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Holy Trinity Sunday

By   May 21, 2018

Synopsis for a 10-minute homily: HOLY TRINITY SUNDAY   Introduction: The mystery of the most Holy Trinity is a basic doctrine of Faith in Christianity, understandable not with our heads but with our hearts. It teaches us that there are three distinct Persons in one God, sharing the same Divine Nature, co-equal and co-eternal.  Our… Continue reading »

Pentecost Sunday

By   May 13, 2018

Pentecost literally means 50th. It is a feast celebrated on the 50th day after the Passover feast by the Jews and a feast celebrated on the 50th day after the feast of the Resurrection of Jesus by the Christians. The Jewish Pentecost was originally a post-harvest thanksgiving feast.  Later, the Jews included in it the… Continue reading »

Easter VII – B

By   May 8, 2018

Introduction: Christian love resulting in Christian unity is the main theme of today’s Scripture lessons.  The first reading, taken from Acts, tells us how the eleven apostles as one unit, relying on the power of God, elected Matthias to replace Judas.  This incorporation was done by the whole community under the chairmanship of Peter, choosing… Continue reading »

The Feast of Ascension of Our Lord – B

By   May 8, 2018

Introduction:  Today’s readings describe the Ascension of the Lord Jesus into his Heavenly glory after promising the Holy Spirit as the source of Heavenly power for his disciples and commanding them to bear witness to him by their lives and preaching throughout the world.  What is celebrated is Jesus’ exaltation and the end of his… Continue reading »

OT XXI [A] Matthew 16: 13-20

By   August 23, 2017

Synopsis: OT XXI [A] Sunday (Matthew 16: 13-20 (L-17) Introduction: We might call this Sunday “Power Sunday” because the main theme of all three readings is that God is the Source of all authority. God shares His authority with elected civil rulers to serve the people and with the Pope and the other Church leaders… Continue reading »