Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C June 30, 2019

First Reading 1 Kings 19:16b,19-21 Elijah anoints Elisha as his successor. Responsorial Psalm Psalm 16:1-2,5,7-11 I set the Lord ever before me. Second Reading Galatians 5:1,13-18 Christ has set us free. Gospel Reading Luke 9:51-62 Jesus resolutely determined to journey to Jerusalem. When the days for Jesus’ being taken up were fulfilled, he resolutely determined

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

NEW BEGINNINGS

(A repost from Pentecost 2013) Recently, I went to a watch repairman to have my wife’s wristwatch fixed. He examined it for less than a minute and then said to me, “Sir, kalawang na po. Pwede kong remedyohan pero titigil din uli. Bumili na lang po kayo ng bago.” How I wish it was that

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