YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY OF ADVENT (9)

YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY OF ADVENT  HOMILY THEME: THERE’S NO NEED TO WORRY BY: Fr. Cosmas Ukadike, C.M. HOMILY: Its the Gaudete Sunday! It’s name is taken from the entrance antiphon of the Mass, which is: Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice. Indeed, the Lord is near. This is a quotation from Philippians 4:4-5, and in Latin, the first word of the antiphon is gaudete (Latin, “rejoice”; it’s also pronounced with three syllables: gau-de-te) and its message is comfort and joy (gaudete means rejoice.) Just as…

Read More

YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY OF ADVENT (8)

YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY OF ADVENT  HOMILY THEME: ADVENT OF JOY-FULL EXPECTATION BY: Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D. HOMILY: How would you feel when the traffic light shows the yellow amber after waiting for a long time behind several cars in front of a traffic light? How do you react to an alert or notification that tells you that something good you have been expecting is just around the corner and your story is about to change? In what way would you react when you get a phone…

Read More

YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 2ND SUNDAY OF ADVENT (7)

YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 2ND SUNDAY OF ADVENT  HOMILY THEME: Rejoice for your Redeemer is already here. BY: Fr. Clem C. Aladi. HOMILY: HOMILY FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY OF ADVENT (GAUDETE SUNDAY).  GOSPEL: LK 3:10-18 “I am every day more convinced that happiness in Heaven is for those who know how to be happy on earth” – Josemaria Escriva Greetings in the name of the Lord my dearest children of God. I welcome you with joy into the house of the Lord on this 3rd Sunday of Advent. We are called…

Read More

YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY OF ADVENT (6)

YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY OF ADVENT  HOMILY THEME: EXPECTANT JOY BY: Fr Uchendu Simeon HOMILY: THE THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT(Zeph 3:14-18a; Phil 4:4-7; Lk 3:10-18) Have you ever seen the face of a young lady preparing, maybe about five days, to marrying the love of her life? Some here may remember their own times. Or, have you witnessed a married lady who longed to have a child but for years could not, only for her to suddenly conceive? Have you ever seen the face of such a person before?…

Read More

YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY OF ADVENT (5)

YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY OF ADVENT  HOMILY THEME: BY: HOMILY: (Lk. 3:10-18) Third Sunday of Advent, Gaudete Sunday, 1st Day of Simbang Gabi In today’s Gospel, the Third Sunday of Advent, also called Gaudete Sunday because the theme is “rejoice,” we have John being asked by the crowd, tax collectors and soldiers about what they were suppose to do before the coming of the Messiah. It sets the tone for the spirit of Advent. The Messiah is coming not only to celebrate with us but to assess…

Read More

Reading for the 3rd Sunday of Advent Year C. Liturgical Colour: violet or rose

First Reading: (Zephaniah 3: 14-18a) Responsorial Psalm: (Isaiah 12: 2-3, 4, 5-6 (6)) Second Reading: (Philippians 4: 4-7) Gospel: (Luke 3: 10-18) First Reading: (Zephaniah 3: 14-18a) Give praise, O daughter of Sion: shout, O Israel: be glad, and rejoice with all thy heart, O daughter of Jerusalem. The Lord hath taken away thy judgment, he hath turned away thy enemies: the king of Israel the Lord is in the midst of thee, thou shalt fear evil no more. In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem: Fear not:…

Read More

YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY OF ADVENT (4)

YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY OF ADVENT  HOMILY THEME: SOURCE OF OUR JOY BY: Fr. Gerald M. Musa HOMILY: ‘Dance with my Father’ is the title of Luther Vandross’ song that won Grammy Award as the song of the Year 2003. Vandross sang this song in remembrance of his father and the content of that song of Vandross sounds like a reflection of the words of the Prophet Zephaniah when he says, The LORD, your God, is in your midst, a mighty saviour; he will rejoice over you with…

Read More

YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY OF ADVENT (3)

YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY OF ADVENT  HOMILY THEME: REJOICE…GOD IS WITH US!! BY: Fr. Mike Lagrimas  HOMILY: Lk 3:10-18 The third Sunday of Advent is called “Gaudete Sunday.” “Gaudete” means “Rejoice!” This is the theme expressed by St. Paul in his Letter to the Philippians: “Rejoice in the Lord always!” The word “rejoice” is composed of two words: “re” (again) and “joy”. So St. Paul repeated his exhortation: “I shall say it again: rejoice!” Why does St. Paul insist that we rejoice? We must remember that he wrote…

Read More

YEAR A: HOMILY FOR SATURDAY OF THE 2ND WEEK OF ADVENT (1)

YEAR A: HOMILY FOR SATURDAY OF THE 2ND WEEK OF ADVENT  HOMILY THEME: PREPARE THE WAY FOR THE LORD BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon  HOMILY: (Mt. 17:9a, 10-13) Saturday of the Second Week of Advent In today’s Gospel Jesus was asked about the prophet Isaiah. Isaiah was known to have appeared and disappeared in time. He was a great prophet. The Jews thought Jesus to be Elijah reappearing again. But Jesus clarified that Elijah indeed had come but they did not recognize him. They realized it was John the Baptist He…

Read More

Reading for Saturday of the 2nd Week of Advent Year A. Liturgical Colour: violet

¤First Reading: (Sirach 48: 1-4, 9-11) ¤Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 80: 2ac and 3b, 15-16, 18-19) ¤Gospel: (Matthew 17: 9a, 10-13) First Reading: (Sirach 48: 1-4, 9-11) And Elias the prophet stood up, as a fire, and his word burnt like a torch. He brought a famine upon them, and they that provoked him in their envy, were reduced to a small number, for they could not endure the commandments of the Lord. By the word of the Lord he shut up the heaven, and he brought down fire from heaven…

Read More