Category: Ordinary Time

Faith-Christian life-Holy Name of Mary

HOMILY WEEK 23 04 – Year I God’s Chosen Ones: Mandate and Methodology: Optional Memorial of the Most Holy Name of Mary (Col 3:12-17; Ps 150; Lk 6:27-38) ************************************************ Do you belong to an organization, business or club? If you do, chances are your organization has a mission statement articulating its “raison-d’être”, its purpose, along […]

Faith-Redemptive suffering-Contemplative prayer-Love-St Peter Claver

HOMILY WEEK 23 01 – Year I Mining the Great Mystery – Christ in Us: Optional Memorial of St. Peter Claver (Col 1:24-2:3; Ps 62; Lk 6:6-11) ***************************************** As a 25thanniversary of priesthood initiative in 1994, I wrote a booklet on Indigenous ministry called “Northern Nuggets” that eventually morphed into the book Drumming From Withinpublished […]

Faith-Discipleship-The Cross

HOMILY SUNDAY 23-C The Cost of Discipleship (Wisdom 9:13-18; Psalm 90; Philemon 9b-10, 12-17; Luke 14:25-33) ************************************************************** Are you a tourist, or disciple? Travelling with the crowd, or following Jesus? Take up your cross, let go of some detrimental attachments, and follow Jesus as a disciple. Today’s gospel dynamics are very interesting. A crowd is […]

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