YEAR C: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 2ND SUNDAY OF ADVENT (1) TOPIC: MARY AND JOHN THE BAPTIST: Main Figures of Advent

YEAR C: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 2ND SUNDAY OF ADVENT TOPIC: MARY AND JOHN THE BAPTIST: Main Figures of Advent BY: Fr. Mike Lagrimas   Gospel: Lk 3:1-6 Message # 558: “My Plan”   1. Immaculate Conception – December 8 a) This is the second Sunday of Advent. Interestingly, two characters emerge who are the central figures of Advent: St. John the Baptist and the Blessed Virgin Mary. Let us remember that on Tuesday is December 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. b) The Immaculate Conception is the Principal Patroness…

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YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 33RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (3) TOPIC: OUR FINAL DESTINY

YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 33RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME TOPIC: OUR FINAL DESTINY BY: Fr. Mike Lagrimas   Gospel: Mk 13:24-32 Message # 190: “Your Last Hour” (TO THE PRIESTS, Our Lady’s Beloved Sons, Marian Movement of Priests)   1. The Marian Message a) The message of the Blessed Mother was given on the last day of the year. As the year ends, our thoughts are also directed to the last hour. This refers not only to the last moments of the year, or to the last minute of our…

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YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 32ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2) HOMILY THEME: TRUST AND GENEROSITY

YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 32ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME TOPIC: TRUST AND GENEROSITY BY: Fr. Mike Lagrimas   Gospel: Mk 12:38-44 Message # 260: “The Path of Penance” (TO THE PRIESTS, Our Lady’s Beloved Sons, Marian Movement of Priests)   1. The Marian Message a. The Blessed Mother invites us all to take the path of penance. Together with prayer, it is our weapon in this final battle (letter b). The path of penance has three stages: the first stage is that of renunciation and self-denial; the second stage is that…

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YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 28TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (3) TOPIC: KEY TO FREEDOM AND HAPPINESS

YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 28TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME TOPIC: KEY TO FREEDOM AND HAPPINESS BY: Fr. Mike Lagrimas   Gospel: Mk 10:17-30 Message # 137: “The Miracle of the Sun” (TO THE PRIESTS, Our Lady’s Beloved Sons, Marian Movement of Priests)   1. The Marian Message a. The Blessed Mother recalls the miracle of the sun that took place in Fatima. It is undeniable for it was witnessed by thousands of people. She reminds us about obedience to God’s laws: “Even the sun, like all the beings in creation,…

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YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 26TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (3) TOPIC: ENVY AND SCANDAL

YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 26TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME TOPIC: ENVY AND SCANDAL BY: Fr. Mike Lagrimas   Gospel: Mk 9:38-43, 45, 47-48 Message # 335: “With You in Combat”   1. The Marian Message a. The message of the Blessed Mother is on the occasion of the Feast of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, September 29. b. The Blessed Mother confirms that we are now in the hour of the “terrible spiritual battle” (letter c). As her children, we are members of her army in battle, together with…

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YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 24TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (3) TOPIC: THE TRUE JESUS

YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 24TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME TOPIC: THE TRUE JESUS BY: Fr. Mike Lagrimas   Gospel: Mk 8:27-35 Message # 333: “My Birth” 1. The Marian Message a) The message of the Blessed Mother is on the occasion of the feast of her birthday. She was conceived in the womb of her mother, St. Anna, without any stain of sin. She is the Immaculate Conception. And now, she is born into the world. Her birth meant three things for us. b) “My birth is the cause for…

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YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 23RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (1) TOPIC: LISTENING TO GOD’S WORD

YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 23RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME TOPIC: LISTENING TO GOD’S WORD BY: Fr. Mike Lagrimas   Gospel: Mk 7:31-37 Message # 332: “My Heart is Bleeding”   1. The Marian Message a) The message of the Blessed Mother was given on the Anniversary of the Miracle of the Tears. These tears remind us of “how great the sorrow of the Immaculate Heart of your heavenly Mother is” (letter a). Her heart is bleeding (b), transfixed with deep wounds” (c) and “immersed in deep sorrow” (d). b) The…

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YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 21ST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (1) TOPIC: FIX OUR GAZE ON JESUS

YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 21ST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME TOPIC: FIX OUR GAZE ON JESUS BY: Fr. Mike Lagrimas   Gospel: Jn 6:60-69 Message # 108: “Your Queen and Your Leader”   1.The Marian Message a. The Church celebrated the Feast of the Queenship of Mary last Wednesday, August 22. This feast was first instituted by Pope Pius XII and was formerly celebrated on May 31. It is now observed as a memorial rather than a major feast on this day, August 22, which is the octave of the Solemnity…

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YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 19TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (3) TOPIC: BEING ONE WITH JESUS IN THE EUCHARIST

YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 19TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME TOPIC: BEING ONE WITH JESUS IN THE EUCHARIST BY: Fr. Mike Lagrimas   Gospel: Jn 6:51-58 Message # 176: “Jesus in the Eucharist”   1.The Marian Message a. In this message, the Blessed Mother mentions important points about the Eucharist. First, it is the real presence of Jesus: “with his body, his blood, his souls and his divinity” (letter c). Second, the Eucharist is “the summit of all your prayer, which should be a prayer of adoration, of thanksgiving, of praise…

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YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 19TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (5) TOPIC: RECEIVING THE BREAD OF LIFE MEANINGFULLY

YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 19TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME TOPIC: RECEIVING THE BREAD OF LIFE MEANINGFULLY BY: Fr. Mike Lagrimas   Gospel: Jn 6:24-35 Message # 408: “Bear Within Yourselves the Witness of Jesus” 1.The Marian Message a. This message of the Blessed Mother intends to encourage her priests and faithful to remain steadfast in their witnessing of Jesus. These are the times of purification, apostasy and tribulations. She calls on her children never to waver, but to have trust and confidence in her maternal presence and protection: “Remain serene.…

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