YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 18TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2) HOMILY THEME: “Jesus said to his disciples, ‘I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.’” (John 6:35)

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 18TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: “Jesus said to his disciples, ‘I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.’” (John 6:35) BY: Fr. Robert deLeon, CSC   HOMILY: In the gospel passage we hear today, Jesus advises his disciples to look beyond what nourishes for only a time to what lasts forever. “Do not work for food that perishes,” Jesus advises his disciples, “but for the food that endures for eternal…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 7TH SUNDAY OF EASTER (2) HOMILY THEME: "JESUS LOOKED UP TO HEAVEN AND PRAYED, ‘O FATHER MOST HOLY, PROTECT THEM WITH YOUR NAME WHICH YOU HAVE GIVEN ME.’" (John 17:11)

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER HOMILY THEME: “JESUS LOOKED UP TO HEAVEN AND PRAYED, ‘O FATHER MOST HOLY, PROTECT THEM WITH YOUR NAME WHICH YOU HAVE GIVEN ME.’” (John 17:11) BY: Fr. Robert deLeon, CSC   HOMILY: As Mom carved the rare roast beef at the kitchen counter on a long ago Sunday afternoon, Snoopy the cat took up her accustomed place three feet away, eyes following the back-and- forth movement of the carving knife. Home for a brief visit, I sat at the nearby dinette table salivating…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER (1)

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER HOMILY THEME: “JESUS SAID TO HIS DISCIPLES, ‘IT WAS NOT YOU WHO CHOSE ME, BUT I WHO CHOSE YOU AND APPOINTED YOU TO GO AND BEAR FRUITS THAT WILL REMAIN.’” (John 15:16) BY: Fr. Robert deLeon, CSC   HOMILY: John 15:9-17 During the five years in the mid-1980s when I lived on the Notre Dame campus, occasional walks took me past Cedar Grove Cemetery just outside the main university gate. Weathered tombstones in the cemetery, many barely legible, marked the graves of long…

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HOMILY FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR B (2) HOMILY THEME: "THEN THE DISCIPLES RECOUNTED WHAT HAD TAKEN PLACE ON THE WAY AND HOW JESUS WAS MADE KNOWN TO THEM IN THE BREAKING OF THE BREAD." (Luke 24:25)

HOMILY FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR B HOMILY THEME: “THEN THE DISCIPLES RECOUNTED WHAT HAD TAKEN PLACE ON THE WAY AND HOW JESUS WAS MADE KNOWN TO THEM IN THE BREAKING OF THE BREAD.” (Luke 24:25) BY: Fr. Robert deLeon, CSC   HOMILY: Third Sunday of Easter; Luke 24:35-48 The oldie on the car radio (“The House at Pooh Corner,” by Kenny Loggins) returned me in a flash to 7th grade English class. The sweetness of those innocent, youthful days returned—as did the bitter pain of her betrayal. My…

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HOMILY FOR THE 2ND SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR B (3) HOMILY THEME: “UNLESS I SEE THE MARK OF THE NAILS IN HIS HANDS, AND PUT MY FINGER IN THE MARK OF THE NAILS AND MY HAND IN HIS SIDE, I WILL NOT BELIEVE.” (John 20:25)

HOMILY FOR THE SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR B HOMILY THEME: “UNLESS I SEE THE MARK OF THE NAILS IN HIS HANDS, AND PUT MY FINGER IN THE MARK OF THE NAILS AND MY HAND IN HIS SIDE, I WILL NOT BELIEVE.” (John 20:25) BY: Fr. Robert deLeon, CSC   HOMILY: John 20:19-31 What does it take to believe? We learn from today’s Gospel what the answer was for Thomas. Needing physical proof that the familiar face before him, now peaceful and even smiling, was the same face he’d seen just days…

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HOMILY FOR THE FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME. SOLEMNITY OF THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD (1) HOMILY THEME: “MAGI FROM THE EAST CAME TO JERUSALEM, ASKING, 'WHERE IS THE CHILD WHO HAS BEEN BORN KING OF THE JEWS? FOR WE OBSERVED HIS STAR AT ITS RISING, AND HAVE COME TO PAY HIM HOMAGE.’” (Matthew 2:1-2)

HOMILY FOR THE FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: “MAGI FROM THE EAST CAME TO JERUSALEM, ASKING, ‘WHERE IS THE CHILD WHO HAS BEEN BORN KING OF THE JEWS? FOR WE OBSERVED HIS STAR AT ITS RISING, AND HAVE COME TO PAY HIM HOMAGE.’” (Matthew 2:1-2) BY: Fr. Robert deLeon, CSC   HOMILY: Matthew 2:1-12 The article popped up as I was browsing through Facebook. Entitled “Why Some People Really Don’t Need to Ask for Directions,” it sets a focus for our consideration on this Feast of the Epiphany. I share…

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HOMILY FOR THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR B (2) HOMILY THEME: “JESUS SAID TO HIS DISCIPLES, ‘BEWARE, KEEP ALERT; FOR YOU DO NOT KNOW WHEN THE TIME WILL COME.’” (Mark 13:33)

HOMILY FOR THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR B. HOMILY THEME: “JESUS SAID TO HIS DISCIPLES, ‘BEWARE, KEEP ALERT; FOR YOU DO NOT KNOW WHEN THE TIME WILL COME.’” (Mark 13:33) BY: Fr. Robert DeLeon Csc HOMILY: Mark 13:33-37 “Dr. João Carlos Resende is an oncologist who works at the Barretos Cancer Hospital, one of the largest hospitals of its kind in Latin America, which receives patients from various regions of Brazil. Anyone who has visited this institution knows how hurried and busy the routine of its staff is, since…

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HOMILY FOR THE 34TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING (1) HOMILY THEME: BE WHO THE LEAST NEED YOU TO BE

HOMILY FOR THE THIRTY-FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING. HOMILY THEME: BE WHO THE LEAST NEED YOU TO BE BY: Fr. Robert DeLeon Csc HOMILY: Matthew 25:31-46 “Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of these least, you did it to me.’” (Matthew 25:40) “When Kyle Schwartz started teaching third grade at Doull Elementary School in Denver, she wanted to get to know her students better. She asked them to finish the sentence ‘I wish my…

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HOMILY FOR THE 33RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A (1) HOMILY THEME: OF WHAT USE ARE YOUR TALENTS

HOMILY FOR THE THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. HOMILY THEME: OF WHAT USE ARE YOUR TALENTS BY: Fr. Robert DeLeon Csc HOMILY: Matthew 25:14-15, 19-21 “‘Master, you handed over to me five talents; see, I have made five more talents.’ His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and trustworthy servant; you have been trustworthy in a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.’” (Matthew 25:20-21) When our Holy Cross community gathered for prayer this past Labor…

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HOMILY FOR THE 32ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A (1) HOMILY THEME: “AT MIDNIGHT, THERE WAS A CRY, ‘BEHOLD THE BRIDEGROOM! COME OUT TO MEET HIM!’” (Matthew 25:6)

HOMILY FOR THE THIRTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. HOMILY THEME: “AT MIDNIGHT, THERE WAS A CRY, ‘BEHOLD THE BRIDEGROOM! COME OUT TO MEET HIM!’” (Matthew 25:6) BY: Fr. Robert DeLeon Csc HOMILY: Matthew 25:1-13 By means of a wedding parable in the day’s Gospel passage, Jesus teaches about heaven and our readiness to enter into that great and eternal wedding banquet. The parable peaks with an exclamation and an invitation, “At midnight, there was a cry, ‘Behold the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’” (Matthew 25:6). The lesson…

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