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 “The Terrible Catastrophe.” It concerns about a group of people who get...

THE BETRAYAL OF JESUS

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PALM SUNDAY OF THE LORD’S PASSION (Red) Cycle B/Year II (March 25, 2018) Is 50:4-7/ Phil 2:6-11/ Mk 14:1 – 15:47One of the saddest moments in Jesus’ life was when one of His Apostles, Judas Iscariot, betrayed Him. It was unimaginable that a closed disciple of...

SENDING TWO BY TWO

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FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME(Green) Cycle B/Year I (July 11, 2021)Am 7:12-15/Eph 1:3-14/Mk 6:7-13In the gospel, Jesus sent His apostles two by two in order to preach the good news and to remove the unclean spirits from the people. Jesus could have sent them...

Much Will Be Required

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NINETEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle C/Year II (August 7, 2016) Wis 18:6-9/Heb 11:1-2, 8-19/Lk 12:32-48A lot of people have been blessed by God with many gifts such as money, properties, talents, knowledge, career, influence, power, connections, etc, and they simply enjoy these gifts without...

The Condition Of Christian Discipleship

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THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle A/Year I (July 2, 2017) 2 Kgs 4:8-11/Rom 6:3-4, 8-11/Mt 10:37-42 Following Jesus Christ is not an easy task. It demands a lot of sacrifices. The gospel tells us that we have to sacrifice our love for our...

I Must Stay At You House

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THIRTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle C/ Year II (October 30, 2016) Wis 11:22-12, 2/2 Thes 1:11-2, 2/Lk 19:1-10The gospel describes Zacchaeus as a chief tax collector and a wealthy man. It is believed that during the time of Jesus tax collectors were rich because...

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...

Do Not Be Afraid

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TWELFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle A/Year I (June 25, 2017) Jer 20:10-13/Rom 5:12-15/Mt 10:26-33 After Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead, His very first message to His disciples is this: do not be afraid. This teaching is actually found in the many passages...

Let The Dead Bury Their Dead

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THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle C/ Year I (June 26, 2016) 1Kgs 19:16, 19-21, 13:1/Gal 5:1, 13-18/Lk 9:51-62As Jesus was proclaiming the good news of salvation from one village to another, some young men followed Him. Jesus called one of them and told him...

Jesus: A Cause Of Division

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TWENTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle C/Year II (August 14, 2016) Jer 38:4-6, 8-10/Heb 12:1-4/Lk 12:49-53Jesus’ 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...