Homily for March 19, 2016. Solemnity of St. Joseph, Husband of Mary Bible Study: 2nd Samuel 7, 4 to 16. Romans 4, 13 to 22 and Matthew 1, 16 to 24. In God’s plan of salvation for mankind, it was his will that his son Jesus Christ would be born as a man, raised as a man and die as a man that humanity as a whole may be saved. This was a plan that took thousands of years to execute, a plan that even prophets who were lived centuries before Jesus spoke about.

Homily for March 18, 2016. Friday of the 5th week of Lent Readings: Jeremiah 20:10-13, Psalm 17:2-7, John 10:31-42 Going through our readings this morning, one immediately gets a sense of how hard it must have been for Jesus as well as for the prophet Jeremiah. Not only was his life threatened, the Jews picked up stones before his very presence to stone Jesus to death. Jesus tried to reason things out with them but to no avail.

CCC 823 - 825 The Church is in its fullness and totality is holy. This is because the profoundness of its identity is that the Church is the body of Christ, the Son of God. With the Father and the Spirit hailed as 'alone holy' Christ loved the Church as his Bride and gave himself as his body and endowed her with the gift of the Holy Spirit for the glory of God.