YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 11TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2) TOPIC: GOD’S PROVIDENCE

YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE ELEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME TOPIC: GOD’S PROVIDENCE BY: Fr. Mike Lagrimas   Gospel: Mk 4:26-34 Message # 290: “The Mystery of My Immaculate Heart” 1. The Marian Message a) The Blessed Mother’s message is on the occasion of the Feast of her Immaculate Heart. It is celebrated on the Saturday after Solemnity of Corpus Christi, a day after the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. b) The Blessed Mother invites her children to venerate her Immaculate Heart (letter a). By doing so,…

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YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER (THE ASCENSION SUNDAY) (1) TOPIC: OUR HEAVENLY DESTINY

YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER. ASCENSION SUNDAY TOPIC: OUR HEAVENLY DESTINY BY: Fr. Mike Lagrimas   Gospel: Mk 16:15-20 Message # 571: “His Glorious Return”   1. The Marian Message a) The Blessed Mother confides that it was she who first saw her Son Jesus after his resurrection (letter b). However, this is not recorded in the Gospels because she is the silent witness of the resurrection: “Thus I became the first announcement, silent and motherly, of his resurrection. I was the first living witness of…

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HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR B TOPIC: THE GLORY OF THE RESURRECTION

HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR B TOPIC: THE GLORY OF THE RESURRECTION BY: Fr. Mike Lagrimas Gospel: Lk 24:35-48 Message # 495: “The Bloody Years of the Battle” 1. The Marian Message a) Make no mistake about it! A great battle is raging on. It is a spiritual battle that “has reached its peak” between God and Satan, between the “Woman clothed in the sun and the red dragon” (letter b). The situation at present is alarming: “Satan has set up his kingdom in the world. He is…

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HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR PALM SUNDAY YEAR B (3) TOPIC: THE HOLY WEEK

HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR PALM SUNDAY YEAR B TOPIC: THE HOLY WEEK BY: Fr. Mike Lagrimas   Gospel: Mk 14:1 – 15:47 (The Passion of Our Lord) Message # 71: “The Way of the Cross” 1. The Marian Message a) The Blessed Mother reminds all her children, especially the priests, her beloved sons, that the only way they must follow is the way of the cross (letter b). There is no other way. It is the path that Jesus took in order to save mankind (letter c). It is also the same…

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HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 5TH SUNDAY OF LENT YEAR B (1) TOPIC: THE VALUE OF SUFFERING

HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT YEAR B TOPIC: THE VALUE OF SUFFERING BY: Fr. Mike Lagrimas   HOMILY : Gospel: Jn 12:20-23 Message # 71: “The Way of the Cross” 1. The Marian Message a) The Blessed Mother reminds all her children, especially the priests, her beloved sons, that the only way they must follow is the way of the cross (letter b). There is no other way. It is the path that Jesus took in order to save mankind (letter c). It is also the same path…

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HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT YEAR B (2) TOPIC: CLEANSING OF THE TEMPLE

HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT YEAR B TOPIC: CLEANSING OF THE TEMPLE BY: Fr. Mike Lagrimas   HOMILY: Gospel: Jn 2:13-25 Message # 209: “The Sufferings of the Church”   1. The Marian Message a) The Blessed Mother calls our attention to the sufferings of the Mystical Body of Christ, the Church. Her heart continues to be pierced by the sword through the sufferings of the Church (letter b). Being the mother of Christ, she is also the mother of the Church. The mother also suffers when the…

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HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 1ST SUNDAY OF LENT YEAR B (2)

HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT TOPIC: PREPARING FOR LENT Gospel: Mk 1:12-15 Message # 306: “The Fast which I Ask of You” 1. The Marian Message a) The Blessed Mother explains the real meaning of fasting. She mentions four kinds of fasting which we should practice if we truly want to “walk along the road of penance and mortification” (letter a). These are bodily fast, spiritual fast, fast of the heart, and fast of the soul. b) Bodily fast is necessary to mortify the senses (letter b). There…

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HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 1ST SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR B (1) TOPIC: THE ADVENT OF CHRIST

HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR B. TOPIC: THE ADVENT OF CHRIST Gospel: Mk 13:33-37 Message # 531: “Let Your Trust Be Great” 1. The Marian Message a) The entire Blue Book of the Blessed Mother’s messages through Fr. Gobbi is all about preparation for the coming of her Son Jesus which will be marked with the triumph of Divine Mercy, coinciding with the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. She gives us all the important reminders and instructions to prepare for this decisive event in our…

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HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI (4) TOPIC: THE REIGN OF CHRIST

HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI TOPIC: THE REIGN OF CHRIST BY: Fr Mike Lagrimas Gospel: Mt 25:31-46 Message # 339: “The Way Which Leads You to His Kingdom” 1. The Marian Message a) The Blessed Mother reminds us of the coming of Christ to establish His reign in the world. It is her task to prepare the world for this “coming of the glorious reign of my Son, Jesus” (letter g). b) She describes the four areas of the reign of Jesus. The first is “in the hearts…

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HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 33RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A (3) TOPIC: GOOD STEWARDSHIP

HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. TOPIC: GOOD STEWARDSHIP BY: Fr. Mike Lagrimas Gospel: Mt 25:14-30 Message # 510: “Open Your Hearts to Hope” (start at letter g). 1. The Marian Message a) The world is in a lot of uncertainty. Lots of apprehension, fears and doubts abound in the minds and hearts of people. Many have begun to lose hope and have become cynical and hopeless about the future. b) The Blessed Mother calls on all her children to “open your hearts in hope”. God…

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