HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE SIXTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B (1) HOMILY THEME: SIGNS AND THE MESSAGE

HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE SIXTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B HOMILY THEME: SIGNS AND THE MESSAGE BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Mk. 8:11-13) In the day’s Gospel Jesus was being asked by the Pharisees to give a sign from heaven as a test to who He really was. Jesus responded with a deep sigh. It was an expression of near frustration for the hardness of heart and blindness of the Pharisees. Also, Jesus, as a sign of exasperation to the Pharisees said that He would not give…

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HOMILY FOR SATURDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B (1) HOMILY THEME: THE MINISTRY OF JESUS WAS MISUNDERSTOOD 

HOMILY FOR SATURDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B HOMILY THEME: THE MINISTRY OF JESUS WAS MISUNDERSTOOD BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Mk. 3:20-21) In the day’s Gospel, Jesus was accused of being “out of His mind.” It came to a point when those around Him, maybe even His own apostles, have doubted His sanity. Why would one teach loving the enemy, selling everything you own, embrace suffering even death, forgive so many times, erasing debts, living in radical poverty and claims to be the Messiah,…

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HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B (1) HOMILY THEME: TEMPTATION IN BEING SOUGHT AFTER 

HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B HOMILY THEME: TEMPTATION IN BEING SOUGHT AFTER BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Mt. 3:7-12) In the day’s Gospel Jesus is being sought by so many people from different and far away places. His popularity had spread due to His miracles and teachings. Everyone wants to have a piece of Jesus’ presence, words, and works. It must have been very difficult. Years ago, we were visited by the pope. And we saw how he was secured by the…

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HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B (2) HOMILY THEME: TRUST AND OBEY GOD; DO NOT BOW TO HUMAN PRESSURE 

HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B HOMILY THEME: TRUST AND OBEY GOD; DO NOT BOW TO HUMAN PRESSURE BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: “Why then did you not obey the voice of the LORD? Why did you swoop on the spoil, and do what was evil in the sight of the LORD?… I have obeyed the voice of the LORD … But the people took of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the best of the things devoted to destruction, to sacrifice to the…

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HOMILY FOR SATURDAY OF THE CHRISTMAS WEEKDAY (1) HOMILY THEME: THE PROMISED MESSIAH 

HOMILY FOR SATURDAY OF THE CHRISTMAS WEEKDAY HOMILY THEME: THE PROMISED MESSIAH BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Lk. 3:23-38) In the day’s Gospel we have Jesus’ genealogy, a testimony of His humanity. As the promised Messiah, He is also the Second Person of the Trinity. We believe Jesus is true God and true man. Jesus, true man and true God saved us. For many of us this is not an issue. Back then it was a great issue. So many days and meetings had been spent trying to clarify…

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HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE CHRISTMAS WEEKDAY (1) HOMILY THEME: JESUS' ENCOUNTER WITH PHILLIP AND NATHANIEL

HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE CHRISTMAS WEEKDAY HOMILY THEME: JESUS’ ENCOUNTER WITH PHILLIP AND NATHANIEL BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Jn. 1:43-51) In today’s Gospel Jesus encountered Phillip and Nathanael. Nathanael questioned Jesus’ person in as much as Jesus was known to be from Nazareth. At that time, Nazareth was relatively unknown if not popular for its notoriety. Nathanael was just too honest that Jesus praised him for that: “Here is a true Israelite. There is no duplicity in him.” He called a spade a spade. He did not…

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HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE CHRISTMAS WEEKDAY (2) HOMILY THEME: CHILDREN OF GOD OR CHILDREN OF THE DEVIL?

HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE CHRISTMAS WEEKDAY HOMILY THEME: CHILDREN OF GOD OR CHILDREN OF THE DEVIL? BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: “Little children, let no one deceive you. He who does right is righteous, as he is righteous. He who commits sin is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning.” 1 John 3:7-8. Just like yesterday, St. John hits hard on the meaning and danger of sin in our lives as Christians. According to him, sin not only removes us from our status as God’s…

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HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE CHRISTMAS WEEKDAY (1) HOMILY THEME: COME AND SEE

HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE CHRISTMAS WEEKDAY HOMILY THEME: COME AND SEE BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY : (Jn. 1:35-42) In the day’s Gospel, we have the encounter between Jesus and two of John’s disciples. They inquired where the Lord Jesus’ was staying. Jesus told them to “come and see.” It was an invitation to see where Jesus was staying and more. We can reflect three invitations from the Lord. First, come and see what I do. Jesus showed to His apostles His ministry and His mission. He came…

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HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE CHRISTMAS WEEKDAY (2)

HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE CHRISTMAS WEEKDAY. MEMORIAL OF THE HOLY NAME OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST HOMILY THEME: THE NAME  OF THE LORD IS A STRONG TOWER BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: Today, we celebrate the Most Holy Name of Jesus. The Name of Jesus (when it is said with reference to Jesus Christ) is not an ordinary name. In the Divine Praises at Benediction, we sing: “Blessed be the name of Jesus.” In Proverbs 18:10, we read: “The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the…

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HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE CHRISTMAS WEEKDAY (1) HOMILY THEME: POWER TO CONQUER SIN

HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE CHRISTMAS WEEKDAY. HOMILY THEME: POWER TO CONQUER SIN BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Jn. 1:29-34) In the day’s Gospel John introduces Jesus as the “Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.” Jesus was the one who will save the world. The symbolism of the lamb was derived from the Old Testament. Isaiah referred to the lamb which quietly accepts its death as the suffering servant. It can also refer to the passover lamb in the book of Exodus which was…

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