FEASTING ON THE WORD
"If you meditate on the Scriptures it will appear to you in its brilliant splendor." ―St. Pio of Pietrelcina
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)
Deuteronomy 18:15-20 | Psalm 95:1-2, 6-7, 7-9 | 1 Corinthians 7:32-35 | Mark 1:21-28
The readings for the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time invite us to recognize Jesus and grant him authority in our lives.
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)
Jonah 3:1-5, 10 | Psalm 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9 | 1 Corinthians 7:29-31 | Mark 1:14-20
The readings for the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time for Year B invite us to be transformed by the call of Jesus. The Church desires for us to "grow-into" and "get with the program."
Feast of the Holy Child Jesus (B)
Isaiah 9:1-6 | Psalm 98: 1-5 | Ephesians 1:3-6.15-18 | Mark 10:13-16
Being a nation where children comprise 31% of the population (about 34 million of the total 109 million), Filipinos are known for their love of children. When we see children, we are happy. A child is welcoming, comforting and non-threatening. Its power is in its weakness. Its force is its
Baptism of the Lord (B)
Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7 | Psalm 29:1-2, 3-4, 3, 9-10 | Acts of the Apostles 10:34-38 | Mark 1:7-11
At our Lord's Baptism, the Spirit has proclaimed Jesus as Messiah: as the PRIEST who would sacrifice his life for others, as the PROPHET who would reveal God's presence in word and in action, and as the KING who would proclaim his kingdom from a cross.
The Epiphany of the Lord (B)
Isaiah 60:1-6 | Psalm 72:1-2,7-8,10-11,12-13 | Ephesians 3:2-3a,5-6 | Matthew 2:1-12
Originally, there were seven kings from the Orient but only three made it to Bethlehem to pay homage to the King of kings as reported in Matthew 2:1-12. One was led by another star to New York and became Burger King. Another reached Beijing and became Chowking and the last two
Jeff Jacinto, PhD, DHum