Tag Archive | John

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 […]

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 […]

Baptism of Jesus: Moment of Grace for us

Homily for the Feast of the Baptism of Jesus 2013 Year C (13 January 2013) Today we celebrate the feast the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist at the river Jordan. In our liturgical calendar, this feast marks the end of the Christmas season and the beginning of the ordinary time. Some homilists  would […]

Birth of John the Baptist 2012

The Church offers us two sets of readings for this feast – one for the vigil, and one for the day itself. I have decided this year to use those prescribed for the vigil simply because they are less familiar to us than the others. In particular you will notice that the gospel stops short […]

Seeing God through our neighbours…

6th Sunday of Easter B 2012 It was as a result of a vision that Peter agreed to go to the house of the centurion Cornelius. In the vision he had seen a huge sheet lowered from heaven, filled with all sorts of animals and birds, and he’d heard a voice telling him to kill and […]

Just being the branch on the vine: Secret of our Christian Journey

Homily for 5th  Sunday of Easter 2012 The other day, my friend and I took the train to Melbourne to hang around the city. The train was almost full when we left Bendigo and more passengers took on board at different stations. I don’t know what prompted me, but I just said to myself ‘Thank God’ […]