December 31, 2020 – New Year’s Eve Mass – Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/010121.cfm) Homily As we say our goodbye to 2020 and welcome a New Year of 2021, there is something I want you to do. I invite you to think, remember and recognize those manyContinue reading To Find Great Blessings in Simple and Small Things
December 31, 2020 – 7th Day in the Octave of Christmas and the Last Day of the Year Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/123120.cfm) We have reached the last day of the year of 2020. We have been through a lot this year. There are too many to mention them. Not just to few ofContinue reading Time of Letting Go. Time of Letting God. Time of Welcoming
December 30, 2020 – Wednesday 6th Day in the Octave of Christmas Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/123020.cfm) Homily During the Season of Advent, we have been invited to wait patiently and to long lovingly God’s coming. The season was to prepare our hearts and minds to consciously welcome the Lord and celebrate fully theContinue reading Our Longing for God
December 28, 2020 – Feast of the Holy Innocents Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/122820.cfm) Homily God looking for a refuge? Can you imagine that? Yes. This happened. Joseph had to bring Mary and the baby Jesus out of danger and find refuge, to find a safe haven for them. The cruelty and the violenceContinue reading God finds refuge in us
December 27, 2020 – Solemnity of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/122720.cfm) Homily Few days before Christmas, I gave an Advent Recollection to a group of Church volunteers. At the beginning of the recollection, I asked them to describe their gratefulness as well as their feelings atContinue reading GIVE THANKS. EMBRACE. PRAY.
December 27, 2020 – The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/122720.cfm) Homily Once I receive a Christmas card that say: “A child is born in our midst”. Well, that’s okay because that is the core message of Christmas. But what made me suspect then was that card wasContinue reading Our adopted & chosen Brother Jesus.
Above all, it’s about Christmas than holidays “And the Word became Flesh, and Dwelt amongst us” It has always been a great honor and pleasure to be visited by someone special in our lives. Whenever special people pay us a visit in our home, we usually do our best to be a good worthy hostContinue reading Christmas Message (Jn 1:1-18)
Homily On December 20, a policeman shot dead in broad-daylight a mother and her son. The mother was shot twice. The first was shot while she was embracing her to keep him from the policeman. The second was made when she already fell on the ground. It was merciless. It was not just heartbreaking, butContinue reading CHRISTMAS 2020: God finds a way
December 24, 2020 – Ninth Day of Misa de Aguinaldo Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/122420.cfm) Homily Our traumatic experiences, unexpected and painful events that have happened in our life could be our heavy reasons to retreat into sadness and desperation. Sometimes, we could not help it because what has occurred to us was justContinue reading Unboxing the Gift
December 23, 2020 – Eight Day of Misa de Aguinaldo Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/122320.cfm) Homily Who was the person who taught you to pray? Who was that important person in your life who brought you to the church and to develop your personal relationship with God? I am sure that we have ourContinue reading God is gracious and fills us with gifts