Courage! It Is I, Do Not Be Afraid

NINETEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle A/Year I (August 13, 2017) 1 Kgs 1:9, 11-13/Rom 9:1-5/Mt 14:22-33 Christian life is indeed not an easy life. It is a life of a constant battle against the things that may weaken our faith in the Lord. And...

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...

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...

Become Like Children

FEAST OF STO NIÑO (White) Cycle A, Year I (Jan. 15, 2016) Is 9:1-6/Eph 1:3-6, 15-18/Mt 18:1-5, 10 There is a story about Todd, a little boy just two years old, who recently went with his mother to an art museum that was showing a special...

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...

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...

THE GREATEST AMONG YOU MUST BE YOUR SERVANT

THIRTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle A/Year I (November 5, 2017) Mal 1:14-2:8-10/ 1 Thes 2:7-9, 13/Mt 23:1-12 If we are to be asked if we want to become great especially in the eyes of the people around us, certainly we will say that...

LOVE ONE ANOTHER

SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER (White) Cycle B, Year II (May 6, 2018) Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48/1Jn 4:7-10/Jn 15:9-17 A popular song says that “love is a many-splendored thing.” If this is true, then why is it that a lot of people find it hard to love?...

THE BETRAYAL OF JESUS

PALM SUNDAY OF THE LORD’S PASSION (Red) Cycle B/Year II (March 25, 2018) Is 50:4-7/ Phil 2:6-11/ Mk 14:1 – 15:47 One of the saddest moments in Jesus’ life was when one of His Apostles, Judas Iscariot, betrayed Him. It was unimaginable that a closed disciple of...

HE OPENS THEIR MINDS

THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER (White) Cycle B/Year II (April 15, 2018) Acts 3:13-15/1 Jn 2:1-5/Lk 24:35-48 The Jews had been expecting for the Messiah for a long time, more than a thousand years. They had their own idea about the Messiah based from the prophecies and the...