Monthly Archives: December 2012

Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (Christmas)

READINGS (Year C): Reading 1: Is 52:7-10 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings glad tidings, announcing peace, bearing good news, announcing salvation, and saying to Zion, “Your God is King!” Hark! Your sentinels raise a … Continue reading

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Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (Christmas)

MIDNIGHT MASS: READINGS (Year C): Reading 1: Is 9:1-6 The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; upon those who dwelt in the land of gloom a light has shone. You have brought them abundant joy and great … Continue reading

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Midnight Christmas (Year C)

Is 9:1-6; Ti 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-14 In his Parable of the Birds, Louis Cassels tells of a man who refuses to go with his family to the Midnight Mass because he cannot understand the incarnation. Left alone at home, he … Continue reading

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Christmas Day (Year C)

Is 52:7-10; Heb 1:1-6; John 1:1-18 There are many ways of expressing one’s affection to the people we love. We can do it by sending a letter or by a telegram or by sending text messaging by flowers and chocolates. … Continue reading

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Second Sunday of Advent (Year C)

OTHER HOMILY SOURCES: 2nd Sunday of Advent – on the Gospel By Fr Munachi E. Ezeogu, cssp Baruch 5:1-9 Philippians 1:3-6, 8-11 Luke 3:1-6 Receiving Christ with Joy A newly ordained priest was sent to work as an assistant to … Continue reading

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Fourth Sunday of Advent (Year C)

OTHER HOMILY SOURCES: 4th Sunday of Advent – on the Gospel By Fr Munachi E. Ezeogu, cssp Micah 5:2-5 Hebrews 10:5-10 Luke 1:39-45 The Perfect Gift  Little Anita has a very busy father. He is a dot-com technocrat who makes … Continue reading

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Fourth Sunday of Advent (Year C)

Mi 5:1-4; Heb 10:5-10; Luke 1:39-45   In his Advent sharing with religious men and women some years back, as published by the St. Paul’s Publication in the year 1994’s 365 Days With The Lord, the Episcopal Vicar for religious … Continue reading

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Fourth Sunday of Advent

READINGS (Cycle C): Reading 1: Mi 5:1-4a Thus says the LORD: You, Bethlehem-Ephrathah too small to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel; whose origin is from … Continue reading

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December 24

READINGS (Year I): Reading 1: 2 Sm 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16 When King David was settled in his palace, and the LORD had given him rest from his enemies on every side, he said to Nathan the prophet, “Here I am … Continue reading

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December 22

READINGS (Year I): Reading 1: 1 Sm 1:24-28 In those days, Hannah brought Samuel with her, along with a three-year-old bull, an ephah of flour, and a skin of wine, and presented him at the temple of the LORD in Shiloh. … Continue reading

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December 21

READINGS (Year I): Reading 1: Sg 2:8-14 Hark! my lover–here he comes springing across the mountains, leaping across the hills. My lover is like a gazelle or a young stag. Here he stands behind our wall, gazing through the windows, peering … Continue reading

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December 20

READINGS (Year I): Reading 1: Is 7:10-14 The LORD spoke to Ahaz: Ask for a sign from the LORD, your God; let it be deep as the nether world, or high as the sky! But Ahaz answered, “I will not ask! … Continue reading

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December 19

READINGS (Year I): Reading 1: Jgs 13:2-7, 24-25a There was a certain man from Zorah, of the clan of the Danites, whose name was Manoah. His wife was barren and had borne no children. An angel of the LORD appeared to … Continue reading

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