, and asked the truth of him concerning all these things, and he told me the interpretation of the words, and instructed me: These four great beasts are four kingdoms, which shall arise out of the earth. But the saints…

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Pope Francis’ Prayer intentions for December 2017: The Elderly

Pope Francis Prayer intentions for December 2017: The Elderly That the elderly, sustained by families and Christian communities, may apply their wisdom and experience to spreading the faith and forming the new generations. Each year, the Holy Father asks for our prayers for a specific intention each month. You are invited to answer the Holy Father’s request and to join with many people worldwide in praying for this intention each month. Starting in 2017, only one general intention is offered per month. The Holy Father plans, however, to add a…

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