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23 and 24 December 2017 Fourth Sunday of Advent B Homily

23 and 24 December 2017  Fourth Sunday of Advent B Homily   SECOND SAMUEL 7: 1-16 PSALM 89 ROMANS 16:25-27 LUKE 1:26-38   My sisters and brothers in Christ. The Advent call, cry, prayer “Come Lord Jesus” is about to … Continue reading

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16 and 17 December 2017 Third Sunday of Advent B Homily

16 and 17 December 2017 Third Sunday of Advent B Homily   Isaiah 6:1-2, 10-11 Psalm Lk 1 First Thessalonians 5:16-24 John 1:6-8,19-28   My sisters and brothers in Christ. John the Baptizer is a puzzling figure. We are told … Continue reading

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Guadalupe 12 de Diciembre 2017

Guadalupe 12 de Diciembre 2017   SIRACIDE 24:23-31 PSALM 66 GALATAS 4:4-7 LUCAS 1:39-48   Hermanas y hermanos en Cristo. Venimos hoy a celebrar la fiesta de Nuestra Senora  de Guadalupe. Es una fiesta muy especial porque celebramos la apariencia … Continue reading

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9 and 10 December 2017 Second Sunday of Advent B Homily

9 and 10 December 2017 Second Sunday of Advent B Homily Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11 Psalm 85 Second Peter 3:8-14 Mark 1:1-8   Jerusalem as you know has been in the news this week. It is the one of the Holiest … Continue reading

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8 December 2017 Homily Immaculate Conception

8  December 2017 Homily Immaculate Conception Genesis 3:9-15, 20  Psalm 98 Ephesians 1:3-6, 11-12 Luke 1:26-38   Mary is not only surprised but afraid by the greeting:       “Hail full of grace! The Lord is with you.” Mary must have had … Continue reading

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6 December 2016 Tuesday of the Second Week in Advent Homily

6 December 2016 Tuesday of the Second Week in Advent Homily   Isaiah 40:1-11 Psalm 96 Matthew 18:12-14   Isaiah begins by offering us the challenge of “comfort”. How often do we think it is our obligation, duty, cross to … Continue reading

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5 December 2017 Tuesday of the First Week in Advent Homily

5 December 2017 Tuesday of the First Week in Advent Homily   Isaiah 11:1-10 Psalm 72 Luke 10:21-24   Isaiah promises a new beginning for Israel brought on by a “new Davidic king”. The new king will establish a paradise … Continue reading

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4 December 2017 Monday of the First Week of Advent Homily

4 December 2017 Monday of the First Week of Advent Homily Isaiah 2:1-5 Psalm 122 Matthew 8:5-11   The prophet Isaiah speaks of Jerusalem as the place where the Lord can be encountered.   The LORD’S house will be a … Continue reading

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28 November 2017 Tuesday Thirty Fourth Week of Ordinary Time Year 1 Homily

28 November 2017 Tuesday Thirty Fourth Week of Ordinary Time Year 1 Homily Daniel 2:31-45 Psalm 3 Luke 21:5-11 The Book of Daniel uses the literary device of a “vision” or “dream”. The vision today speaks to kingdoms that rise … Continue reading

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25 and 26 November 2017 Christ the King, Ordinary Time Year A, Homily

25 and 26 November 2017 Christ the King, Ordinary Time Year A, Homily Ezekiel 34:11-12 Psalm 23 First Corinthians 15,20-26,28 Matthew 25:31-46   My sisters and brothers in Christ. We celebrate today the feast of Christ the King. The image … Continue reading

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