Courage! It Is I, Do Not Be Afraid

NINETEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle A/Year I (August 13, 2017) 1 Kgs 1:9, 11-13/Rom 9:1-5/Mt 14:22-33 Christian life is indeed not an easy life. It is a life of a constant battle against the things that may weaken our faith in the Lord. And...

IN MY FATHER’S HOUSE

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FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY (White) Cycle C/Year I (December 30, 2018) (Sir 3: 2-6. 12-14/ Col 3: 12-21/Lk 2: 41-52) “I must be in my father’s house.” This was the thought which constantly ran in our minds when, as children – enjoying so much...

IF YOU DO NOT REPENT, YOU WILL ALL PERISH!

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...

THOMAS THE DIDYMUS

SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER (White) Cycle C/Year I (April 28, 2019) Acts 5:12-16/Rev 1:9-13, 17-19/Jn 20:19-31 Jesus appeared to His disciples late of the day of His resurrection. His disciples were praying in a locked room for fear of the Jews. Jesus suddenly appeared to them in...

How Can We Know The Way

FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER (White) Cycle A/Year I (May 14, 2017) Acts 6:1-7/1 Pt 2:4-9/Jn 14:1-12 “Lord, we do not know where you are going, so how can we know the way” (Jn 14:5)? This question of Thomas the Apostle expressed the puzzlement of all the...

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...

The Pharisee And The Tax Collector

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 18:9-14 The 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...

YOU SHALL WORSHIP THE LORD YOUR GOD

FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT Migrants’ Sunday (Violet) Cycle C/Year I Dt 26:4-10/Rom 10:8-13/Lk 4:1-13             Today, just like thousand years ago, people worship not the real God but the gods and goddesses....

The Parable Of The Lost Sheep

TWENTY FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle C/Year II (September 11, 2016) Ex 32:7-11, 13-14/1Tm 1:12-17/Lk 15:1-32 The Pharisees and scribes would not have dealing with ordinary people who were not observant to the details of the law; much less to the sinners who were considered...

THE BETRAYAL OF JESUS

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 – 15:47 One 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...