Daily Archives: June 22, 2011

ELEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A)

Ex 19:2-6; Rom 5:6-11; Matt 9:36-10:8 We all know that the meaning of the word Gospel is Good News. That’s why someone said: You are writing a gospel, A Chapter each day, By the deeds that you do, And the … Continue reading

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TWELFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A)

Jer 20:10-13; Rom 5:12-15; Matt 10:26-33 Fr. Jerry Orbos, a Society of Divine Word priest told a story of a Buddhist, a Muslim and a Christian who were debating whose God is the greatest. To settle the issue once and … Continue reading

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THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A)

2Kings 4:8-11, 14-16; Rom 6:3-4, 8-11; Matt 10:37-42 In the book entitled Understanding the Filipino, authored by Tomas Q. Andress that for us Filipinos, we have these superstitious belief that if a fork drops to the floor accidentally, a male … Continue reading

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Solemnity of the Lord’s Ascension (Year A)

Acts 1:1-11; Eph 1:17-23; Matt 28:16-20 There was an old saying: “Words push, examples pull.” Someone adds: Any good Christian is a walking Bible even though he has never quoted a verse. In fact good Christian example may be the … Continue reading

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Pentecost Sunday (Year A)

Acts 2:1-11; 1Cor 12:3-7, 12-13; John 20:19-23 A priest was once asked by a doctor why he preached the existence of the Holy Spirit as the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity. The doctor asked: “Do you ever see the … Continue reading

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Trinity Sunday (Year A)

Ex 34:4b-6, 8-9; 2Cor 13:11-13; John 3:16-18 There was once a story of a Pope who wanted a portrait of God. So he called all the artisans of Rome. He told them that whoever could perfectly portray God on canvas … Continue reading

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Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ (Year A)

Deut 8:2-3, 14-16; John 6:51-58 “If I only know, I never. Sometimes, it hurts.” I remember that these are the very words I uttered in my homily during my Thanksgiving Mass after my ordination. The people were surprised and looked … Continue reading

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