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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Easter Vigil of the Lord’s Resurrection (Year A)

Gen 1:1-2:2; Rom 6:3-11; Lk 4:1-12 The angel said: “He has been raised from the dead,” (Matt 28:7). These words of the angel from the Gospel of Matthew summarize why we are here tonight. Tonight we are gathered here to … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday of the Lord’s Resurrection (Year A)

Acts 10:34,37-43; Col 3:1-4; John 20:1-9 The Trappist monks in their eternal silence greet one another, when they meet: “Memento Mori!” that means, “Remember, you will die!” But on Easter they change this greeting and say: “Memento Vivere!” that means … Continue reading

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Second Sunday of Easter (Year A)

Acts 2:42-47; 1Pt 1:3-9; John 20:19-31 Somebody, a priest said that supposed we called you up to the lectern and blindfolded you. Supposed we placed a water bucket in front of you and asked you if it was empty or … Continue reading

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Third Sunday of Easter (Year A)

Acts 2:14, 22-28; 1Pt 1:17-21; Luke 24:13-35 There was a professor in the seminary that was lecturing in a class of future preachers. He was trying to impress upon the students the importance of using facial expression to express feelings … Continue reading

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Fourth Sunday of Easter (Year A)

Acts 2:14,36-41; 1Pt 2:20-25; John 10:1-10 All of us have the opportunity to become leaders because we have people to care, to tend and to lead. For example, our pope, he is the leader of the universal church. The bishop … Continue reading

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Fifth Sunday of Easter (Year A)

Acts 6:1-7; 1Pt 2:4-9; John 14:1-12 There was a priest coming from Manila and wanted to go to Cotabato City, arrived at the Davao Ecoland Bus terminal from the airport. He had no knowledge on how to go to Cotabato … Continue reading

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