Category: Ordinary Time


HOMILY WEEK 06 02 – Year II Resist Temptation through Faith and Experience Joy (James 1:12-18; Ps 94; Mk 8:14-21) **************************************************** A lady who had promised her husband she was going window shopping and would not buy anything came back with an expensive dress. When he asked why she broke her promise, she replied the […]

Humility, Wisdom and Joy

HOMILY WEEK 06 01 – Year II Humility, Wisdom and Joy (James 1:1-11; Ps 119; Mk 8:11-13) *********************************************************** Humility, Wisdom, Joy. Those three words can be a profound seven-syllable mantra for contemplative prayer emerging from today’s readings. They provide us with a compelling message: Be humble, pray for wisdom and we will experience joy. Psalm […]

Holistic Healing

HOMILY SUNDAY 06 – B Holistic Healing (Leviticus 13:1-2, 45-46; Psalm 32; 1 Cor 10:23-11.1; Mark 1:40-45) **************************************************************** Fr. Lucien Larré, founder of Bosco homes for delinquent teenagers and well-known speaker and presenter of parish missions, shares an experience he had of a healing. A sister who had worked for him developed MS to the […]

St. Scholastica

HOMILY WEEK 05 06 – Year II Jesus – Bread of Life: Faith Versus Faithlessness Memorial of St. Scholastica (1 Kg 12:26-34; Ps 106; Mk 8:1-10) ******************************************** A new waitress was told by a customer he wanted two headlights and four hubcaps, without any explanation. The kitchen staff, who knew the customer as a joker, […]


HOMILY WEEK 05 05 – Year II Healing Touch and Joyful Proclamation: (1 Kg 11:4-13; Ps 106; Mk 7:24-30) ********************************************** “We are not punished for our sins – we are punished by them.” This cryptic saying, coming out of the 12 Step program of A.A., invites us to believe in Jesus as Son of God, […]

HOMILY WEEK 05 03 – Year II (1Kg 10:1-10; Ps 37; Mk 7:14-23) ************************************** “May the Lord let his light shine on the dark areas of your life.” Those were the words on a card a grade eleven student gave me once. I was taken aback by them at first, surprised they were coming from […]

St. Agatha

HOMILY WEEK 05 01 – Year II Living in Glorious Simplicity: Memorial of St. Agatha, Virgin and Martyr (1 Kg 8:1-13; Ps 132; Mk 6:53-56) *********************************************** Perhaps you have heard the expression we should “live simply, so that others can simply live.” Today’s liturgy invites us to emulate Jesus in a simple way of life […]

Radical Discipleship

HOMILY SUNDAY 05 – B Radical Discipleship – Secret of the Kingdom (Job 7:1-4, 6-7; 1 Corinthians 9:16-19, 22-23; Mark 1:29-39) *********************************************************** Did you know there is a secret to the kingdom of God? The message from today’s readings and a legal decision in Canada, is that while we can and should pray and hope […]

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