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...

Magi From The East

THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD (White) Cycle A/Year I (Jan. 8, 2017) Is 60:1-6/Eph 3:2, 5-6/Mt 2:1-12 After the three astronauts of Apollo 11 arrived safely on earth, they visited 23 countries in 45 days. One of the most striking and stirring moments of the trip,...

Man Does Not Live By Bread Alone

FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT National Migrants’ Sunday (Violet) CYCLE C/YEAR I (February 14, 2016) Dt. 26:4-10/Rom 10:8-13/Lk 4:1-13 Jesus Christ was tempted on the desert for forty days and forty nights. Like the Israelites who stayed in the desert for forty years and were constantly tempted by Satan...

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...

The Cleansing Of The Lepers

TWENTY-EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle C/Year II (October 9, 2016) 2 Kgs 5:14-17/2 Tim 2:8-13/ Lk 17: 11-19 Journeying to Jerusalem, Jesus travelled through Samaria and Galilee. In a village, He was met by ten lepers asking Him for His mercy. The merciful Lord immediately...

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...

Send Out Laborers

FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle C/Year II (July 3, 2016) Is 66:10-14/Gal 6:14-18/Lk 10:1-9 Jesus sends His disciples to towns and villages He intends to visit and says to the: “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the...

Unfprofitable Servant

TWENTY-SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle C/Year II (October 2, 2016) Hb 1:2-3; 2:2-4/Tim 1:6-8, 13-14/Lk 17:5-10 We often think that we do a lot of things for the Lord: we pray, we attend the Sunday Mass, we help the Church, we do charitable activities, and...

Five Life Lessons Of The Parable

SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle A, Year I (July 23, 2017) Wis 12:13, 16-19/Rom 8:26-27/Mt 13:24-43 William Barclay, a biblical scholar, says that the parable of the weeds teaches us some important and practical lessons in life. First of all, it teaches us that...

The Canaanite Woman’s Faith

TWENTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle A/Year I (August 20, 2017) Is 56:1, 6-7/Rom 11:13-15, 29-32/Mt 15:21-28 THE CANAANITE WOMAN’S FAITH The story about the Canaanite woman is important in the mission of Jesus. It is one of the very few occasions in which we...