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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...