Tag Archive | Christmas

We are on special: not as discounted but as PRICELESS

Homily for Christmas Mass  year A 2013 I went to the supermarket today to buy some chocolates for the children in this mass, and I could see there are many things on special. In fact the ones I was looking for were quickly selling because they are on special too. It made me think, that […]

Is Christ the Spirit of our Christmas?

Homily for 4th Sunday of Advent year A 2013 Someone asked me  just very recently” ‘Brother do you believe in God?’ I readily answered without thinking: ‘Of course, I am a priest for God’s sake.’ However, that particular  question  made me think deeper on my faith. It reminded me of what my former Spiritual director […]

God loves us so much no matter what it takes

Homily for 3rd Sunday of Advent year A 2013 The other day my heart felt like being crushed upon seeing in the Philippine News a footage of a father holding a dead-body of his 2-year old son sitting outside the gate of the House of Charity in Manila. The story was that his son was […]

Spiritual preparation for Christ’s coming

Homily for 1st Sunday of Advent 2013 (Year A) The other day, one of my best friends, whom I haven’t seen for almost a year now, called in to Bendigo from South Australia.  He didn’t tell me beforehand that he’s coming because he wanted to pay me a surprise visit. It would have been a […]

Christmas: A celebration of God’s love, God’s humility and God’s faithfulness

Homily for Christmas mass December 25 2012  What a night of joy it is! It is a joy to see so many   people here tonight making this night a truly special one for families and friends. It is a joy to see so many people of different nationalities here tonight coming to celebrate together the birthday […]

Behind the 12 Days of Christmas

There is one Christmas Carol that has always baffled us. What in the world do leaping lords, French hens, swimming swans, and especially the partridge that won’t come out of the pear tree have to do with Christmas? From 1558 until 1829, Roman Catholics in England were not permitted to practise their faith openly. Someone during that era wrote this […]