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...

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...

The Empty Tomb

EASTER SUNDAY OF THE LORD’S RESURRECTION (White) Cycle A/Year I (April 16, 2017) Acts 10:34, 37-43/Col 3:1-4/Jn 20:1-9 Mary Magdalene, Peter and John went to the tomb of Jesus early on the third day of the death of Jesus and they found out that the body...

They Are Like Angels

THIRTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle C/Year II (November 6, 2016) 2 Mc 7:1-2, 9-14/2 Thes 2:16-3, 5/Lk 20:27-38 Heaven is always a puzzle to us. We do not know what we will become in the second life, especially in heaven. Normally, we think of...

Blessed Are The Peacemakers

FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle A/Year I (January 29, 2017) Zep 2:33; 3:12-13/1Cor 1:26-31/Mt 5:1-12 NATIONAL BIBLE SUNDAY There is a story about a policeman who made a difference. He said: “As a police officer, I frequently see people who are involved in destructive conflict. Enforcing...

Much Will Be Required

NINETEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle C/Year II (August 7, 2016) Wis 18:6-9/Heb 11:1-2, 8-19/Lk 12:32-48 A 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...

HE OPENS THEIR MINDS

THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER (White) Cycle B/Year II (April 15, 2018) Acts 3:13-15/1 Jn 2:1-5/Lk 24:35-48 The Jews had been expecting for the Messiah for a long time, more than a thousand years. They had their own idea about the Messiah based from the prophecies and the...

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...

Produce Good Fruit

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...

Depart From Me You Evildoers!

TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle C/Year II (August 21, 2016) Is 66:18-21/Heb 12:5-7, 11-13/Lk 13:22-30 As Jesus was going to Jerusalem, He passed through towns and villages teaching about the eternal salvation. Someone asked Him if only few people would be saved to which He...