YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 14TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (3) HOMILY THEME: THE PRESENCE OF GOD IN OTHERS 

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: THE PRESENCE OF GOD IN OTHERS BY: Fr. Abbot Philip Lawrence   HOMILY: My sisters and brothers in Christ, Are we able to see the presence of God in others? Are we able to recognize that God speaks through others? Do we see and acknowledge the prophets of our own time? Today’s readings call us to open our hearts, our minds and our whole being to the presence of God in others. The first reading today is from the…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 13TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2) HOMILY THEME: SEEKING ETERNAL LIFE

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: SEEKING ETERNAL LIFE BY: Fr. Abbot Philip Lawrence,   HOMILY: My sisters and brothers in the Lord, Death is not acceptable in so much of modern culture. Yet death comes in so many ways to all of us. The only death to fear is the death of the soul. God created us to live but death has come into the world. Physical death. Everyone seems to want to fight against physical death. For us who follow the Lord Jesus,…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF THE BIRTH OF SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST (3) HOMILY THEME: WE ARE CALLED TO PROCLAIM GOD'S PRESENCE AND HIS WORKS TO EVERYONE.

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF THE BIRTH OF SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST HOMILY THEME: WE ARE CALLED TO PROCLAIM GOD’S PRESENCE AND HIS WORKS TO EVERYONE. BY: Fr. Abbot Philip Lawrence,   HOMILY: My sisters and brothers in Jesus Christ, Instead of the regular Sunday Mass, today we have the Birth of Saint John the Baptist. John the Baptist has a huge role in the life of Jesus and prepares others to know of the coming of salvation and of Jesus. John the Baptist was recognized as a strong religious…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER (4)

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER HOMILY THEME: WE ARE CHALLENGED TO PROCLAIM OUR FAITH IN OUR WORDS, IN OUR ACTIONS AND IN OUR THOUGHTS. BY: Fr. Abbot Philip Lawrence   HOMILY: My sisters and brothers in the Lord, Jesus was born for us, suffered for us, died for us, was raised from the dead for us. Now Jesus returns to the Father to show us the way. All that Jesus does, is done for us. Jesus comes into the world to save us and draw us to Himself…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 6TH SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR B (2) HOMILY THEME: ANYONE WHO DOES NOT LOVE, CANNOT BE OF GOD

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER HOMILY THEME: ANYONE WHO DOES NOT LOVE, CANNOT BE OF GOD BY: Fr. Abbot Philip Lawrence   HOMILY: My sisters and brothers in the Lord, The readings this Sunday are all about love. We must love one another because Jesus loves us. We must recognize that anyone who does not love, cannot be of God. It is not as important that we love God—rather, it is more important that God loves us. God’s love includes even the Gentiles, the non-Jewish people. And we…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 5TH SUNDAY OF EASTER (3)

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER HOMILY THEME: ABIDE IN ME AND I IN YOU BY: Fr. Abbot Philip Lawrence   HOMILY: My sisters and brothers in the Lord, Today we are invited to remain in Christ as branches in a vine. We do this by recognizing that God is at work in everyone and by striving to keep His commands and to do what is pleasing to God. Always the Christian life sounds easy and yet is a challenge for us all. The first reading today is from…

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HOMILY FOR THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR B (2) HOMILY THEME: HE GIVES HIS LIFE COMPLETELY 

HOMILY FOR THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR B HOMILY THEME: HE GIVES HIS LIFE COMPLETELY BY: Fr. Abbot Philip Lawrence   HOMILY: My sisters and brothers in the Lord, Saint John gives us these words of Jesus: “I am the good shepherd, and I know mine and mine know me.” God is seeking us out, just as a shepherd seeks out his sheep. God wants us to be with him, just as the shepherd wants his sheep with him. This Sunday we are invited and challenged to give our lives completely…

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HOMILY FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR B (3) HOMILY THEME: DEEPEN YOUR FAITH IN THE RISEN CHRIST

HOMILY FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR B HOMILY THEME: DEEPEN YOUR FAITH IN THE RISEN CHRIST BY: Fr. Abbot Philip Lawrence   HOMILY: My sisters and brothers in the Lord, Here are two phrases from our first two readings today: “Repent, therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be wiped away,” and “I am writing this to you so that you may not commit sin.” We can ask why there is so much focus on sin on this Third Sunday of Easter? Perhaps because the Gospel today tells us…

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HOMILY FOR THE SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR B (1) HOMILY THEME: BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO HAVE NOT SEEN AND HAVE BELIEVED 

HOMILY FOR THE SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR B HOMILY THEME: BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO HAVE NOT SEEN AND HAVE BELIEVED BY: Fr. Abbot Philip Lawrence   HOMILY: My sisters and brothers in the Lord, Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed! Jesus is clear in his words to Saint Thomas. On the other hand, he accepts the doubts of Thomas, allows Thomas to touch Him and continues to be the friend of Thomas. There are so many ways in which we could be closer to our Lord…

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HOMILY FOR EASTER SUNDAY (2)

HOMILY FOR EASTER SUNDAY YEAR B HOMILY THEME: HE IS RISEN! AND NOW LIVES FOR US! BY: Fr. Abbot Philip Lawrence   HOMILY: My sisters and brothers in the Lord, Christ is risen! Incredible! Christ died for us, but Christ is risen and now lives for us! The followers of Jesus were devastated by His death because they had believed that He was the Messiah. They saw Him die such a humiliating and painful death and most could no longer believe in Him because His death seemed to deny all that…

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