YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 20TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (1) HOMILY THEME: "I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh."(John 6:51)

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 20TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: “I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.”(John 6:51) BY: Fr. Robert deLeon, CSC   HOMILY: Having shared with me the story of her medical history, Helen stands as a continual reminder both of the sacrifice of Jesus and the life-giving mission to which we are all called as his faithful followers. Some…

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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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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 ADVENT YEAR B (1) HOMILY THEME: “IT IS WRITTEN IN THE PROPHET ISAIAH, ‘SEE, I AM SENDING MY MESSENGER AHEAD OF YOU, WHO WILL PREPARE YOUR WAY; THE VOICE OF ONE CRYING OUT IN THE WILDERNESS: “PREPARE THE WAY OF THE LORD, MAKE HIS PATH STRAIGHT”’” (Mark 1:2-3)

HOMILY FOR THE SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR B. HOMILY THEME: “IT IS WRITTEN IN THE PROPHET ISAIAH, ‘SEE, I AM SENDING MY MESSENGER AHEAD OF YOU, WHO WILL PREPARE YOUR WAY; THE VOICE OF ONE CRYING OUT IN THE WILDERNESS: “PREPARE THE WAY OF THE LORD, MAKE HIS PATH STRAIGHT”’” (Mark 1:2-3) BY: Fr. Robert deLeon, CSC   HOMILY: Mark 1:1-8 “A judge in North Carolina made an unprecedented gesture of compassion when he decided to spend the night in jail with a veteran of the war in Afghanistan who was…

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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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