YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 1ST SUNDAY OF ADVENT (7) HOMILY THEME: THE ADVENT OF HOPE: AWAITING THE FULFILMENT OF GOD’S PROMISES

YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 1ST SUNDAY OF ADVENT HOMILY THEME: THE ADVENT OF HOPE: AWAITING THE FULFILMENT OF GOD’S PROMISES BY: Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.   HOMILY: Life is a recurrent foreground of expectations. It is often impossible to live without some forms of expectations. Pregnant women are called expectant mothers because they are awaiting the birth of their babies. The expectancy theory by Victor Vroom states that we are motivated to act in certain ways because of the of rewards we expect. There is always one form of…

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YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 1ST SUNDAY OF ADVENT (4) HOMILY THEME: BE SURE IT'S THE PARACHUTE!

YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 1ST SUNDAY OF ADVENT HOMILY THEME: BE SURE IT’S THE PARACHUTE! BY: Fr. Mike Lagrimas   HOMILY: Lk 21:25-28, 34-36 A small private plane was flying with three passengers on board: an old priest, a rich businessman and a boy scout. Suddenly, the engine sputtered and stopped altogether. They all rushed to get their parachutes. They were horrified to realize that there were not enough parachutes for all of them. One of them will be left without one. The pilot took one, saying, “I have a…

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YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 1ST SUNDAY OF ADVENT (3) HOMILY THEME: BE VIGILANT 

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 1ST SUNDAY OF ADVENT HOMILY THEME: BE VIGILANT BY: Abbot Philip Lawrence   HOMILY: My sisters and brothers in Christ, Today’s readings exhort us to be vigilant for Advent. This is not a time for passivity, for God is at work, fulfilling his promises and crafting signs and wonders attesting to His glory. “The Lake Isle of Innisfree,” William Butler Yeats’ poem begins, “I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree.” We Christians may not be going to Innisfree, but we must arise and…

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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 33RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (4) HOMILY THEME: WAITING FOR THE LORD'S COMING 

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 33RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: WAITING FOR THE LORD’S COMING BY: Fr. Mike Lagrimas   HOMILY: Mk 13:24-32 Quarrels of siblings are common among little children. We were three brothers in the family. We would always play together, but then quarrels would suddenly erupt. On such occasions, my mother would effectively stop us with these words: “Wait till your father comes home.” The time between that warning and the time my Dad arrives would seem like eternity. How we wished he would not come…

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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 FOR THE 33RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (1) HOMILY THEME: THE END TIME

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 33RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: THE END TIME BY: Abbot Philip Lawrence   HOMILY: My sisters and brothers in Christ, Here we are at the end of this Church Year once again. Next Sunday is Christ the King and then we enter into Advent. Today the readings direct our attention to the end of time. We are promised that if we are faithful, we shall not be destroyed. We are promised that the Archangel Michael will be there helping us. We are told that…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 32ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (7) HOMILY THEME: RADICAL GENEROSITY

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 32ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: RADICAL GENEROSITY BY: Fr. Gerald M. Musa HOMILY: During a fund raising event for the completion of a new Church building, the Pastor stood up and said to the members of the congregation: “I have good news and bad news for you. The good news is that we have enough money to pay for the completion of our new Church, but the bad news is that the money is still in your pockets and bank accounts” The building can…

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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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