July 7, 2020 – Tuesday of the 14th Week in Ordinary Time Click here for the readings (http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/070720.cfm) Homily The Book Hosea speaks to us of Israel’s continuing guilt and of God’s boundless love and mercy. What Israel had done reflected through Gomer, the wife of Hosea, who broke the covenant with God. Israel deliberatelyContinue reading When movement to love gives life
June 28, 2020 – 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time Click here for the readings (http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/062820.cfm) Homily When I was younger, I used to play, eat and even sleep at my playmates’ house or them in our house. I grew up in this environment being assured that I was welcomed. I also witnessed how the adultsContinue reading How welcoming am I?
June 28, 2020 – 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time Click here for the readings (http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/062820.cfm) Homily Not until the first quarter of this year that we come to experience and be familiar with the term: “social distancing”. To protect ourselves from Corona Virus infection, nowadays we normally resort to social distancing. To avoid being infectedContinue reading Of Being Social-Distanced
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 21, 2020 – 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time Click here for the readings (http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/062120.cfm) “What are your plans? What’s next?” Perhaps nowadays we find ourselves confronted quite frequently with these questions about our near future, as raised to us by others and/or even we ask personally ourselves. However, unlike before when it was easyContinue reading “What are your plans? What’s next?”
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