HOMILY FOR SATURDAY AFTER ASH WEDNESDAY (1)

HOMILY FOR SATURDAY AFTER ASH WEDNESDAY HOMILY THEME: GOAL OF LENT; REPENT BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Lk. 5:27-32) Saturday After Ash Wednesday, (Day 4 of Lent) In the day’s Gospel Jesus calls Levi (Matthew), the tax collector to become one of His followers. To many, it was a surprising and unique call given that a tax collector at that time was considered one of the loathed and a great sinner. The tax collector is a fellow Jew who takes advantage of the office given by the Caesar to…

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HOMILY FOR THURSDAY AFTER ASH WEDNESDAY (1) HOMILY THEME: TAKE UP YOUR CROSS AND FOLLOW JESUS 

HOMILY FOR THURSDAY AFTER ASH WEDNESDAY HOMILY THEME: TAKE UP YOUR CROSS AND FOLLOW JESUS BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Lk. 9:22-25) Thursday after Ash Wednesday. (Day 2 of Lent.) In the day’s Gospel Jesus revealed what it takes to gain eternal life. Not even the whole world is enough to exchange it for. Following Jesus is not easy. It means carrying one’s cross daily. Jesus’ statement about saving one’s life is losing it and losing it is gaining it, makes one think about whether this faith is really…

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HOMILY FOR FRIDAY AFTER ASH WEDNESDAY (1) HOMILY THEME: OVERCOMING TEMPTATIONS WITH FASTING 

HOMILY FOR FRIDAY AFTER ASH WEDNESDAY HOMILY THEME: OVERCOMING TEMPTATIONS WITH FASTING BY:Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Mt. 9:14-15) Friday After Ash Wednesday. (Day 3 of Lent) In the day’s Gospel Jesus responds to the question of fasting. No doubt, both He and the Pharisees believed in the necessity of fasting. Jesus aptly defended why His disciples were not fasting. Fasting is connected with patient waiting and preparation for the coming of the Messiah. The Messiah, Jesus, was already with them. Thus, no need to fast. There will be a…

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YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE 1ST WEEK OF ADVENT (2) HOMILY THEME: FOLLOWING CHRIST WITH A FAITHFUL AND SINCERE HEART

YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE 1ST WEEK OF ADVENT HOMILY THEME: FOLLOWING CHRIST WITH A FAITHFUL AND SINCERE HEART BY: Fr Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Mt. 7:21-27) Thursday of the First Week of Advent In today’s Gospel Jesus tells His apostles who will enter the Kingdom. Mere pronouncing “Lord! Lord!” is not enough. External and oral piety must come from a faithful and sincere heart. It must also realized into action. Jesus proceeded to tell them the parable of the fool and the wise men. The fool built his…

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YEAR C: HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE 1ST WEEK OF ADVENT (2) HOMILY THEME: INTRODUCTION OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD

YEAR C: HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE 1ST WEEK OF ADVENT HOMILY THEME: INTRODUCTION OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (My. 15:29-37) Wednesday of the First Week of Advent In today’s Gospel, we have the curing of the sick followed by the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves which led to the feeding of the multitude. This is more than just a miracle out of necessity to feed some hungry followers. Jesus took the opportunity to let the disciples and the people see His…

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YEAR C: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE 1ST WEEK OF ADVENT (2) HOMILY THEME: THE PRIVILEGE OF MEETING THE MESSIAH

YEAR C: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE 1ST WEEK OF ADVENT HOMILY THEME: THE PRIVILEGE OF MEETING THE MESSIAH BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Lk. 10:21-24) Tuesday of the First Week of Advent In today’s Gospel, Jesus makes known to the apostles their great privilege of meeting and experiencing the Lord Jesus. Indeed, many in earlier times had hoped that they would see the coming of the Messiah. Yet, they died hoping and anticipating His coming. The Messiah came during the time of the apostles. It was an opportune…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR SATURDAY OF THE 34TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (1) HOMILY THEME: BE VIGILANT AT ALL TIMES 

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR SATURDAY OF THE 34TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: BE VIGILANT AT ALL TIMES BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Lk. 22:34-36) Saturday of the Thirty Fourth Week in Ordinary Time In today’s Gospel Jesus continues His warning on the end times. Lest we will be carried away, busy, and be drowsy with the concerns of the day, we may be caught flat-footed and be surprised at the coming of the Lord. The Lord wants us to be vigilant and pray fervently to be strong…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE 34TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (1) HOMILY THEME: BE PREPARED

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE 34TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: BE PREPARED BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Lk. 21:20-28) Thursday of the Thirty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time In today’s Gospel Jesus continues His warning on the end times. Lest we will be carried away, busy, and be drowsy with the concerns of the day, we may be caught flat-footed and be surprised at the coming of the Lord. The Lord wants us to be vigilant and pray fervently to be strong and faithful so as…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE 34TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (1) HOMILY THEME: DESCRIPTION OF THE END TIME

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE 34TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: DESCRIPTION OF THE END TIME BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Lk. 21:12-19) Wednesday of the Thirty Fourth Week in Ordinary Time In today’s Gospel Jesus continues with the description of the end time. They are difficult days because they will be marked with calamities and other physical upheavals. There will also be wars among nations and within family members. No one would like to be in those days. Yet, they are inevitable. But Jesus tells…

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