HOMILY FOR ASH WEDNESDAY (2) HOMILY THEME: GET CLOSER TO GOD

HOMILY FOR ASH WEDNESDAY. THE FIRST DAY OF LENT HOMILY THEME: GET CLOSER TO GOD BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Mt. 6:1-18) In the day’s  readings, the first day of Lent (Ash Wednesday), we are being prepared for a good experience of the next forty days of prayer, fasting and doing acts of charity. The first two readings were to the point in reminding us that our goal is to inch closer to God. Specifically, He wants us to go back to Him. Repent! This is not just about…

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HOMILY FOR ASH WEDNESDAY. FIRST DAY OF LENT (1) HOMILY THEME: RENDER YOUR HEARTS NOT YOUR GARMENTS

HOMILY FOR ASH WEDNESDAY. FIRST DAY OF LENT HOMILY THEME: RENDER YOUR HEARTS NOT YOUR GARMENTS BY: Fr. Abbot Philip Lawrence   HOMILY: My sisters and brothers in the Lord, The Prophet Joel reminds us that we should rend our hearts and not our garments in the first reading today. Always there is a danger in Lent that we try to become spiritual athletes. Lent is not about becoming strong but about allowing our weakness to be penetrated by the Lord. The Lord is always gracious and merciful and wants our…

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Reading for Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday, Begin Lenten preparation for the Easter Triduum, NOT a holy day of obligation, Day of fast (ages 18-59) and abstinence from meat (age 14 and up)

First Reading: (Joel 2: 12-18) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 51: 3-4, 5-6ab, 12-13, 14 and 17) Second Reading: : (2 Corinthians 5: 20 — 6:2) Gospel: (Matthew 6: 1-6,16-18)   First Reading: (Joel 2: 12-18) Now therefore saith the Lord: Be converted to me with all your heart, in fasting, and in weeping, and in mourning. And rend your hearts, and not your garments, and turn to the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, patient and rich in mercy, and ready to repent of the evil. Who knoweth but he will return, and forgive,…

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FAMILY PRAYER OF BLESSING FOR THE WEEK

FAMILY PRAYER OF BLESSING THE WEEK May the Lord choose your family and desire her like a home. May the Lord generously bless your family’s produce and supply in abundance all her needs until her cup overflows. May the Lord ever keep your family in mind as the greatest of His joys. May the peace of the Lord reign in your home and His protection dwell within the walls of your habitation. May the good expectations of your family never be cut off and may unending joy be the testimony…

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HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE 6TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B (2)

HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE SIXTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B HOMILY THEME: EVERY MAN IS HIS OWN BIGGEST ENEMY BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: “God cannot be tempted with evil and he himself tempts no one; but each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire.” James 1:13-14. From the very first sin of our first parents, Adam and Eve, man has always tried to cast blame on others as being responsible for his failures. Adam blamed Eve and Eve blamed the…

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