He Breathes On Them

PENTECOST SUNDAY (Red) Cycle C/ Year II (May 15, 2016) Acts 2:1-11/1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13 or Rom 8:8-17/ Jn 20:19-23 or Jn 14:15-16, 23b-26 On the evening of His resurrection, Jesus appeared to His apostles who were gathered in a closed room to pray. He first greeted them...

Courage! It Is I, Do Not Be Afraid

NINETEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle A/Year I (August 13, 2017) 1 Kgs 1:9, 11-13/Rom 9:1-5/Mt 14:22-33 Christian life is indeed not an easy life. It is a life of a constant battle against the things that may weaken our faith in the Lord. And...

The Condition Of Christian Discipleship

THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle A/Year I (July 2, 2017) 2 Kgs 4:8-11/Rom 6:3-4, 8-11/Mt 10:37-42 Following Jesus Christ is not an easy task. It demands a lot of sacrifices. The gospel tells us that we have to sacrifice our love for our...

Simon The Pharisee And The Sinful Woman

Philippine Independence Day ELEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle C/ Year I (June 12, 2016) Jesus was invited for a dinner by Simon the Pharisee. During dinner, a woman went to Jesus and bathed Jesus’ feet with her tears, wiped them with her hair, kissed them...

The Rich Man

TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle C/Year II (September 25, 2016) Am 6:1, 4-7/1Tm 6:11-16/Lk 16:19-31 The rich man in the gospel’s parable is not named while the poor man is named Lazarus. This is opposite to what we can usually read in the newspapers or...

Go Wash

FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT (Violet/Rose) Cycle A/Year I (March 26, 2017) 1Sm 16:1, 6-7, 10-13/Eph 5:8-14/Jn 9:1-41 Jesus Christ was passing by when He saw a man born blind. He was asked by His disciples whose sin was the cause of the blindness of the man,...

The Spirit Of The Lord Is On Me

THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle C/Year II (January 24, 2016) Neh 8:2-4, 5-6, 8-10/1Cor 12:12-30/Lk 1:1-4; 4:14-21 After a period of time of preaching the good news of salvation to the neighboring towns and upon reaching his home town Nazareth, Jesus Christ entered the synagogue...

I Shall Not Leave You Orphans

SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER (White) Cycle A/Year I (May 21, 2017) Acts 8:5-8, 14-17/1 Pt 3:15-18/Jn 14:15-21 “I shall not leave you orphans” (Jn 14:18a). These were the words of Jesus to His disciples as He began to foretell them about His death and His resurrection....

How Often Must I Forgive

TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle A/Year I (September 17, 2017) Sir 27:30-28:7/Rom 14:7-9/Mt 18:21-35 Peter asked Jesus Christ these questions: “Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive him? As many as seven times? (Mt 18:21)” Actually, the questions...

The Parable Of The Lost Sheep

TWENTY FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle C/Year II (September 11, 2016) Ex 32:7-11, 13-14/1Tm 1:12-17/Lk 15:1-32 The Pharisees and scribes would not have dealing with ordinary people who were not observant to the details of the law; much less to the sinners who were considered...