Category Archives: 086. Ord. Sundays 11-20 (B)

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)

Ez 17:22-24; 2Cor 5:6-10; Mk 4:26-34 I read a quotation something about marriage. The title was: Marriage: Before, During and After. That before marriage: he talks, she listens. During honeymoon: she talks, he listens. After honeymoon: they both talk and … Continue reading

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Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)

Job 8:1, 8-11; 2Cor 5:14-17; Mk 4:35-41 There was a man who went up a mountain path one day and met a mountaineer with an ax in his hand. He walked with him and asked him what he was going … Continue reading

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Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)

Wis. 1:13-15, 2:23-24; 2Cor 8:7, 9, 13-15; Mark 5:21-43 There was a terrible flood that engulfed a rural area. This flood stranded an old woman in her house. As the woman stood at her kitchen window, a boat appeared. The … Continue reading

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Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)

Ez. 2:2-5; 2Cor 12:7-10; Mark 6:1-6 One day in the mid-19th century AD, a newly ordained French priest was visited by a priest from another country which showed up at his front doorstep unaanounced and unkempt. He gave the man … Continue reading

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Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)

Amos 7:12-15; Eph 1:3-14; Mark 6:7-13 Saint Peter was having a busy day at the pearly gate of Heaven due to the numerous new arrivals, most of whom were farmers and poor people. As he was about to admit them … Continue reading

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Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)

Jer. 23:1-6; Eph 2:13-18; Mk 6:30-34 Willi Hoffsuemmer tells a story about a child talking to her mother in this way: “Mommy, please play with me.” “I can’t,” said the mother. “Why can’t you play with me?” “It is because … Continue reading

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Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)

2Kings 4:42-44; Eph 4:1-6; John 6:1-15 Fr. Bel San Luis, SVD mentioned in his homily about a fundraising project called, Ballroom Dancing with the Poor. This was the title of a fundraising and society’s elite came in droves, bashed in … Continue reading

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Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

Ex 16:2-4,12-15; Eph 4:17,20-24; John 6:24-35 A friend of mine sent me a text message like this: “Three stupid stages of human life: 1) Teenage life – you have time and energy but have no money; 2) Working life – … Continue reading

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Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)

1Kings 19:4-8; Eph 4:30-5:2; John 6:41-51 Once there was a stonecutter who was bored and unhappy with his job. One morning, as he was cutting stones, he saw the king pass by. He prayed to God: “Lord, please make me … Continue reading

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Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)

Prov 9:1-6; Eph 5:15-20; John 6:51-58 Stories continue to come out of China, from time to time, of the heroic efforts of the few bishops and priests to keep the Faith alive and nourish the underground Church. One such story … Continue reading

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