Category Archives: OT II

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe – B

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe – B

Readings: Dan 7:13-14; Ps 93:1-2,5; Rev 1:5-8; Jn 18:33-37 JESUS’ KINGSHIP IS ONE OF LOVE, JUSTICE AND PEACE! I Timothy 2:6 says Jesus “gave himself as a ransom.” A ransom is a price paid to purchase someone’s freedom. In 1193, … Continue reading

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Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time – B

Readings: Dan 12:1-3; Ps 16:5,8-11; Heb 10:11-14,18; Mk 13:24-32 LIFE IS SHORT; DEATH IS CERTAIN; ETERNITY IS FOREVER! The Bible says that in the final days or “end times” there will be “distress of nations”. This is certainly the case … Continue reading

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Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time – B

Readings: 1 Kgs 1:10-16; Ps 146:7-10; Heb 9:24-28; Mk 12:41-44 Our Jugs of Oil Will Never Run Dry! Nancy was a single mother with young children. Her ex-husband sent her only a small amount of grocery money every week–so small … Continue reading

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Solemnity of All Saints – B

Readings: Rev 7:2-4, 9-14; Ps 24:1-61; Jn 3:1-3; Mt 5:1-12 Rejoice and be glad, for great is your reward in heaven! (Mt 5:12) Today, the Church celebrates all the saints: canonized or beatified, and the multitude of those who are … Continue reading

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Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time – B

Readings: Jer 31:7-9; Ps 126:1-6; Heb 5:1-6; Mk 10:46-52 LORD, HEAL OUR SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS According to World Health Organization, there are 39 million blind people on the planet. These are the people who wake up every day and stare down … Continue reading

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Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time – B

Readings: Is 53:10-11; Psalm 33; Heb 4:14-16; Mk 10:35-45 MISSION SUNDAY  World Mission Sunday, organized by the Propagation of the Faith, is a day set aside for Catholics worldwide to recommit themselves to the Church’s missionary activity through prayer and … Continue reading

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Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time – B

Readings: Wis. 7:7-11; Heb 4:12-13; Mk 10:17-30 The man who went to Hell with Heaven on his mind. How is a person to measure happiness? Is there an absolute criterion or criteria by which we can assess a person and … Continue reading

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Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time – B

Readings:Gn 2:18-24; Ps 128:1-6; Heb 2:9-11; Mk 10:2-16 TO LOVE AND TO CHERISH “When two people become one by way of marriage, it is not only their hearts that are united, but their minds and souls as well.” — Julie … Continue reading

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Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time – B

Readings: Nm 11:25-29; Ps 19:8-14; Jas 5:1-6; Mk 9:38-48 GOD’S CALL TO HOLINESS, GENEROSITY AND TO BE AN INSPIRATION TO ALL THOSE AROUND A soldier of Alexander the Great was driving a heavily laden mule to the royal tent. The … Continue reading

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Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time – B

Readings: Wis 2:12, 17-20 ; Ps 54:3-4, 5, 6 & 8; Jas 3: 16-4:3, Mk 9: 30-37 HUMILITY and SERVICE – ARE THE MOTHER OF ALL VIRTUES Many years ago, a rider came across some soldiers who were trying to … Continue reading

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Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time – B

Readings: Is 50; 5-9 ; Jas 2: 14-18; Mk 8: 27-35 NO CROSS NO CROWN Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and … Continue reading

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Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

September 8, 2015 The readings: Rom. 8:28-30 or Mic. 5:2-5; Mt. 1:16, 18-23 Anecodote: The “Hail Mary” of a Protestant is powerful! — ( This is a true story.) A little six-year-old Protestant boy had often heard his Catholic companion … Continue reading

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Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time – B

Readings: Readings: Is 35:4-7; Ps 146:7-10; Jas 2:1-5; Mk 7:31-37 “Touch and make us WHOLE” Domingo  is a close friend of mine. He is also a quadriplegic (a person who is permanently unable to move or feel both arms and … Continue reading

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Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time – B

Readings: Deut 4:1-2, 6-8; Ps 15:2-3, 3-4, 4-5; Jas 1:17-18, 21-22, 27; Mark 7:1-8, 14-15,21-23 The theme of today’s readings is the nature of true religion. “They talk the talk, but they don’t walk the walk.” That is a good … Continue reading

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Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time – B

Jos 24:1-2a, 15-17, 18b; Ps 34:2-3, 16-17, 18-19, 20-21; Eph 5:21-32; Jn 6:60-69 Five wise men got lost in the forest. The first one said:– I will go to the left – my intuition tells me that. The second one … Continue reading

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Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – B

Readings: Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab; Ps 45:10, 11, 12, 16; 1 Cor 15:20-27; Lk 1:39-56 Cardinal Newman, a Catholic convert had this to say about the Assumption of Mary: It was surely fitting, that she be taken up into heaven … Continue reading

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Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – B

Readings: 1 Kgs 19:4-8; Eph 4:30-5:2; Jn 6:41-51 “If God is the reason to live; then you will never have a reason to quit.” Jesus the Bread of Life that satisfies our spiritual hunger on our journey to eternal life … Continue reading

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Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – B

August 2, 2015 Reading I: Exodus 16:2-4, 12-15; Res Psalm 78:3-4, 23-24, 25, 54; Reading II: Ephesians 4:17, 20-24; Gospel: John 6:24-35 “There are two things the devil is deadly afraid of: Fervent Communion at Eucharist and frequent visits to … Continue reading

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Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – B

July 26, 2015 Reading 1: 2 Kgs 4:42-44; Reading 2: Eph 4:1-6; Gospel: Jn 6:1-15 « We make a living by what we earn, but we make a life by what we give. » There are three kinds of givers … Continue reading

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Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – B

July 19, 2015 First Reading: Jer 23:1-6; Second Reading: Eph 2:13-18; Gospel: Mk 6:30-34 Someone once said that a leader is a person “Who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.” I would like to go a … Continue reading

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Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – B

12 July 2015 Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič Am 7:12-15; Eph 1:3-14; Mk 6:7-13 Our Lord Jesus shared everything with his disciples, even his own mission, which he did not jealously keep for himself, but … Continue reading

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Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – B

5 July 2015 Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič Ez 2:2-5; 2 Cor 12:7-10; Mk 6:1-6a Human history has shown case after case of good people being rejected by those who knew them best. This has … Continue reading

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Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – B

28 June 2015 Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič Wis 1:13-15. 2:23-24; 2 Cor 8:7.9.13-15; Mk 5:21-43 Two very difficult human experiences are presented to Jesus in today’s gospel reading, which at the same time are … Continue reading

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Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time – B

21 June 2015 Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič Job 38:1.8-11; 2 Cor 5:14-17; Mk 4:35-41 The gospel passage describes a moment when the disciples were travelling by boat with Jesus and a violent storm overcame … Continue reading

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Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time – B

14 June 2015 Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič Ez 17:22-24; 2 Cor 5:6-10; Mk 4:26-34 While Jesus was on earth in the body, he taught his disciples many things regarding the reign of God and … Continue reading

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Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus – B

12 June 2015 Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič Hos 11:1, 3-4, 8c-9; Eph 3:8-12, 14-19; Jn 19:31-37 If someone were to ask you today ‘of all the amazing miracles and signs performed by the Lord … Continue reading

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Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ – B

7 June 2015 Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič Ex 24: 3-8; Heb 9: 11-15; Mk 14: 12-16, 22-26 The Holy Eucharist. In every celebration of Holy Mass we hear the same words of the Lord … Continue reading

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Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity – B

31 May 2015 Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič Dt 4:32-34.39-40; Rom 8:14-17; Mt 28:16-20 In order to understand the significance of today’s liturgy, in honour of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, which is … Continue reading

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