Homilies

A collection of the profound, thoughtful and beautiful homilies presented by Father Pasala.

Pentecost (June 4)

Readings:Acts 2:1-11;ICor 12:3b-7,12-13;

Gospel: Jn 20:19-23.

Pentecost literally means 50th. It is a feast celebrated on the 50th day after the Passover feast by the Jews and a feast celebrated on the 50th day after the feast of the Resurrection of Jesus by the Christians. The Jewish Pentecost was originally a post-harvest thanksgiving feast.  Later, the Jews included in it the remembrance of God’s Covenants with Noah after the Deluge and with Moses at Mt. Sinai 

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Easter VI on John 14:15-21

Readings: Acts 8:5-8, 14-17

Introduction: From Easter to Pentecost our readings focus on the early apostolic preaching of the Good News of salvation and on the promises of Jesus to his disciples, especially his promise of the Holy Spirit. Today's readings explain who the Holy Spirit is, what His roles are and how we can experience Him in our daily lives.

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Easter V Sunday, May 14, 2017

Homily on John 14: 1-12.

Readings: Acts 6:1-7, I Pt 2:4-9

Introduction: Today’s readings tell us how the early Church accepted the challenge of keeping Jesus’ memory alive by remaining a dynamic Christian community, bearing witness to Christ by their unity, fidelity in worship and spirit of loving and humble service.  Today’s Gospel introduces Jesus as the Way to God, the Truth to be accepted and the Life to be shared and lived. 

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