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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YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 15TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (1) TOPIC: MISSIONARY DIMENSION OF THE CHURCH

YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME TOPIC: MISSIONARY DIMENSION OF THE CHURCH BY: Fr. Mike Lagrimas   Gospel: Mk 6:7-13 Message # 243: “Yes to the Gospel of Jesus” 1. The Marian Message a. The message was given on the Feast of the Annunciation. The Blessed Mother recalls her encounter with the archangel Gabriel. It was this archangel that helped her open her mind to understand the Father’s plan, and her heart to receive the Word of God, and united her life with the Holy Spirit…

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YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (1)

YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME TOPIC: ACCEPTING OR REJECTING JESUS BY: Fr. Mike Lagrimas   Gospel: Mk 6:1-6 Message # 587: “Jesus Christ is the Only Savior” 1. The Marian Message a) In the first part of her message (letters b to e), the Blessed Mother repeats the Prologue of St. John’s Gospel and gives a simple explanation. The Prologue may at first be very vague to many of us, but Mary’s explanation here will surely help us understand it better. b) This message was given…

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YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (1) TOPIC: MIRACLES AND FAITH

YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME TOPIC: MIRACLES AND FAITH   Gospel: Mk 5:21-23 Message # 295: “Be My Apostles” 1. The Marian Message a) The Blessed Mother wants us all to become her apostles: “Be My Apostles.” An apostle is not just a disciple; he is not just a follower and listener. An apostle is the one being sent on a mission, particularly to spread the faith. As Christians, we are called to be apostles of Jesus for we are duty bound to share our faith.…

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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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