THE GREATEST AMONG YOU MUST BE YOUR SERVANT

THIRTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle A/Year I (November 5, 2017) Mal 1:14-2:8-10/ 1 Thes 2:7-9, 13/Mt 23:1-12 If we are to be asked if we want to become great especially in the eyes of the people around us, certainly we will say that...

The Rich Man

TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle C/Year II (September 25, 2016) Am 6:1, 4-7/1Tm 6:11-16/Lk 16:19-31 The rich man in the gospel’s parable is not named while the poor man is named Lazarus. This is opposite to what we can usually read in the newspapers or...

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...

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...

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...

He Will Prepare Your Way

THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT (Violet/Rose) Cycle A/Year I (December 11, 2016) Is 35:1-6, 10/Jas 5:7-10/Mt 11:2-11 Nathaniel Hawthorne, a famous American writer died in 1864 with an unfinished play on his desk. The play tells about the main character that never appears in the stage even though...

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...

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...

To Be Put To The Test

FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT (Violet) Cycle A/Year I (March 5, 2017) Gn 2:7-9, 3:1-7/Rom 5:12-19/Mt 4:1-11 Perhaps, nobody can deny the fact that each of us has experienced temptation in different ways. Many are tempted to eat a lot, some are tempted to quit the job,...

How Often Must I Forgive

TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle A/Year I (September 17, 2017) Sir 27:30-28:7/Rom 14:7-9/Mt 18:21-35 Peter asked Jesus Christ these questions: “Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive him? As many as seven times? (Mt 18:21)” Actually, the questions...