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…

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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?…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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

YEAR A: HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE 2ND WEEK OF ADVENT  HOMILY THEME: Oh that You had Listened to God’s Commandments. BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu  HOMILY: “O that you had hearkened to my commandments! Then your peace would have been like a river, and your righteousness like the waves of the sea.” Isaiah 48:18. Imagine this scenario: you are travelling to abroad, you get to a very busy international airport and you have only a few minutes to catch a connecting flight. You know fully well that missing this connecting flight…

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YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY OF ADVENT (1)

YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY OF ADVENT  HOMILY THEME: THE SEASON OF JOY  BY: HOMILY: My sisters and brothers in Christ, The joy of Advent! And, a hidden fee. The joy that come into our hearts as we think of God becoming a baby in order to save us from ourselves and from all that is evil. The latter part of that wonderful gift, the saving us from all that is evil, requires us to repent. Have you ever received in the mail or through social media or…

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

YEAR A: HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE 2ND WEEK OF ADVENT  HOMILY THEME: JESUS’ TESTIMONY TO JOHN…..”The kingdom of heaven is something to be conquered and the unyielding seize it” BY: Fr. Ignasi FABREGAT i Torrents  HOMILY: Today, the Gospel speaks of John the Baptist, the Messiah’s Precursor, he who has come to prepare the paths of the Lord. He will stay with us until the sixteenth day, when the first part of Advent comes to an end. John is a resolute man, who is very aware of the value of things,…

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YEAR A: HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE 2ND WEEK OF ADVENT (3)

YEAR A: HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE 2ND WEEK OF ADVENT  HOMILY THEME: God Never Fails. BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu  HOMILY: “Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:30-31. In today’s first reading, God seeks to reveal Himself to the prophet Isaiah. When we are trying to describe something entirely new to…

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YEAR A: HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE 2ND WEEK OF ADVENT. FEAST OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE (2)

YEAR A: HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE 2ND WEEK OF ADVENT  HOMILY THEME: THE BIRTH OF JESUS …..”The angel came to her and said, Rejoice, full of grace, the Lord is with you” BY: HOMILY: Today, the Gospel plays a tune made up of three notes. Three notes which, in our society, are not always that well-tuned: one note of doing, one of friendship and another one of coherence of life. Nowadays, we all have very busy lives, but, do we have a plan? Today, when we are navigating through a…

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