“Jesus, Mary and Joseph: Making Room for God” by Fr. Robert Manansala, OFM

There is a beautiful story about a four year old Margaret who loved her picture of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. The picture hung low on the wall within Margaret’s reach and every night, she gave it a resounding kiss before she got into bed. One night, just as she was settledContinue reading ““Jesus, Mary and Joseph: Making Room for God” by Fr. Robert Manansala, OFM”

“The Birth of Jesus: God’s Humility and Generosity” by Fr. Robert Manansala, OFM

Charles Colson, the founder of Prison Fellowship, tells of a memorable experience he had while bringing Christmas gifts to the children of prison inmates. Colson and his wife met a small boy who told them his name was Emmanuel. When Colson opened his Bible on Matthew 1:23 and showed Emmanuel that his name means “GodContinue reading ““The Birth of Jesus: God’s Humility and Generosity” by Fr. Robert Manansala, OFM”

“God is with us! God is with us!”, by Fr. Robert Manansala, OFM

Midnight Mass Homily, shorter version (“The Birth of Jesus: God’s Humility and Generosity”) Charles Colson, the founder of Prison Fellowship, tells of a memorable experience he had while bringing Christmas gifts to the children of prison inmates. Colson and his wife met a small boy who told them his name was Immanuel. When Colson openedContinue reading ““God is with us! God is with us!”, by Fr. Robert Manansala, OFM”

“Palm Sunday and the Story of the Other Palms”, by Fr. Joel

Following Jesus’ example of laying down His life for his loved ones, we may attain the fullness of His love to us by doing the same example – He lived for others. Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion is a day of invitation for us, the faithful, to enter into the paschal mystery of Christ.Continue reading ““Palm Sunday and the Story of the Other Palms”, by Fr. Joel”

“The ‘Flesh’ for Others”, by Fr. Joel

My great salute to our young people in the parish and those who came to volunteer for our relief efforts. It is the spirit of Jesus, the body and blood poured out for many that was evidently felt by our young people. John 6:51-58 For these past Sundays, we have been introduced to the EucharisticContinue reading ““The ‘Flesh’ for Others”, by Fr. Joel”

“19th Sunday in the Ordinary Time” by Fr. Greg Redoblado, OFM

We are to come to the Eucharistic table because we need the strength and energy to continue with our mission. Hence, the Eucharist is to be understood again in the spirit of our missionary task. The readings this Sunday continue our reflection on the meaning of the Eucharist in our lives. For the last twoContinue reading ““19th Sunday in the Ordinary Time” by Fr. Greg Redoblado, OFM”

“But God Will Find You”, by Fr. Robert Manansala, OFM

One day, a man asked his friend, “What were you before? The friend said, “A sinner.” Then he was asked, “What are you now?’ “ The friend responded, “A sinner.” “What’s the difference?” The friend answered, “Before, I was a sinner running after sin. But now I am sinner running away from sin.” We willContinue reading ““But God Will Find You”, by Fr. Robert Manansala, OFM”

“Bring in the Candles”, by Fr. Robert Manansala, OFM

The late US President John F. Kennedy is said to be very fond of a particular story. During his 1960 presidential campaign, he often used it to close his speeches. It is the story of Colonel Davenport, Speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives back in 1789. One day, while the House was in session,Continue reading ““Bring in the Candles”, by Fr. Robert Manansala, OFM”

“Whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be the first among you must be a slave of all” by Fr. John Muscat, OFM

In today’s 1st reading from second-Isaiah, we have a reference to the servant of God, as this prophet called the future Messiah. It is God’s will that the Servant should suffer and offer himself as a sin-sacrifice for mankind. But his life will not really end in death, it will be given back to himContinue reading ““Whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be the first among you must be a slave of all” by Fr. John Muscat, OFM”

“27th Sunday in Ordinary Time” by Fr. Greg Redoblado, OFM

I BELIEVE, the RH-Bill issue will not really solve the problem of our country but will only aggravate the situation, producing more broken homes and devastated children. Our Gospel this Sunday speaks about the sanctity of marriage and the care for children. Talking about marriage, Jesus said, “What God has joined together no human beingContinue reading ““27th Sunday in Ordinary Time” by Fr. Greg Redoblado, OFM”