Man Fully Alive

SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT (Violet) CYCLE C/ YEAR II (February 21, 2016) Gn 15:5-12, 17-18/Phil 3:17-4, 1 or Phil 3:20-4, 1/Lk 9:28b-36 Jesus went to the mountain to pray with some of His disciples. While in prayer, Jesus transfigured and then appeared Moses and Elijah who conversed...

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...

God Is With Us

FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT (Violet) Cycle A/Year I (December 18, 2016) Is 7:10-14/Rom 1:1-7/Mt 1:18-24 There is a story about an Indian tribe whose way of knowing whether the boy is matured is leaving him at midnight in a very dark forest. One day, when a certain...

Stand Up, Do Not Be Afraid

FEAST OF THE TRANSFIGURATION OF THE LORD (White) Cycle A/Year I (August 6, 2017) Dn 7:9-10, 13-14/ 2 Pt 1:16-19/Mt 17:1-9 One of the leading British playwrights in the name of George Bernard Shaw once said: “There is only one universal passion: fear.” Indeed, man is constantly...

Listen To Him!

SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT (Violet) Cycle A/Year I (March 12, 2017) Gn 12:1-4/2Tm 1:8-10/Mt 17:1-9 Jesus took Peter, James and John to a high mountain where He transfigured before them. Moses and Elijah appeared to them conversing with Jesus. Suddenly, a bright cloud cast a shadow...

One Of Great Value

SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle A/Year I (July 30, 2017) 1Kgs 3:5, 7-12/Rom 8:20-30/Mt 13:44-52 Perhaps many of you are familiar with the story told by Russell Conwell entitled “Acres of Diamonds.” Conwell was an American Baptist minister and lawyer who founded and became...

I Must Stay At You House

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 19:1-10 The 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...

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...

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...

God Gives His Only Son

SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY (White) Cycle A/ Year I (June 11, 2017) Ex 34:4b-6, 8-9/2 Cor 13:11-13/Jn 3:16-18 Before the coming of Jesus Christ, the Jews believed in Yahweh who is the almighty God, creator of heaven and earth. When Jesus arrived, He...