Do Not Be Afraid

TWELFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle A/Year I (June 25, 2017) Jer 20:10-13/Rom 5:12-15/Mt 10:26-33 After Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead, His very first message to His disciples is this: do not be afraid. This teaching is actually found in the many passages...

The Bread Is My Flesh

SOLEMNITY OF THE BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST (White) Cycle A/Year I (June 18, 2017) Dt 8:2-3, 14-16/1 Cor 10:16-17/Jn 6:51-58 It is a sad reality that many of Catholic believers do not have genuine faith in the real presence of Christ’s body and blood in...

God Gives His Only Son

SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY (White) Cycle A/ Year I (June 11, 2017) Ex 34:4b-6, 8-9/2 Cor 13:11-13/Jn 3:16-18 Before the coming of Jesus Christ, the Jews believed in Yahweh who is the almighty God, creator of heaven and earth. When Jesus arrived, He...

If You Forgive Anyone’s Sin, They Are Forgiven

PENTECOST SUNDAY (Red) Cycle A/ Year I (June 4, 2017) Acts 2:1-11/1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13/Jn 20:19-23 No human being is perfect. All of us commit the same and different kinds of sins in one way or another. Some commit grievous and mortal sins while many commit minor...

Jesus Ascends To Heaven

SOLEMNITY OF THE LORD’S ASCENSION (White) Cycle C/Year I (May 28, 2017) Acts 1:1-11/Eph 1:17-23/Mt 28:16-20 There is a growing tendency in our secular world to feel and consider God as if God is up there in the sky and has little thing to do with our...

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 Can We Know The Way

FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER (White) Cycle A/Year I (May 14, 2017) Acts 6:1-7/1 Pt 2:4-9/Jn 14:1-12 “Lord, we do not know where you are going, so how can we know the way” (Jn 14:5)? This question of Thomas the Apostle expressed the puzzlement of all the...

Christ The Shepherd

FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER (White) Cycle A/Year I (May 7, 2017) Acts 2:14a, 36-41/1 Pt 2:20b-25/Jn 10:1-10 One of the simplest, most common but noblest professions in the Old Testament times was the shepherding. Everywhere in the Old Testament books we can always find a figure of...

My Lord And My God!

SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER (White) Cycle A/Year I (April 23, 2017) Acts 2:42-47/1 Pt 1:3-9/Jn 20:19-31 Well known is the story in the gospel of this Sunday about the Apostle Thomas who has become the first skeptic in terms of faith in Jesus Christ’s resurrection from...

Breaking Of The Bed

THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER (White) Cycle A/Year I (April 30, 2017) Acts 2:14, 22-33/1 Pt 1:17-21/Lk 24:13-35 Two of the disciples of Jesus went back to Emmaus from Jerusalem. As they were walking, Jesus appeared to them and consoled them in their sadness regarding the death and...