Category Archives: Special Days

Epiphany Sunday – B

By   January 5, 2018

Synopsis: Homily on the Epiphany of the Lord 8) (Mt 2: 1-12) L/18 Introduction: The Greek word Epiphany (επιφάνεια), means appearance or manifestation. First, the angels revealed Jesus to the shepherds. In the Western Church, the Feast of the Epiphany celebrates Jesus’ first appearance to the Gentiles, represented by the Magi, while in the Eastern… Continue reading »

Christ the King Sunday

By   November 21, 2017

Synopsis of  O.T. 34 Christ the King Sunday Homily Introduction: It was Pope Pius XI who brought the Feast of Christ the King into the liturgy in 1925 to bring Christ, his rule and Christian values back into lives of Christians, into society and into politics. The Feast was also a reminder to the totalitarian governments… Continue reading »

All Souls’ Day – Nov. 2

By   November 2, 2017

One-page synopsis: All Souls’ Day (November 2,) 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.

All Saints Day Nov.1

By   November 1, 2017

NOVEMBER 1, 2017 ALL SAINTS DAY (L-17) One-page synopsis: The feast and its objectives: All baptized Christians who have died and are now with God in glory are considered saints. All Saints Day is intended to honor the memory of countless unknown and uncanonized saints who have no feast days. Today we thank God for… Continue reading »

Holy Trinity Sunday

By   May 30, 2017

SYNOPSIS: Feast the HOLY TRINITY [A] Jn 3:16-18 L/17 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 [A] John 20:19-23

By   May 23, 2017

Synopsis: Pentecost [A] Homily John 20:19-23) L/17 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. … Continue reading »

Ascension of Our Lord Matthew 28: 16-20

By   May 23, 2017

SYNOPSIS OF THE HOMILY ON THE ASCENSION OF OUR LORD (Mt 28: 16-20) Introduction: Today’s readings describe the Ascension of the Lord Jesus into his Heavenly glory after promising his disciples the Holy Spirit as their source of Heavenly power, and after commanding them to bear witness to him by their lives and by preaching… Continue reading »