Posts from November 2014

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Homily for the Week of November 30, 2014

by Fr. Hernan Cely

New liturgical year We wait enough for what we love enough. Today’s gospel emphasizes that kind of active, loving waiting. Advent means the beginning. The beginning of the wait for what has been promised. As we start a new church year, our focus is on the two comings of Christ: the Incarnation and the Second […]

Homily for the Week of November 23, 2014

by Fr. Hernan Cely

Christ the King Blessed are you, Lord God, Jesus Christ, King of the Universe! Today we come to the end of the Church’s liturgical year. The feast of Christ the King. On this day our focus is forward, but first we look back to January. We remember the baby king who manifested himself on the […]

Homily for the Week of November 16, 2014

by Fr. Hernan Cely

THE PARABLE OF THE TALENTS In today’s parable Jesus tells us that at the final judgment each of us will be accountable for the way we used everything God has entrusted to us. All of our gifts, assets, opportunities – everything – belongs to God. Everything is on loan to us. We are expected to […]

Homily for the Week of November 9, 2014

by Fr. Hernan Cely

WE ARE TEMPLES OF THE HOLY SPIR Today we are celebrating the Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica of St. John the Baptist, the oldest existing basilica in the world and the cathedral of the diocese of Rome.   St. John Lateran is considered the mother and head of all the churches in the […]

Homily for the Week of Nov 2, 2014

by Fr. Hernan Cely

Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls) Every Sunday, every one of us stands up and says out loud: “I believe in the Communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sin, the resurrection of the body, and life – life ever-lasting. This weekend we celebrate the memory of ALL those people who came before us, […]