Category Archives: 070. Ord. Sundays 11-20 (A)

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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FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A)

Zech 9:9-10; Rom 8:9, 11-13; Matt 11:25-30 “Come to me all you who labor and are burdened and I will give you rest. Take my yoke…for my yoke is easy.” This passage is taken from today’s gospel. The image of … Continue reading

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FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A)

Is 55:10-11; Rom 8:18-23; Matt 13:1-23 We have a saying that goes this way: “Ignorance of the law excuses no one.” That even if we don’t know this particular existing law, this does not exempt us from not following the … Continue reading

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SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A)

Wisd 12:13, 16-19; Rom 8:26-27; Matt 13:24-43 (13:24-30) In the gospel of St. Matthew chapter 22, verse 39, Jesus says: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” How about if we change the word ‘love’ into ‘judge’ and let us … Continue reading

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SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A)

1Kings 3:5, 7-12; Rom 8:28-30; Matt 13:44-52 I would like to share with you a poem entitled Finding God. The poem runs this way: Many times I attempted to find God in the midst of the busy world HE KEPT … Continue reading

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EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A)

Is 55: 1-3; Rom 8:35, 37-39; Matt 14:13-21 Two parish priests were discussing about how they share the Sunday collections with their assistant priests. “That’s easy!” the younger pastor said. “For me, I draw a big circle on the floor. … Continue reading

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NINETEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A)

1Kings 19:9, 11-13; Rom 9:1-5; Matt 14:22-33 I believe that our national hero is Dr. Jose Rizal. I believe that the President of the Philippines is Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. I believe that Bishop Dinualdo D. Gutierrez is the Local ordinary … Continue reading

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TWENTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A)

Is 56:6-7; Rom 11:13-15, 29-32; Matt 15:21-28 An old but familiar saying goes this way: “If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again,” in local parlance, TH (Trying Hard). This is what happened to the Canaanite women in … Continue reading

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