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…

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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…

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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…

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

YEAR A: HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE 2ND WEEK OF ADVENT  HOMILY THEME: JESUS LAMENTS …..” To what can I compare the people of this day?” BY: Fr. Antoni CAROL i Hostench HOMILY: Today, we should be distraught before the Lord’s sigh: «To what can I compare the people of this day?» (Mt 11:16). Jesus is overwhelmed by our heart, more often than not, nonconforming and ungrateful. We are never fulfilled; we are complaining all the time. We even dare to blame Him for all the things that disturb us. «Yet the…

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Reading for Friday of the 2nd Week of Advent Year A.

¤First Reading: (Isaiah 48: 17-19) ¤Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 1: 1-2, 3, 4 and 6)  ¤Gospel: (Matthew 11: 16-19) First Reading: (Isaiah 48: 17-19)Thus saith the Lord thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: I am the Lord thy God that teach thee profitable things, that govern thee in the way that thou walkest. O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments: thy peace had been as a river, and thy justice as the waves of the sea, And thy seed had been as the sand, and the offspring of thy…

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YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY OF ADVENT (2)

YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY OF ADVENT  HOMILY THEME: “And the crowds asked him, ‘What then should we do?’ In reply he said to them, ‘Whoever has two coats must share with anyone who has none.’” (Luke 3:10-11) BY: Fr. Robert deLeon, CSC HOMILY: Luke 3:10-18 Winter had just blasted us with its first biting breath when the cold homeless of Bridgeport came to the ER of St. Vincent’s Medical Center. The annual call had earlier gone out among the hospital staff for donations of warm clothing to be dropped…

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

YEAR A: HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE 2ND WEEK OF ADVENT  HOMILY THEME: Fear Not, God will Always Help You. BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu  HOMILY: “For I, the LORD your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.’ Fear not, you worm Jacob, you men of Israel! I will help you, says the LORD; your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel.” Isaiah 41:13-14. The fear of death is our greatest weakness as humans. When threatened with the possibility of dying,…

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Reading for Thursday of the 2nd Week of Advent Year A. Memorial: Saint Lucy, Virgin and Martyr. Liturgical Colour: red

¤First Reading: (Isaiah 41: 13-20) ¤Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 145: 1 and 9, 10-11, 12-13ab ¤Gospel: Matthew 11: 11-15 First Reading: (Isaiah 41: 13-20) For I am the Lord thy God, who take thee by the hand, and say to thee: Fear not, I have helped thee. Fear not, thou worm of Jacob, you that are dead of Israel: I have helped thee, saith the Lord: and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel. I have made thee as a new thrashing wain, with teeth like a saw: thou shall thrash…

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YEAR C: HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE 2ND WEEK OF ADVENT (1)

YEAR C: HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE 2ND WEEK OF ADVENT  HOMILY THEME: HEALING OF THE SOUL BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon  HOMILY: (Lk. 5:17-26) Monday of the Second Week of Advent In today’s Gospel JESUS cures a paralytic. But it was not without drama. The paralytic was hauled down from the roof in order for him to access Jesus. It shows the faith of those men who helped him and his desire to be healed. A controversy arises when Jesus’ words of healing came across as blasphemous to the Pharisees.…

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