Simon The Pharisee And The Sinful Woman

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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...

Do Not Weep

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TENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle C/ Year I (June 5, 2016) 1Kgs 17:17-24/Gal 1:11-19/Lk 7:11-17As Jesus was entering the city of Nain, He saw a funeral procession in which the widow was mourning the death of her only son. Jesus was moved with pity...

He Breathes On Them

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PENTECOST SUNDAY (Red) Cycle C/ Year II (May 15, 2016) Acts 2:1-11/1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13 or Rom 8:8-17/ Jn 20:19-23 or Jn 14:15-16, 23b-26On the evening of His resurrection, Jesus appeared to His apostles who were gathered in a closed room to pray. He first greeted them...

Jesus Ascends Into Heaven

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SOLEMNITY OF OUR LORD’S ASCENSION (White) Cycle C/Year II (May 8, 2016) Acts 1:1-11; Eph 1:17-29; Lk 24:46-53After showing to His disciples His healed wounds caused by the crucifixion, explaining to them the teachings of the bible about Himself as the Savior, and commissioning them as...

My Peace I Give To You

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SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER (White) Cycle C/Year II (May 1, 2016) Acts 15:1-2, 22-29/Rv 21:10-14, 22-23/Jn 14:23-29Three weeks ago, 18 soldiers and 5 fighters were killed in a clash between Armed Forces of the Philippines and Abu Sayyaf group in Basilan. These conflicts between the militaries...

Love One Another

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FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER (White) Cycle C/Year II (April 24, 2016) Acts 14:21-27/Rev 21:1-5a/Jn 13:31-33a, 34-35It is said that the “Last Will and Testament” is a letter in which a person, usually dying, communicates his final wishes especially regarding his possessions. Because it is the will...

Cast The Net

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THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER (White) Cycle C/Year II (April 10, 2016) Acts 5:27-32. 40-41; Rv 5:11-14; Jn 21:1-19The disciples of Jesus were fishing the whole night but they caught nothing. Jesus appeared to them early morning of the following day and asked them if they...

I Find This Man Not Guilty

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PALM SUNDAY OF THE LORD’S PASSION (Red) Cycle C/Year II (March 20, 2016) Is 50:4-7/Phil 2:6-11/ Lk 22:14-23:56 or Lk 23:1-49The Jews brought Jesus before Pilate with charges against Him. Pilate interrogated Jesus and concluded with this judgment: “I find this man not guilty”...

Neither Do I Condemn You

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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...

If You Do Not Repent, You will All Perish!

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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...