Daily Archives: February 3, 2012

Friday of the 4th Week of the Year

Mk 6:14-29 The Death of John the Baptist OPTION 2: A catechist asked a catechism class what the word “repentance” means. A little boy put up his hand and said: “It is being sorry for your sins.” A little girl … Continue reading

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Saturday of the 5th Week of the Year

Mk 8:1-10 The Feeding of the Four Thousand OTHER HOMILY SOURCES: The story is told about two professional killers waiting to ambush a person who was going to pass by a dark alley at 9pm. Past 9pm, Professional Killer number … Continue reading

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Friday of the 5th Week of the Year

Mk 7:31-37 The Healing of a Deaf Man OTHER HOMILY SOURCES: Communication can at times fail between two relatively healthy people, how much more when one is hearing-impaired or totally deaf and mute? Some romantics paint deafness and muteness as … Continue reading

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Thursday of the 5th Week of the Year

Mk 7:24-30 The Syrophoenician Woman’s Faith OTHER HOMILY SOURCES: A concrete example is this story: Bennet Cerf relates this touching story about a bus that was bumping along a back road in the South. In one seat a wispy old … Continue reading

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Wednesday of the 5th Week of the Year

Gen 2:5-9, 15-17; Mk 7:14-23 The Tradition of the Elders OTHER HOMILY SOURCES: I remember my three year old grandniece proudly showing her drawings to her mother. To me the drawings were indecipherable, shapeless, meaningless. Her mother looked at them … Continue reading

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Tuesday of the 5th Week of the Year

Mk 7:1-13 The Tradition of the Elders OTHER HOMILY SOURCES: There is something insidious in structures and tradition. Rules and regulations have a way of becoming absolute. This is what Jesus tried to warn us against in our gospel reading, … Continue reading

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