The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Cycle C June 23, 2019

First Reading Genesis 14:18-20 Melchizedek, king of Salem, blessed Abram. Responsorial Psalm Psalm 110:1-4 You are a priest forever, in the line of Melchizedek. Second Reading 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 As often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes. Gospel Reading Luke 9:11b-17 They

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, Cycle C – June 16, 2019

First Reading Proverbs 8:22-31 Wisdom was born before the earth was made. Responsorial Psalm Psalm 8:4-9 O Lord, our God, how wonderful your name in all the earth! Second Reading Romans 5:1-5 We boast of our afflictions. Gospel Reading John 16:12-15 Whatever the Father has is mine. The Spirit of truth will guide us. Gospel

Pentecost Sunday, Cycle C June 9, 2019

First Reading Acts of the Apostles 2:1-11 The Holy Spirit descends upon the Apostles gathered in Jerusalem. Responsorial Psalm Psalm 104:1,24,29-31,34 God’s Spirit renews the earth. Second Reading 1 Corinthians 12:3b-7,12-13 or Romans 8:8-17 We are all one in Christ Jesus. Gospel Reading John 20:19-23 Jesus appears to his disciples and gives them the gift of the

DO I NEED RELIGION OR JUST JESUS?

By: Bobby Quitain I often hear some well-meaning people say that they don’t need religion as long as they have Jesus. The statement sounds right and noble but dangerously misleading. You see, you don’t need to pit religion against Jesus. They are not meant to be chosen one over the other. It’s not an “either-or”

June 2, 2019 – The Ascension of the Lord, Cycle C

First Reading Acts of the Apostles 1:1-11 Jesus is taken up to heaven in the presence of the Apostles. Responsorial Psalm Psalm 47:2-3,6-9 Sing praise to God as he mounts his throne. Second Reading Ephesians 1:17-23 or Hebrews 9:24-28; 10:19-23 God raised Jesus from the dead and seated him at his right hand. Gospel Reading

May 26, 2019 Sixth Sunday of Easter, Cycle C

First Reading Acts of the Apostles 15:1-2,22-29 The early Church community determines, with the help of the Holy Spirit, not to impose the requirement of circumcision on Gentile Christians. Responsorial Psalm Psalm 67:2-3,5,6,8 A prayer that all the nations sing praise to God. Second Reading Revelation 21:10-14,22-23 The vision of the splendor of the heavenly

May 19, 2019 Fifth Sunday of Easter, Cycle C

First Reading Acts of the Apostles 14:21-27 Paul and Barnabas proclaim the good news in many places. Responsorial Psalm Psalm 145:8-9,10-11,12-13 A song of praise to God. Second Reading Revelation 21:1-5a John describes his vision of a new heaven and a new earth. Gospel Reading John 13:31-33a,34-35 Jesus gives his disciples a new commandment: love

The woman and the baby

  A worried woman went to her gynecologist and said: ‘Doctor, I have a serious problem and desperately need your help! My baby is not even 1 year old and I’m pregnant again. I don’t want kids so close together. So the doctor said: ‘Ok and what do you want me to do?’ She said: ‘I want

Fourth Sunday of Easter, Cycle C May 12, 2019

First Reading Acts of the Apostles 13:14,43-52 Paul and Barnabas preach the good news among the Gentiles and are expelled by the Jews. Responsorial Psalm Psalm 100:1-2,3,5 A song in praise of God who shepherds us. Second Reading Revelation 7:9,14b-17 John describes his vision of the praises that the holy ones sing to the Lamb.

Third Sunday of Easter, Cycle C May 5, 2019

First Reading Acts of the Apostles 5:27-32,40b-41 The apostles are brought before the Sanhedrin and ordered to stop speaking in Jesus’ name. Responsorial Psalm Psalm 30:2,4,5-6,11-12,13 A song of praise to God who rescues us. Second Reading Revelation 5:11-14 John describes his vision of the praises that will be sung to the Lamb by every

BIASES

Feast of St. Joseph the Worker  “Isn’t this the carpenter’s son?” – Matthew 13:55 I was a single missionary for almost 20 years. I lived in a slum area with the poorest of the poor. Then I entered a totally new world—that of being a married man—and I had to grow in my financial life. I