Neither Do I Condemn You

FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT (Violet) Cycle C, Year I (March 13, 2016) Is 43:16-21/Phil 3:8-14/Jn 8:1-11 The story of the adulterous woman is a story that shows the great mercy of God towards the humanity, in particular, towards the sinners. According to the Law of Moses, adultery...

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,...

Depart From Me You Evildoers!

TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle C/Year II (August 21, 2016) Is 66:18-21/Heb 12:5-7, 11-13/Lk 13:22-30 As Jesus was going to Jerusalem, He passed through towns and villages teaching about the eternal salvation. Someone asked Him if only few people would be saved to which He...

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...

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...

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...

The Pharisee And The Tax Collector

THIRTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle C/Year II (October 23, 2016) Sir 35:12-14, 16-18/2 Tim 4:6-8, 16-18/Lk 18:9-14 The Pharisee and the tax collector went to the temple to pray. The Pharisee was known to be observant of the laws and rituals while the tax collector...

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...

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...

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...