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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HOMILY FOR THE THIRTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A (2) HOMILY THEME: "THE GREATEST AMONG YOU WILL BE YOUR SERVANT. ALL WHO EXALT THEMSELVES  WILL BE HUMBLED, AND ALL WHO HUMBLE THEMSELVES WILL BE EXALTED." (Matthew 23:11-12)

HOMILY FOR THE THIRTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. HOMILY THEME: “THE GREATEST AMONG YOU WILL BE YOUR SERVANT. ALL WHO EXALT THEMSELVES  WILL BE HUMBLED, AND ALL WHO HUMBLE THEMSELVES WILL BE EXALTED.” (Matthew 23:11-12) BY: Fr. Robert DeLeon Csc HOMILY: Matthew 23:1-12 Driving into Albany from Valatie during rush hour one mid-morning, I was caught for many miles behind a large dump truck in the center lane of I-90. Try as I might, I was unable to pass the vehicle on either side because the frenzied cars…

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HOMILY FOR THE THIRTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A (2) HOMILY THEME: LOVE: THE GREATEST COMMANDMENT

HOMILY FOR THE THIRTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. HOMILY THEME: LOVE: THE GREATEST COMMANDMENT BY: Fr. Robert DeLeon Csc HOMILY: Matthew 22:34-40 “A lawyer asked, ‘Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?’ Jesus said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. And you shall love your neighbor as yourself.’” (Matthew 22:36-37, 39) What does it mean to be called teacher? And how does one teach effectively? I would dare to say that…

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HOMILY FOR THE TWENTY-NINTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A (2) HOMILY THEME: “JESUS SAID, ‘REPAY TO CAESAR WHAT BELONGS TO CAESAR AND TO GOD WHAT BELONGS TO GOD.’”

HOMILY FOR THE TWENTY-NINTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. HOMILY THEME: “JESUS SAID, ‘REPAY TO CAESAR WHAT BELONGS TO CAESAR AND TO GOD WHAT BELONGS TO GOD.’” BY: Fr. Robert DeLeon Csc HOMILY: Matthew 22:15-21 There are few of us, I’d imagine, who are wholly unconcerned about what others think of us, completely deaf to the shouts of popular culture about what to wear, what to drive, what to listen to, what to read. There are few of us, I’d imagine, who are entirely able to disregard the passing…

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HOMILY FOR THE TWENTY-EIGHT SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A (3) HOMILY THEME: THE WEDDING BANQUET

HOMILY FOR THE TWENTY-EIGHT SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. HOMILY THEME: THE WEDDING BANQUET BY: Fr. Robert DeLeon Csc HOMILY: Matthew 22:1-10 “The king sent his slaves to call those who had been invited to the wedding banquet, but they would not come. Then he said to his slaves, ‘The wedding is ready, but those invited were not worthy.’” (Matthew 22:3, 8) “First one sheep jumped to its death. Then stunned Turkish shepherds, who had left the herd to graze while they had breakfast, watched as nearly 1,500 others…

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