Category: Christmas

LET THE SPIRIT OF GOD SPEAK THROUGH YOU

26 DECEMBER (Feast of St. Stephen) ?Acts 6:8-10, 7:54-59; Ps 31:3bc-4, 6 and 8ab, 16bc and 17 (R.v.6a); Matt 10:17-22 ?LET THE SPIRIT OF GOD SPEAK THROUGH YOU (cf. Matt 10:18) We give thanks to God for his love and mercy upon us, and for the opportunity to reflect on his Word daily. May his name be glorified both now and forever. Amen.? We pray that he may allow his Word to penetrate the innermost part of our being and give us the grace to serve him more faithfully not minding the danger that might want to scare us away...

YOU ARE MY BELOVED SON; WITH YOU I AM WELL PLEASED

⏰THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD 📖Isa 40:1-5, 9-11; Ps 104:1b-2, 3-4, 24-25, 27-28, 29-30 (R.v.1); Tit 2:11-14, 3:4-7; Luke 3:15-16, 21-22 🎤”YOU ARE MY BELOVED SON; WITH YOU I AM WELL PLEASED” (Luke 3:22) Have you been paying attention to the series of liturgical events marking this season of Christmas? You might have noticed the different ways God has been making efforts to reveal himself to us through Jesus Christ. On Christmas day, he sent the angels to reveal the birth of his Son to the Jews. Last Sunday, at the Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord, he sent...

LIGHT TO THE NATIONS

⏰THE SOLEMNITY OF THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD 📕Isa 60:1-6; Ps 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-11, 12-13 (R.v.11); Eph 3:2-3a, 5-6; Matt 2:1-12 🎤LIGHT TO THE NATIONS! In the solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord, we celebrate God’s revelation of himself to all of humanity, unhindered by any human limitation. Jesus is the light that shines for all to see (cf. John 1:9). Remember that Simeon made reference to that role of being the light to those who sit in darkness and the glory of the people of Israel (Luke 2:32). That indicates a perfect fulfillment of the prophecy of Isaiah...

GOD IS MAKING ALL THINGS NEW

➕SOLEMNITY OF MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD (1 Jan 2020 – 53rd World Day of Peace) 📖Num 6:22-27; Ps 67:2-3, 5, 6 and 8 (R.v.2a); Gal 4:4-7; Luke 2:16-21 🎤GOD IS MAKING ALL THINGS NEW Congratulation as you made it to this wonderful year 2020. May it be a year of open doors for more testimonies for you and your family through Christ our Lord. Amen. At the beginning of every year, which comes exactly eight days after our celebration of the Christmas, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God. Through the Second Reading for the...

BLESSED ARE THEY WHO DWELL IN YOUR HOUSE, O LORD

⏰THE FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH (YEAR C) 1 Sam 1:20-22, 24-28; Ps 84:2-3, 5-6, 9-10, 11 (R.v.5a); 1 John 3:1-2, 21-24; Luke 2:41-52 “BLESSED ARE THEY WHO DWELL IN YOUR HOUSE, O LORD” (Ps 84:5a) Obviously, the joy of the Christmas season is still in the air. I hope you are sharing well in that joy. May this joy of the new born King never depart from you through the same Christ our Lord. Amen. The family is very important in making the joy of this celebration be felt all over the world. That...

ALL THE ENDS OF THE EARTH HAVE SEEN THE SALVATION OF OUR GOD

THE SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD – CHRISTMAS DAY ?Isa 52:7-10; Ps 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4, 5-6 (R.v.3cd) ?”ALL THE ENDS OF THE EARTH HAVE SEEN THE SALVATION OF OUR GOD” (Ps 98:3) Celebrating this year’s Christmas within the Jubilee Year of Mercy, we are invited to reflect on the great love of God, the Father, which pushed him to send his only begotten son into the world and allow him to die for our sake. In that way, we are called to imitate that great mercy by being its agents towards others.??? The prophet Isaiah tells us about...

The People Who Walked In Darkness Have Seen a Great Light

CHRISTMAS EVE (MIDNIGHT MASS) ?Isa 9:2-7; Ps 96:1-2a, 2b-3, 11-12, 13 (R. cf. Luke 2:11); Tit 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-14 ?”THE PEOPLE WHO WALKED IN DARKNESS HAVE SEEN A GREAT LIGHT” (Isa 9:2) We have come to a very significant night! We are all keeping Vigil and waiting for the appearing of the Messiah! Great signs accompany him as he appears. The prophet Isaiah points out that he shall appear as the light the enlightens the darkness of our lives.? Darkness brings confusion and pains into our lives. It blocks away opportunities and introduces insecurity. This darkness can be in the...