Category Archives: Special Days

Christ the King

By   November 18, 2018

One-page summary of Christ the King Sunday Homily Central theme: This Sunday, at the end of Church’s liturgical year, the readings describe the enthronement of the victorious Christ as King in Heaven in all His glory. Instituting this Feast of Christ, the King in 1925, Pope Pius XI proclaimed: “Pax Christi in regno Christi” (the… Continue reading »

All Sauls Day – Nov 2

By   October 29, 2018

All Souls’ Day (November 2, 2018) Homily: All Souls’ Day is a day specially set apart that we may remember and pray for our dear ones who have gone for their eternal reward and who are currently in a state of ongoing purification. Ancient belief supported by Church tradition: People of all religions have believed… Continue reading »

Assumption of Bl. Virgin Mary

By   August 12, 2018

AUG 15th ONE PAGE SYNOPSIS OF ASSUMPTION DAY HOMILY (L-18) We honor Mary, venerate her, express our love for her and never worship her. Why do we honor Mary: 1) Mary herself gives the most important reason in  her “Magnificat:” “All generations (ages) will call me blessed because the “The Mighty One has done great… Continue reading »

Nativity of St. John the Baptist

By   June 20, 2018

Synopsis: Nativity of St. John the Baptist [A, B, C] June 23: Vigil Mass) Introduction: Birth of John the Baptist is a Sabbath Year Feast, that is, a feast that we celebrate on a Sunday only once every seven years.  It is an important feast in the sense that his is one only three whose… Continue reading »

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ – B

By   May 29, 2018

Introduction: The feast and its objectives:    Today, we celebrate the solemn feast of Corpus Christi. It is three feasts in one: the feast of the Eucharistic sacrifice, feast of the Sacrament of the Eucharist and the feast of the Real Presence of Jesus.  It is a doctrinal feast established for three purposes:  1) to give… Continue reading »

Holy Trinity Sunday

By   May 21, 2018

Synopsis for a 10-minute homily: HOLY TRINITY SUNDAY   Introduction: The mystery of the most Holy Trinity is a basic doctrine of Faith in Christianity, understandable not with our heads but with our hearts. It teaches us that there are three distinct Persons in one God, sharing the same Divine Nature, co-equal and co-eternal.  Our… Continue reading »

Pentecost Sunday

By   May 13, 2018

Pentecost literally means 50th. It is a feast celebrated on the 50th day after the Passover feast by the Jews and a feast celebrated on the 50th day after the feast of the Resurrection of Jesus by the Christians. The Jewish Pentecost was originally a post-harvest thanksgiving feast.  Later, the Jews included in it the… Continue reading »

The Feast of Ascension of Our Lord – B

By   May 8, 2018

Introduction:  Today’s readings describe the Ascension of the Lord Jesus into his Heavenly glory after promising the Holy Spirit as the source of Heavenly power for his disciples and commanding them to bear witness to him by their lives and preaching throughout the world.  What is celebrated is Jesus’ exaltation and the end of his… Continue reading »

Easter II – Divine Mercy Sunday

By   April 4, 2018

SYNOPSIS OF EASTER- II (SUNDAY OF DIVINE MERCY) HOMILY Introduction: The readings for this Sunday are about God’s mercy, the necessity for trusting Faith and our need for the forgiveness of our sins.  The opening prayer addresses the Father as “God of everlasting Mercy.”  In the Responsorial Psalm (Ps 118), we repeat several times, “His mercy… Continue reading »