Category Archives: Homily

Living and Dying for the Lord

[Homily: 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Assumption Chapel, 16 Sept. 2017.] Our readings for this evening coming from Matthew and the Book of Wisdom are beautiful and challenging, but I would like to focus on the message for us of … Continue reading

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That dry cups be filled with wine

[Homily: Birthday of Mary, Chapel of the Assumption, 8 September 2017] Today is the birthday of Mary. Where many of us for whatever reason may have taken a step away from Mary, on her birthday, I propose we take a … Continue reading

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From Squash Court to Ohana

[Mass of the Renewal of Marriage Vows of Sonny and Jojo Castro, Church of the Holy Name of Jesus, San Pedro Resettlement Area, San Pedro, Laguna.]     This is rather awesome.  Forty years ago, you were in this church … Continue reading

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Mother in Heaven, Show Us the Way

[Homily:  ADDU Fiesta of Our Lady of the Assumption] We come today in celebration of Mary’s Assumption.  We celebrate Mary in heavenly glory. But celebrating Mary in heavenly glory is necessarily a celebration of Mary, the simple woman, still a … Continue reading

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Knowledge, Wisdom and Divine Folly

[Homily:  Mass of the Holy Spirit, ADDU Schools of Higher Education, Chapel of the Assumption, June 15,2017.] Once again we gather at the beginning of the academic year in Eucharistic Celebration. We come together as a university community of teachers and … Continue reading

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May Atty. Boy Rest in Peace

Homily:  Mass of Christian Burial of Atty. Marcos “Boy” Risonar, Davao Memorial Park, 14 June 2017   This afternoon we come together in Eucharistic celebration to lay to rest Atty. Marcos “Boy” Risonar. It is ironic that in a moment … Continue reading

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Do Not Be Afraid!

[Homily:  Baccalaureate Mass of the ADDU Law and Graduate School, Assumption Chapel, 29 April, 2017] I see from your faces, you are happy.  But I also know that deep within, you know that the happiness of this day carries heavy … Continue reading

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