August 15, 2021 – Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/081521-Day.cfm) How fascinating it is to see two or more pregnant women meet. Familiar or stranger they might be to one another, whenever pregnant women cross path with each other, we could readily sense their excitement & anticipation of theirContinue reading Life is pregnant with Life eternal.
June 20, 2021 – Feast of Our Mother of Perpetual Help; 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/062021.cfm) When I was growing up, I was taught to fear God because He brings punishment to disobedient children. I was taught to be good and to follow my parents and elders so thatContinue reading GROWING NOT IN FEAR BUT IN GRATITUDE LIKE MARY
June 12, 2021 – Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Philippine Independence Day Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/061221.cfm) “The love of Christ impels us.” Paul reminds us in his Second Letter to the Corinthians. This means that this love indeed urges and motivates us to go beyond and become the person God wantsContinue reading GOD’S RECONCILING PRESENCE IN THE HEART OF MARY
February 11, 2021 – Thursday of the 5th Week in Ordinary Time Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/021121.cfm) In social media, one may publicly publish one’s relationship status. This is more than just about our civil status or legal relationship status as single, married, engaged, widow or separated person, but more so about a shortContinue reading Faith Status
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 22, 2020 – Seventh day of the Misa de Aguinaldo Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/122220.cfm) Homily How grateful am I today? Gratitude makes us recognize the many things that surround us in a manner of being appreciative and positive. Gratitude allows us to be embracing and accepting of the things and people aroundContinue reading Gratitude to the Gifts of the Lord
December 8, 2020 – Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Click here for the Liturgy in PDF File (https://adoseofgodtoday.com/sunday-liturgy/) Homily “Where are you?” God’s voice must have been echoing in the garden looking for humanity. God’s voice also echoes today in every heart of man and woman, waiting to be heard.Continue reading Where are you?: God Finding Us
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
To experience pain in life can become devastating and even maddening. Having a toothache can completely destroy your day. Having a headache can affect your daily activities. Indeed, when pain becomes unbearable and frustrating, it affects our daily routine and activities, our work, even our sleep and relationship with friends and family.
Who would really want to be in pain? As much as possible, we avoid pain. Consequently, the medical science developed pain relievers that would take away slowly or instantly the aches and pains we feel in our body. In fact, a particular field among doctors has been developed to assist patients who will undergo surgeries through the use of anesthesia. Through its use, the patient will have a painless surgery so that he or she will be able to have a quality life.Continue reading To live brings out pain, yet it bears fruit joy
September 8, 2020 – Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/090820.cfm) Homily Viva Maria! Viva Hesus! Mary, indeed, is a key figure in our salvation history. Yet, not one story in the bible that we could find about her birth. The first time we encounter Mary wasContinue reading Pregnant with God’s Presence