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 28TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (1) HOMILY THEME: “Jesus said to his disciples, ‘How hard it will be for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.’” (Mark 10:23, 25)

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 28TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: “Jesus said to his disciples, ‘How hard it will be for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.’” (Mark 10:23, 25) BY: Fr. Robert deLeon, CSC   HOMILY: Mark 10:17-30 The gospel passage we hear today addresses the topic of generosity with the God-given resources at our disposal. We are invited…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 27TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2) HOMILY THEME: “A man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, let no one separate.” (Mark 10:7-9)

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 27TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: “A man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, let no one separate.” (Mark 10:7-9) BY: Fr. Robert deLeon, CSC   HOMILY: Mark 10:2-16 Moments before the start of the parish Mass on that Sunday morning, I stood in the church vestibule with the lector and server waiting for the processional hymn to begin and, happening to look down, spotted a button…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 24TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (1) HOMILY THEME: “Jesus said, ‘If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it.’” (Mark 8:34-35)

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 24TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: “Jesus said, ‘If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it.’” (Mark 8:34-35) BY: Fr. Robert deLeon, CSC   HOMILY: Mark 8:27-35 If you really want to follow Jesus, if you really want to live forever with him, the road…

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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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