PALM SUNDAY, A Sunday Gospel Reflection By Fr. Laurian Janicki, OFM

When I was a kid, this was always a busy week, clean-up week. There was planning for the big meal next Sunday – Easter. Would it be ham or lamb? Some years, I’d have a new suit – usually a couple sizes too big, so I could grow into it. My mother would be cleaningContinue reading “PALM SUNDAY, A Sunday Gospel Reflection By Fr. Laurian Janicki, OFM”

“It Is In Dying That We Are Born To Eternal Life”, A SUNDAY GOSPEL REFLECTION for the 5th Sunday of Lent B By Fr. Jesus Galindo, OFM

Those words from the Peace Prayer of St. Francis very aptly express the message of today’s gospel. The incident in today’s gospel took place right after Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem (which we will recall next Sunday). The authorities were greatly disturbed by the event. “We are getting nowhere; the whole world has gone afterContinue reading ““It Is In Dying That We Are Born To Eternal Life”, A SUNDAY GOSPEL REFLECTION for the 5th Sunday of Lent B By Fr. Jesus Galindo, OFM”

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”

“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”

“LENT” A SUNDAY GOSPEL REFLECTION By Fr. Efren Jimenez, OFM

Lent is the period of 40 days which comes before Easter in the Christian calendar. Beginning on Ash Wednesday, Lent is a season of reflection and preparation before the celebration of Easter. By observing the 40 days of Lent, Christians replicate Jesus Christ’s sacrifice and withdrawal into the desert for 40 days. Lent is markedContinue reading ““LENT” A SUNDAY GOSPEL REFLECTION By Fr. Efren Jimenez, OFM”

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”

Sunday Gospel Reflection for the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time by Fr. Efren Jimenez, OFM

This column features some messages of Pope Francis taken from his Apostolic Letter, Gaudium Evangelii (2013) from where his messages are taken during his pastoral visit here in the country. Participation in political life is a moral obligation. (Paragraph 220) People in every nation enhance the social dimension of their lives by acting as committedContinue reading “Sunday Gospel Reflection for the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time by Fr. Efren Jimenez, OFM”

“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”