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

YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 4TH SUNDAY OF ADVENT  HOMILY THEME: “For as soon as I heard the sound of your greeting, the child in my womb leaped for joy.” (Luke 1:44) BY: Fr. Robert deLeon, CSC HOMILY: Luke 1:39-45 As once again I flipped through my address book in preparation for the yearly sending of Christmas cards, I came across his name—Shaun. A student of mine 42 years ago, I’ve kept his name in the address book mostly so that I won’t forget his gift to me as a young teacher.…

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YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 1ST SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR B (1) HOMILY THEME: "When these things begin to take place, stand up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near." (Luke 21:28)

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 1ST SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR B HOMILY THEME: “When these things begin to take place, stand up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” (Luke 21:28) BY: Fr. Robert deLeon, CSC   HOMILY: Luke 21:25-28, 34-36 The gospel passage we hear today speaks of terrifying events preceding a great awakening. “When these things begin to take place, stand up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” (Luke 21:28) Indeed, newscasters remind us even minute by minute of natural disasters and human…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING (2) HOMILY THEME: "My kingdom is not from this world. If my kingdom were from this world, my followers would be fighting to keep me from being handed over to the Jews. But as it is, my kingdom is not from here." (John 18:36)

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING HOMILY THEME: “My kingdom is not from this world. If my kingdom were from this world, my followers would be fighting to keep me from being handed over to the Jews. But as it is, my kingdom is not from here.” (John 18:36) BY: Fr. Robert deLeon, CSC   HOMILY: John 18:33-37 In today’s gospel passage, we find Jesus in heated dialog with Pilate. Jesus says, “My kingdom is not from this world. If my kingdom were from this world, my…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 32ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (1) HOMILY THEME: “Jesus said, ‘Truly, I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury. For she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.’” (Mark 12:43-44)

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 32ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: “Jesus said, ‘Truly, I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury. For she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.’” (Mark 12:43-44) BY: Fr. Robert deLeon, CSC   HOMILY: “There was a man who worked for the Post Office whose job it was to process all the mail that bore illegible addresses. One day a letter was delivered to his…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 30TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2) HOMILY THEME: "Jesus said to him, ‘What do you want me to do for you?’ The blind man said to him, ‘My teacher, let me see again.’” (Mark 10:51)

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 30TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: “Jesus said to him, ‘What do you want me to do for you?’ The blind man said to him, ‘My teacher, let me see again.’” (Mark 10:51) BY: Fr. Robert deLeon, CSC   HOMILY: Mark 10:46-52 “A middle-aged woman had a heart attack and was taken to the hospital. While in the emergency room, she had a near-death experience. Seeing God, she asked, ‘Is my time up?’ God replied, ‘No, you have another 43 years, 2 months and 8 days…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 23RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (3) HOMILY THEME: “He has done everything well; He even makes the deaf to hear and the mute to speak.” (Mark 7:37)

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 23RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: “He has done everything well; He even makes the deaf to hear and the mute to speak.” (Mark 7:37) BY: Fr. Robert deLeon, CSC   HOMILY: Mark 7:31-37 A singular verse in the gospel passage we hear today captured me, transporting me to the long ago day when, with a group of bystanders, I, too, would profess, “He has done everything well; He even makes the deaf to hear and the mute to speak.” (Mark 7:37) I have a vague…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 22ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (3) HOMILY THEME: “Jesus said to his disciples, ‘This people honors me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.’” (Mark 7:6)

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 22ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: “Jesus said to his disciples, ‘This people honors me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.’” (Mark 7:6) BY: Fr. Robert deLeon, CSC   HOMILY: Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 In the gospel passage we hear today, we encounter Jesus revealing the hypocrisy of some of the Jewish leaders. Quoting the prophet Isaiah, “Jesus said, ‘This people honors me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.’” (Mark 7:6) What a stinging accusation against the Pharisees…

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