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“Filipino Youth in Mission: Beloved, Gifted, Empowered.”

Kabataang Pilipino: Gihigugma, Gigasahan, Gitahasan ka Fr Junjun Amaya (Diocese of Sandhurst, Victoria, Australia) A Letter to the Filipino Youth: On this year of the Youth (2019) in preparation for the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Christianity in the Philippines come year 2021. (Note: This has been published for the 2019 Fiesta Souvenir of […]

Homily All Saints Day 2019

Today, the universal Church celebrates the solemnity of all the Saints. All Saints’ Day is not about Halloween, but it means that the Holy wins—the holy people wins. It is a day of celebrating those who have gone before us and paved for us the way to God by their life of holiness and example […]

Homily for Easter Vigil/Easter Sunday 2019

Friends, brothers and sisters, Happy Easter! Are you happy? I am happy not because I can now rest from the busyness of many things that Lent and Easter involve or entails, but because Easter is a time of JOY. I am happy not because all this busyness of Lent and Easter do’s will soon be […]

Homily for 5th Sunday of Lent year C

Three years ago, while I was still serving as the Spiritual director to the Legion of Mary in the Diocese, I was invited by the Legion of Mary Summer School in Melbourne to present one of the topics chosen for that year. The topic I was asked to present was ‘Can we be saints?’ Can […]

Stations of the Cross (Holy Land Pilgrimage 2016)

One of the most memorable events we did during our Pilgrimage in Holy Land in 2016 was to retrace the way of Jesus  to Calvary while praying the Stations of the Cross on the streets of Jerusalem. I didn’t have the prepared traditional guide for the stations, so the night before we walked the way […]

Homily for 4th Sunday of Lent (Year C)

The other day I said Mass at one of the 4 Catholic Schools in my parish for the grades 1 and 2. I asked them to spell the name Jesus for me. After testing quite a few on their spelling I explained that in Jesus, God loves us so much because he even includes US […]

Homily for 19th Sunday 2018

First reading:  1 Kgs 19:4-8                 Psalm: Ps 33:2-9         Second Reading: Eph 4:30-5:2         Gospel: John 6:41-51 When I came and joined the seminary in Melbourne in 2007, one thing I found fascinating in Australian conversation is the way questions are answered with negatives. For example the question: ‘How are you going today?’ You answer: ‘Not bad.’ […]