Category: Advent

Faith-Forgiveness-Healing

HOMILY ADVENT DECEMBER 23 An Infinite Horizon of Faith, Forgiveness and Healing (Mal 3:1-4; 4:5-6; Ps 25; Lk 1:57-66) ************************************************** Bishop Olivier Tremblay, an Oblate who previously worked with university students in Eastern Canada, spoke at an Oblate symposium once. He noted that youth today lack hope, because they don’t have an infinite horizon of […]

Faith-Prophecy-Mary

ADVENT HOMILY DECEMBER 20 Prophecy Fulfilled – Mary’s Fiat – God is With Us (Is 7:10-8:10; Ps 24; Lk 1:26-38) ************************************************ How accurate do you think you would be in predicting events seven hundred years into the future? The readings today, about prophecy fulfilled in Mary, encourage us to be like her and let the […]

Faith-Prophecy-Authority

HOMILY ADVENT WEEK 03 01 – Year II Responding to Prophecy with Authority (Num 24:2-27; Ps 25; Mt 21:23-27) ********************************************* How much authority do you exercise? Today’s readings invite us to speak out with faith and exercise our authority as baptized believers in Jesus. In the first reading from Numbers, the prophet Balaam twice asserts […]

Faith-Joy-Patience

HOMILY SUNDAY ADVENT 3-A Unwavering Joyful Faith (Isaiah 35:1-6, 10; Psalm 146; James 5:7-10; Matthew 11:2-11) *************************************************************** “Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for another?” Pray for unwavering faith in Jesus that expresses itself in love and joy. The first reading exposes why John the Baptist would even […]

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