December 1, 2020 – Tuesday of the First Week of Advent Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/120120.cfm) Homily A growing seed makes no sound but a falling tree creates huge and echoing noise. (A quote I got from Pinterest). Creation, indeed, is silent while destruction is loud. In the same way, God growing in usContinue reading See and Listen to His Silent Coming
November 30, 2020 – Feast of St Andrew, Apostle Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/113020.cfm) Homily We celebrate today the Feast of St. Andrew, one of the original 12 apostles. We know very little of him. According to our tradition, Andrew became the first bishop in the community of Constantinople until he was martyred throughContinue reading Bridging the Gap
November 29, 2020 – First Sunday of Advent Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/112920.cfm) Homily Once in a far-flung village, words came that someone from the diocese would come to visit them on a particular day. So, in excited anticipation for the said visit, the whole village decided to renovate their chapel and prepare aContinue reading Welcoming Hosts
November 29, 2020 – First Sunday of Advent Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/112920.cfm) Homily Advent is a season of “Joyful Waiting.” It is a joyful hope that lifts our spirits. With this first Sunday of Advent, we also begin the new year in our Church’s (Liturgical) Calendar. However, I cannot help but recall theContinue reading The Candle of our Relentless Hope
November 28, 2020 – Saturday of the 34th Week in Ordinary Time Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/112820.cfm) Homily Marana tha! Come Lord Jesus. This is what our Psalm proclaims today. This is an expression of inviting the Lord to come to us. This is hope and this is joy that we shall experience withContinue reading Behold, I am coming soon!
November 27, 2020 – Friday of the 34th Week in Ordinary Time Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/112720.cfm) Homily Each of us, hopes for a life that is secured. For this reason, we do our best to invest in our studies, professions, business and even relationships. Indeed, we want security. We want to be securedContinue reading God is faithful because his words remain
November 22, 2020 – Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus, King of the Universe Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/112220.cfm) Homily If you google the word: “Cristo Roto or Broken Christ” in the net, you will be led into a place in Aguascalientes, Mexico where there stood a massive 25 meters bronze statue of Christ aboveContinue reading King for us & with us.
November 22, 2020 – Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus, King of the Universe Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/112220.cfm) Homily How would you imagine a king? Being influenced by fairy tales, anime and movies, I would imagine a king who wears a golden crown, covered in a golden robe, sitting on a golden throne andContinue reading A King Among Us, Broken and Wounded
November 21, 2020 – Memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/112120.cfm) Homily This celebration of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary has no historical basis. This cannot be found even in the Gospel or in any letters of the New Testament. However, the Church has celebratedContinue reading Life and Living Life is to Give Life
November 20, 2020 – Friday of the 33rd Week in Ordinary Time Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/112020.cfm) Homily We must be familiar with a relationship that was so affectionate and loving at the beginning yet has turned cold and abusive later on. We must be familiar also of a friendship that from its fun-lovingContinue reading When sweetness has turned sour