Category Archives: Homily

To Cure or Not to Cure

[Homily. Assumption Chapel, 31 January 2023.] Our gospel for today describes two healings based on faith in Jesus. The first healing is that of the daughter of Jairus, one of the synagogue officials.  As Jesus preached his message of the … Continue reading

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Doing God’s Will in a VUCA World

[Homily. Assumption Chapel.  ,Jan. 23, 2023.] At the ADDU we have been conversing about concerns in our VUCA world.[i]  VUCA is jargon in the business world for volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous.  In fact, the situation in the world is … Continue reading

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I’m gonna eat n eat n eat n eat n eat until I die! 

First Communion Homily based on:  Exodus 16: 9-15 and John 6:24-36, 48-51and the song “Eat Until I Die” from Disney’s Fun and Fancy Free [animated cartoon, released Sept 27, ‘47], sang in duet by Goofy and Donald Duck. This was … Continue reading

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The Sabbath for Man, Not Man for the Sabbath

[Homily. Assumption Chapel.  January 17, 2023] In our Gospel reading for today, Jesus and his disciples are passing through a field of grain.  They are hungry.  So they still their hunger by plucking the heads of wheat and munching on … Continue reading

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Ordinary Time:  Getting to Know Jesus Extraordinarily

[Homily.  January 10, 2023.] With the celebration yesterday of the Baptism of the Lord, the Christmas Season ended.  Yesterday, the festive Christmas decorations were taken down.  The precious images of the Belen removed, wrapped and stored for the return of … Continue reading

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Epiphany:  God Breaks Through!

[Homily.  Feast of the Epiphany.  Assumption Chapel.  January 8, 2023.] An epiphany is a manifestation of the Holy.  It is a manifestation of God’s holy presence to us.  In the context of the First Reading, when the Israelites were suffering … Continue reading

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Not Ignatians, but Jesuits

[Homily.  Titular Feast of the Society of Jesus, Jan. 3, 2023.] The followers of St. Francis of Assisi were to be called Franciscans. Just as the followers of St. Dominic were to be called Dominicans.  St. Ignatius of Loyola, who … Continue reading

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ADDU Homecoming: Coming Home to the Lord and King

[Homily.  Alumni/ae Mass.  Assumption 30 December 2022] On the 7th anniversary of the blessing by Abp. Romulo Valles of this chapel of the Assumption, on the seventh anniversary as well of the passing of our benefactor, Mr. Sanjo Dakudao, without … Continue reading

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Gian and Mianne’s Sacrament on Their Wedding Day

[Homily:  Wedding of Gian and Mianne] Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Davao, Dec. 29, 2022, 3:00 pm. The care for the environment is etched deeply in the soul of the Ateneo de Davao University (ADDU).  Nine years ago, it was … Continue reading

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Silent Night, Holy Night

[Homily.  Assumption Chapel.  Christmas Midnight Mass, 2022] From Nazareth in Galilee, Mary and Joseph had to travel about 145 kilometers to reach the ancient city of Bethlehem.  They needed to travel south along the flatlands of the Jordan River, then … Continue reading

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