Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, archangels

Homily Readings “You should be aware that the word “angel” denotes a function rather than a nature. Those holy spirits of heaven have indeed always been spirits. They can only be called angels when they deliver some message. Moreover, those … Continue reading

Thursday of the 25th Week in Ordinary Time

Homily Readings “I shall lead them forth from the Gentiles, and I shall gather them from foreign lands; I shall bring them into their own land, and I shall feed them on the mountains of Israel. It was God who brought … Continue reading

St. Vincent de Paul, Priest

Homily Readings “Even though the poor are often rough and unrefined, we must not judge them from external appearances nor from the mental gifts they seem to have received. On the contrary, if you consider the poor in the light … Continue reading

Monday of the 25th Week in Ordinary Time

Homily Readings “But how great is the Lord’s indulgence! how great His condescension and plenteousness of goodness towards us, seeing that He has wished us to pray in the sight of God in such a way as to call God … Continue reading

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

  Readings The weekly Bulletin and the bulletin article are available. You can listen to the Gospel and Sunday homily here. The bulletin article follows: This week at daily Mass, we heard the gospel story of the Roman centurion who sent friends of his from … Continue reading

Friday of the 24th Week in Ordinary Time

Homily Readings “The negligent shepherd fails to say to the believer: My son, come to the service of God, stand fast in fear and in righteousness, and prepare your soul for temptation. A shepherd who does say this strengthens the one who … Continue reading

Saints Andrew Kim Tae-gŏn, Priest, and Paul Chŏng Ha-sang, and Companions, Martyrs

No Homily Available Readings Christianity came to Korea during the Japanese invasion in 1592 when some Koreans were baptized, probably by Christian Japanese soldiers. Evangelization was difficult because Korea refused all contact with the outside world except for taking taxes … Continue reading

Tuesday of the 24th Week in Ordinary Time

Homily Readings “There is a deep and direct connection between “the world” or “the system” with its culture and corporations and the evil things private individuals do. The entertainment and business worlds celebrate people who are greedy, ambitious, angry, vain, … Continue reading

Monday of the 24th Week in Ordinary Time

Homily Readings “The root of violence is the illusion of separation—from God, from Being itself, from being one with everyone and everything. When you don’t know you are connected and one, you will invariably resort to some form of violence to … Continue reading