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...

Worried About Many Things

SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle C/Year II (July 17, 2016) Gn 18:1-10/ Col 1:24-28/Lk 10:38-42 When Jesus visited the sisters of Lazarus, only Martha was busy preparing things for the Lord. Mary was there at the feet of Jesus, listening to the words of the...

Christ The Shepherd

FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER (White) Cycle A/Year I (May 7, 2017) Acts 2:14a, 36-41/1 Pt 2:20b-25/Jn 10:1-10 One of the simplest, most common but noblest professions in the Old Testament times was the shepherding. Everywhere in the Old Testament books we can always find a figure of...

God Is With Us

FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT (Violet) Cycle A/Year I (December 18, 2016) Is 7:10-14/Rom 1:1-7/Mt 1:18-24 There is a story about an Indian tribe whose way of knowing whether the boy is matured is leaving him at midnight in a very dark forest. One day, when a certain...

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,...

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...

How Can We Know The Way

FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER (White) Cycle A/Year I (May 14, 2017) Acts 6:1-7/1 Pt 2:4-9/Jn 14:1-12 “Lord, we do not know where you are going, so how can we know the way” (Jn 14:5)? This question of Thomas the Apostle expressed the puzzlement of all the...

Simon The Pharisee And The Sinful Woman

Philippine Independence Day ELEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle C/ Year I (June 12, 2016) Jesus was invited for a dinner by Simon the Pharisee. During dinner, a woman went to Jesus and bathed Jesus’ feet with her tears, wiped them with her hair, kissed them...

Jesus Ascends To Heaven

SOLEMNITY OF THE LORD’S ASCENSION (White) Cycle C/Year I (May 28, 2017) Acts 1:1-11/Eph 1:17-23/Mt 28:16-20 There is a growing tendency in our secular world to feel and consider God as if God is up there in the sky and has little thing to do with our...

Go And Do Likewise

FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle C/Year II (July 10, 2016) Dt 30:10-14/Col 1:15-20/Lk 10:25-37 On responding to the question of an expert of the law “Who is my neighbor?”, Jesus tells the story of the good Samaritan. Then He asks the expert who has been...