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Making ‘Lazarus’ a friend for life

Homily for 26th Sunday in Ordinary time year C 2013 In the gospel last Sunday, we heard of Jesus inviting us to make use of our money to make friends who would help us secure not only for our immediate  future but really for eternal life. In today’s gospel, Jesus tells us of a parable […]

Investing for Eternal life

Homily for 25th Sunday in Ordinary time year C 2013 For a few months now, I have been encouraging my parishioners to give me their Australian 5 cents coins. I heard from many of them that they have accumulated this loose change and not using them for anything. So I told them to give it […]

“The measure of love is to love without measure”

(Every week I put a little commentary on the Sunday Readings into our weekly parish bulletin. Here’s what in ‘Fr Junjun‘s corner’ in this week’s bulletin.) Fr Junjun Corner 24th Sunday in Ordinary time year C “The measure of love is to love without measure,” St Francis de Sales once said. This means loving without […]

God: Unconditional lover

Homily for 24th Sunday in Ordinary time year C 2013 A week ago, Pope Francis made news again by calling an Italian woman telling her that he will baptize the child personally as a token of the woman’s courageous decision not to abort the child even if the father “who unknown to her, was already […]

What does it mean to be a Christian today?

Homily for 23rd Sunday in Ordinary time year C 2013 I always wanted to be a priest since I was in my grade school years. As far as I can remember I was on my third grade that this desire to be a priest became so strong in me. But, I didn’t tell this  to […]

Humility: Key to the Feast in the Kingdom

Homily for 22nd Sunday year C Ordinary time 2013 When I was still a seminarian in the Philippines I was assigned in my home parish one Holy week to help out in the Holy week activities. One of my jobs was to be a crowd controller for people wanting to go to confession . For […]