Category Archives: Ordinary [C]

Sunday XXXII – C

By   November 7, 2019

O.T.  32 [C] Sunday homily (Nov 10) one-page summary (L/19) Introduction: As we near the end of the Church’s liturgical year, the readings become more eschatological — having to do with the end times.  The main theme of today’s readings is the reality of life after death and of the relationship between our lives on… Continue reading »

XXI Sunday C

By   October 27, 2019

O.T. 31 [C] Sunday (November 3) Homily- One-page summary (L/19) Introduction: The common theme of today’s readings is the benevolent, compassionate and forgiving mercy of God for sinners and the response of repentance and conversion expected from us.  Scripture lessons summarized: The first reading reminds us that God’s Almighty Power includes His strength to be merciful.  That… Continue reading »

Sunday XXVII [C]

By   October 5, 2019

OT XXVII [C] Sunday Homily – One-page summary (L-19) Introduction:  All three readings for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time speak a lot about “Faith” and how it works in our lives. “To one who has Faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without Faith, no explanation is possible.” (St. Thomas Aquinas). It is this… Continue reading »

Sunday XXVIII [C]

By   October 5, 2019

OT XXVIII [C] Sunday Homily– One-page summary (L-19) Introduction: The central theme of today’s readings is gratitude – in particular, the expression of gratitude God expects from us. Today’s Gospel story of ‘the forgetful lepers’ presents a God Who desires gratitude from us for the many blessings we receive from Him, and Who feels pain at… Continue reading »


By   September 7, 2019

OT XXIII [C] Homily- One-page summary(L-19) Central theme: Today’s readings challenge us to the true Christian discipleship of total commitment to the will of God, putting God first in our lives.  Scripture lessons summarized: The first reading, taken from the Book of Wisdom, instructs us to ask for the gifts of discernment and strength from… Continue reading »


By   August 23, 2019

OT XXI Homily on Lk 13: 22-30- one-page summary  Introduction: As he continues his fateful journey to Jerusalem, Jesus answers the question as to how many will be saved by answering how to enter into salvation and how urgent it is to strive now, before the Master closes the door. Instead of asking how many will be… Continue reading »


By   July 27, 2019

O. T. XVII Sunday homily-one-page summary Introduction: The main themes of today’s Scripture readings are the power of intercessory prayer, the Our Father as the ideal prayer, and the necessity for persistence and perseverance in prayer with trusting faith and boldness. In short, the readings teach us what to pray and how to pray. Scripture lessons summarized: The first reading, taken… Continue reading »

OT – XVI – C

By   July 12, 2019

Synopsis: OT XVI [C] Sunday Homily on Lk 10: 38-42 (L-19) Introduction: The central themes of today’s readings are the importance of hospitality in Christian life and the necessity of listening to God before acting. The key to the Christian life is setting priorities: Jesus Christ first, then everything else. The only way really to learn… Continue reading »

OT – XV – C

By   July 12, 2019

OT XV [C] Sunday Homily Introduction: The central theme of today’s Scripture readings is that we gain eternal life through loving God living in our neighbors by becoming good neighbors. Scripture lessons: The first reading, taken from Deuteronomy, reminds us that God not only gives us His Commandments in Holy Scriptures, but that they are also written… Continue reading »


By   June 27, 2019

O.T. XIV Sunday ) Homily (one-page summary) (LP)edtd Introduction: Today’s Scriptures are about announcing the Good News. They remind us that announcing the Good News of the Kingdom by words, deeds and life is not the task of only a few. Rather, it is a task for all baptized Christians. Scripture lessons: In the first… Continue reading »