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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YEAR A: HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE 2ND WEEK OF ADVENT. FEAST OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE (1)

YEAR A: HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE 2ND WEEK OF ADVENT. FEAST OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE  HOMILY THEME: A PERFECT DISCIPLE BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon  HOMILY: (Lk. 1:26-38) Feast of the Our Lady of Guadalupe In today’s Gospel, the angel Gabriel appeared before Mary to bring the Good News that she will be the Mother of the Son of God. Not heard by the whole world, but her obedience, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” propelled the…

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YEAR C: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE 2ND WEEK OF ADVENT (3)

YEAR C: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE 2ND WEEK OF ADVENT  HOMILY THEME:  God Takes Delight in Our Repentance. BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu  HOMILY: “Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her service is at an end, her guilt is expiated; Indeed, she has received from the hand of the LORD double for all her sins.” Isaiah 40:1-3. Today’s first reading is a message of God to us. It is a Christmas message of glad tidings. It says: “Comfort my people.” Even though their present condition at that…

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

YEAR A: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE 2ND WEEK OF ADVENT  HOMILY THEME: FINDING THE LOST …..”It is the same with your Father in heaven: there they don’t want even one of these little ones to be lost” BY: Fr. Joaquim MONRÓS i Guitart  HOMILY: Today, Jesus makes it known that God wants all men to be saved and «doesn’t want even one of these little ones to be lost» (Mt 18:14). With the parable of the shepherd who looks for the sheep that has gotten lost, he presents us with a…

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