Author Archives: Joel Tabora, S.J.

About Joel Tabora, S.J.

Jesuit. Educator

For Freedom, Christ Set Us Free

[Homily.  Assumption Chapel.  Sunday, 26 June, 2022.] Our second reading today from the Letter of Blessed Paul the Apostles to the Galatians begins with the inspiring line, “Brothers and sisters, for freedom Christ set us free, so stand firm and … Continue reading

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Our Participation in Jesus’ Sacrifice

[Homily:  Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ.  Sunday, June 19, 2022] Before Abram was renamed Abraham (cf. Gen. 18:5), Abram was sent by God into Canaan, where God promised he would be the father of a great nation. … Continue reading

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In the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit…

[Homily.  Trinity Sunday. 19 June 2022.] After the celebration of Easter, the Ascension and Pentecost, it only fitting that we celebrate our relationship with God, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, the Trinity.  When we recall the Father, … Continue reading

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“To the Ends of the Earth” Today

[Homily:  First Friday.  June 3, 2022.] From the side of the Crucified Lord flowed water and blood.  From the side of the Crucified Lord flowed the Church.  From the side of the Crucified Lord, St. John Chrysostom said, flowed the … Continue reading

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To the Ends of the Earth

[Homily based on the Acts of the Apostles, Friday, May 27, 2022.] We have been reading from the Acts of the Apostles. As we have been celebrating the profound mystery of the Resurrection and are about to celebrate the Solemnity … Continue reading

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Feed my Lambs.  Feed my Sheep.  Feed my Malnourished Children

[Homily.  First Friday Mass.  Jn. 6:60-69. May 6, 2021] What Jesus said in today’s Gospel was controversial.  Those who were listening to him quarreled about what he really meant.  In fact, when Jesus had finished teaching, there were those among … Continue reading

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Strong in Faith, in Hope, Discerning and Wise

[College Graduation Address.  23 April 2022] It has been my privilege today to officially confer on you your degrees for the courses you have completed.  You have worked hard for them.  Rejoice in them.  Bear them both with pride and … Continue reading

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A Celebration of Thanksgiving

[College Baccalaureate Homily:  Luke 24: 35-48.  21 April 2022] Every Eucharist is a celebration of thanks.  This comes from the first Eucharist when taking bread, the Lord gave thanks, gave the bread to his disciples and said, “Take this all … Continue reading

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A Stellar Online Batch

[Address.  SHS Graduation.  22 April 2022.] It is a privilege for me to finally be able to address you, if not face to face, online.  When you enrolled for the ADDU Senior High School (SHS) two years ago, the pandemic … Continue reading

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A Lakeside Breakfast with the Risen Lord

[SHS Baccalaureate Mass.  Jn. 21:1-14.  22 April 2022.] In the Gospel of John, the Resurrected Lord appears to the disciples first on the evening of Easter Sunday.  They were gathered together behind locked doors for they were afraid of the … Continue reading

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