I Find This Man Not Guilty

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PALM SUNDAY OF THE LORDโ€™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: โ€œI find this man not guiltyโ€...

The Canaanite Woman’s Faith

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TWENTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle A/Year I (August 20, 2017) Is 56:1, 6-7/Rom 11:13-15, 29-32/Mt 15:21-28 THE CANAANITE WOMANโ€™S FAITH The story about the Canaanite woman is important in the mission of Jesus. It is one of the very few occasions in which we...

Produce Good Fruit

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SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT (Violet) Cycle A/Year I (December 4, 2016) Is 11:1-10/Rm 15:4-9/Mt 3:1-12 In his biblical commentary, Mark Link, a Jesuit exegete, told about Mark Twain who wrote a story called โ€œThe Terrible Catastrophe.โ€ It concerns about a group of people who get...

The Pharisee And The Tax Collector

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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 18:9-14The 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...

STORING UP THINGS FOR ONESELF

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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 12:13-21What happened to the man in the gospelโ€™s parable who stored up things for himself and then enjoyed life was a tragic event. Certainly, he had a good intention. He simply would like...

IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, SON & HOLY SPIRIT

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BY: REV. FR. ORLY MENDOZA/PRIEST/MAYNGAWAY, SAN ANDRES, CATANDUANESThis Sunday, we celebrate the solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity which is one of the dogmas of the Catholic Church. When we say dogma, it means a Catholic doctrine that can never be mistaken because it...

HE DISTRIBUTES THE BREAD TO THEM

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SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME(Green) Cycle B/Year I (July 25, 2021)2 Kgs 4:42-44/Eph 4:1-6/Jn 6:1-15During this time of pandemic, there have been a lot of companies and businesses that closed and declared bankruptcy. Consequently, a lot of people lost their jobs and their families...

REMAIN IN ME AS I IN YOU!

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We have just experienced โ€œblack outโ€ or lack of electricity in the whole island province of Catanduanes right after the super typhoon Rolly. In our case here in St. Padre Pio Mission Church in Mayngaway, San Andres, it was only during the Holy Week...

Worried About Many Things

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SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle C/Year II (July 17, 2016) Gn 18:1-10/ Col 1:24-28/Lk 10:38-42When 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...

JESUS: LIGHT OF THE WORLD

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FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT(Violet) Cycle A/Year II (March 22, 2020)1 Sam 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a/Eph 5:8-14/Jn 9:1-41Light is one of the most basic and important necessities of man to live on this planet. Without light, man will not be able to behold the beauty of...