Weekday Homilies 2019

September 2019

Sep 30

Monday of 26th Week of Ordinary C--Memory of Saint Jerome

Today the Church celebrates the feast of Saint Jerome, priest and doctor of the Church. He was born to a rich pagan family. He led a misspent youth. He studied in Rome and became a lawyer. He converted in theory and baptized in 365. After study of theology, he had a true conversion and became a monk. As monk, he lived for years as a hermit in...
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Sep 27

Friday of 25th Week of Ordinary C--Saint Vincent de Paul

Anthony de Mello, S.J., told a story in his book, The Heart of the Enlightened, A beggar saw a banker coming out of his office and said, “Could you give me a dime, sir, for a cup of coffee?” The banker felt sorry for the man and gave him a dollar and said, “Take it and have ten cups of coffee.” The next day, as soon as...
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Sep 26

Thursday of 25th Week of Ordinary Cycle C

In today’s Gospel, Herod asked a question that we might still ask in our modern days, “Who then is this about whom I hear such things?” Someone thought that he was John the Baptist who stood for the truth even though he had to shed blood to testify for it. Jesus couldn’t be John the Baptist since Herod beheaded him....
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Sep 9

Monday of 23rd Week of Ordinary C--Saint Peter Claver, Priest (USA)

Today, the Church celebrates the feast of Saint Peter Claver, priest, born at 1581 at Verdu, Catalonia, Spain in 1581. As a son of a farmer and influenced by Saint Alphonsus Rodriguez, he became a missionary priest in America. He ministered physically and spiritually to slaves and converted about 300,000 people. He organized charitable societies...
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Sep 6

Friday of 22nd Week of Ordinary C

In today’s Gospel, the Pharisees and scribes said to Jesus, “The disciples of John the Baptist fast often and offer prayers, and the disciples of the Pharisees do the same; but yours eat and drink.” Jesus, the Son of God and God himself, sat at the same table and ate with them. In other words, in God’s eyes, they were all...
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Sep 5

Thursday of 22nd Week of Ordinary C

In her article, “What Is Our Purpose in Life? Why Are We Here?” Doctor Supreeya Swarup said, “We must remember eventually we are here to self-improve and grow to become the best version of ourselves.” Perhaps, self-improve and becoming the best version of ourselves can only be done when we follow the guideline or a road...
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Sep 3

Tuesday of 22nd Week of Ordinary C--Saint Gregory the Great, Pope, Doctor of the Church

Saint Gregory the great, Pope and Doctor of the Church, was a son of Gordianus, a Roman regionarius and Saint Silvia of Rome, a nephew of Saint Emiliana and Saint Tarsilla, and great grandson of Pope Saint Felix III. He was educated by the finest teachers in Rome, and he served as a prefect of Rome for a year, then he sold his possessions,...
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Sep 2

Monday of 22nd Week of Ordinary

Beginning of today’s Gospel reading for daily Mass, the Church begins to use the writing of Saint Luke. In today’s Gospel, Jesus went into the Synagogue just like any other young men on the Sabbath. The beginning of his ministry to his own native land of Galilee. He read the Scripture passage and preached the words of God, but they...
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Weekday Homilies 2019

Homilies by Fr. Joseph Thang Nguyen


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