Monthly Archives: November 2011

December 31 – 7th Day of Christmas

John 1:1-18 The Word OTHER HOMILY SOURCES: Aside from fireworks, some Filipinos on this day buy round-shaped fruits from the market, for they say it would bring perfection and prosperity. Before midnight, parents would tell their children to open wide … Continue reading

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December 30 – 6th Day of Christmas

Luke 2:36-40 OTHER HOMILY SOURCES: Someone said that the word “FAMILY” stands for “Father And Mother I Love You.” How is your family? There are three marks of a good family: close to God, close to one another, and close … Continue reading

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December 29 – 5th Day of Christmas

Luke 2:22-35 The Presentation in the Temple OTHER HOMILY SOURCES: Waiting for a cause! This captures Simeon’s character in the Gospel. In his old age, he patiently waited for that moment of encounter with Jesus. He eagerly waited for him … Continue reading

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December 28 – Holy Innocents

Matt 2:13-18 The Flight to Egypt OTHER HOMILY SOURCES: Egypt, the cradle of ancient civilization, is north of Africa. Egypt was a natural haven for the Jews. “Every city in Egypt had its colony of Jews. And when Joseph and … Continue reading

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December 27 – St. John the Evangelist

John 20:1a, 2-8 The Empty Tomb OTHER HOMILY SOURCES: The apostle and evangelist, St. John, joins us today in the adoration of the Crib in this octave of Christmas. More popularly known as the “beloved disciple of Jesus,” he wrote … Continue reading

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December 26 – St. Stephen

Matt 10:17-22 Coming Persecution OTHER HOMILY SOURCES: There is a certain kind of prayer which is often heard. God cannot seem to resist granting this request. It is that which issued from the Cross: “”Father, forgive them, they know what … Continue reading

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The Bible

SEE ALSO: The Bible A Simple Method of Bible Sharing A Simple Method of Bible Sharing (Vigan Style) “Bible Church” Checklist Choosing and Using a Bible,   02, Roman Catholic Bible Study The Bible 73 or 66 Books

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First Sunday of Advent (Year B)

Is. 63:16b-17; 1Cor 1:3-9; Mk 13:33-37 There was a story about a certain woman who went to a priest for a confession. After she confessed all her sins, the priest gave her a penance but not the usual penance of … Continue reading

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1st Sunday of Advent (B)

Is. 63:16b-17; 1Cor 1:3-9; Mk 13:33-37 OTHER HOMILY SOURCES: 1st Sunday of Advent Isaiah 63:16-17; 63:1, 3-6 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 Mark 13:31-37 Fr Munachi E. Ezeogu cssp Keep Awake  Here is a quiz for you. You are sleeping. You are … Continue reading

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Second Sunday of Advent (Year B)

Is 40:1-5,9-11; 2Pt 3:8-14; Mk 1:1-8 A patient called up her doctor. Something is wrong with her; she needed emergency treatment in her house. “Can you have somebody fetch me because my car broke down today?” the doctor said. “My … Continue reading

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Third Sunday of Advent (Year B)

Is. 61:1-2,10-11; 1Thess 5:16-24; Jn 1:6-8,19-28 The story is told about a young man coming out from the Mass in a Church one day. The priest pulled him aside and said: “My child, you need to join the army of … Continue reading

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1st Sunday of Advent (B)

Is. 63:16b-17; 1Cor 1:3-9; Mk 13:33-37 One time when I was surfing the internet, I read something about how we look at everyday of the week in a unique and prayerful way. This is how: MONDAY is WASH DAY: “God, … Continue reading

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Fourth Sunday of Advent (Year B)

2Sam 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16; Rom 16:25-27; Lk 1:26-38 Today’s celebration of the Mass commemorates the Fourth Sunday of Advent. In a few days, we will join together to celebrate the coming of the Light of God into the world … Continue reading

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