Category: Advent

HOMILY ADVENT WEEK 01 03

Love Alone Satisfies Spiritual Hunger (Is 25:6-10a; Ps 23; Mt 15:29-37) ************************************ “Is that all there is to my life?” is a question many people end up asking, especially as they enter into the second half of life. Our yearning for the fullness of life can only be satisfied by the experience of God’s love, […]

HOMILY ADVENT SUNDAY 01 – C

Celebrate a Triple-Header (Jeremiah 33:14-16; Psalm 25; 1 Thes 3:12-4:2; Luke 21:25-28, 34-36) ************************************************************ In the world of baseball, a triple-header is when two teams play three games against each other in succession over a few days. That sporting event pales in comparison with the liturgical triple-header that is involved in the season of Advent […]

HOMILY ADVENT SUNDAY 4-B

Be a Beacon of Hope and a Light to the World (2 Samuel 7:1-5b, 8b-12. 14a, 16; Psalm 89; Rm 16:225-27; Luke 1:26-38) ************************************************************ Years ago, noted television personality and writer Malcomb Muggeridge spent some time working with Mr. Theresa in the slums of Calcutta. He noted that one of the forces that kept her […]

HOMILY DECEMBER 23

An Infinite Horizon of Faith (Mal 3:1-4;4:5-6; Ps 25; Lk 1:57-66) ********************************************** Olivier Tremblay, an Oblate who works 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 into which they can situate the events of their […]

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