November 1, 2020 – Solemnity of All Saints Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/110120.cfm) Homily There is something I want to ask you now. I want you to close your eyes for few moments and in silence, remember the face of your best-friend, that great friend or friends of yours whom you are most comfortableContinue reading Growing in Friendship with God everyday
November 1, 2020 – Solemnity of All Saints Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/110120.cfm) Homily What makes angels & saints blessed? What makes devils & sinners cursed? St. Augustine once said: “It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.” It is a matter of pride & humilityContinue reading Of Pride and Humility
October 28, 2020 – Wednesday, Feast of St. Simon and St. Jude, Apostles Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/102820.cfm) Homily When we get sick, we normally ask others to help us so that we feel better. Though others would self-medicate, but still reach out for some remedies when one feels sick. We usually seek theContinue reading Trying to Touch God
October 16, 2020 – 28th Week in Ordinary Time Feast of St. Gerard Majella, Redemptorist Brother and Patron of Mothers, Parents-to-be and their Infants Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/101620.cfm) Homily A wise man once said, “Never underestimate our power of speech. It can make life better or bitter”. True indeed, the words we use,Continue reading Influences
October 16, 2020 – Feast of St. Gerard Majella,CSsR – Redemptorist Brother Homily When we experience rejections and deprivations in life, is it not that we also experience discouragements? And when there is a series of tragedies happening in our life, we would certainly feel desperate and begin to have a sense of hopelessness. AContinue reading Painful and Negative Experiences Can Be Opportunities For Growth and Freedom
October 15, 2020 – Thursday of the 28th Week in Ordinary Time Memorial of St Teresa of Avila, Virgin and Doctor of the Church Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/101520.cfm) Homily One time, I was asked to reconcile a church organization over a conflict that had caused hatred and division among the members. This startedContinue reading How do we react when confronted with our failures?
October 7, 2020 – Memorial of Our Lady of Rosary Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/100720.cfm Homily The rosary has become a popular devotion to us. It has a rich history and miracle stories for the past hundreds of years. This repetitive form of prayer is not unique to us Catholics, but other religions tooContinue reading In Praying the Rosary
October 5, 2020 – Memorial of Blessed Francis Seelos, CSsR Redemptorist Missionary, Priest Readings Homily Paul expressed intimately to Thessalonica his affection, “So deeply do we care for you that we are determined to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you have become very dear toContinue reading To Become the Living Presence of God
October 2, 2020 – Friday of the 26th Week in Ordinary Time Memorial of the Holy Guardian Angels Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/100220.cfm) Homily Do we all have guardian angels? Yes. Our Catholic tradition believes in the existence of angels. Just 3 days ago (September 29), we celebrated the feast of Archangels Michael, RaphaelContinue reading Guardian Angels
We do our little and humble ways in participating in God’s mission. Parents, godparents and adults, again, do your little ways in educating and nurturing the younger ones. Be welcoming to their different responses and be accepting to their ways of doing things and in relating with God. Affirm them and appreciate their efforts.
But remember, to nurture and to develop one’s relationships with God is not done through “imposition” or by “force.” Never imposed and never use force in nurturing the young ones. They learn by example. They admire through our sincere words and actions. They see and recognize God through us.Continue reading Front-liners at home