Tag Archive | Philippines

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 […]

Is Christ the King in our hearts?

Homily for the Solemnity of Christ the King 2013 Year C When I was a kid, specifically in my grade school years, the idea of a king always fascinates me. The type of a king I read in the book or heard from fairy tale stories always captured my imagination and even made me aspire […]

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 […]

Investing for Eternal life

Homily for 25th Sunday in Ordinary time year C 2013 For a few months now, I have been encouraging my parishioners to give me their Australian 5 cents coins. I heard from many of them that they have accumulated this loose change and not using them for anything. So I told them to give it […]

What does it mean to be a Christian today?

Homily for 23rd Sunday in Ordinary time year C 2013 I always wanted to be a priest since I was in my grade school years. As far as I can remember I was on my third grade that this desire to be a priest became so strong in me. But, I didn’t tell this  to […]

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 […]

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 […]