Tag Archive | Homily for year B

Expressing our desire for God

Homily for 19th Sunday in Ordinary time year B 2012 I am going to tell you a secret and you can tell this to anyone- God has written something in our own hearts, in each one of us. Do you know what this is? It is ‘the desire for  him’ (CCC 27). Yes, whether we like it […]

The Good news in the Gospel

Homily for 17th Sunday in Ordinary time 2012, Year B Our Gospel today is really a Good News for all of us for many reasons.   The first good news is that we are God’s priority. We remember last week’s gospel, Jesus was wanting to have time with his disciples alone after their first missionary experience, […]

Never give up and never give in

Homily for the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time , year B 2012 I’m heartbroken. My heart breaks as I read the news about Syria today. The uprising that has started over a year ago has already cost hundreds  if not thousands of lives. And this includes civilians, innocent people, children, women, and elderly victims. Just […]

The Marks of the True Prophet

Homily for the 14th  Sunday in Ordinary time 2012 (year B) One of my favourite cartoon characters is Garfield.  I like his clever and short lines but have substance in it. One of the  things he said which made me think really is this: ‘I can’t like everything, because a lot of stuff stinks.’ It takes time […]

Sunday XIII B 2012

Death was not God’s doing, he takes no pleasure in the extinction of the living. To be – for this he created all! Those words from the book of Wisdom sum up the principal message of today’s readings, but the word ‘death’ is used ambiguously here. The more important meaning is ‘spiritual death’, serious sin, […]

Lent: Walking with Jesus

First Sunday: First Stop The other day, I met a young man as I was coming into our Parish Church to prepare for the Ash Wednesday evening Mass. He wanted to know if there is an evening  service in the Church. I told him to come back at 6 pm and attend to the Mass […]

Be happy with God: Homily for 3rd Sunday of Advent 2011

3rd Sunday of Advent 2011 This morning I read this terrible news from Cebu in the Philippines about an armed robbery. Three pawnshop tellers were just starting their morning duty when two armed men   arrived and began shooting the victims. One of the tellers was killed and the others were injured. The robbers then took […]