YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 1ST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME. FEAST OF THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD (2)

This Sunday is the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. This celebration naturally leads us to the consideration of our own baptism. To most Catholic

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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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YEAR C: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 2ND SUNDAY OF ADVENT (1) TOPIC: MARY AND JOHN THE BAPTIST: Main Figures of Advent

YEAR C: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 2ND SUNDAY OF ADVENT TOPIC: MARY AND JOHN THE BAPTIST: Main Figures of Advent BY: Fr. Mike Lagrimas   Gospel: Lk 3:1-6 Message # 558: “My Plan”   1. Immaculate Conception – December 8 a) This is the second Sunday of Advent. Interestingly, two characters emerge who are the central figures of Advent: St. John the Baptist and the Blessed Virgin Mary. Let us remember that on Tuesday is December 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. b) The Immaculate Conception is the Principal Patroness…

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YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 1ST SUNDAY OF ADVENT (4) HOMILY THEME: BE SURE IT'S THE PARACHUTE!

YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 1ST SUNDAY OF ADVENT HOMILY THEME: BE SURE IT’S THE PARACHUTE! BY: Fr. Mike Lagrimas   HOMILY: Lk 21:25-28, 34-36 A small private plane was flying with three passengers on board: an old priest, a rich businessman and a boy scout. Suddenly, the engine sputtered and stopped altogether. They all rushed to get their parachutes. They were horrified to realize that there were not enough parachutes for all of them. One of them will be left without one. The pilot took one, saying, “I have a…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 33RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (4) HOMILY THEME: WAITING FOR THE LORD'S COMING 

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 33RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: WAITING FOR THE LORD’S COMING BY: Fr. Mike Lagrimas   HOMILY: Mk 13:24-32 Quarrels of siblings are common among little children. We were three brothers in the family. We would always play together, but then quarrels would suddenly erupt. On such occasions, my mother would effectively stop us with these words: “Wait till your father comes home.” The time between that warning and the time my Dad arrives would seem like eternity. How we wished he would not come…

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YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 33RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (3) TOPIC: OUR FINAL DESTINY

YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 33RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME TOPIC: OUR FINAL DESTINY BY: Fr. Mike Lagrimas   Gospel: Mk 13:24-32 Message # 190: “Your Last Hour” (TO THE PRIESTS, Our Lady’s Beloved Sons, Marian Movement of Priests)   1. The Marian Message a) The message of the Blessed Mother was given on the last day of the year. As the year ends, our thoughts are also directed to the last hour. This refers not only to the last moments of the year, or to the last minute of our…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 32ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (4) HOMILY THEME: COURAGE IN GIVING

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 32ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: COURAGE IN GIVING BY: Fr. Mike Lagrimas   HOMILY: Mk. 12:41-44 When as a child, I would ask my mother for some money to buy candies, and at times she would refuse, I would naturally insist: “Mom, it’s only five centavos I am asking from you, not one peso.” But she would invariably reply with a question: “But if I subtract five centavos from one peso, would it still be one peso? If I subtract five centavos from one…

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YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 32ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2) HOMILY THEME: TRUST AND GENEROSITY

YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 32ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME TOPIC: TRUST AND GENEROSITY BY: Fr. Mike Lagrimas   Gospel: Mk 12:38-44 Message # 260: “The Path of Penance” (TO THE PRIESTS, Our Lady’s Beloved Sons, Marian Movement of Priests)   1. The Marian Message a. The Blessed Mother invites us all to take the path of penance. Together with prayer, it is our weapon in this final battle (letter b). The path of penance has three stages: the first stage is that of renunciation and self-denial; the second stage is that…

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