If You Do Not Repent, You will All Perish!

THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT (Violtet) Cycle C/Year II (February 28, 2016) Ex 3:1-8a, 13-15/1 Cor 10:1-6, 10-12/Lk 13:1-9 “If you do not repent, you will all perish!” This sentence of Jesus may seem harsh to the Israelites who heard him said it and even to us who...

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...

Produce Good Fruit

SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT (Violet) Cycle A/Year I (December 4, 2016) Is 11:1-10/Rm 15:4-9/Mt 3:1-12 In his biblical commentary, Mark Link, a Jesuit exegete, told about Mark Twain who wrote a story called “The Terrible Catastrophe.” It concerns about a group of people who get...

One Of Great Value

SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle A/Year I (July 30, 2017) 1Kgs 3:5, 7-12/Rom 8:20-30/Mt 13:44-52 Perhaps many of you are familiar with the story told by Russell Conwell entitled “Acres of Diamonds.” Conwell was an American Baptist minister and lawyer who founded and became...

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...

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...

To Be Put To The Test

FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT (Violet) Cycle A/Year I (March 5, 2017) Gn 2:7-9, 3:1-7/Rom 5:12-19/Mt 4:1-11 Perhaps, nobody can deny the fact that each of us has experienced temptation in different ways. Many are tempted to eat a lot, some are tempted to quit the job,...

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,...

Mary Our Mother

MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD (White) Cycle A/Year I (January 1, 2017) Nm 6:22-27/Gal 4:4-7/Lk 2:16-21 The movie entitled Alive is based from the true story of Uruguayan rugby team who on October 13, 1972 boarded the Uruguayan Air force Flight 571 known as chartered...

Man Fully Alive

SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT (Violet) CYCLE C/ YEAR II (February 21, 2016) Gn 15:5-12, 17-18/Phil 3:17-4, 1 or Phil 3:20-4, 1/Lk 9:28b-36 Jesus went to the mountain to pray with some of His disciples. While in prayer, Jesus transfigured and then appeared Moses and Elijah who conversed...