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Praying our way into God’s plan for us: A homily for the 5th Sunday in Ordinary time

  5th Sunday in Ordinary Time. February 4, 2018. Job 7:1-4, 6-7; 1Cor 9:16-19,22-23, Mk 1:29-39 Praying our way into God’s plan for us Jesus Christ, true God and true man, lacks nothing because “all things were created through Him … Continue reading

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The language of the heaven-bound: A homily for the feast of the Santo Niño

Feast of the Santo Niño.  January 21, 2018. Is 9:1-6; Eph 1:3-6,15-18; Mk 10:13-16 The language of the heaven-bound Jesus confirms that the only way to heaven is to become like a little child, “Amen, I say to you, whoever … Continue reading

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An unexplainable peace in a chaotic world: A homily for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary time

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time. October 8, 2017. 1s 5:1-7; Phil 4:6-9; Mt 21:33-43 An unexplainable peace in a chaotic world Have you tried to understand the gruesome killing of concert attendees last week in Las Vegas? So many unanswerable … Continue reading

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The language of the Spirit-filled: A homily for the 6th Sunday of Easter

6th Sunday of Easter. May 21, 2017. Acts 8:5-8,14-17; 1Pt 3:15-18; Jn 14:15-21 The language of the Spirit-filled We have received the gift of the Holy Spirit in Baptism and Confirmation. We have God’s Spirit being poured into our hearts … Continue reading

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Philippians 4 and distractions in prayer

We must all have had that experience before – we come to prayer intent on listening to God but our minds are running all over the place following distracting thoughts. Someone once said humorously, “If you want to remember the … Continue reading

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Perseverance in prayer: How and why? – A homily for the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time. July 24th 2016. Gen 18:20-32; Col 2:12-14; Lk 11:1-13 Perseverance in prayer: How and why? We have all experienced it before: a desperate prayer to God for something that we needed and we never got … Continue reading

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Living an unending Christmas: A homily for the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time. July 17th 2016. Gen 18:1-10; Col 1:24-28; Lk 10:38-42 Living an unending Christmas Happy Christmas!!! Here in the Philippines we get into Christmas mood by September, long before any other country in the world. So … Continue reading

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