The Cross as Symbol of God’s Love and our Sinfulness, Gospel Reflection for the 4th Sunday of Lent (B) John 3:14-21 By Fr. Baltazar Obico, OFM

Introduction: In Greek mythology, the rod of Asclepius is a serpent-entwined rod wielded by Greek god Asclepius, a deity associated with healing and medicine. In modern times the symbol has continued to be used as the symbol of the medical profession. The significance of the serpent has been interpreted in various ways; sometimes the sheddingContinue reading “The Cross as Symbol of God’s Love and our Sinfulness, Gospel Reflection for the 4th Sunday of Lent (B) John 3:14-21 By Fr. Baltazar Obico, OFM”

GO FOR IT!, Sunday Gospel Reflection 3rd Sunday of Lent by Fr. Sergio Santos, OFM

Our Lord Jesus Christ in his public ministry had spent time preaching in Galilee and its neighborhood, as well as Jerusalem. He gave the “leaders of the people” in Jerusalem lots of chances of hearing his message and mission. He performed miracles in and near the city. His miracles: The man crippled for 38 yearsContinue reading “GO FOR IT!, Sunday Gospel Reflection 3rd Sunday of Lent by Fr. Sergio Santos, OFM”

Lenten Recollection Alert! By Javier Gomez

We would like to invite anyone interested to a short Lenten Recollection this coming Saturday, March 7 from 10am to 12noon to be given by Fr. Robert Manansala OFM. Our goal for this brief talk is to take some time to reflect a little on the seeds that have been sown by Pope Francis. We’reContinue reading “Lenten Recollection Alert! By Javier Gomez”

“TRANSFIGURATION: A MOMENT OF GRACE TO LISTEN, LEARN, LIVE LIKE JESUS” SUNDAY GOSPEL REFLECTION By Fr. Reu Jose C. Galoy

“No One Lives ‘on Tabor’ While on Earth” Pope Emeritus Benedict the XVI said – When one has the grace to sense a strong experience of God, it is as though seeing something similar to what the disciples experienced during the Transfiguration: For a moment they experienced ahead of time something that will constitute theContinue reading ““TRANSFIGURATION: A MOMENT OF GRACE TO LISTEN, LEARN, LIVE LIKE JESUS” SUNDAY GOSPEL REFLECTION By Fr. Reu Jose C. Galoy”

A Homily for Ash Wednesday by Fr. Robert B. Manansala, OFM

(Excerpts from Coming Home to God, a homily for Ash Wednesday by Fr. Robert B. Manansala, OFM) Ashes are a symbol of repentance and cleansing in the Bible…The imposition of ashes is not just a pious decoration so we can say we are abiding Catholics. No, it is a powerful, evocative and penitential symbol ofContinue reading “A Homily for Ash Wednesday by Fr. Robert B. Manansala, OFM”

February 18 is Ash Wednesday

(Excerpts from Coming Home to God, a homily for Ash Wednesday by Fr. Robert B. Manansala, OFM) Ashes are a symbol of repentance and cleansing in the Bible…The imposition of ashes is not just a pious decoration so we can say we are abiding Catholics. No, it is a powerful, evocative and penitential symbol ofContinue reading “February 18 is Ash Wednesday”

SUNDAY GOSPEL REFLECTION By Fr. Laurian Janicki, OFM

“ Star light, star bright, first star I see tonight: wish I may, wish I might have the first wish I see tonight.” How many countless children have chanted this over the years? Some even take it quite seriously; even though they know that the wish probably won’t come true. The same might be saidContinue reading “SUNDAY GOSPEL REFLECTION By Fr. Laurian Janicki, OFM”

Why Do People Suffer?, A SUNDAY GOSPEL REFLECTION for the 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time by Fr. Jesús Galindo, OFM

In an indirect way, today’s gospel gives us a precious little piece of information about Peter’s marital status. By mentioning his mother-in-law, we come to know that Peter was a married man (no other way to have a mother-in-law!). This is the only reference recorded in the gospels about the marital status of any ofContinue reading “Why Do People Suffer?, A SUNDAY GOSPEL REFLECTION for the 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time by Fr. Jesús Galindo, OFM”

A LUNCHEON IN SHADES OF PURPLE by SSAP JPIC Scho. Prog. Comm. / Jean Chavez

In its Annual Fellowship and pot-luck luncheon held last January 7 the SSAP-JPIC Scholarship Committee members honored its Spiritual Advisers Fr. Reu Jose C. Galoy, OFM, Parish Priest of Santuario de San Antonio who celebrated his birthday last January 26 and Sr. Marisa Lichauco, retired Grade School principal of Miriam College. Sr. Marisa shared JoyceContinue reading “A LUNCHEON IN SHADES OF PURPLE by SSAP JPIC Scho. Prog. Comm. / Jean Chavez”

“THE TIME IS NOW! REPENT AND BE FAITHFUL TO JESUS CHRIST!” Sunday Gospel Reflection 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) by Fr. Serge Santos, OFM

What a fitting theme after the visit of our Pope Francis to the Philippines, particularly for the victims of the Yolanda (Haiyan) storm in Tacloban and Palo, Leyte. Pope Francis said, among many things, that we have to use “the languages of the mind, the heart, and the hands” to effect a change in ourContinue reading ““THE TIME IS NOW! REPENT AND BE FAITHFUL TO JESUS CHRIST!” Sunday Gospel Reflection 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) by Fr. Serge Santos, OFM”