The Word

God is not yet finished with us

HOMILY 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time (July 2020)     A man wanted to buy an animal that could help him in the household chores. The animal merchant, after knowing the buyer’s need, brought to him a small box with a centipede and told him that it is guaranteed to...
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God is not yet finished with us

We can be children at 60 and beyond

HOMILY14th Sunday in Ordinary TimeJuly 2020 At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do.  --Matthew 11:25-26...
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We can be children at 60 and beyond

The Pentecost and Holy Trinity

Gospel Reflections by Fr. Enrico Gonzales, O.P. Does the Ascension of Jesus prove that heaven is somewhere above the clouds? Let's look at this mystery, not as a GPS which will help us locate God's abode somewhere up there. Let's view it in relation to the mystery we're celebrating this...
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The Pentecost and Holy Trinity

A Pig and a Hen

HOMILY:  13TH Sunday in Ordinary Time There was once a pig and a hen who became very close friends because they lived in the same barn. They heard that there was going to be a feeding program for the poor in their parish. After thinking about it, the hen suggested to...
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A Pig and a Hen

The Word Today

"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.  In the same way, let your light...
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The Word Today

The Greatest Gift of Christmas

The greatest blessing given by God to us is HIMSELF. He gave Himself to us without reservation. This is mind boggling, to say the least. Yet it might just be the greatest challenge He has given us -- to give ourselves to Him and to others. Christmas is a wonderful...
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The Greatest Gift of Christmas

The Word: a light on our path

“Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.” --Luke 11:28 | NIV Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. --James 1:22 | NIV Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. --Psalm...
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The Word: a light on our path