Category Archives: 087. Ord. Sundays 21-33 (B)

Twenty First Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)

Jos 24:1-2, 15-17, 18; Eph 5:21-32; John 6:60-69 The story is told of an Indian Christian evangelist who was distributing the Gospels to passengers in a train speeding through Central India. One man in anger took the copy, tore it … Continue reading

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Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)

Deut 4:1-2,6-8; Jas 1:17-18,21-22,27; Mark 7:1-8,14-15,21-23 William Barclay, the famous Scottish Protestant theologian, tells the story about an old Jewish rabbi who was in a Roman prison. He was on a minimal ration of food and water. It was just … Continue reading

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Twenty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)

Is 35:4-7; James 2:1-5; Mark 7:31-37 Cardinal Sin, as told in the homily of Bishop Bacani, tells the story of a blind vendor selling some candies and other items on a sidewalk during the Christmas season. As people were rushing, … Continue reading

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Twenty Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year (Year B)

Is. 50:4-9; James 2:14-18; Mark 8:27-35 Two travelers were on the road, when a bear suddenly appeared. Both ran as fast as they could. One dashed to a tree by the side of the road, climbed up and hid in … Continue reading

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Twenty Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)

Wis. 2:12, 17-20; James 3:16-4:3; Mark 9:30-37 When St. Bernard was asked what the four cardinal virtues were, he replied: “Humility, humility, humility and humility.” In today’s gospel, the disciples of Jesus on their way to Capernaum, they discussed among … Continue reading

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Twenty Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)

Num 11:25-29; James 5:1-6; Mk 9:38-43, 47-48 There was a four-year-old boy who wanted to go to school but his mother told him that he must first know four English words. Later as he was watching TV, he heard a … Continue reading

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Twenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)

Gen 2:18-24; Heb 2:9-11; Mk 10:2-16 (10:2-12) There was once a story about teacher in English who asked her sophomore class what’s the word denoting a marriage with many wives. A student answered, “Ma’am, polygamy.” “Correct,” she said. “How about … Continue reading

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Twenty Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)

Wis. 7:7-11; Heb 4:12-13; Mk 10:17-30 “It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God,” (v. 25). Does this statement include and hit those … Continue reading

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Twenty Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)

Is 53:10-11; Heb 4:14-16; Mark 10:35-45 Take a moment to look at your fingers. Have you ever wondered why the thumb is separate from the four fingers of your hand? The story is told of five brothers and sisters. The … Continue reading

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Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)

Jer 31:7-9; Heb 5:1-6; Mk 10:46- 52 This happened before the beginning of the Second World War. A man took his wife who was closed to giving birth to a Catholic Hospital. In front of the woman was a crucifix … Continue reading

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Thirty First Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)

Deut 6:2-6; Heb 7:23-28; Mark 12-28-34 There is a Bible scholar who said: “The message of the Scripture from the first page to the very last is love.” Indeed, my dear friends, love is the main message of Christianity, others … Continue reading

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Thirty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)

1Kings 17:10-16; Heb 9:24-28; Mk 12:38-44 Dr. Karl Menninger, the famous psychiatrist, once gave a lecture on mental health and afterward answered questions from the audience. “What would you advise a person do to,” asked one man, “if that person … Continue reading

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Thirty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)

Dan 12:1-3; Heb 10:11-14,18; Mark 13:24-32 A priest once playing tennis with a friend and during the break, their talk shifted to a more serious vein with his partner asking: “Father, suppose the end of the world suddenly came and … Continue reading

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