Sermons from November 2015

It pays to wait!

First Sunday of Advent It Pays to Wait! The First Sunday of Advent ushers in a new liturgical year. As in every new beginning, it is a time for looking forward, anticipating, hoping, and waiting. Advent precisely, means “coming”. It is the season that celebrates the coming of the Lord, not only at Christmas when…

Following Christ’s footsteps

All of us desire to experience the freedom that comes from accepting the truth of Christ. Yet, if we are honest with ourselves, we have to admit that there are times when we feel a strong temptation to keep the truth at a distance, to push it away from our hearts, as Pilate did. Sometimes…

The Coming of the Son of Man

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time The Coming of the Son of Man Today’s Gospel from Mark speaks of the coming of the Son of Man, also known as the end of times or the end of the world. Why does the liturgy of today’s readings choose the theme about the end of times? End of…

God Wants Generosity from the Heart

God Wants Generosity from the Heart There are two ways of being generous: the way of the scribes, and the way of the widow. The scribes were the experts in interpreting the Law of Moses, and the Law of Moses was the core of Jewish culture, so the people of ancient Israel respected and reverenced…

All Saints-All Souls Commemoration

Two Special and Related Celebrations Nov. 1st -Solemnity of All Saints /Nov. 2nd -Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed We often hear the phrase: Communion of Saints. In the Creed (The Apostles Creed) we affirm our Faith in the Communion of Saints. What does the phrase mean? It reminds us of the three Churches, namely:…