Called to Become a Child-Friendly Community, A SUNDAY GOSPEL REFLECTION for Feast of Señior Sto. Niño By Fr. Reu Jose C. Galoy

The pastoral visit of Pope Francis to our country is indeed a blessing – a once in a blue moon opportunity especially for those who cannot afford to go and visit the Vatican City in Rome. I wonder who are those who will have the chance to get closer to the Pope and those whoContinue reading “Called to Become a Child-Friendly Community, A SUNDAY GOSPEL REFLECTION for Feast of Señior Sto. Niño By Fr. Reu Jose C. Galoy”

“Feast of the Lord’s Baptism: New Life in Christ, Incorporation into the Faith Community”, a Sunday Reflection by Fr. Baltazar Obico, OFM

Introduction: The word padrino or ninong comes from the church religious vocabulary to mean godparents, someone who assist the parents of the child in order that the baptized child grows up to be a mature Christian. They serve as second parents to their godchild that the latter should grow into Christian discipleship. The word padrinoContinue reading ““Feast of the Lord’s Baptism: New Life in Christ, Incorporation into the Faith Community”, a Sunday Reflection by Fr. Baltazar Obico, OFM”

SUNDAY GOSPEL REFLECTION for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Cycle B By Fr. Efren Jimenez, OFM

Its three days before Christmas! Who would not be touched by such a great mystery! A time to marvel at the greatness and beauty of everything pulsating with life! What amazes us, however, is how we cease to marvel at, and take for granted, the most marvelous event to shake human history. Both John andContinue reading “SUNDAY GOSPEL REFLECTION for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Cycle B By Fr. Efren Jimenez, OFM”

“Rejoice in the Lord Always” A Sunday Reflection for the Third Sunday of Advent B by Fr. Jesus Galindo, OFM

A visiting tourist left his hotel room on a Sunday morning, looking for a church. He approached a policeman and asked him for directions to the nearest church. He thanked the policeman for the information and was about to walk off when he turned and asked, “Chief, why have you recommended that particular church? ItContinue reading ““Rejoice in the Lord Always” A Sunday Reflection for the Third Sunday of Advent B by Fr. Jesus Galindo, OFM”

“JOHN THE BAPTIST AS ADVENT COMPANION,” A SUNDAY GOSPEL REFLECTION for the 2ND SUNDAY OF ADVENT (B) By Fr. Baltazar Obico, OFM

Introduction: There is something in the Christmas season that the Church has difficulty dealing with;the preparatory character of Advent to Christmas. This ambiguity is seen here in the Church as two contrasting colors, signifying contrasting moods juxtaposed here. We have the bright colors of Christmasand the sober purple of advent. I think the Church hasContinue reading ““JOHN THE BAPTIST AS ADVENT COMPANION,” A SUNDAY GOSPEL REFLECTION for the 2ND SUNDAY OF ADVENT (B) By Fr. Baltazar Obico, OFM”

A SECOND CHRISTMAS, A SUNDAY GOSPEL REFLECTION for the FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT By Fr. Serge Santos, OFM

Our pilgrim church is a strategist. Why so? Let’s take a look. Last Sunday we celebrated the Feast of Christ the King, which declares that our Lord Jesus Christ is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. This really means Christ rules the world and the universe and the Controller of our lives and Mother Earth. Today we celebrate the First SundayContinue reading “A SECOND CHRISTMAS, A SUNDAY GOSPEL REFLECTION for the FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT By Fr. Serge Santos, OFM”

SUNDAY GOSPEL REFLECTION, CHRIST THE KING By Fr. Reu Jose C. Galoy, OFM

Today marks the closing of the church’s liturgical year with the celebration of the feast of Christ the King. Jesus came as our Good Shepherd and entrusted us to one another. When he comes again at the end-time, we shall come face to face with him and see our worth through his eyes and fromContinue reading “SUNDAY GOSPEL REFLECTION, CHRIST THE KING By Fr. Reu Jose C. Galoy, OFM”

SUNDAY GOSPEL REFLECTION BY FR. EFREN JIMENEZ, OFM

Note: This article is a reflection on the first reading from the Book of Proverbs. Recently a fashion show with lots of flare for entertainment was dubbed as the ‘Naked Truth.” (There’s a lot of nakedness, but what kind of truth, that’s begging the question.) In one scene, a known Matinee idol was seen draggingContinue reading “SUNDAY GOSPEL REFLECTION BY FR. EFREN JIMENEZ, OFM”

“You are God’s Building.” SUNDAY GOSPEL REFLECTION By Fr. Jesús Galindo, OFM for Dedication of the Lateran Basilica A

Business and religion have always gone together. They did in the time of Jesus and they do so now—with a slight difference: In Jesus’ time, they brought business to the temple; now, we bring the temple to business centers (malls, banks, government offices, etc.). Fund-raising activities are a usual occurrence in most parishes. Attached toContinue reading ““You are God’s Building.” SUNDAY GOSPEL REFLECTION By Fr. Jesús Galindo, OFM for Dedication of the Lateran Basilica A”