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...

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,...

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...

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...

I Shall Not Leave You Orphans

SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER (White) Cycle A/Year I (May 21, 2017) Acts 8:5-8, 14-17/1 Pt 3:15-18/Jn 14:15-21 “I shall not leave you orphans” (Jn 14:18a). These were the words of Jesus to His disciples as He began to foretell them about His death and His resurrection....

He Breathes On Them

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-26 On the evening of His resurrection, Jesus appeared to His apostles who were gathered in a closed room to pray. He first greeted them...

Cast The Net

THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER (White) Cycle C/Year II (April 10, 2016) Acts 5:27-32. 40-41; Rv 5:11-14; Jn 21:1-19 The 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...

The Word Becomes Flesh

NATIVITY OF THE LORD (White) Cycle A/Year I (December 25, 2016) Is 52:7-10/Heb 1:1-6/Jn 1:1-18 In 560 B.C. there was an Ephesian philosopher called Heraclitus whose basic idea was that everything is in a state of flux. His famous illustration was that it was impossible to step...

Neither Do I Condemn You

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...

My Peace I Give To You

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 14:23-29 Three 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...