MAY 13, 2018 – REFLECTION ON THE SOLEMNITY OF THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD – B

REFLECTION ON THE SOLEMNITY OF THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD – B (Acts 1:1-11; Ephesians 1:17-23; Mark 16:15-20) By: Fr. Mark Marbella   Jesus went up to heaven, but he did not simply dissolve into thin air. Some of us may say that Jesus removed Himself from us and left us on our own, but this is exactly false. We can only see the physical separation from our point of view because of time, yet there is spiritual union. Jesus left this world one day, so that He could be available to people throughout...
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May 06, 2018 – Reflection on the 6th Sunday of Easter – B

REFLECTION ON THE 6TH SUNDAY OF EASTER - B (Acts 10:25- 26.34-35.44-48; 1 John 4:7-10; John 15:9-17) By: Fr. Raul Cuyag   There are three important things that we need to understand well and must be lived out so that our  Christian life will become fruitful and meaningful.   GOD THE FATHER AND JESUS LOVE US. “I love you just as the Father loves me, remain in my love (Jn 15:9).” This reality is enough for us to give an assurance that in our pains, problems, and sufferings God does not leav...
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April 29, 2018 – Ika-5 Linggo ng Muling Pagkabuhay – B

IKA-5 LINGGO NG MULING PAGKABUHAY – B (Gawa 9:26-31; 1 Juan 3:18-24; Juan 15:1-8) ni Msgr. Nestor C. Cerbo     PAKSA: ANG NANANATILI SA PANGINOON AY NAMUMUNGA NANG               SAGANANG KABUTIHAN.   Ang ating pananatili sa Panginoon ay inihahambing sa pananatili ng sanga sa puno ng ubas. Sa Ebanghelyo, sinabi ng Panginoon, “Ako ang puno ng ubas, kayo ang mga sanga.” “Manatili kayo sa akin at mananatili ako sa inyo.” Kailangan ang ating pananatili sa Panginoon ...
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April 22, 2018 – REFLECTION ON THE 4TH SUNDAY OF EASTER – B

REFLECTION ON THE 4TH SUNDAY OF EASTER - B (Acts 4:8-12; 1 John 3:1-2; John 10:11-18) By: Fr. Mark Marbella The Good Shepherd does not seek success, at least not in the way the world defines success. After all, the Good Shepherd is the one who "lays down his life for the sheep." A guy who dies for a bunch of livestock would not generally be regarded as a big winner in life. But Jesus, as the Good Shepherd, does not seek "to be important or to impress others." Jesus the Good Shepherd...
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April 15, 2018 – IKA-3 LINGGO NG MULING PAGKABUHAY – B

IKA-3 LINGGO NG MULING PAGKABUHAY – B (Gawa 3:13-17; 1 Juan 2:1-5a; Lucas 24:35-48) ni Msgr. Nestor C. Cerbo   PAKSA: ANG ATING PANINIWALA SA MULING PAGKABUHAY NI KRISTO                AY DAPAT MAGDALA SA ATIN SA PAGBABAGONG-BUHAY.   Isang magandang pangyayari kung tayo ay nadadala tungo sa pagbabagong buhay. Ngayon ipinapaalala sa atin ng mga pagbasa ngayong Ikatlong Linggo ng Pagkabuhay na ang ating paniniwala sa Muling Pagkabuhay ni Kristo ay dapat magdala sa atin ...
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April 08, 2018 – REFLECTION ON THE SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER – B

REFLECTION ON THE SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER - B (Acts 4:32-35; 1 John 5:1-6; John 20:19-31) By: Fr. Raul Cuyag   The Gospel calls us to believe in the Risen Jesus even though we do not witness His resurrection.   WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BELIEVING IN THE RISEN JESUS?   WE ARE FORGIVEN OF OUR SINS BY GOD. *ACTS 10: 43 – All the prophets spoke about Him, saying that all who believe in Him will have their sins forgiven through the power of His name. *ROMANS 3:22 – God puts people right th...
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April 01, 2018 – PAGNINILAY SA LINGGO NG PASKO NG MULING PAGKABUHAY – B

PAGNINILAY SA LINGGO NG PASKO NG MULING PAGKABUHAY - B (Gawa 10: 34A-, 37-43; Colosas 3: 1-4; Juan 20: 1-9) Ni: Msgr. Nestor Cerbo   PAKSA: SIKAPIN NATING MATAMO ANG MGA MAKALANGIT NA BAGAY   Ang Panginoon ay muling nabuhay. Aleluya! Aleluya! Iyan ang ating paniniwala, hindi po ba?   Subalit hindi ganyan ang paniniwala ng lahat ng mga naunang naparoon sa libingan ng Panginoong Hesus, madilim-dilim pa nang araw ng Linggo.   At sinu-sino ang naunang naparoon sa libin...
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March 25, 2018 – Reflection on the Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion – B

REFLECTION ON THE PALM SUNDAY OF THE LORD’S PASSION - B (Isaiah 50:4-7; Philippians 2:6-11; Mark 15:1-39) By: Fr. Mark Andrew Marbella   Victory and defeat for us are two different things. Most of the time, we like to win, even at the expense of others. Some of us would not accept losses. All of us would always side with the winners. Nobody would like to be identified with losers. Winners become the heroes, while the losers become the villains.  Yet today, they become one in Jesus. And Jesus...
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MARCH 18, 2018 – REFLECTION ON THE 5TH SUNDAY OF LENT – B

REFLECTION ON THE 5TH SUNDAY OF LENT – B (Jeremiah 31:31-34; Hebrew 5:7-9; John 12:20-33) By: Fr. Raul Cuyag THE GREEKS WANTED TO KNOW JESUS MORE DEEPLY AND INTIMATELY. Jesus did not only show Himself but He showed four hard things or challenges as means to know him more deeply and intimately.   JESUS TELLS US THAT THE GRAIN OF WHEAT MUST DIE. “Unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies… (verse 24).” What did Christ mean here? Jesus meant that we have to die in order ...
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MARCH 11, 2018 – PAGNINILAY SA IKA-4 LINGGO NG KUWARESMA – B

PAGNINILAY SA IKA-4 LINGGO NG KUWARESMA - B (2 Cronica 36:14- 16.19-23; Efeso 2:4-10; Juan 3:14-21) Ni: Fr. Mark Marbella Narinig natin sa Ebanghelyo na pumunta si Nikodemo kay Kristo sa dilim ng gabi dahil siya ay may pinoprotektahan. Ito ay ang kanyang sarili.    Sa panahon ng Kuwaresma, inaalala ng Simbahan ang kanyang mga kasalanan. At kung seseryosohin natin ito, mahirap itong gawin taun-taon. Wala po sa atin ang magkakaroon ng totoong pagbabagong buhay kung palagi nating ididiin ang iba....
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