July 19, 2020 Wisdom 12:13, 16-19 Psalm 86 Romans 8:26-27 Mt 13:24-43 In every relationship we cherish, there is a pressing need to address the importance of being a better person. Of course, there are moments when we enjoy the company of those we truly care for. Yet, what often turns a relationship to a … Continue reading “Discontent, Weakness, and Growth” – Reflection for the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Our lives are cups offered to each one of us, to drink both the good and the bad alike.
I’ll start this by giving you an inside scoop into what takes place in seminary formation. Every seminarian is assigned a Formation Advisor to go over their training, so to speak, to become priests. In a meeting I had with my Formation Advisor over a year ago, he asked me what I think is the … Continue reading Reflections on the Priesthood after Parish Internship
2 Kings 17:5-8, 13-15a, 18 Psalm 60 Matthew 7:1-5 True peace doesn’t begin with pointing out someone their faults and imperfections. We point one finger to someone when we call out their wrongdoings or what we think they need to fix. While we point out one finger to them, though, there are three fingers in … Continue reading June 22, 2020 – Memorial of Sts. John Fisher and Thomas More
Introduction Our Christian faith invites us to participate in the life of our LORD Jesus Christ. As His beloved and adopted children, we are invited to participate in the spirit of His suffering and death, so that we may also participate and enjoy in His eternal life. The devotion to the Stations of the Cross … Continue reading Stations of the Cross – Meditations in times of Illnesses and Trials
I was invited to have dinner by one of the parishioners after the 7pm Mass last Sunday while I was staying at my home parish. There were 15 of us at the dinner, a pretty crowded dinner indeed. With such a big crowd, we decided to order a party selection, which included about five entrees. … Continue reading The Rectory Experience
Seminarians, like myself, don’t cease to be human beings once they enter the seminary. Before I started seriously discerning the priesthood, I wanted to get married. I wanted to know what it’s like to be with the most beautiful woman for the rest of my life. I wanted to give my wife stolen kisses, take … Continue reading A Seminarian’s reflection on Celibacy
©: thedivinemercy.orgThe Catholic Church celebrates, every 2nd Sunday of Easter, the Divine Mercy of our Lord. And it’s within a fitting season, as we still observe the redemption of our Lord for us through His Body and Blood. We keep in mind, in a special way, Sr. Faustina through whom the Lord spoke to us … Continue reading What is Mercy?
One of the classes I’m taking this semester, and compellingly my favorite class, is New Testament. The course is organized in a way such that we have focused more on St. Paul’s letters. After reading through his epistles, I find myself drawn to St. Paul and learning more about him. As a result, I decided … Continue reading St. Paul: an Apostle in love
Today’s readings reflect on our LORD’s approach to violence and its role to our faith. We hear in the first reading the unfortunate fate of the prophet Jeremiah under King Zedekiah, wherein he was thrown “into the cistern of Prince Malchiah” and drowned into the “mud”. Why was Jeremiah thrown out and led into such … Continue reading Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time (C)