September 9, 2020 – Wednesday of the 23rd Week in Ordinary Time Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/090920.cfm) Homily How do we understand being blessed? Usually, when we think of a life that is blessed we think of material wealth and prosperity – like having a good family, a prosperous business, a successful career orContinue reading How blessed am I?
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
September 7, 2020 – Monday of the 23rd Week in Ordinary Time Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/090720.cfm) Homily True love could never go wrong. The Lord could never inflict any bad thing on anybody. Jesus only desires our wellbeing, our healing, and our freedom. The presence of Jesus among us is the concrete expressionContinue reading True love never goes wrong
September 6, 2020 – 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/090620.cfm) Homily Who wants to be corrected? Who wants to be criticized? Being with our friends, with our family or with a community, we cannot really avoid conflicts and tensions. However, a particular difficult situation can be more problematic when weContinue reading Be united in prayer because Christ is in the midst of us
September 6, 2020 – 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/090620.cfm) Homily How come Filipinos manage and remain to be resilient and strong in times of crisis and disasters? How come, Filipinos can easily bounce back and rebuild their lives despite worst life-conditions and terrible events in life? During typhoon OndoyContinue reading Together We Have and We Can.
September 5, 2020 – Saturday of the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/090520.cfm) Homily To rest is a human need. In all aspects of our life, resting is necessary to make time for ourselves in order to recharge, recuperate and restore. Thus, its value is as important for our physicalContinue reading To rest is to celebrate life and give life
September 4, 2020 – Friday of the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/090420.cfm) Homily By this time, most of us have already adjusted with the “new normal.” The change of lifestyle and adopting to new ways of doing things in this time of pandemic must have gradually taken roots intoContinue reading The Challenges and graces of what is New
September 3, 2020 – Thursday of the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time; Memorial St Gregory, the Great, Pope and Doctor of the Church Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/090320.cfm) Homily It must have been disappointing and at the same time tiring. Simon and his group caught nothing despite working all night to catch fish. Yet,Continue reading When Jesus got into the boat of failures and frustrations
September 2, 2020 – Wednesday of the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/090220.cfm) Homily When we allow a person to occupy a space in our life, this also means that we make ourselves open to the person. The person may know our deepest secrets, as well as our deepest painContinue reading Giving a space for God
September 1, 2020 – Tuesday of the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/090120.cfm) Homily Our words to another person can become destructive or can become uplifting and life-giving. Those who silently suffer from verbal abuse at home, at school or at work would look at herself or himself terribly. TheContinue reading When our words give life and freedom