Posts from January 2017

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Homily for the 2nd Week in Ordinary Time

by Fr. Hernan Cely

The Beatitudes The scene of today’s gospel reading depicts Jesus, sitting a bit apart from the crowd, speaking directly to his disciples, explaining his central and official platform. He was opening his mind and heart to the men who were to be the right-hand workers in his task. It would not be surprising if the […]

Homily for the First Week in Ordinary Time

by Fr. Hernan Cely

John the Baptist In an apostolic exhortation, our Holy Father, Pope Francis said: “In virtue of their baptism, all the members of the People of God have become missionary disciples. All the baptized, whatever their position in the Church or their level of instruction in the faith are agents of evangelization. The salvation of the […]

Homily for the Epiphany of the Lord

by Fr. Hernan Cely

The Epiphany of the Lord OUR TREES COME DOWN, colored lights go dark, the Christmas season ends with the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord. The word epiphany comes from Greek. It means manifestation or demonstration. In the first reading from Isaiah, epiphany is the way God signifies his presence in the created world. […]