Homilies 2015

December 2015

Dec 27

Homily for the Solemnity of the Holy Family

If you love something, set it free.  If it comes back, it will always be yours.  If it doesn’t come back, it was never yours to begin with. But if it just sits in your living room, messes up your stuff, eats your food, uses your Wi-Fi, money, and doesn’t appear to realize that you had set it free…You gave birth to...
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Dec 25

Homily for the Solemnity of the Nativity (Christmas)

Homily for Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (Christmas) A father took his son Billy to the mall to see Santa. They stood in line awhile, and finally the boy was able to meet Santa and sit on his lap.  “What would you like for Christmas, Billy?” asked Santa.  “A Star Wars game,” Billy said. “Okay,...
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Dec 20

Homily for the Fourth Sunday of Advent

On Christmas day, a little 3-year-old girl received a miniature tea set, and was playing with it.  Her father was in the living room and her mother was getting Christmas dinner ready.    The little girl came out to the living room and offered her father a cup of tea, which was in fact just water.  He thought this was really...
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Dec 13

Homily for the Third Sunday of Advent

A businessman ordered flowers to be sent to the opening of his friend’s new branch office.  When the businessman got there, he was shocked to see the flowers with the inscription. “Rest In Peace.”  He was so upset that he stopped at the florist to complain. “It could be worse,” the florist said,...
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Dec 8

Homily for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Our readings during Advent are highlighted by three captivating figures, three people who prepare in different ways for the coming of the Savior.  The first is the prophet Isaiah.  Isaiah represents Israel’s yearning for her messianic king.  He does this by preaching God’s message of redemption, preparing God’s...
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Homilies 2015

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Homilies by Fr Peter Martinez


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