Weekday Homilies 2019

December 2019

Dec 31

The Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God

Joke: One Sunday morning, a mother was getting ready for church when she noticed her son wasn’t up yet. She finally went in to wake him up. “Come on, get up. You’ll be late for Mass!” she said. “I don’t want to go!” said her son as he buried his head under the pillow. “You have to go,” the...
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Dec 30

Monday, December 30, 2019

Louis Pasteur, born in December 27, 1822, in Dole, France and died in September 28, 1895. He was a French Chemist and Microbiologist who was one of the most important founders of medical microbiology. He once was on the train to go to Paris. With his Holy Rosary on his hand, he seated next to a young man. A young man stared at him for a while,...
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Dec 25

Christmas Day December 25 of 2019

Joke: Christmas shopping, though fun, can be difficult. Did you hear about the guy that bought his wife a beautiful diamond ring for Christmas? A friend of his said, "I thought she wanted one of those sporty 4-Wheel drive vehicles." "She did," he replied. "But where am I going to find a fake Jeep?" Today, the...
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Dec 24

Christmas Vigil of December 24, 2019

Joke: Christmas shopping, though fun, can be difficult. Did you hear about the guy that bought his wife a beautiful diamond ring for Christmas? A friend of his said, "I thought she wanted one of those sporty 4-Wheel drive vehicles." "She did," he replied. "But where am I going to find a fake Jeep?" Fake and real,...
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Dec 23

A--Monday of December 23

Getting closed to the end of the octave of Advent to celebrate the birth of the Savior Jesus Christ, today the Church emphasizes on choosing the name of the one he calls. At the circumcision of John, they named him Zechariah after his father’s name, but both of John’s parents named him John since the Lord had told them before he was...
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Dec 20

Friday of December 20

December 17, Gospel introduced genealogy of the Savior Jesus Christ, forty-two generations together before the birth of the Savior. December 18, we were introduced Saint Joseph, one of those people in genealogy involved in the birth of the Savior Jesus Christ. December 19, Zechariah, not in the genealogy, was introduced as another face involved...
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Dec 19

Thursday, December 19

Yesterday’s Gospel introduced Joseph, one of the people involved in the birth of the Savior Jesus Christ. Today’s Gospel, Zechariah, was introduced as another face involved in the birth of the Savior. Zechariah, according to today’s Gospel, was “righteous in the eyes of God, observing all the commandments and ordinances...
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Dec 17

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Today, the Church begins to enter into the octave week preparing to celebrate the Birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Gospel is chosen for this day talks about the genealogy of Jesus Christ. The total generation from the time of Abraham to Jesus Christ is fourteen generations. With all these people involved in the coming of the Son of God...
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Dec 16

Monday of 3rd Week of Advent A

Balaam was a famous pagan oracle reported in the book of Numbers in today’s first reading. Balak, son of Zippor, saw the Israelites in number and sent messengers to Balaam to summon him to come to wipe out the people of Israel from the land of Egypt. Balaam was hired to come to “curse this people [the Israelites]” for him. In...
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Dec 13

Friday of 2nd Week of Advent A--Memorial of Saint Lucy, Virgin and Martyr

Today, the Church celebrates the feast of Saint Lucy, Virgin and Martyr, who was consecrated her virginity to Christ and suffered martyrdom for the healing of her mother who suffered from an issue of blood. Story told that her mom suffered from an issue of blood that human help failed. Lucy reminded her mother that a woman in the Gospel had been...
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Dec 12

Thursday of 2nd Week of Advent A--Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Joke: A wife complains to her husband, “From the day I married you till now, I haven’t received anything from you!” The husband protests, “It’s not true! You are received to be my wife, to be my parents’ daughter-in-law, to be a mother to all my children …” An elderly man observes the conversation...
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Dec 10

Tuesday of 2nd Week of Advent A

Carl Sandburg in his article titled “The Muckers,” he talked about a group of construction workers who often worked hard in dangerous and dirty cases with injustice paid. During the collapse of the economy, many people got laid off and couldn’t find job. People really worked more and spent less. This group of construction...
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Dec 9

Monday of 2nd Week of Advent--Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Blessed Virgin Mary

Joke: “I once gave my husband the silent treatment for an entire week,” a lady shared. “What happened at the end of that week he declared that we’re getting along very well lately.” Unlike the silent treatment that gave the husband a pleasant week, the silent treatment that Mary, the Mother of God, really rooted in...
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Dec 6

Friday of 1st Week of Advent

What is faith? According to the teaching of the Church, Catechism of the Catholic Church, it is “both a gift of God and a human act by which the believer gives personal adherence to God who invites his response, and freely assents to the whole truth that God has revealed” (p.878). If faith is a gift from God, then we don’t need...
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Dec 5

Thursday of 1st Week of Advent

A King had a habit to listen a passage of Sanskrit scripture, the Bhagavad Gita often referred as the Gita. The one who was responsible to read and to explain to the King was a wise Buddhist Monk. At every end of explaining what he read from the Gita, he always asked the King, “Do you understand what I’ve just read and explained to...
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Dec 3

Tuesday of 1st Week of Advent A--Memorial of Saint Francis Xavier, Priest

Today the Church celebrates the feast of Saint Francis Xavier, Priest. This young Spanish gentlemen, in the dangerous days of the Reformation, was making a name for himself as a Professor of Philosophy in the University of Paris, and had seemingly no higher aim, when Saint Ignatius of Loyola won him to heavenly thoughts. After a brief apostate...
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Dec 2

Monday of 1st Week of Advent A

My first on-call when I studied for chaplain at Spohn Hospital, I was called to visit the little boy who was run over on high way. They rushed the boy to the ER around 9:00PM. His family came in number, and I was with the family the whole time until the doctor came out to announce that they couldn’t save the boy. They tried to save the boy...
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Weekday Homilies 2019

Homilies by Fr. Joseph Thang Nguyen


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