Monthly Archives: December 2012

Holy Family (Year C)

Feast of the Holy Family – Based on the Gospel By Fr Munachi Ezeogu, cssp 1 Samuel 1:11, 20-22, 24-28 1 John 3:1-2, 21-24 Luke 2:41-52 Priority of Family Life  A little boy greets his father as he returns from … Continue reading

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Feast of the Holy Family (Year C)

Sir 3:2-6, 12-14; Col 3:12-21; Luke 2:41-52 Somebody said: “The greatest gift that a husband can give to his children is to truly love his spouse.” This is true for the reason that last December 27, 2003 I was watching … Continue reading

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Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph

READINGS (Cycle C): Reading 1: Sir 3:2-6, 12-14 God sets a father in honor over his children; a mother’s authority he confirms over her sons. Whoever honors his father atones for sins, and preserves himself from them. When he prays, he … Continue reading

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Holy Family (Year C)

Sir 3:2-6,12-14; Col 3:12-21; Luke 2:41-52 A couple renews their marital vows at their wedding anniversary. At the reception after Mass, the husband is asked by the master of Ceremonies, “If you were given the chance to start life anew, … Continue reading

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The Seventh Day in the Octave of Christmas

DECEMBER 31 READINGS (Year I): Reading 1: 1 Jn 2:18-21 Children, it is the last hour; and just as you heard that the antichrist was coming, so now many antichrists have appeared. Thus we know this is the last hour. They … Continue reading

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6th Day of Christmas

DECEMBER 30 READINGS (Year I): Back to: December 30

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December 29 – The Fifth Day in the Octave of Christmas

READINGS (Year I): Reading 1: 1 Jn 2:3-11 Beloved: The way we may be sure that we know Jesus is to keep his commandments. Whoever says, “I know him,” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth … Continue reading

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Feast of the Holy Innocents, Martyrs

DECEMBER 28 READINGS (Year I): Reading 1: 1 Jn 1:5-2:2 Beloved: This is the message that we have heard from Jesus Christ and proclaim to you: God is light, and in him there is no darkness at all. If we say, … Continue reading

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Feast of Saint John, Apostle and Evangelist

DECEMBER 27 READINGS (Year I): Reading 1: 1 Jn 1:1-4 Beloved: What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we looked upon and touched with our hands concerns the Word of life … Continue reading

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Feast of Saint Stephen, first martyr

DECEMBER 26 READINGS (Year I): Reading 1: Acts 6:8-10; 7:54-59 Stephen, filled with grace and power, was working great wonders and signs among the people. Certain members of the so-called Synagogue of Freedmen, Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, and people from Cilicia and … Continue reading

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Christmas Day (Year C)

OTHER HOMILY SOURCES: Christmas Homily: Mass During the Day By Fr Munachi Ezeogu, cssp Isaiah 52:7-10 Hebrews 1:1-6 John 1:1-18 The Reindeer Gospel  Santa’s most popular reindeer by far is Rudolf, Rudolf, the red-nosed reindeer. Here is his story as … Continue reading

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Midnight Christmas (Year C)

OTHER HOMILY SOURCES: Christmas Homily: Midnight Mass By Fr Munachi Ezeogu, cssp Isaiah 9:2-4,6-7 Titus 2:11-14 Luke 2:1-16 From “Joy to the World” to “Joy in My Heart”   Christmas is finally here. All four weeks of Advent we have … Continue reading

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Christmas Day (Year C)

Is 52:7-10; Heb 1:1-6; John 1:1-18 Sometimes in December 23, 2003 I was watching Maganda Tanghali Bayan or popularly known as MTB of ABS-CBN television station. A segment of this known-time show was entitled Julogs by which the contestants were … Continue reading

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