Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church: Catholic Sunday Homilies
Raising Our Prayers and Uniting our Sufferings to Christ: Standing in the Breach (Jn 11:1-45) (5 LT)

Raising Our Prayers and Uniting our Sufferings to Christ: Standing in the Breach (Jn 11:1-45) (5 LT)

March 28, 2020

I don't know why, but I do know how we can respond to all that is happening around us these days. Let us raise our sufferings and join them to the sufferings of Christ. Let us reach out in love to ease the suffering of others. Let us Pray. Deliver us oh Lord we beseech, as we stand in the breach. That is a term from the Prophet Ezekiel in chapter 22, where God asks if there will be anyone to stand in the gap, and intercede for his people. Forgive me but I use the lyrics of my favorite poet and songwriter Jackson Browne. Pray he recovers soon from the coronavirus!

Domingo V de la Cuaresma (Jn 11:1-45)

Domingo V de la Cuaresma (Jn 11:1-45)

March 28, 2020

Homilia del padre Carlos.

What Do Eyes of Faith See in these Times of Corona Virus? (Jn 9:1-41) (4 LT)

What Do Eyes of Faith See in these Times of Corona Virus? (Jn 9:1-41) (4 LT)

March 22, 2020

Today's Gospel reading on one level talks about our Catechumens who are preparing to be baptized this coming Easter. But also it is about how Faith calls us to look at our world, especially during these times of the Corona Virus Pandemic. How can God allow this? What is God's purpose? I don't claim to know. However we all saw the rainbow over Hermosa Beach last Tuesday. In Genesis 9:16 God says: "When the bow is in the clouds, I shall see it and call to mind the eternal covenant between God and every living creature." God is still with us. And if God is with us, God will also deliver us, and in these times we can draw closer to God and one another. Let us all pray to have the "Eyes of Faith" to see and follow what the Lord is doing in these times. 

Domingo IV Cuaresma (Jn 9:1-41)

Domingo IV Cuaresma (Jn 9:1-41)

March 22, 2020

Homilia del padre Carlos. 

Christ Thirsts for Us, and puts into us a Thirst for Him (Jn 4:5-15,19b-26,39a,40-42) (3 LT)

Christ Thirsts for Us, and puts into us a Thirst for Him (Jn 4:5-15,19b-26,39a,40-42) (3 LT)

March 15, 2020

Let's use this time during the corona virus to pray, grow closer to God and each other. God so wants to be with us, that He came from Heaven in Jesus. The woman at the well, who was not worthy that Christ should talk to and wish to have a relationship with, represents all of us. But unworthy as we are, God wants to join Himself to us, in relationship, and truely in Sacrament; Spirit and Truth, where God who is Spirit, is Completely Present in Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity, to dwell in us through the New and Everlasting Worship Established by Christ in the Eucharist. Once we encounter Him, we too are invited to be like the woman and tell others, who come to drink and eat also. 

Homilia III Domingo Cuaresma

Homilia III Domingo Cuaresma

March 15, 2020

Homilia del Padre Carlos. 

Let’s Have a Mountaintop Experience (And Not Just Talk About It) ) (Mt 17:1-9) (2 LT)

Let’s Have a Mountaintop Experience (And Not Just Talk About It) ) (Mt 17:1-9) (2 LT)

March 8, 2020

Rather than talk about encounters with God, parishioners share their "mountain top" experiences

Segundo Domingo de Cuaresma (Mt 17:1-9)

Segundo Domingo de Cuaresma (Mt 17:1-9)

March 8, 2020

Homilia del Padre Carlos. 

Eat of the Fruit of the Tree of Life; the Body of Christ (Mt 4:1-11) (1 Lt)

Eat of the Fruit of the Tree of Life; the Body of Christ (Mt 4:1-11) (1 Lt)

March 1, 2020

The image of the Garden of Eden is central not only to the book of Genesis, but the Entire Bible! Jesus is the fruit of the tree of life, and His cross is the tree. The temptation of the Garden, is the same temptation of the Desert. Jesus leads us from the deserts in our lives, back to the garden, if we let him. This homily breaks down the Fall of Humanity in Genesis, and Jesus's work to restore that Garden in our lives so that we may have not only life eternal, but fullness of life now. 

Homilia Primer Domingo de Cuaresma (Mt 4:1-11) (1 LT)

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