Category Archives: 071. Ord. Sundays 21-33 (A)

TWENTY FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A)

Is 22:19-23; Rom 11:33-36; Matt 16:13-20 In 1986, EDSA Revolution happened. Thousands of Filipinos went out from their homes, marched into the streets and participated in that revolution. After that, some would say that it was a miracle, that God … Continue reading

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TWENTY SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A)

Jer 20: 7-9; Rom 12:1-2; Matt 16:21-27 We are very much influenced by advertisements to think that various products will make us happy. Like for example brand new cars, luxury clothes and jeans, new houses, cosmetics, foods, and others. Advertisements … Continue reading

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TWENTY THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A)

Ez 33:7-9; Rom 13:8-10; Matt 18:15-20 Sometimes in the past, during election period, two best friends ran for mayor in a certain town. They were the best of friends, but during the campaign period they were attacking with each personally. … Continue reading

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TWENTY FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A)

Sir 27:30-28:7; Rom 14:7-9; Matt 18:21-35 I remember that funny story about a Chinese who was converted into the Catholic religion. He was taught of the Lord’s Prayer in Filipino. The catechist went on: “…patawarin mo kami sa aming mga … Continue reading

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TWENTY FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A)

Is 55:6-9; Phil 1:20-24,27; Matt 20:1-16a In a homily book authored by Fr. Simplicio Apalisok, entitled Callings on the Crossroads, a story was told. An engineer was working in a construction firm that builds houses. He told himself: “I have … Continue reading

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TWENTY SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A)

Ez 18:25-28; Phil 2:1-11; Matt 21:28-32 There was a story of a businesswoman who owned a store. She had a servant named Ambrosia. Every night this businesswoman would always check if everything is fine. One night she asked: “Ambrosia, have … Continue reading

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TWENTY SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A)

Is 5:1-7; Phil 4:6-9; Matt 21:33-43 In 1978, a man traveled to Cincinnati in USA to attend the funeral of Max Ellenbusch. Max had been like a father to this man for 20 years. Nothing unusual except that, as 15 … Continue reading

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TWENTY EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A)

Is 25:6-10; Phil4:12-14, 19-20; Matt 22:1-10 Life is full of opportunities knocking at our doors waiting to be opened. It is full of chances by which we can enjoy life to the fullest. But they are not always there forever. … Continue reading

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TWENTY NINTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A)

Is 45:1, 4-6; 1Thess 1:1-5b; Matt 22:15-21 There was a story about a certain man who always teased a cross-eyed person. So, the cross-eyed person got angry. The cross-eyed held him in the neck and said: “Am I a cross-eyed … Continue reading

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THIRTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A)

Ex 22:20-26; 1Thess 1:5e-10; Matt 22:34-40 The central message of today’s gospel is about the two great commandments of love given by God to His people and is summarized by Jesus. These two shall never be separated from each because … Continue reading

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THIRTY FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A)

Mal 1:14-2:2, 8-10; 1Thess 2:7b-9, 13; Matt 23:1-12 One of the shared criticisms directed at Catholics by our Protestant fundamentalist brethren especially the Born-again Christian groups (whom as someone called as Born-against Christians), is about the address we give to … Continue reading

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THIRTY SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A)

Wis 6:12-16; 1Thess 4:13-18; Matt 25:1-13 One day, the sparrow overheard from the squirrel up the tree that the sky was falling. Greatly disturbed by the news, the sparrow flew from its comfortable nest to spread the news. The cow, … Continue reading

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THIRTY THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A)

Prov 31:10-15, 19-20, 30-31; 1Thess 5:1-6; Matt 25:14-30 Some years ago, as mentioned by Fr. Bel San Luis, SVD in his homily, that a Filipino girl who studied in the United States of America (USA) made big news because of … Continue reading

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