Weekday Homilies 2019

June 2019

Jun 28

C--Friday of 12th Week of Ordinary—Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

In his book, The Heart of the Enlightened by Anthony de Mello, S.J., he told a story of a priest was walking down a street when he saw a little boy jumping up and down trying to ring a door bell. The poor kid was too small and the bell was too high. So the priest went up and rang the bell for the little fellow. Then, turning to the kid with a...
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Jun 27

C--Thursday of 12th Week of OT

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the Kingdom of heaven,” the Lord Jesus said to his disciples, “but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.” So, what is his Father’s will? How do we do the will of his Father? Jesus once said that he is in his Father and his Father is...
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Jun 26

C--Wednesday of 12th Week of OT

In was born and raised in the city right before and after the Vietnam War was over, I loved to eat fruits. However, living in the city, one would not see a lot of fruit trees than living in the rural areas. Before I left Vietnam to reside in America, one of my tutoring students took me over to his house in a rural town. They had a big land with...
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Jun 25

C--Tuesday of 12th Week of OT

Do good to others, and they will do good back to us. Does it sound like normal? Don’t we all do it in our life? In today’s Gospel, the Lord Jesus reminds us saying, “Do to others whatever you would have them do to you.” In other place, he invites us to do without expecting of paying back. A lady once came to visit her...
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Jun 24

C--Monday of 12th Week of OT--Feast of the Nativity of John the Baptist

Joke: Some employees bought their boss a gift for his birthday. Before opening the gift, the boss shook it slightly, and noticed that it was wet in the corner. Touching his finger to the wet spot and tasting it, he asked, "A bottle of wine?" His employees replied, "No." Again, he touched his finger to the box and tasted the...
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Jun 21

C--Friday of 11th Week of Ordinary—Saint Aloysius Gonzaga

Continue his teaching to his disciples, today, Jesus taught his disciples about the true treasure and the eyes of the Body. Treasure is often what we value. Our IRA retirement, for example, or any investment we have, our house, everything we have at home, and everything else we have that we often value them by locking our house less someone...
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Jun 20

C--Thursday of 11th Week of OT--Blessed Michelina of Pesaro

Continue his teaching in this chapter 6 from the writing of Saint Matthew, Jesus teaches us how to pray to God. The prayer that we are all familiar with, the Our Father, he teaches us to pray. There are two ways of prayer: We pray by ourselves alone, or we pray with others. In our prayer, we either pray it verbally or silently. It is usually...
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Jun 19

C--Wednesday of 11th Week of OT--Saint Romuald, Abbot

Continue his teaching on the law in chapter 5, in this chapter 6 from the writing of Saint Matthew, Jesus began to teach his disciples on almsgiving, prayer, and fasting. So, how should we give almsgiving, prayers, and fasting? Giving arms Jesus said, “Do not let your left hand know what your right is doing.” Have we given arms to...
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Jun 18

C--Tuesday of 11th Week of OT--Saint Gregory Barbarigo

Today’s Gospel is a continuation with yesterday’s Gospel from the writing of Saint Matthew. Jesus teaches us a new way of life or rather a new way of love. The question then, how do we love or how ought we to love? Love those who love us is easy. This is what most of us do. I once invited to a dinner, and I came with nothing but...
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Jun 17

Monday of 11th Week of OT Cycle C

To fight back or to offer no resistant to the one who hurts us somehow or someway is a question of decision required an answer. Our natural human defense teaches us to defend ourselves when we are attacked in any form and in any way. If someone talks bad about me in front of others, I ought to defend it by saying something to fight back if...
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Jun 14

Friday of 10th Week of OT C

Continuation of the teaching yesterday, the Lord Jesus today teaching on the sin of committing adultery. Jesus said, “You have heard that it was said, you shall not commit adultery. But I said to you, everyone who looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” It seems that the sin of adultery is...
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Jun 13

Thursday of 10th Week of OT--St. Anthony of Padua

There are two kinds of ruler using to measure the righteousness: Hierarchical ruler, representatives are the scribes and Pharisees, and the loving ruler is the ruler the Lord Jesus invited his disciples to use to measure the righteousness that reported in today’s Gospel. Hierarchical ruler said, “You shall not kill; and whoever...
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Jun 12

Wednesday of 10th Week of OT

When the war between the North and the South of Vietnam was over, the whole country became one with the title “Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Independence-Freedom-Happiness.” After a thousand years under China’s ruling, a hundred years under France’s ruling and finally free from America and united the North and the South...
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Jun 11

Tuesday of 10th Week of OT--Saint Barnabas, Apostle

On this day of eight years ago, under his imposition of hands to impark the Holy Spirit, his Excellency, The Most Reverend William Michael Mulvey, Bishop of Corpus Christi welcomed me to the priesthood of Jesus Christ at Corpus Christi Cathedral. Being ordained on the feast of Saint Barnabas, the Apostle, I am reminded the life of the Saint and...
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Jun 10

Monday of 10th Week of OT

In 2018, Pope Francis inserted into the General Roman Calendar, the Roman Missal, and the Liturgy of the Hours the memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church. This Memorial Day celebrates each year on Monday after the Pentecost Sunday. In this Memorial Day, the second option for the first reading, written in the book of Acts,...
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Weekday Homilies 2019

Homilies by Fr. Joseph Thang Nguyen

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