“The Power of God’s Word” by Fr. Greg Redoblado, OFM

The Church would like us to focus our attention on the Bible, God’s very word, and to examine ourselves and see if we are truly concerned with fostering an encounter with Christ. In our Gospel this Sunday, Mark relates that people were astonished at Jesus’s teaching because he taught them with authority. The rabbis andContinue reading ““The Power of God’s Word” by Fr. Greg Redoblado, OFM”

“The Power of “Ouch” To The Power of Touch” by Fr. Joel

If we can only join hands and solidify our efforts, then, we can alleviate hunger, injustices, economic imbalance, and other man-made calamities that threaten human life and all other life-forms. Can we really blame God for the sufferings and miseries of people? This is the desperate dirge that Job asks of God. He felt thatContinue reading ““The Power of “Ouch” To The Power of Touch” by Fr. Joel”

“If You Will, You Can Make Me Clean” by Fr. John Muscat, OFM

He died on the cross for the forgiveness of sins and to make us clean from all our diseases and He was resurrected so that we will be living His saving victory over death – sin, here on earth and forever in heaven. This Sunday you are encountering not just the healing power of ChristContinue reading ““If You Will, You Can Make Me Clean” by Fr. John Muscat, OFM”

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine dresser” by Fr. John Muscat, OFM

Having the ordinary comforts of life and the possession of some of this world’s goods, is not wrong or anti-Christian, but the natural temptation is to get more and more of these comforts and riches, and the point is soon reached where this becomes the only purpose in life. The words of consolation and encouragementContinue reading ““I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine dresser” by Fr. John Muscat, OFM”

“Wealth or Kingdom?(Mk 10:17-30)” by Fr. Joel

…a disciple who followed him will receive a hundredfold as much; houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children, and lands, along with persecutions, and in the age to come, life everlasting (v.30). The rewards mentioned by Jesus are a “great reversal” of the sacrifices and sufferings a disciple will endure for a moment,Continue reading ““Wealth or Kingdom?(Mk 10:17-30)” by Fr. Joel”

Francisfest with David Benoit Photo Gallery

Welcome dinner thrown by Francisfest Committee Chairperson, Petrona Lim on October 2, 2012 CONCERT NIGHT at Resorts World Manila, Oct. 3, 2012 OH, WHAT A NIGHT! FRANCISFEST with DAVID BENOIT “Francisfest with David Benoit” Concert was held at the Newport Performance Art Theater in Resorts World Manila, October 3, 2012, where a sumptuous buffet ofContinue reading “Francisfest with David Benoit Photo Gallery”

Hallelujah by Fr. John Muscat, OFM

The greatest joy we can have is to encounter the living Lord and to know him personally. Early Sunday morning the women went to the tomb to pay their last tribute to a dead body. The disciples thought that everything had ended in tragedy. No one was ready to see an empty tomb and hearContinue reading “Hallelujah by Fr. John Muscat, OFM”

“ Child, your sins are forgiven” by Fr. Jesus

Today’s gospel discloses something more about Jesus: he is not only a healer of bodies; he is the “Son of Man, “with power to heal the soul. If a person who knows nothing about Jesus Christ read the gospels of the last four Sundays, he would most probably think that Jesus was a doctor orContinue reading ““ Child, your sins are forgiven” by Fr. Jesus”

“Discipleship is Following Jesus on the Way of the Cross ( Mk 8: 27-35)” by Fr. Joel

The prophet Isaiah tells us that a true follower of God is a servant. A servant is a son or a daughter of God who works in accord to His ways. The context of the gospel this Sunday is on the thematic teaching of Jesus on his suffering through the way of the cross. ItContinue reading ““Discipleship is Following Jesus on the Way of the Cross ( Mk 8: 27-35)” by Fr. Joel”

“Give Us This Bread Always” by Fr. Jesus

They were looking for him, not because of their faith and love for him but because he fed them. (We might pause right here for a while to reflect on our own motivation in following Jesus, in coming to mass, in joining church activities, etc.) For five consecutive Sundays, we will be reading almost inContinue reading ““Give Us This Bread Always” by Fr. Jesus”