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Having God and letting Christ

Homily for 3rd Sunday in Ordinary time year C 2013 During the week, not that I really liked to, but I happened to watch bits of the inaugural speech of President Barack Obama. I couldn’t help it because it had been shown in the  news around the country. I heard him saying as he sworn in ‘so help […]

Doing whatever Jesus tells us to do: Only possible if we always listen to him

Homily for 2nd Sunday in Ordinary time year C 2013 On the 16th of October 2002, the late Pope John Paul II issued an Apostolic Letter on the Most Holy Rosary of the Virgin Mary. In it the Pope declared that another set of the five decades is to be added on to the traditional […]

Baptism of Jesus: Moment of Grace for us

Homily for the Feast of the Baptism of Jesus 2013 Year C (13 January 2013) Today we celebrate the feast the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist at the river Jordan. In our liturgical calendar, this feast marks the end of the Christmas season and the beginning of the ordinary time. Some homilists  would […]

Epiphany: Encounter with Jesus in faith and good works

Homily for the Solemnity of the Epiphany year C (January 6,2013) Introduction: The First Reading, Isaiah tells us: The light has come.           The Second Reading, Paul notes: This light is Jesus Christ, the revealer of the mystery of God.           The Gospel, Matthew tells us: This light is for everyone. It is shining for […]