Are You Not The Messiah?

SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING (White) Cycle C/Year II (November 20, 2016) 2 Sm 5:1-3/Col 1:12-20/Lk 23:35-43 Every day we feel that there is more need of a messiah than ever. There is much chaos in our nation and even in the whole world. The modern society...

The Empty Tomb

EASTER SUNDAY OF THE LORD’S RESURRECTION (White) Cycle A/Year I (April 16, 2017) Acts 10:34, 37-43/Col 3:1-4/Jn 20:1-9 Mary Magdalene, Peter and John went to the tomb of Jesus early on the third day of the death of Jesus and they found out that the body...

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...

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 Parable Of The Persistent Widow

TWENTY-NINTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle C/Year II (October 16, 2016) Ex 17:8-13/2 Tim 3:14-4, 2/ Lk 18:1-8 The widow was the symbol of all who were poor and defenseless, as commented by Barclay, a biblical expert, while the judge was a pagan judge who...

Jesus Ascends Into Heaven

SOLEMNITY OF OUR LORD’S ASCENSION (White) Cycle C/Year II (May 8, 2016) Acts 1:1-11; Eph 1:17-29; Lk 24:46-53 After showing to His disciples His healed wounds caused by the crucifixion, explaining to them the teachings of the bible about Himself as the Savior, and commissioning them as...

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...

Come After Me

THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle A/Year I (Jan. 22, 2017) Is 8:23; 9:3/1 Cor 1:10-13, 17/Mt 4:12-23 William Barclay said that the Greeks used to tell how Xenophon first met Socrates. Socrates met him in a narrow lane and barred his path with his...

Let The Dead Bury Their Dead

THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle C/ Year I (June 26, 2016) 1Kgs 19:16, 19-21, 13:1/Gal 5:1, 13-18/Lk 9:51-62 As Jesus was proclaiming the good news of salvation from one village to another, some young men followed Him. Jesus called one of them and told him...

Do Not Weep

TENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle C/ Year I (June 5, 2016) 1Kgs 17:17-24/Gal 1:11-19/Lk 7:11-17 As Jesus was entering the city of Nain, He saw a funeral procession in which the widow was mourning the death of her only son. Jesus was moved with pity...