Sermons

21 May

Homily – Holy Trinity Sunday, Year C 2016

Week after week, the man came to his pastor with a big problem. “When I go to bed, I can’t sleep because I’m afraid of monsters under my bed. I know it’s silly, but I can’t help it.” The pastor recommended prayer, reading the Bible, singing hymns, keeping the lights on, but nothing worked. One […]

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15 May

Homily – Pentecost Sunday Year C 2016

One day a stranger came to visit the pastor, a man well known for his charity.   “Pastor,” he said in a broken voice, “I wish to draw your attention to the terrible plight of a poor family in this neighborhood.  The father is dead, the mother is too ill to work, and the nine children […]

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07 May

Homily – Ascension Sunday & Mother’s Day Year C 2016

Today we celebrate the Solemnity of Jesus’ Ascension into Heaven. Ascension of Jesus was not a farewell party that Jesus will not come back or the termination of His redemptive works. Firstly, it was His hour of glorification by the Father. Secondly, it was the time for Jesus’ physical and visible presence in our midst […]

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23 Apr

Homily – 5th Sunday of Easter, Year C 2016

A businessman ordered flowers to be sent to the opening of his friend’s new branch office. When the businessman got there, he was shocked to see the flowers with the inscription. “Rest In Peace.” He was so outraged that he stopped at the florist to complain. “It could be worse,” the florist said, “Just think: […]

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17 Apr

Homily – 4th Sunday, Easter 2016 Year C

Once a soldier was dying on a battle field and asked for a priest to give him absolution and blessing. His colleagues searched for a priest in the neighborhood but could not find one. They expressed their helplessness. Hearing this, a wounded man lying near said: I am a priest. His colleagues approached him. But […]

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09 Apr

Homily – Third Sunday of Easter 2016 Year C

Fond of spicy food, the pastor kept a jar of pure, hot horseradish on his kitchen table. One evening an unsuspecting dinner guest took a big spoonful of the stuff and was taken aback. When he finally regained the ability to speak, he gasped, “I’ve heard ministers preach hellfire before, but you’re the first one […]

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03 Apr

Homily – 2nd Sunday, Easter Year C 2016

A little boy in church for the first time watched as the ushers passed around the offering plates. When they came near his pew, the boy said loudly, “Don’t pay for me, Daddy, I’m under five.” Today’s gospel talks about the doubt, fear, shortsightedness and even lack of faith pervading among the disciples after Jesus was […]

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26 Mar

Homily – Easter 2016

Wish you all a Holy and Happy Easter. A preacher visits an elderly woman from his congregation. As he sits on the couch he notices a large bowl of peanuts on the coffee table. “Mind if I have a few?” he asks. “No, not at all!” the woman replied. They chat for an hour and […]

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24 Mar

Homily – Holy Thursday, Year C 2016

This evening at mass we commemorate the institution of the Eucharist by Jesus at the Last Supper on the night before he died for us. This is, of its nature, a very solemn occasion. What we celebrate tonight is something truly joyous and enriching, for the Eucharist is the very life-blood of the Church. At […]

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24 Mar

Homily – Holy Thursday 2016

Have you ever noticed that in Leonardo da Vinci’s painting of the Last Supper everybody is on one side of the table? The other side is empty. “Why’s that?” someone asked the great artist. His answer was simple. “So that there may be plenty of room for us to join them.” Do you want to […]

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19 Mar

Homily – Palm Sunday, Year C 2016

A cop pulled over a car and approached the driver, it was an elderly woman. “Why were you only driving 35 kilo meters per hour on the Highway?” He asked. “Well, the sign said 35 kilo meters per hour,” she replied. “No, that sign said Highway 35. That’s not the speed limit,” he said. Then, […]

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12 Mar

Homily – 5th Sunday of Lent, Year C, 2016

During a religion class, the teacher was taking class on ten commandments and explaining.  Our little Johnny was on the back bench, and was not attending the class.  So teacher asked Johnny, “Johnny, what is adultery?” After giving it some thought, Johnny finally spoke up and said: ‘I think adultery is the sin of the […]

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