The Unexpected Hour

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT (Violet) Cycle A/Year I (November 27, 2017) Is 2:1-5/Rom 13:11-14/Mt 24:37-44 William Barclay, a famous biblical scholar recounts a fable which tells of three apprentice devils who were coming to this earth to finish their apprenticeship. They were talking to Satan, the...

Take My Yoke

FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle A/Year I (July 9, 2017) Zec 9:9-10/ Rom 8:9, 11-13/ Mt 11:25-30 William Barclay said that according to a legend, Jesus Christ was the best ox-yoke maker. Jesus made the best ox-yokes in all Galilee, and that from all...

Unfprofitable Servant

TWENTY-SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle C/Year II (October 2, 2016) Hb 1:2-3; 2:2-4/Tim 1:6-8, 13-14/Lk 17:5-10 We often think that we do a lot of things for the Lord: we pray, we attend the Sunday Mass, we help the Church, we do charitable activities, and...

And Jesus Weeps

FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT (Violet) Cycle A/Year I (April 2, 2017) Ez 37:12-14/Rom 8:8-11/Jn 11:1-45 Jesus was informed that His beloved friend Lazarus was sick but He delayed His coming. When He finally came over the place of Lazarus, Lazarus was already dead and buried for...

HE SEES AND BELIEVES

EASTER SUNDAY OF THE LORD’S RESURRECTION (White) Cycle B/Year II (April 1, 2018) Acts 10:34, 37-43/Col 3:1-4/Jn 20:1-9 It seems that what John the Apostle and Evangelist experienced in the empty tomb – He sees and believes – was an application of the famous saying: “To see...

Man Does Not Live By Bread Alone

FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT National Migrants’ Sunday (Violet) CYCLE C/YEAR I (February 14, 2016) Dt. 26:4-10/Rom 10:8-13/Lk 4:1-13 Jesus Christ was tempted on the desert for forty days and forty nights. Like the Israelites who stayed in the desert for forty years and were constantly tempted by Satan...

Fraternal Correction

TWENTY THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle A/Year I (September 10, 2017) Ez 33:7-9/Rom 13:8-10/Mt 18:15-20 “No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.” These famous words of an English classic poet in...

Mary Our Mother

MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD (White) Cycle A/Year I (January 1, 2017) Nm 6:22-27/Gal 4:4-7/Lk 2:16-21 The movie entitled Alive is based from the true story of Uruguayan rugby team who on October 13, 1972 boarded the Uruguayan Air force Flight 571 known as chartered...

My Lord And My God!

SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER (White) Cycle A/Year I (April 23, 2017) Acts 2:42-47/1 Pt 1:3-9/Jn 20:19-31 Well known is the story in the gospel of this Sunday about the Apostle Thomas who has become the first skeptic in terms of faith in Jesus Christ’s resurrection from...

If You Forgive Anyone’s Sin, They Are Forgiven

PENTECOST SUNDAY (Red) Cycle A/ Year I (June 4, 2017) Acts 2:1-11/1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13/Jn 20:19-23 No human being is perfect. All of us commit the same and different kinds of sins in one way or another. Some commit grievous and mortal sins while many commit minor...