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HOMILIES

HOMILIES

2ND SUNDAY: COME AND SEE

Posted by Rev. Virgilio Tabo, Jr.

If you’re searching for an excellent text as a tool for parish evangelization - a plan of action, so to speak, in all ages across cultures, look no further. The initial encounter of the two would-be disciples (Andrew and the other unidentified person, let's say it's you) with Jesus ... Read More »

FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD

Posted by Rev. Virgilio Tabo, Jr.

The Feast of the Epiphany (from the greek, Epiphanein, to show, to reveal) of the Lord celebrates the manifestation of Jesus as the Messiah, the Son of God, whose birth became the vehicle of the good news to the three magi from the east as recorded in Mt. 2:1-12 ... Read More »

WELCOME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

Posted by Rev. Virgilio Tabo, Jr.

Catholics, practicing and not, will come (depending on timezone - the already and not yet) in droves. Many of them disengaged with the parish grind and anything in between. They're tied up with family, work, worldly pleasures (not bad at all) and perhaps, find little meaning in church life. ... Read More »

FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Posted by Rev. Virgilio Tabo, Jr.

Today is a double- header. The normal Sunday Mass Times are still in effect while the Christmas Vigil Mass doesn't start until 5pm. A text message from Google prompted me esta manana @4. Mea culpa. Es confuso y yo tambien.

It's still Advent and won't go anywhere without ... Read More »

THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Posted by Rev. Virgilio Tabo, Jr.

The gradual shift from a penitential tone to a festive atmosphere overwhelmingly on display in the church environment signals the joy and warmth of the upcoming feast as it draws near. Noticeably, the sanctuary is inundated with red poinsettias with a handful of whitesh-yellowish hue. A slightly elevated empty ... Read More »

SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Posted by Rev. Virgilio Tabo, Jr.

John the Baptizer is trending on Advent. This saintly figure which represents the stern side of religious belief strikingly dominates the season. The fact that there was no confusion about his role desiring nothing but making God’s presence felt, he deserves much respect. Arguably, his lifestyle was beyond repute. ... Read More »

HOMILY ON THE 33RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Posted by Rev. Virgilio Tabo, Jr.

USE YOUR TALENTS FOR GOD'S GLORY The parable of the talents is an extraordinary display of God entrusting us the wealth of his kingdom. The fact that the text has been placed in the 25th chapter of Matthew, towards the end of the gospel, powerfully depicts the religious conduct ... Read More »

SACRIFICE ALL FOR WISDOM AND HOLINESS' SAKE

Posted by Rev. Virgilio Tabo, Jr.

The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure buried in the field that a man accidentally finds, hides it and buries it again and bursting with joy and gladness at the unexpected discovery, sells everything he has and buys the property. The Kingdom of Heaven is like a traveling ... Read More »

ASCENSION OF THE LORD: You will be my witnesses

Posted by Rev. Virgilio Tabo, Jr.

The Feast of the Ascension of the Lord features the last moments of Jesus’ encounter with his disciples, marks the end of his visible presence among his followers and completes the account of his earthly life and ministry. And yet, this supernatural occurrence that took place forty days after ... Read More »

31ST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Posted by Rev. Virgilio Tabo, Jr.

Earlier this year, St. Christopher kicked off the With All Your Heart Discipleship program to help grow deeper as a community of disciples grounding our faith in the four pillars of parish life: prayer, service, share and witness. The Heart to Share invites us to seriously consider and commit to share our financial ... Read More »