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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 […]

Personal Encounter with Jesus: ground for discipleship

Homily for 24th Sunday 2012 Today’s gospel gives us the ground of our Christian faith– the profession of faith in Jesus as the Christ, the messiah, the anointed one of God,  that Peter has confessed in Jesus. Peter has come to believe in Jesus as the Christ, not just one of the prophets, or  Elijah, […]

Being true to ourselves: Key to genuine discipleship

Homily for 24th Sunday in Year B Ordinary time 2012 Friends, I might have mentioned this already in my previous homilies, but it is worth repeating. When I entered the seminary almost 12 years ago, I wasn’t really sure what my motives were. All I can remember is that I was wanting to become a […]

What does it take to give up everything for Christ?

Homily for Youth Mass (Bendigo, Australia) Giving up everything for Christ Four years ago, a young man made an international headline because of his surprising move to give up his very promising career and entered the seminary to become a Catholic priest. Chase Hilgenbrinck, a very promising soccer-player who made it to the Major League […]

Reflection on the Gospel for 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

16th Sunday of the year (A) A saintly old lady was out for a short stroll one night, before going to bed. It was a beautiful night, clear sky, bright stars, full moon. The old woman was deeply touched as she looked up at the sky. With a deep sense of reverence at the awesomeness […]

Reflection for 14th Sunday of Ordinary Time 2011

14th Sunday of the year (In Ordinary time) Yesterday I had a conversation with a cab driver from the train station to the seminary in Melbourne. He opened up the conversation by asking what am I doing in Melbourne. I said “ I am studying to be a Catholic priest.” He was surprised and shocked. […]

Good Shepherd Sunday Homily 2011

4th Sunday of Easter Reflection This is one image of a good Shepherd that I really like the most, it is the image of a Shepherd looking for his lost sheep. After some times, he found his sheep on the edge of the cliff. With his left hand clinging on the tree trunk above him, […]