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2016 – Fr. Cristino’s Homily Archives

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Fr. Cristino’s Homilies of the Liturgical Year

  2nd Sunday of Advent (Lk. 3: 1-6) “Use Your Words…” 

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3rd Sunday of Advent (Lk. 3: 10-18) “The Contagion of Joy” 

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4th Sunday of Advent (Lk. 1: 39-45) “The Other Incarnation” 

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Mariotto Albertinelli’s ‘Visitation’, the image I chose for my diaconal prayer card

Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (Is. 9: 1-7; Lk. 2: 1-16) “Calling the King” 

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Solemnity of the Epiphany of our Lord (Mt. 2: 1-12) “Scatter the Darkness” 

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Feast of the Baptism of the Lord (Lk. 3: 15-16; 21-22 & John 14: 12) “The Greatest Thing Jesus Didn’t Do” 

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*A Note: I acknowledge in John 3 reference is made to Jesus and the disciples baptizing in the same region as John the Baptist. In chapter 4, the evangelist specifically notes on this occasion that it was not Jesus but only the disciples who were baptizing. At any rate, if Jesus performed a ritual of baptism, it was not the one we perform in the Church since the day of Pentecost.

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2nd Sunday or Ordinary time (Jn. 2: 1-12) “The Wedding Which Lasts Forever 

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3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time (Lk. 4: 14-21) “What Are You Looking At?” 

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4th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Jer. 1: 4-5, 17-19; 1 Cor. 12: 31 – 13:13; Lk. 4: 21-30) “When Prophetic Pastors Preach” 

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5th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Lk. 5: 1-11) “The Lord of Many Chances” 

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1st Sunday of Lent (Lk. 4: 1-13) “Scripture and Spiritual Warfare” 

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This blog provides brilliant and reliable commentary on Sacred Scripture and each Sunday’s readings at Mass. Much of the inspiration for today’s homily came from here:

http://www.thesacredpage.com/2016/02/lent-as-spiritual-warfare-1st-sunday-of.html

2nd Sunday of Lent (Luke 9: 28b-36) “The Glory AND Suffering of the Mountain” 

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4th Sunday of Lent (Lk. 15: 1-3, 11-32) “Recklessly Extravagant Mercy” 

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5th Sunday of Lent, Third Scrutiny (Jn. 11: 1-45) “The Dying (and Rising?) of Western Civilization” 

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Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Jn. 13: 1-15) “This Is My Body” 

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Solemnity of the Resurrection of the Lord (Jn. 20: 1-15) “Noli me Tangere” 

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2nd Sunday of Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday (Jn. 20: 19-29) “The Lord of All Time and Mercy” 

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3rd Sunday of Easter (Jn. 21: 1-22) “Disciples Whom Jesus Loves” 

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4th Sunday of Easter, Good Shepherd Sunday (Jn. 10: 27-30) “The Priest, Shepherd and Lamb” 

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6th Sunday of Easter, 1 May 2016 (Jn. 14: 23-29) “Go to Mom and Dad”  

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Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord (Lk. 24: 46-53) “Waiting To Go Where One Man Has Gone Before” 

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Solemnity of Pentecost “Empowered by the Spirit to WIN!” 

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Monday of the 9th Week of Ordinary Time, Graduation Mass of Bishop O’Byrne High School 2016 (2 Pt. 1: 1-7; Mk. 12: 1-12) “Graduating Into a Mess of a World” 

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10th Sunday of Ordinary Time (1 Ki. 17: 17-21a, 22-24; Lk. 7: 11-17) “The Sting of Death” 

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11th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Gal. 2: 16, 19-21; Lk. 7: 36 – 8: 3) “To SHOW the Lord We Love Him, With Works”  

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Father of the Protestant Reformation, Martin Luther, preaching

12th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Lk. 9: 18-24) “Kissed By The Cross” 

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14th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Lk. 10: 1-12, 17-20) “The Privilege & Obligation of Every Christian” 

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15th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Lk. 10: 25-37) “Can I Be Your Neighbour?” 

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19th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Heb. 11: 1-2, 8-12; Lk. 12: 35-40) “Seeing With Faith” 

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20th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Lk. 12: 49-53) “You’re Not You…When You Presume” 

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21st Sunday of Ordinary Time (Is. 66: 18-21; Lk. 13: 22-30) “The Narrow Path to Heaven” 

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22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time (Sir. 3: 17-20; 28-29 & Lk. 14: ; 7-14) “A Humble Cardinal” 

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This is Cardinal Merry del Val's tomb in the crypt of the Vatican.

This is Cardinal Merry del Val’s tomb in the crypt of the Vatican.

THE LITANY OF HUMILITY 

O Jesus! meek and humble of heart, Hear me.
From the desire of being esteemed,

Deliver me, Jesus.

From the desire of being loved…
From the desire of being extolled …
From the desire of being honored …
From the desire of being praised …
From the desire of being preferred to others…
From the desire of being consulted …
From the desire of being approved …
From the fear of being humiliated …
From the fear of being despised…
From the fear of suffering rebukes …
From the fear of being calumniated …
From the fear of being forgotten …
From the fear of being ridiculed …
From the fear of being wronged …
From the fear of being suspected …

That others may be loved more than I,
Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.

That others may be esteemed more than I …
That, in the opinion of the world,
others may increase and I may decrease …
That others may be chosen and I set aside …
That others may be praised and I unnoticed …
That others may be preferred to me in everything…
That others may become holier than I,
provided that I may become as holy as I should…

23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, On the Occasion of the Canonization of St. Teresa of Calcutta (Lk. 14: 25-33) “Our Vocation is the Love of Jesus” 

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25th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Lk. 16: 1-13) “Shrewd Stewards” 

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26th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Parish Kick-Off of 40 Days for Life, “What if Poor Lazarus was a Pregnant Woman?” 

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A pregnant homeless woman sleeps on the streets of Rangoon, Burma, March 31, 2009. After Nagris many villagers came to Rangoon hoping for work when their villages were ravaged. The economic crisis has hit the country, with factories closing, shop empty and visitors scarce forcing many into the streets. (Alice Alisha for The Wall Street Journal)

Solemnity of St. Michael the Archangel and the Holy Archangels, St. Michael’s Parish, Calgary (Jn. 1: 47-51) “The Angelic Ladder to Heaven” 

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27th Sunday of Ordinary Time (2 Tim. 1: 6-8, 13-14; Lk. 17: 5-10) “Semper Fidelis”

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29th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Ex. 17: 8-13; Lk. 18: 1-8) “What’s the Use of Praying?” 

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  30th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Lk. 18: 9-14) “What Kind of Ignorant are You?” 

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  31st Sunday of Ordinary Time (Lk. 19: 1-10) “When the LORD Calls… NOT the Euthanizer” 

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  Homily 32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time (2 Mac: 7: 1-2, 7, 9-14; Lk. 20: 27-38) “Who Needs Purgatory?” 

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La Chiesa del Purgatorio, Sepino, Italy- a small, unique church in my family's village.

La Chiesa del Purgatorio, Sepino, Italy- a small, unique church in my family’s village.

  33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time (Lk. 21: 5-19) “Where Was the Catholic Version of Trump?” 

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