Category Archives: Homily

You are the light of the earth.

[Homily.  2.8-9.2020.  Assumption Chapel] Last week we celebrated the Feast of the Presentation.  We recalled how Joseph and Mary, obedient to the law, brought their firstborn child to the temple to be presented to the Lord.  But in entering the … Continue reading

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Unity or Division Within

[Homily.  Mark 3:22-30.  Assumption Chapel.  Jan 27, 2020.] We continue with our contemplations of Jesus Christ in Ordinary Time.  We continue to watch Jesus preach, heal and liberate, continuing to beg for the grace that we get to know Jesus … Continue reading

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Ordinary Time

[Homily.  Assumption Chapel, 13 January 2019.] Today, as Taal erupts, Australia continues to burn, and the people of Iran explodes in protest after learning that its military had shot down a Ukrainian plane erroneously, we begin Ordinary Time in this … Continue reading

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To God’s High Command Your Hearts Bow

[Mass for ADDU Alumni/ae.  Assumption Chapel.  30 December, 2019] There are many reasons for coming together on this day, the 30th of December. The first is Sanjo Dakudao.  Without the usufruct agreement with him that allowed us to build on … Continue reading

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Radiance in the Light of God with Us

[Christmas Midnight Mass.  Assumption Chapel. ADDU.  Dec. 24, 2019.] We began our Mass with a prayer of praise to the Father:  “You make this holy night radiant with the splendor of Jesus Christ….”  The spotlight is on the vulnerable bundle … Continue reading

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The Dawn from on High

Today we come to the last of our Simbanggabi Masses with thanksgiving and with special joy.  We thank the Lord for the grace of these Simbanggabi Masses.  Every day, God turns the night into day.  You have allowed night turning … Continue reading

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Advent: a Celebration of Hope

[Fr. Joel Tabora, S.J., Homily:  ADDU Advent Thanksgiving Mass. Martin Hall.  Dec. 13, 2019.] We come together in the Season of Advent.  Advent is a season of waiting.  Advent is a season of celebrating hope. I say that because between … Continue reading

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Christ the King and the Widow’s Mite

[Homily.  Assumption Chapel. Monday, Nov 25, 2019.  Based on Lk 21:1-4.] Yesterday, for the Solemnity of the Feast of Christ the King we were invited to contemplate the Crucified Lord as Christ, our King.  The healer who had preached of … Continue reading

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Lord, that I may see.

[Homily.  Assumption Chapel.  Monday, November 18, 2019.  Based on Luke 18:35-43.] We are in the week before the great Solemnity of Christ the King. In yesterday’s Gospel, Jesus describes the end times.  The great Temple will be totally leveled; not … Continue reading

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Three Concerns in Christian Discipleship

[Homily:  Assumption Chapel.  11.11.19.  Based on:  Luke 17: 1-6] In our Gospel reading for today according to Luke Jesus is on his great journey to Jerusalem – where he will enter in glory, take possession of His Father’s temple,  then … Continue reading

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