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2nd Sunday of Lent, Year B

2nd Sunday of Lent, Year B

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Homily

My brothers and sisters, as we mortify ourselves during this Lenten season, let us not forget that Jesus is with us and journeys with us. So let us transfigure ourselves to become better children of God by Repenting of our sins, by Reconciling ourselves with God, and by wholeheartedly Returning to Him.

1st Sunday of Lent, Year B

1st Sunday of Lent, Year B

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Homily

My brothers and sisters, we are called not only to abstain from luxuries during Lent, but to a true inner conversion of heart and spirit, as we seek to follow Christ's will more faithfully. Hence, let us challenge ourselves this Lenten Season by changing the way we think and act, by not ignoring the Gospel but by accepting it, and lastly, by using the practices of prayer, fasting and Almsgiving to wholeheartedly return to the Lord and reconcile ourselves to Him.

6th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B

6th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B

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Homily

It is time to take a cue from the leper’s approach to Jesus in today’s gospel reading. Let us go to Jesus like he did, fearlessly and courageously, with absolute trust in Him, with humility, and with faith, because He loves us, cares about us and is compassionate to us.

5th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B

5th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B

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Homily

So my dear friends in Christ, as God’s children and as disciples of Christ, let us obey His command to “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation,” by ministering to all, especially to those in need, by praying always to God and by teaching and proclaiming the Good News to all.

3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B

3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B

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Homily

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, like Jesus said, “this is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.” So let us repent and believe in the gospel by hearing and answering Jesus’s call to follow Him, by promptly and positively responding to that call, and by being obedient to Him as His children.

2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B

2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B

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Homily

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, as we begin this season of Ordinary Time, let us follow the examples of the disciples in today’s gospel reading as we answer our call to discipleship by constantly following Christ, by sincerely being open to Him, and by consistently listening to Him.

Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord

Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord

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Homily

My dear friends in Christ, do you truly trust in God? Do you really follow Him, His teachings and His ways? Today, God has revealed the mystery of our salvation in Christ as a light for the nations, and when Christ appeared in our mortal nature, He made us new by the glory of His immortal nature. So let us manifest God in our lives today by truly trusting in Him, and by sincerely following Him.

The Epiphany of Lord

The Epiphany of Lord

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Homily

As you kneel at the feet of the child Jesus on the day of His Epiphany and see Him a king bearing none of the outward signs of royalty, you can tell Him: “Lord, take away my pride; crush my self-love, my desire to affirm myself and impose myself on others. Make the foundation of my personality my identification with you - Saint Josemaria Escriva

Solemnity of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph.

Solemnity of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph.

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Homily

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, let us pray in today’s Eucharistic celebration for the grace to emulate the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph in practicing the virtues of family life they taught us by effectively communicating better with one another; by listening to each other when we communicate; by understanding one another as we communicate, and lastly, by sacrificing for the sake and good of the other.

4th Sunday of Advent, Year B

4th Sunday of Advent, Year B

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Homily

So my brothers and sisters in Christ, as we come to the end of the Advent season, let us emulate the Blessed Virgin Mary in saying “Yes” to God like She did, by keeping our eyes and hearts fixed on our Messiah and Savior with faith, hope and trust in Him, who is our salvation and eternal happiness.

Second Sunday of Advent, Year B

Second Sunday of Advent, Year B

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Homily

My brothers and sisters, let us start preparing the way of the Lord and make straight His paths this Advent season, as we are told in today’s readings, by doing a thorough examination of our consciences, that is by prayerfully reflecting on our thoughts, words, and deeds in order to identify our sins and failings, confess them, and go back to God.

First Sunday of Advent, Year B

First Sunday of Advent, Year B

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Homily

As we begin our preparation for the birth of Jesus Christ today, let us prepare ourselves well by doing a thorough examination of conscience; by purifying ourselves through our participation in the Sacrament of Penance; by being one with Christ in constant prayer, mortification and in the worthy reception of the Holy Eucharist at Mass; and lastly, by living out God’s love in the world through acts of charity and kindness - RevFICO #RevFICO

Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

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Homily

My dear brothers and sisters, today’s Solemnity is a wake up call for us to acknowledge the kingship of Christ, show our loyalty to Him, establish His kingdom in our world, actively participate in it, proclaim it, promote it and expand it through our lives and our apostolate. So let us renew our relationship with Him by loving Him, the King of Kings, through our love for our neighbors in our practice of the corporal works of mercy.

33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A

33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A

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Homily

My brothers and sisters in Christ, someone once said that, “Eternal Happiness with God in heaven is the divine reward for an earthly life faithfully lived, or earthly service faithfully rendered. Hence, since life on earth is a time of service to God, let us use our time here very wisely and well, by being generous towards God, that is, by being good and faithful stewards of His gifts to us because we are His children, and co-heirs of His kingdom.

31st Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A

31st Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A

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Homily

Brothers and sisters in Christ, today’s readings call us to truly serve God as His children, with humility as Jesus emphasized when He said, “the greatest among you must be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled; but whoever humbles himself will be exalted.” So let us heed Jesus’s call to serve Him faithfully with humility by being loyal to Him, by trusting in Him, and by being true to Him as His disciples.

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