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 25, 2020 – Thursday of the 12th Week in Ordinary Time Click here for the readings (http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/062520.cfm) Reflection Jerusalem fell, trampled upon and destroyed. A powerful nation invaded the Kingdom, trampled the holy objects for the Sanctuary of Yahweh, officials and the people were exiled to Babylon. Was this God’s desire that Jerusalem willContinue reading Allowing Jesus to be part of our every decision and action
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?
June 17, 2020 – Wednesday of the 11th Week in Ordinary Time Click here for the readings (http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/061720.cfm) Jesus warns us about our narcissistic tendencies. We might not be aware of our tendency to draw other people’s attention to us. Indeed, there is a need for us to purify our every motivation and action soContinue reading Looking At Ourselves Closer for the Father Sees
June 15, 2020 – Monday of the 11th Week in Ordinary Time Click here for the readings (http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/061520.cfm) Violent, cruel, brutal and merciless are some of the words we could describe on what happened with Naboth the Jezreelite. A man who refused to give up his ancestral heritage was falsely accused, treated with so muchContinue reading To offer no resistance to one who is evil?
June 8, 2020 – Monday of the 10th Week in Ordinary Time Click here for the readings (http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/060820.cfm) (This article is not a usual weekday homily as one may find this too long. This was first used as a recollection material given to a group Redemptorist Seminarians.) As we live our Christian vocation and commitContinue reading WHICH VALUE SYSTEM DO WE FOLLOW?
June 5, 2020 – Friday 9th Week in Ordinary Time; Memorial of St. Boniface Click here for the readings (http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/060520.cfm) The Holy Scriptures or the Bible is of great importance and gift to our Christian faith. The Second Letter of Paul to Timothy tells us that the scriptures will give us wisdom that leads to salvation,Continue reading The Word of God nourishes and challenges us at the same time
Brothers and sisters in Christ, let us ask for the grace to become a bread that nourishes, energizes, and satisfies the needs of others, especially the most abandoned.
We pray that like Philip, we may help others to understand the will of God in this trying times; that you and I will give the same joy experienced by the Ethiopian eunuch. In other words, we pray that we may become a bread-like Jesus, the Bread of life. Continue reading What kind of bread are you?