Monthly Archives: March 2013

Easter Sunday C/ Vigil Mass

OTHER HOMILY SOURCES: Lk 24:1-12     Introduction   The song “Tie a yellow ribbon” tells about a story of a husband who was imprisoned and about to be freed. Days before his freedom he asked the guard to send … Continue reading

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Holy Saturday – Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter

READINGS (Year C): Reading 1 Gn 1:1—2:2 In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless wasteland, and darkness covered the abyss, while a mighty wind swept over the waters. Then God said, … Continue reading

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Easter Vigil of the Lord’s Resurrection (Year C)

Luke 24:1-12 Tonight we are celebrating the vigil of the Resurrection of Christ from the dead. Christ is no longer dead; he is already raised from the dead. The word “Easter’ is from EOSTRE which is the pagan goddess of … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday (Year C)

Acts 10:34,37-43; Col 3:1-4; John 20:1-9 Every Easter Sunday (especially during Easter Vigil), Papuri sa Dios (Glory to God) and alleluia is being sung. When Papuri is sung, the bell is rung, we feel excited and we clap our hands … Continue reading

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Second Sunday of Easter (Year C)

Acts 5:12-16; Rev 1:9-11,12-13,17-19; John 20:19-31 “To se is to believe” goes out a worn out saying. This ‘show me first’ attitude can also be a cruel saying, for it implies a practical hard-headedness and a lack of trust in … Continue reading

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Third Sunday of Easter (Year C)

Acts 5:27-32,40-41; Rev 5:11-14; John 21:1-19 There was a story which I read from a book entitled, Chicken Soup for the Soul, authored by two great American writers Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen. The title of the story is, … Continue reading

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Fourth Sunday Of Easter (Year C)

Acts 13:14,43-52; Rev 7:9,14-17; John 10:27-30 What is the difference between a snatcher and a politician? The difference between a snatcher and a politician is this: The snatcher gets the money first and then runs. While the politician runs first … Continue reading

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Thursday of the Lord’s Supper (Year C)

OTHER HOMILY SOURCES: Holy Thursday By Fr Munachi Ezeogu, cssp Exodus 12:1-8,11-14 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 John 13:1-15 Eucharist and Washing of Feet  Life in Palestine in the time of Jesus was hard. The popular means of transport was your feet. … Continue reading

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Fifth Sunday of Easter (Year C)

Acts 14:21-27’ Rev 21:1-5; John 13:31-33,34-35 There was an article in Money Saver magazine many years ago entitled: “Loving Another Is Loving Yourself.” In that article, the author said: “If you are asked what qualities you want in partners, what … Continue reading

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Sixth Sunday of Easter (Year C)

Acts 15:1-2,22-29; Rev 21:10-14,22-23; John 14:23-29 A parish priest cancelled the fixed rate for payment of weddings in his church. The basis for any monetary donation is how the groom can quantify the qualities of his bride. He asked the … Continue reading

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Holy Thursday: Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper

READINGS (Cycle C): Reading 1 Ex 12:1-8, 11-14 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, “This month shall stand at the head of your calendar; you shall reckon it the first month of the year. … Continue reading

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Thursday of the Lord’s Supper (Year C)

Ex. 12:1-8, 11-14; 1Cor 11:23-26; John 13:1-15 I cannot resist quoting the immortal Florante at Laura the following lines: O pag-ibig na makapangyarihan Pag ikaw ang pumasok sa puso ninuman; Hahamakin and lahat, Masunod ka lamang.  Today is Holy Thursday … Continue reading

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Holy Saturday – Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter

READINGS (Year I): Reading 1 Gn 1:1—2:2 In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless wasteland, and darkness covered the abyss, while a mighty wind swept over the waters. Then God said, … Continue reading

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