I BRING NOT PEACE BUT DIVISION

TWENTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle C/Year I (August 18, 2019) Jer 38:4-6, 8-10/Heb 12:1-4/Lk 12:49-53 It is shocking to listen to the words of Jesus in the gospel...

STORING UP THINGS FOR ONESELF

EIGTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle C/Year I (August 4, 2019) Eccl 1:2; 2:21-23/Col 3:1-5, 9-11/Lk 12:13-21 What happened to the man in the gospel’s parable who stored up things...

THOMAS THE DIDYMUS

SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER (White) Cycle C/Year I (April 28, 2019) Acts 5:12-16/Rev 1:9-13, 17-19/Jn 20:19-31 Jesus appeared to His disciples late of the day of His resurrection. His disciples were praying in a locked room for fear of the Jews. Jesus suddenly appeared to them in...

IN MY FATHER’S HOUSE

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FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY (White) Cycle C/Year I (December 30, 2018) (Sir 3: 2-6. 12-14/ Col 3: 12-21/Lk 2: 41-52) “I must be in my father’s house.” This was the thought which constantly ran in our minds when, as children – enjoying so much...

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?...

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...

HE SEES AND BELIEVES

EASTER SUNDAY OF THE LORD’S RESURRECTION (White) Cycle B/Year II (April 1, 2018) Acts 10:34, 37-43/Col 3:1-4/Jn 20:1-9 It seems that what John the Apostle and Evangelist experienced in the empty tomb – He sees and believes – was an application of the famous saying: “To see...

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...

JESUS REACHES OUT

SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle B/Year II (February 11, 2018) Lv 13:1-2, 44-46/1Cor 10:31-11:1/Mk 1:40-45 “A man with leprosy came to Jesus and begged Him on his knees: ‘If you are willing, you can make me clean.’ Jesus reached out His hand and touched the...

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...