My personal notes & preferences

One saint, One faith, One celebration…

A multicultural thanksgiving celebration for the Canonization of San Pedro Calungsod at St Therese Parish, Kennington, Australia A week after the canonization of San Pedro Calungsod with six other new saints by Pope Benedict XVI, the Filipino faithful in Bendigo area celebrated the thanksgiving mass in honour of this newest Filipino canonized saint. The celebration […]

Going on to the desert (with God)

I have been away for over a month. It seems like I’m forever gone, but I’m just enjoying the trek with God on the desert of my life. What do I mean by this? Well, for the last 3 months I had been very busy preparing for my ordination to the priesthood.  I was really […]

Thank God for this gift of the Priesthood

My ordination to the priesthood is fast approaching. It keeps me on my toes, catching people, organizing things, etc. Thank God for for all the warm support that people from my home parish are pouring on me regarding the logistics and the like. It keeps the preparation a lot easier and less stress. It really […]

Lord heal our land

There is one sure thing that we people, the world and everything around  us need to achieve: healing. Yes, we need healing. Everyday we saw on television, heard on radio, read on the papers events that really called for healing. There is a breaking up of relationship between parents and children, between brothers and sisters, […]

Have you ever said “I Love you” and you really meant it?

God is poor ‘I hope you’ve dared somewhere along your journey to say “I love you” to someone. We’re afraid to say it because we’re not sure it will be accepted and given back. If we say “I love you” and don’t hear it back, it’s as if we’ve dropped our pants and exposed ourselves. […]

Homily for Ascension Sunday (4 June 2011)

 Two weeks ago, a certain leader of  a religious sect in America predicted that the world would end at 6 o’clock, on the 21st of May 2011. I was supposed to be in the parish by then to serve as deacon over the weekend. I sent my apology that I couldn’t make it not because I believe […]

Homily for the Feast of the Ascension 2011

A part of botanists were exploring almost inaccessible regions in search of new species of flowers. One day, they spied, through binoculars, a flower of great rarity and beauty. It lay in a deep ravine, with perpendicular cliffs at both sides. To reach it, someone would have to be lowered over the sheer precipice by […]