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Homily feast of the Epiphany 2017

In the year 614 AD,  Jerusalem was captured by the Persians (a predominant ethnic group from Modern-day Iran). Many Churches in the Holy Sites, were destroyed. One site spared from destruction though was the Church of the Nativity for the reason that the invaders found a mosaic on the inside walls depicting the three wise […]

Homily for New Year’s 2017

After my New years Eve Mass and dinner with Filipinos in one of my parishes, I went home at around 11 pm. Upon arriving home I decided I would just wait for the fireworks display to be broadcast live on TV. While waiting I turned on the TV, and of course, one of the things […]

We are on special: not as discounted but as PRICELESS

Homily for Christmas Mass  year A 2016 I went to the supermarket the other day, and I could see there are many things on special. It made me think, that actually one reason we celebrate Christmas is because we are special too, not ON SPECIAL as in ‘discounted’ but SPECIAL as in PRICELESS.  To realize this makes […]

Mary and Joseph (in the Nativity Scene)

Homily for 4th Sunday of Advent 2016 AD Christmas is really now in the air. The Christmas buzz all around us. The Christmas blitz and do’s all happening. It is really exciting. But we need to ask ourselves: ‘How’s our preparation for Christmas?‘ We may have already the perfect plan for our Christmas lunch. We […]

Fourth Sunday of Advent 2016 AD

Christmas is in the air. Christmas ‘buzz’ is all around us. On this 4th Sunday of Advent, we are reminded to keep our focus more closely and more especially now to the coming of Christ. Let us not just focus on how we celebrate Christmas or who are we celebrating it with, but more so […]

Reflection on the 7 sorrows of Mary

Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows 1. The Prophecy of Simeon: (Lk 2:34-35 ‘You see this child: he is destined for the fall and for the rising of many in Israel, destined to be a sign that is rejected- and a sword will pierce your own soul too-so that the secret thoughts of many may […]

Rest, retreat, re-energize with God

Homily for 16th Sunday in Ordinary time year B Two of the many stresses I had on my training to the priesthood are writing essays and exams. Getting over those things are very stressful for me I felt that once I finished them, I could really felt a big burden was lifted up  from me. […]