Tag Archive | Church

3 ways to keep the faith alive

Homily for 27th Sunday in Ordinary time year C 2013 I.  ‘Jesus has done it again!’. I’m referring to the episode in our gospel today wherein Jesus has shown one of the remarkable ways on how he dealt with some requests or plea from his audience. In the  gospel, we heard of his disciples  asking […]

A test of our loyalty to Christ

Homily for 20th Sunday in Ordinary time year C 2013 Being here in Australia for 6 years has helped me so much to understand the culture and the people. This includes the footy. And yes I have a team.  It’s just amazing to see how people followed their AFL team. One time, Bishop Joe took […]

How committed are we to Christ and the gospel?

Homily for 14th Sunday in Ordinary time year C 2013 On my way back to Australia from the Philippines, I went through  Singapore. I had to wait for six hours in the airport for my next flight to Australia. It was a long and boring wait. So to break the boredom of waiting, I started […]

The Holy Spirit: The precious gift of God to the world

Homily for 6th Sunday of Easter 2013 year C Last Sunday I baptised two beautiful little babies. After the baptism I left the families at the sanctuary as they took some photos. I was heading to the sacristy when this little 2-year old kid came running after me. At first I didn’t mind him. But […]

When Jesus ‘falls’ in love

Homily for 5th Sunday of Easter year C 2013 I went to a retreat in the last couple of days with 30 others young adults, all leaders for the Victorian World Youth Day pilgrims in Millgrove. During the first night we had this activity called ‘getting to know you.’ We are asked questions that speak […]

Let go and let God

Homily for 28th Sunday in Ordinary time  year B 2012 Many of us would have heard so much publicity of the Church especially in our time. Though there is no doubt that the Church has done so much good in and for the world over the centuries,  there have been instances as well that the […]

To Whom shall we go?

Homily for Sunday XXI B 2012 I will begin tonight by saying something about the passage we’ve just heard from the letter to the Ephesians. At first hearing you might think the apostle Paul is trying to keep women in their place, but it is not that at all. It is an extended metaphor about […]