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 the Israelites who heard him said it and even to us who...

Jesus Ascends To Heaven

SOLEMNITY OF THE LORD’S ASCENSION (White) Cycle C/Year I (May 28, 2017) Acts 1:1-11/Eph 1:17-23/Mt 28:16-20 There is a growing tendency in our secular world to feel and consider God as if God is up there in the sky and has little thing to do with our...

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...

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...

STORING UP THINGS FOR ONESELF

EIGTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle C/Year I (August 4, 2019) Eccl 1:2; 2:21-23/Col 3:1-5, 9-11/Lk 12:13-21 What happened to the man in the gospel’s parable who stored up things...

He Breathes On Them

PENTECOST SUNDAY (Red) Cycle C/ Year II (May 15, 2016) Acts 2:1-11/1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13 or Rom 8:8-17/ Jn 20:19-23 or Jn 14:15-16, 23b-26 On the evening of His resurrection, Jesus appeared to His apostles who were gathered in a closed room to pray. He first greeted them...

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...

Magi From The East

THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD (White) Cycle A/Year I (Jan. 8, 2017) Is 60:1-6/Eph 3:2, 5-6/Mt 2:1-12 After the three astronauts of Apollo 11 arrived safely on earth, they visited 23 countries in 45 days. One of the most striking and stirring moments of the trip,...

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...

Do Not Be Afraid

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...