17 April 2011 Palm SundayIsaiah 50:4-7; Psalm 22; Phil 2:6-11; Matthew 26:14 – 27:66Take your palm branches to the church and have it blessed. Attend mass, but don’t leave without holy water sprinkled on your decorated palms. Today is Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week. This has been a tradition since the 4th century,Continue reading “Take Your Branches to the Church”
Category Archives: Palm Sunday
Waving our Branches on Palm Sunday
28 March 2010. Palm SundayIsaiah 50, 4-7; Psalm 22; Phil 2, 6-11; Luke 23, 1-49 Palm Sunday commemorates the Triumphal Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, an event reported by all four Gospels. All Gospels tells us that before his entry into Jerusalem, Jesus spent time at Bethany with Martha, Mary and Lazarus and sent twoContinue reading “Waving our Branches on Palm Sunday”
5 April 2009 Palm SundayIsaiah 50, 4-7; Psalm 22; Phil 2, 6-11; Mark 15, 1-39All four Gospels report that triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. We knew that before He entered Jerusalem, Jesus stayed in Bethany with Martha, Mary and Lazarus. He then sent two unnamed disciples to fetch a colt in Jerusalem for hisContinue reading “Palm Sunday”
If God does not remove our burdens, how do we find rest?
10 December 2008 Wednesday of the 2nd Week of AdventIsaiah 40, 25-31; Psalm 103; Matthew 11, 28-30 The readings today encourage and assure us in our waiting. When we are waiting for our dreams to be fulfilled, we often find ourselves losing hope or we get tired of hoping. When we are waiting for theContinue reading “If God does not remove our burdens, how do we find rest?”
Want to be Gifted?
16 November 2008 33rd Sunday in Ordinary TimeProv 31, 10-31; Psalm 128, 1-5; 1 Thess 5, 1-6; Matthew 25, 14-21The readings today deal with things of value. In the first reading, the skills of a good wife are to be proclaimed, praised and rewarded at the city gates. In the second reading, our vigilance andContinue reading “Want to be Gifted?”
18 March 2008 Holy TuesdayJohn 13, 21-38 Betrayals To form a barkada or a group of friends is necessary in a very huge university such as UP. We remember the first time we came to the university and losing our way. We didn’t know how to get to Palma Hall, or where it was. WeContinue reading “Betrayals”
Palm Sunday: Finding the Lost
16 March 2008 Palm SundayMatthew 21, 1-11; Psalm 22, 8-24 Finding the Lost I was worried about two things last night: the gala of Dakilang Pag-ibig, our tribute concert to Fr. Eduardo Hontiveros SJ and my homily for Palm Sunday. In the concert, Ernald Andal SJ sang Fr. Honti’s “Ang Mabuting Pastol” — my favoriteContinue reading “Palm Sunday: Finding the Lost”