YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 20TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (1) HOMILY THEME: "I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh."(John 6:51)

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 20TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: “I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.”(John 6:51) BY: Fr. Robert deLeon, CSC   HOMILY: Having shared with me the story of her medical history, Helen stands as a continual reminder both of the sacrifice of Jesus and the life-giving mission to which we are all called as his faithful followers. Some…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE 19TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (1) HOMILY THEME: FORGIVE WITHOUT LIMIT 

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE 19TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: FORGIVE WITHOUT LIMIT BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Mt. 18:21-9:1) Thursday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time In today’s Gospel Jesus tells His apostles not only to forgive seven times but seventy Seven times. It means we must forgive without limit. This is radical because revenge, getting even, and retaliation are the orders of the day during Jesus’ time. If forgiveness is given, once or twice is enough. Thus, the seven suggested by Peter…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF ASSUMPTION OF MARY (4)

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF ASSUMPTION OF MARY HOMILY THEME: THE WOMAN & THE DRAGON (Assumption of Mary into Heaven) BY: Fr. Gerald Musa   HOMILY: The Catholic World celebrates the solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary annually on 15th August. The word assumption comes from the Latin word assumere, which means to take to (one) self, and the Webster Dictionary cites an example of the use of the word in the case of assuming a new position. Therefore the assumption could be interpreted as an…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE FEAST OF ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY (3) HOMILY THEME: THE ASSUMPTION OF MARY: A FULFILMENT OF JOHN 6:51.

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE FEAST OF ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY HOMILY THEME: THE ASSUMPTION OF MARY: A FULFILMENT OF JOHN 6:51. BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour, for he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden. For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed.” (Luke 1:46-48) Today we are celebrating the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. To bring it down to the layman’s understanding, we are celebrating the fact…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE FEAST OF ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY (2) HOMILY THEME: LOWLINESS AND GRACE: MARY ASSUMED INTO HEAVEN

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE FEAST OF ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY HOMILY THEME: LOWLINESS AND GRACE: MARY ASSUMED INTO HEAVEN BY: Friar Magnilay Tayo   HOMILY: Feast of the Assumption reminds us of the many graces God has bestowed on the Blessed Virgin, especially that she was raised up to heaven to be united with her Son. To think about it, to praise God and the graces he has bestowed on Mary, isn’t Mariolatry to begin with, or something to just gaze on worthlessly. The graces God bestowed on Mary…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY (1)

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY HOMILY THEME: ASSUMPTION BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Lk. 1:39-58) Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven In today’s Gospel we have the account of the Visitation of Mary to her cousin Elizabeth. This significant meeting is not only between two pregnant women but also the meeting of the precursor, St. John the Baptist, and the Savior, Jesus Christ. It culminated in Mary’s Magnificat, her statement of praise and faith in…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE 19TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (1)

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE 19TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: THE WORD WAS MADE FLESH BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Lk. 11:27-28) Tuesday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time In today’s Gospel a woman from the crowd praised the mother of Jesus. Jesus was sought well by the people because of His words and deeds. Giving credit to the one who gave birth and nursed Him was their was of expressing their high regard for Jesus. But Jesus again transcended the praise by pointing…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE 19TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (2) HOMILY THEME: BE LIKE JESUS; JUST ALLOW PEACE TO REIGN.

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE 19TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: BE LIKE JESUS; JUST ALLOW PEACE TO REIGN. BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: Jesus said to him, “Then the sons are free. However, not to give offence to them, go to the sea and cast a hook…” (Matthew 17:26-27) One way to define the term “war” is: what happens when two people believe they are both right and each insists the other party is wrong. From small domestic battles, arguments over football, disagreements about who is to…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE 19TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (1) HOMILY THEME: THE CHURCH AND GOVERNMENT 

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE 19TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: THE CHURCH AND GOVERNMENT BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Mt. 17:22-27) Monday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time In today’s Gospel, Jesus deals with the issue of paying taxes and more. They were questioned by tax collectors why they were not paying taxes. Jesus told His apostles that only foreigners pay taxes. But since He did not want to offend and make it an issue, He commanded Peter to fish and it will produce…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 19TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (12) HOMILY THEME: FOOD FOR THE JOURNEY

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 19TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: FOOD FOR THE JOURNEY BY: Fr Cyril Unachukwu CCE   HOMILY: The human life is a journey which has its ultimate origin and orientation in God. This journey, like every other type of journey, is never devoid of challenges and difficulties. In the Holy Eucharist, God gives us Himself in the form of bread and wine, as the only remedy to human weakness and weariness and the sure guide to our true homeland. May our sincere participation in the…

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