Reading for Saturday of the 1st Week of Advent. Solemnity of the immaculate conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Liturgical Colour: white (Holy Day of Obligation)

First Reading: (Genesis 3: 9-15, 20) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 98: 1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4) Second Reading: (Ephesians 1: 3-6, 11-12) Gospel: (Luke 1: 26-38)   First Reading: (Genesis 3: 9-15, 20) And the Lord God called Adam, and said to him: Where art thou? And he said: I heard thy voice in paradise; and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself. And he said to him: And who hath told thee that thou wast naked, but that thou hast eaten of the tree whereof I commanded thee that thou…

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YEAR C: HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE 1ST WEEK OF ADVENT (1) HOMILY THEME: JESUS HEALED TWO BLIND MEN …..” Jesus said to them, ‘Do you believe that I am able to do what you want?’. They answered, ‘Yes, sir”

YEAR C: HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE 1ST WEEK OF ADVENT HOMILY THEME: JESUS HEALED TWO BLIND MEN …..” Jesus said to them, ‘Do you believe that I am able to do what you want?’. They answered, ‘Yes, sir” BY: Fr. Josep Mª MASSANA i Mola   HOMILY: Today the first Friday of Advent, the Gospel presents three characters: Jesus, and the two blind men who approach him, full of faith and with hopeful hearts. They have heard about him, about his tenderness towards the sick and about his power. These features…

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YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 2ND SUNDAY OF ADVENT (4)

YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 2ND SUNDAY OF ADVENT HOMILY THEME: PREPARE TO HEAR THE GLORIOUS CALL BY: Abbot Philip Lawrence   HOMILY: My sisters and brothers in Christ, How many times in your life have you ever desired to be called? Maybe you waited upon a favorable response after a hopeful job interview? Perhaps you have auditioned for a play or school musical or tried out for an athletic team, and you waited on pins and needles for that affirming call from a director or coach, “You’re in!” What excitement…

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YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 2ND SUNDAY OF ADVENT (3) HOMILY THEME: BETHLEHEM LEADS CALVARY!

YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 2ND SUNDAY OF ADVENT HOMILY THEME: BETHLEHEM LEADS CALVARY! BY: Fr. Mike Lagrimas   HOMILY: Lk 3:1-6 One of the most popular pilgrimage sites in Jerusalem is the Wailing Wall. This wall is the only standing remnant of the magnificent Temple of Jerusalem that was totally destroyed by the Romans in the year 70 A.D. The pilgrim Jews make it a point to go there to pray. It is called Wailing Wall because they would cry and wail, and even bump their foreheads on the wall.…

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Reading for Friday of the 1st Week of Advent Year C. Memorial: Saint Ambrose, Bishop and Doctor of the Church. Liturgical Colour: white

First Reading: (Isaiah 29: 17-24) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 27: 1, 4, 13-14) Gospel: (Matthew 9: 27-31)   First Reading: (Isaiah 29: 17-24) Is it not yet a very little while, and Libanus shall be turned into charmel, and charmel shall be esteemed as a forest? And in that day the deaf shall hear the words of the book, and out of darkness and obscurity the eyes of the blind shall see. And the meek shall increase their joy in the Lord, and the poor men shall rejoice in the Holy One of…

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YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE 1ST WEEK OF ADVENT (2) HOMILY THEME: FOLLOWING CHRIST WITH A FAITHFUL AND SINCERE HEART

YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE 1ST WEEK OF ADVENT HOMILY THEME: FOLLOWING CHRIST WITH A FAITHFUL AND SINCERE HEART BY: Fr Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Mt. 7:21-27) Thursday of the First Week of Advent In today’s Gospel Jesus tells His apostles who will enter the Kingdom. Mere pronouncing “Lord! Lord!” is not enough. External and oral piety must come from a faithful and sincere heart. It must also realized into action. Jesus proceeded to tell them the parable of the fool and the wise men. The fool built his…

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Reading for Thursday of the 1st Week of Advent Year C. Memorial: Saint Nicholas, Bishop. Liturgical Colour: violet/white

First Reading: (Isaiah 26: 1-6) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 118: 1 and 8-9, 19-21, 25-27a) Gospel: (Matthew 7: 21, 24-27)   First Reading: (Isaiah 26: 1-6) In that day shall this canticle be sung the land of Juda. Sion the city of our strength a saviour, a wall and a bulwark shall be set therein. Open ye the gates, and let the just nation, that keepeth the truth, enter in. The old error is passed away: thou wilt keep peace: peace, because we have hoped in thee. You have hoped in the Lord…

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YEAR C: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE 1ST WEEK OF ADVENT (2) HOMILY THEME: THE PRIVILEGE OF MEETING THE MESSIAH

YEAR C: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE 1ST WEEK OF ADVENT HOMILY THEME: THE PRIVILEGE OF MEETING THE MESSIAH BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Lk. 10:21-24) Tuesday of the First Week of Advent In today’s Gospel, Jesus makes known to the apostles their great privilege of meeting and experiencing the Lord Jesus. Indeed, many in earlier times had hoped that they would see the coming of the Messiah. Yet, they died hoping and anticipating His coming. The Messiah came during the time of the apostles. It was an opportune…

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Reading for Tuesday of the 1st Week of Advent Year C. Memorial: Saint John Damascene, Priest and Doctor of the Church. Liturgical Colour: violet/white

First Reading: (Isaiah 11: 1-10) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 72: 1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17) Gospel: (Luke 10: 21-24)   First Reading: (Isaiah 11: 1-10) And there shall come forth a rod out of the root of Jesse, and a flower shall rise up out of his root. And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him: the spirit of wisdom, and of understanding, the spirit of counsel, and of fortitude, the spirit of knowledge, and of godliness. And he shall be filled with the spirit of the fear of the Lord. He…

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Pope Francis’ prayer intention for the month of December 2018

Pope Francis’ prayer intention for the month of December: In the Service of the Transmission of Faith That people, who are involved in the service and transmission of faith, may find, in their dialogue with culture, a language suited to the conditions of the present time. Please remember the Holy Father Pope Francis’ intention in prayer throughout the month of December

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