Weekday Homilies 2019

February 2020

Feb 17

Monday of 6th Week of OT A

Sign, what does it mean? According to Google dictionary, sign is “an object, quality, or event whose presence or occurrence indicates the probable presence or occurrence of something else.” Something points to something else is called sign. Seven Sacraments we have in the life of the Catholic Church are also signs, but in a deeper...
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Feb 13

Thursday of 5th Week of OT A

Science is what we can prove with our five senses. A sick person is not sick any more when he can see, taste, hear, touch, and smell normal. This cure of sickness is called fact. What is fact, there is nothing need to be proved or to believe. If someone is healed from sickness and illness without the help of science such as doctor, he is easy to...
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Feb 11

Tuesday of 5th Week of OT A

In his book, The Heart of the Enlightened, Anthony De Mello told a story of a King ran into a dervish, and in keeping with the custom of the East when a King met a subject, he said, “Ask for a favor.” The dervish replied, “It would be unseemly for me to ask a favor of one of my slaves.” “How dare you speak so...
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Feb 10

Monday of 5th Week of OT A--Memorial of Saint Scholastica, virgin

Identical twin or fraternal twin? Do they think the same things and have the same passion? They said that identical twins are the result of a single fertilized egg splits into two parts after conception, resulting in the development of two individual embryos. Because the two embryos are the result of a single egg/sperm combination, they have the...
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Feb 7

Friday of 4th Week of OT A

Jesus’s fame had become widespread that some said that he was John the Baptist, others said that he was Elijah, and still others said that he was one of the prophets. Herod said that he was John whom he beheaded has been raised up. Who is Jesus for you and me? Herod, reported in today’s Gospel, who is a weak person. On one hand, he...
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Feb 6

Thursday of 4th Week of OT A--Memorial of Saint Paul Miki and Companions, Martyrs

In 1945, Nagasaki, Japan, is familiar to Americans as the city on which the second atomic bomb was dropped and immediately killed over 37,000 people. Some centuries before, 26 martyrs of Japan were crucified on a hill, now known as the Holy Mountain, overlooking Nagasaki. Among them were priests, brothers and laymen, Franciscans, Jesuits and...
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Feb 4

Tuesday of 4th Week of OT A

“Father,” a lady called the parish emergency number after i just finished celebrating the third Mass on Sunday, “I’m a hospice nurse. I have a patient needs the last rite. I have been contacting five priests already, and no one returned my call. Would you be able to go to give the last rite for my patient?”...
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Feb 3

Monday of 4th Week of OT A

A person who is possessed by demons cannot control of himself. He often roams around the unclean places and the tombs. At night, he often cries out and hurts himself among the tombs and the hillsides where not many people come. This leads him to isolation among his mankind. He finds no freedom because of being bound by shackles and chains. He...
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Weekday Homilies 2019

Homilies by Fr. Joseph Thang Nguyen


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