June 27, 2020 – Feast of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Readings: Isaiah 7:10-17; Revelation 12:1-6,10; John 19:25-27 Homily As the Corona Virus 2019 stole the spotlight, the medical experts warned us of the signs and symptoms of the virus. Accordingly, the virus can cause a range of symptoms to a person from mild illnessContinue reading Signs and Symptoms not of Covid-19 but of God
June 26, 2020 – Friday of the 12th Week in Ordinary Time 9th Day of Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help Click here for the readings (http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/062620.cfm) Homily How many of us who find it hard to observe the “no touching” advice from our medical experts? Because of the increase of the infection weContinue reading Stretch out and touch to give life and be life for others
June 22, 2020 – Monday 12th Week in Ordinary Time 5th day of Novena in preparation for the feast of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Click here for the readings (http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/062220.cfm) A week ago I met few members of the Redemptorist Youth Ministry here in our Parish to review our youth programs and align themContinue reading Mary, Source of Help to the Young
June 20, 2020 – Saturday, Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary Click here for the readings (http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/060820.cfm) What is it that you consider as the dearest for you? Or who is it that you consider as the closest to your heart? Yesterday, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and today,Continue reading Keeping God in our Heart
June 18, 2020 – Thursday 11th Week in OT – First day of Novena Click here for the readings (http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/061820.cfm) How do I pray? What are those that I usually ask from the Lord? Others usually pray spontaneously asking what they want and desire for themselves and for their loved ones. Others also are moreContinue reading How do I pray?
As we celebrate Mother’s Day today, we express our affection to Mary, our Mama, our Nanay and thank the Lord for the gift of Mama Mary and for the gift of our earthly mothers.Continue reading MOTHER’S DAY
Our participation is very important for God to fulfill the promise of salvation and restoration, of healing and freedom. Without our participation, God cannot also work with us and through us. God cannot just impose even though God is powerful. God is not an imposing God. This has been shown to us throughout the history of salvation. God always seeks and desires a human response so that the Divine Plan will be fulfilled.
On this Solemnity of the Annunciation, through the person of Mary and her participation, each of us too is called to respond to God’s invitation, to participate in God’s action of fulfilling the promise of salvation, of healing and restoration particularly in these times of great crisis with the pandemic corona virus that has plagued our communities.
This is the invitation for us today. We may ask ourselves, how is God calling me now to participate in God’s plan of healing and bringing salvation to all? We do not have to think of big things or big projects. As we stay at home at this moment, in what way I could help to control the spread of the virus? In what way I could be of help for others or bring blessings to those who are most in need particularly those who have lost their jobs, the hungry and the homeless? Or in what way I could inspire hope and give comfort to those who are afflicted, to those who sick, those who are grieving, depressed and lonely?
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January 1, 2020 – Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God Click here for the readings http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/010120.cfm Reflection by Fr. Mar Masangcay, CSsR God bless. God bless you. In our world today of texting, almost everyday we read, hear and say those words: God bless, God bless you. But what does it mean? How doContinue reading God bless you
Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God: January 1, 2020 Click here for the readings http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/010120.cfm Homily Can you please look at the persons near you and say to that person, “God bless you!” The words “TO BLESS AND BLESSING” are mentioned in the Old Testament 552 times and 65 times in the New Testament. From the veryContinue reading God blesses you as God blesses me
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.