Tag Archive | Ordinary Time

Zacchaeus- the tax-collector teaches us a lesson

Homily for 31st Sunday in Ordinary time year C 2013 ‘No one who meets Jesus ever stays the same’, says Philip Yancey, an American Christian writer in his Book ‘The Jesus I Never Knew.’  Yancey continues: ‘Jesus has rocked my own preconceptions and has made me ask hard questions about why those of us who […]

Prayer: A check on attitudes

Homily for 30th Sunday in Ordinary time year C 2013 A story is told of a young boy kneeling  before the Blessed Sacrament .This is his prayer. ‘Lord, I need food today for myself and for my younger brother. Please give me $20.’ The person praying near him heard his plea, so she fished out […]

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 […]

Humility: Key to the Feast in the Kingdom

Homily for 22nd Sunday year C Ordinary time 2013 When I was still a seminarian in the Philippines I was assigned in my home parish one Holy week to help out in the Holy week activities. One of my jobs was to be a crowd controller for people wanting to go to confession . For […]

If only we realize how much God loves us….

Homily for 11th Sunday in Ordinary time year C 2013 One of the strong messages in our gospel today is the beauty of realizing how much we are loved by God despite our being a sinner. When we realized how much we are loved by God things slowly change in us. We would have a […]

When Jesus touches, he makes it very personal

  Homily for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary time year B 2012 Yesterday I had the chance to be part of the great and historic event in the Archdiocese of Melbourne. Archbishop Denis Hart ordained eight new priests for the Church. Yet  what made it historic was the ordination into the Catholic priesthood for the first time […]

Reflection for 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

15th Sunday of the year A middle-aged woman walked into the slums of a large city. She had two dollars in her purse, had no income, and no place to stay. All she had was deep conviction that God was calling her to doing something for the poor in that area. And she felt certain […]