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HOMILY FOR CHRISM MASS 2015

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Reverend Monsignori and Fathers, Consecrated men and women, Brothers and sisters, All beloved in Christ, 1. The oils we bless today are physical signs of the spiritual anointing that we receive both as individuals and as members of the Christian community. We use them in the sacraments: baptism, confirmation, ordination, anointing of the sick – […]

HOMILY FOR CHRISM MASS, 27 MARCH 2013

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CHRISM MASS St. Andrew Cathedral 28 March 2013   Reverend Monsignori and Fathers, Dear consecrated men and women, Beloved brothers and sisters in Christ,   1. “Love one another as I have loved you” (John 15:12). This is the scriptural theme that underpins our Diocesan Year of the Eucharist, which coincides with the International Year […]

HOMILY FOR CHRISM MASS, 5 APRIL 2012

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CHRISM MASSSt. Andrew Cathedral5 April 2012 Reverend Monsignori and Fathers,Consecrated Men and Women,Brothers and Sisters in the Lord, 1. Tempus fugit[1]. How time flies! Only a year ago, we welcomed three priests into the diocesan clergy and announced our priests’ new assignments. Since then, much has happened. Let us count our blessings. 2. First, the […]

HOMILY FOR THE MISSIO CANONICA, St. Andrew Cathedral, 30 June 2011

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Homily for the Missio Canonica St. Andrew Cathedral 30 June 2011   The general reshuffle of parish assignments has been an experience of renewal for the whole diocese: for the priests… for the laity… yes, even for your bishop.   I consider myself privileged and blessed to witness how my beloved priests realize and actualize […]

HOMILY FOR CHRISM MASS, 21 April 2011

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Mass of the Holy Chrism St. Andrew Cathedral 21 April 2011   At the threshold of the great Paschal Triduum, we pause. We pause, because this year we celebrate no ordinary Chrism Mass. Today, we welcome three priests into the diocesan clergy of Parañaque and – after the Mass – we will announce the new […]

Homily for 12/13 February 2011

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Homily for 12/13 February 2011(based on the CBCP Pastoral Letter “Choosing Life, Rejecting the RH Bill”;to be read in all Sunday Masses) Brothers and Sisters in Jesus Christ, Before EDSA I in 1986, our Catholic Bishops had to make a “prophetic moral judgment on political leadership” that called for a peaceful transition from dictatorship to […]

Homily for the 15th World Day of Consecrated Life

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15th World Day of Consecrated Life2 February 2011HomilyThe prophet Simeon was blessed to have recognized Jesus Christ, “lumen… gentium” and “gloria Israel”. And because he has beheld Him, he could now say “Lord, now you let your servant go in peace” (cf. Luke 2:29-32). Today, however, we might not have that consolation. The light of […]

Homily: 2nd Sunday of Advent

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HOMILY (2nd Sun. of Advent – B) by: Msgr. Boy Villarruz   I – Introduction: –        St. Mark starts the story of Christ, not with his birth. –        It began with the DREAMS of the prophets long, long time ago – prophets like Isaiah when he said in our 1st reading today (Is. 40:1-5, 9-11): […]

Homily for Christmas Eve

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by: Msgr. Armando A. Villarruz Christmas Eve Mass – HOMILY I – Intro.: One of the things we like about Christmas is that we receive gifts – Christmas gift-giving (pamasko, pasalubong, mano po ninong, etc.). In this connection, I would like to tell the story of a man (named Joseph Mohr, from Austria) who received a […]