Category Archives: Homily

Do Not Prevent Them

[Homily: Evening Mass, Jesuit Villa, Mirador Hill, 23 May 2018, based on Mark 9:38-40)] In our Gospel, there was someone driving out demons in Jesus’ name. He was driving out demons. The disciples tried to prevent him. He was freeing … Continue reading

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Believe the Father and I are One

[Graduate Baccalaureate Mass. ADDU Assumption Chapel, 28 April 2018. Based on John 10:22-30] At your Baccalaureate Mass on the long-awaited day of your graduation, after all the investment you have made in higher graduate education, you are confronted with a … Continue reading

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Either Walk Away, or Take and Eat!

[Homily: Graduate Baccalaureate Mass. University of the Immaculate Conception. April 21, 2018. Based on John 6:60-69] We come together today in great thanksgiving. You have fought the good fight, you have run the race. You have kept the faith. You … Continue reading

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Jesus Responds to Our Hunger

[SHS Baccalaureate Mass, Martin Hall, 13 April 2018.] Not two weeks ago Christian communities throughout the world lifted the Paschal Candle proclaiming Risen Jesus as the Light and Savior of the world. You graduate today in the glow of that … Continue reading

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You Have Made History

[Baccalaureate Mass, SHS, Assumption College of Davao, April 12, 2018] We are all deeply grateful to God that you are graduating from Senior High School. When it was finally recognized by our education officials that we had to add two … Continue reading

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The Challenge and Promise of Glory at Graduation

[College Baccalaureate Mass (SAS, SON, SEA, SOE),  Apr 13, 2018.] Our Gospel for today draws you into the profound Christian challenge of your graduation.  But you must hear the Gospel in its entirety lest you miss the profundity of its … Continue reading

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Lifted Up, You Raise Me Up

[Homily. Mass of the Easter Vigil, ADDU Assumption Chapel, 2018.] In the joy of this Easter Vigil, the Church delights us with a richness of images that celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord.  Against the cold of the dark night, … Continue reading

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