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Looking through the eyes of God

Homily for 4th Sunday of Lent 2014 A week before World Youth Day in Sydney in 2008, a group of German pilgrims from Paderborn were staying in Bendigo as part of their experience in Australia.  One morning, part of the pilgrim’s activity was to work with the pilgrims from Bendigo and do some volunteering works […]

“‘That’s okay…God still believes in you.”

Homily for 3rd Sunday of Lent year A 2014 One of my favourite preachers is a Catholic lay person from the Philippines. He’s popularly known as Brother Bo Sanchez or just ‘Bo’. I just liked his practical and simple ways of spreading the gospel or his ways of evangelizing and touching people’s hearts and souls. […]

Transfiguration: Moment of Grace

Homily for 2nd Sunday of Lent 2014 (year A) Prior to my ordination to the priesthood, I had to write a 25- thousand word ‘synthesis’ of the Catholic faith or a 25,000- word summary of the faith. Then when I finished writing that very long summary I should say, I had to sit down in […]

The Temptation of Christ

Homily for 1st Sunday of Lent 2014 One of the things we do in Melbourne seminary while in formation is to gather into smaller groups  every Sunday evening after dinner, to reflect and share about the words in the scriptures. One evening, the gospel  being read was the gospel today which is about the temptation […]

Searching for the Kingdom of God

Homily for 8th Sunday  in Ordinary time year A 2014 My priestly calling began when I was still in grade three. Drawn by the white vestments of our then parish priest and the way he carried out himself, I just felt within me that I wanted to become a priest. That desire was even intensified […]