HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK OF ADVENT YEAR B (2) HOMILY THEME: COUNTING THE COST

HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK OF ADVENT YEAR B. HOMILY THEME: COUNTING THE COST BY: Fr. Livinus Igbodekwe   HOMILY: (LK 14:25-33) Every major project starts with estimation of cost. He who fails to plan plans to fail, as we fondly say. Being a disciple of Jesus is a major project that must start with a balancing of account and a spiritual budgeting. Just as a company planning on a massive building project or a country planning on a siege of war, a would- be disciple is faced…

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HOMILY FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR B (2) HOMILY THEME: THE GOD-SENT

HOMILY FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR B. HOMILY THEME: THE GOD-SENT   BY: Fr. Robert deLeon, CSC   HOMILY: John 1:6-8, 19-28 “There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. He himself was not the light, but he came to testify to the light.” (John 1:6-8) The New York Times article, authored by Emily Esfahani Smith, was headlined “You’ll never be famous—and that’s O.K.” Let me share an excerpt…

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HOMILY FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR B. GAUDETE SUNDAY (1) HOMILY THEME: REJOICE ALWAYS! 

HOMILY FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR B. HOMILY THEME: REJOICE ALWAYS! BY: Fr. Mike Lagrimas   HOMILY: Jn. 1:6-8, 19-28 There is beauty in contrast. When two contrasting colors combine, we have a beautiful image. In fact, the attractive colors we have are combinations of contrasting primary colors. This is precisely the case of our readings this Sunday – a contrasting combination. The Gospel gives us the figure of St. John the Baptist. He is an ascetic prophet. He was clothed in camel’s hair, with a leather belt…

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CHRISTMAS NOT DEVILMAS!

CHRISTMAS NOT DEVILMAS! The season we are gradually entering into is the most beautiful season of the year. The season in which families and friends are united in love to celebrate the birth of the “World’s Light.” What a wonderful and marvellous season this is! However, it has been observed by many a people that evil smiles at this time than other times in the year. Mishaps and moral decadence often colours the society’s wall. Thus, the topic of this reflection; Christmas not Devilmas! Christmas a season of love not…

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HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK OF ADVENT YEAR B (1) HOMILY THEME: LIVING WHAT WE BELIEVE 

HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK OF ADVENT YEAR B. HOMILY THEME: LIVING WHAT WE BELIEVE BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Mt. 11:11-15) In the day’s Gospel Jesus reminds us of who is really the greatest. John the Baptist, the prophet of Advent, came to prepare the way of the Lord. His role was very important in God’s plan of salvation. He lived a simple life and proclaimed the Good News without fear. John was a good model. Yet, those who belong to the Kingdom are much greater…

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Reading for Thursday of the Second Week of Advent Year B. Memorial: Saint John of the Cross, Priest and Doctor of the Church. Liturgical Colour: white

First Reading: (Isaiah 41: 13-20) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 145: 1 and 9, 10-11, 12-13ab) Gospel: (Matthew 11: 11-15)   First Reading: (Isaiah 41: 13-20) For I am the Lord thy God, who take thee by the hand, and say to thee: Fear not, I have helped thee. Fear not, thou worm of Jacob, you that are dead of Israel: I have helped thee, saith the Lord: and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel. I have made thee as a new thrashing wain, with teeth like a saw: thou shall thrash the mountains, and break…

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