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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

Jesus: A Cause Of Division

TWENTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle C/Year II (August 14, 2016) Jer 38:4-6, 8-10/Heb 12:1-4/Lk 12:49-53 Jesus’ coming to earth is of three parts. The first happened 2,000 years ago when He came as a Savior, proclaiming the good news of salvation and offering His life...

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...