and the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us… John 1:14 (This Christmas Message prepared by Fr. Mario Masangcay, CSsR – Filipino Redemptorist Missionary in Korea, will be shared by Gwangju Archbishop Hygino Kim during Christmas Day Mass with all the migrant workers and residents in Gwangju City, South Korea.) For the secular consumeristContinue reading Christmas Message 2019
December 23, 2019 – Monday of the 4th Week of Advent Click here for the readings http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/122319.cfm Homily The Lord promised to send a Messiah who will come to us in order to save us. But before the Messiah will come, a person shall be sent first to serve as a herald who will prepareContinue reading John is his name, because God is Gracious
December 22, 2019 – 4th Sunday of Advent Click here for the readingshttp://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/122219.cfm Homily Are you also looking for a sign from God? We usually ask a sign from God to confirm our decisions or to make us confident. We seek God’s sign especially in times of trials and when we begin to doubt Him.Continue reading Looking for a sign from God? You are actually the sign.
December 22, 2019 – 4th Sunday of Advent Click here for the readings http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/122219.cfm Homily by Fr. Mar Masangcay, CSsR, a Filipino Redemptorist based in South Korea. Aside from the sin of disobedience, what is other sin committed by Adam and Eve? Many of us would think that by eating the forbidden fruit, Adam andContinue reading God’s gift requires big responsibility
December 21, 2019 – Saturday of the 3rd Week of Advent Click here for the readings http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/122119.cfm Homily A surprise visit from a friend or a family member, whom we have not met for a long time, would always bring joy. I remember when my maternal grandparents were still alive; sometimes we would pay a visitContinue reading God is visiting us. Do you feel His presence?
December 20, 2019 – Friday of the 3rd Week of Advent Click here for the readings http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/122019.cfm Homily What does it really mean to believe? Our Gospel today reveals something to us as we are approaching the Birth of Jesus. Today’s Gospel brings into that memory where Mary believed despite the unbelievable circumstances in herContinue reading To believe like Mary
December 19, 2019 – Thursday of the 3rd Week of Advent Click here for the readings http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/121919.cfm Homily Do you like surprises? Or do you like to be surprised? When I was very young I really liked to be surprised because as a child, a surprise is a stimulus that creates excitement and happiness. Yet,Continue reading Do you like surprises? Because God has a surprise for each of us
December 18, 2019 – Wednesday 3rd Week of Advent Click here for the readings http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/121819.cfm Homily Have you ever experienced being betrayed? Betrayed by someone you love or someone who is so dear to you? I am sure that many of us here would really be upset. Personally, I would feel angry and perhaps hateContinue reading The Scandal of God
December 17, 2019 – Tuesday 3rd Week of Advent Click here for the readings http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/121719.cfm Homily In one of my vacations at home during Christmas when I was still a student, I found my father meticulously writing names of people I did not recognize. I asked what was that for. I actually thought first thatContinue reading God fully embraces our human family
December 16, 2019 – First Day of Misa de Gallo Homily Is 56:1-3a,6-8; John 5:33-36 Today, on this first day of Misa de Gallo, our Filipino Church also dedicates this day as the National Youth Day. I would like to invite you now that we listen to personal faith story from one of our YouthContinue reading Misa de Gallo: Encounter with Jesus