“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”

“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”

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”

“Honoring God with the Heart”, by Fr. Jesus

In today’s gospel, Jesus argues with the Pharisees and the scribes, inviting them to look beyond the letter of the law and to discover the spirit of the law. He explains to them, and to us too, that true religion does not consist in the mere performance of external rituals and external cleanliness; rather itContinue reading ““Honoring God with the Heart”, by Fr. Jesus”

“Lord, to Whom Shall We Go? You have the Words of Eternal Life”, by Fr. John

A true Christian, who realizes and appreciates what the Son of God has done and is still doing for him, will try always to make himself less unworthy, for not even the greatest saint was worthy to partake of this act of divine love. Last Sunday we read of the murmurs of objection among theContinue reading ““Lord, to Whom Shall We Go? You have the Words of Eternal Life”, by Fr. John”

“This is my blood of the covenant”, by Fr. Jesus

The New Testament covenant, ratified by the blood of Christ, is eternal because Christ is eternally faithful to it by doing the will of the Father to the end. The feast of Corpus Christi is like an extension of the Holy Thursday celebration when our Lord instituted the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist during theContinue reading ““This is my blood of the covenant”, by Fr. Jesus”

“Pentecost Sunday”, by Fr. Joel

Pentecost is the feast of the Spirit manifesting within the people the will of God. This is a Jewish feast fifty days after Passover. St. Luke recalled in the Acts of the Apostles the outpouring of the Holy Spirit (2:4). The large crowd that was gathered during the feast were confused and amazed how theContinue reading ““Pentecost Sunday”, by Fr. Joel”

“Good Shepherd Sunday” Fr. Joel

We are celebrating the life of Jesus, His being the Good Shepherd for all of us …. we are celebrating as well His great invitation on how we can truly imitate Him. Why are we celebrating Good Shepherd Sunday? What are we really celebrating? What makes Jesus a good shepherd for all of us? GoodContinue reading ““Good Shepherd Sunday” Fr. Joel”