Is Volunteering in Church better than in Civic Orgs?

18 October 2009 29th Sunday in Ordinary TimeIsaiah 53, 10-11; Psalm 33; Hebrews 4, 14-16; Mark 10, 35-45 I have only one main point today: we are all called to be missionaries in all aspects of our lives and at various levels. Before I scare you away, let me explain what we mean by missionary.Continue reading “Is Volunteering in Church better than in Civic Orgs?”

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Preaching in Cyberspace

23 September 2009 Wednesday of the 25th Week in Ordinary TimeEzra 9, 5-9; Tobit 13; Luke 9, 1-6When Jesus chose the Twelve apostles, He decided to share His mission with them. In the Gospel today, Jesus sends them to do what He does: to preach and proclaim the Kingdom of God and heal people ofContinue reading “Preaching in Cyberspace”

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Mga Tagubilin sa Labingdalawa

12 July 2009: Ika-labinglimang Linggo sa Karaniwang PanahonMarcos 6, 7-13 Mga tagubilin sa Labingdalawa (This Taglish version is the homily today in TV 5’s Humayo’t Ihayag, a televised mass.) The episode in the Gospel today presents the sending of the Twelve on a mission to heal and to preach the Good News. The mission ofContinue reading “Mga Tagubilin sa Labingdalawa”

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When God calls, Do We Actually Leave our Families?

1 October 2008 St. Therese of the Child JesusJob 9, 1-16; Psalm 88; Luke 9, 57-62 I learned the art of letting go when I was a Jesuit novice. Every semester we would transfer from one room to the other, leaving the furniture of the room there. All we have to carry are our basicContinue reading “When God calls, Do We Actually Leave our Families?”

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Missionaries of Hope

8 May 2008. Thursday of the 7th Week of EasterActs 22,30, 23:6-11; Psalm 16; John 17, 20-26 The readings talk about safety for missionaries. First, the missionary might experience grave threats to their lives: Paul is an example. In the first reading, Paul is set to trial at the Sanhedrin’s court in Jerusalem. In theContinue reading “Missionaries of Hope”

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