March 28, 2021 – Palm Sunday Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/032821.cfm) Four newly-ordained priests were summoned by the bishop for their first assignment. The bishop said, “Now, my sons, after all your theological studies and ordination as well as few months’ vacation, I am sure, you are all ready and excited for your newContinue reading WHO ARE WE IN THE PASSION OF CHRIST?
March 22, 2021 – Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Lent Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/032321.cfm) A motivational speaker Terry Mark once said, “The world today is ruined more by misunderstanding than by hatred. Hatred is born out of misunderstanding”. Misunderstanding is something we are most familiar with in life. True indeed we knowContinue reading MISUNDERSTOOD GOD
March 21, 2021 – Fifth Sunday of Lent by Fr. Manoling Thomas, CSsR Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/032121-YearB.cfm) Today’s Gospel begins with “some Greeks” approaching Philip with a request: “to see” Jesus! The Greek word used means: “to visit or to meet with.” But for John “to see Jesus” means “to believe in Jesus”!Continue reading TO SEE JESUS IS TO BELIEVE IN JESUS
March 21, 2021 – Fifth Sunday of Lent Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/032121-YearB.cfm) Fruit-bearing process of Jackfruit tree is indeed amazing. Summertime during my childhood days, my parents used to ask me to strike with a bolo the trunk of the jackfruit tree, (we call langka), so that its tree would bear much fruits.Continue reading Lesson from Langka
March 17, 2021 – Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Lent Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/031721.cfm) Thomas Green, a well-known Jesuit spiritual director once pointed out that for those who are in one way or another involved with apostolic work and ministry, there is a big difference between working for God and doing God’sContinue reading Work for God OR Do God’s work?
March 14, 2021 – Fourth Sunday of Lent Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/031421-YearB.cfm) We are now on the 4th Sunday of Lent. Meaning, we are already half way through the Season of Lent, the preparation time for us to celebrate the Paschal Mystery of Christ once again. Today, we are invited to review –Continue reading TO HAVE LIFE WITH HIM
March 14, 2021 – Fourth Sunday of Lent Fr. Manoling Thomas, CSsR Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/031421-YearB.cfm) Today’s Gospel begins with Jesus telling Nicodemus: “Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.” [Jn. 13:14].Continue reading OUR ONLY HOPE IS JESUS
March 14, 2021 – Fourth Sunday of Lent Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/031421-YearB.cfm) In the Book of Chronicles, a historical event in the life of the Hebrew people tells us how the Lord showed his mercy. The people who invited destruction and death upon themselves because of their sins and unfaithfulness to God’s covenant,Continue reading MERCY, NOT EARNED BUT FREELY GIVEN
March 13, 2021 – Saturday of the Third Week of Lent Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/031321.cfm) WHAT (than Who) is Right, Matters most. Certainly pride & humility does not come together. It is said that pride & humility are opposite to one another. But what is the difference between Pride & Humility? A wiseContinue reading PRIDE & HUMILITY
March 10, 2021 – Wednesday of the Third Week of Lent Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/031021.cfm) There was once a man who went to the priest to seek advice. He asked the priest, “Father, what else must I do to lead a holy life? Well, so far, I have not taken the Lord’s nameContinue reading Fulfilling God’s commandments?