Homilies and Reflections

Standing by Christ

Homily for 29th Sunday in Ordinary time year A 2014 In 2001, in my first year in the seminary, our rector volunteered some of us seminarians to join  the nationwide prayer rally calling for the resignation of the then  reigning President of the country. The president was accused of plundering billions of pesos which  he […]

God is inviting you- to spend time with Him

Homily for 28th Sunday in Ordinary time year A 2014 Our gospel today (Mt 22:1-14) reminds us of one important aspect of our Christian life- time with God. Having time with God and time for God form an essential part of our Christian journey in order to really grow in holiness and virtue and to […]

Remember this and follow me

Homily for 27th Sunday in Ordinary time year A 2014 An epitaph found in a cemetery has a caption that’s really interesting. I even now plan to have it in my tombstone too. I should add it as a post-script in my last will. It says: Remember man, as you walk by, As you are […]

Yes to God- in thoughts, in words and in deeds

Homily for 26th Sunday in Ordinary time year A 2014 There is a beautiful and very inspiring story I have read, you might have heard this before but I’m sure it is worth repeating and you may like to hear it again. This is in fact a Christmas story but I can’t wait to share […]

Experiencing God’s generosity

Homily for 25th Sunday in Ordinary time 2014 Part of our seminary days in the College seminary in Cebu Philippines was a day- off the seminary once a month. This was our free day when seminarians can get out of the seminary for the day to stroll around, go to the films, visit a friend […]

The Cross: the ‘sacrament’ of Christianity

Homily for the feast the Exaltation of the Cross (14 September 2014) Today the Church celebrates the feast of the Exaltation of the Cross. We celebrate today the significance of the Cross as the ‘sacrament’ of Christianity. As a sacrament, the cross is a sign that points to us the Christ who died on the […]

What does Christian discipleship entail?

Homily for 22nd Sunday in Ordinary time year A 2014 Few weeks ago, a parishioner came to me thanking for my prayers for her son. She was very thankful because as she said, her son’s mental health has been restored to its original health. I said to her: ‘It’s not me who’s done it. It’s […]