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Spirituality
 
 

 
Do you want to receive life? What is your deepest longing? All heavenly gifts are waiting for you.

On Pentecost, the disciples heard a strong driving wind, and then received amazing gifts of the Spirit, enabling them to proclaim and witness. The Holy Spirit is the heavenly grace that enlivens the Church in all aspects of its mission.
Publish date: 2020 - 5 - 31


 
Remember!

Turn our gaze and see with eyes of an enlightened heart
Publish date: 2020 - 5 - 24


 
“The holy Spirit … will teach you everything and remind you of all that [I] told you” (Jn 14:26)

The voice of the Holy Spirit may become clearer if we listen and pray with a faithful heart.
Publish date: 2020 - 5 - 17


 
From Shadows and Images into the Truth

Ever a gifted orator, St. Augustine was able to deliver a whole lecture on biblical theology in a few words: “The New Testament is hidden in the Old, and the Old Testament is manifested in the New”.
Publish date: 2020 - 5 - 10


 
Be the wise sheep of Jesus

As Jesus' sheep, we should strive to be wise by recognizing His voice and staying close to Him
Publish date: 2020 - 5 - 3


 
Our Own Walk to Emmaus

The disciples’ walk to Emmaus has ended here; however, our own walk to Emmaus has just begun.
Publish date: 2020 - 4 - 26


 
“Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe” (John 20:29)

The outcome of our faith is joy and the salvation of our souls (Ref. 1 Peter 1:8-9)
Publish date: 2020 - 4 - 19


 
What’s the relevance of resurrection during the coronavirus pandemic?

If resurrection is not true, then the whole foundation of our faith will come crumbling down.
Publish date: 2020 - 4 - 12


 
Are we ready to accompany Jesus into Jerusalem and point out His true identity to others?

It is not until after Jesus' death does His true identity is revealed.
Publish date: 2020 - 4 - 5


 
We are spiritually dead. Who can help?

In this 5th Sunday of Lent, we continue our Lenten journey with a magnificent meditation from the Gospel of John, the story of raising Lazarus from the dead. The details of John’s Gospel are meant to capture a deeper purpose. In this story, we hear about a man named Lazarus, which means “God helps”. He […]
Publish date: 2020 - 3 - 29


 
We Can Only See What We Are Willing to See

This week's readings remind us of our blind spots: areas that we may have willfully chosen to ignore.
Publish date: 2020 - 3 - 22


 
Conversion of a city

“Many Samaritans from that city believed in Jesus because of the woman’s testimony, ‘He told me everything I have ever done’” (John 4:39)
Publish date: 2020 - 3 - 15


 
Experience the Power of the Word of God

Enable us to feel the power of your word - a word that is incarnate and living; a word that must be proclaimed, received and experienced; a word that commands our worship and veneration.
Publish date: 2020 - 3 - 8


 
What is temptation? Why does God allow us to be tempted?

God does not preclude us from temptations but He sustains us in the midst of them
Publish date: 2020 - 3 - 1


 
To Love Outside of the Box

We are called to be imitators of Christ; to be holy and “perfect” as our Heavenly Father is perfect.
Publish date: 2020 - 2 - 23


 
The mysteries of the Kingdom

“Blessed are you, Father, Lord of Heaven and earth; you have revealed to the little ones the mysteries of the kingdom” (Gospel Acclamation Ma 11:25).
Publish date: 2020 - 2 - 16


 
Following Jesus’ Descending Path to Lowliness

My heart is at peace in following Jesus’ descending path to lowliness, which is really the ascending path to see God face-to-face. 
Publish date: 2020 - 2 - 9


 
We are called to become light for all peoples

Today the Church celebrates the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple. It is also known as Candlemas since traditionally, blessings and procession of candles are included in the liturgy to signify that Christ is the light of all nations. It is another “epiphany” celebration as it echoes the Solemnity of Christmas […]
Publish date: 2020 - 2 - 2


 
What is the Core of Our Mission?

Our Sunday Gospel reports the Lord’s calling of his first disciples. What is it about this scene that is so peaceful and right, and why is it related to our mission?
Publish date: 2020 - 1 - 26


 
Preventing Divisions in the Parish

Here are some things that may be dividing us at St. Anthony’s: A few people don’t think we should be using Alpha; a few didn’t want us to give 10% of our annual collection to those in need; some don’t like the one hour, 20-minute Masses; some disagree with our stance on moral issues like abortion, talking about mortal sin, getting drunk, etc.; some have even complained about my homilies (gasp!).
Publish date: 2020 - 1 - 26


 
What do I want to be when I grow up?

We are “formed” by God; “called to be saints” and chosen to bring the Good News to all; to testify for our Lord Jesus Christ.
Publish date: 2020 - 1 - 19


 
Spiritual Friendships

Let’s deal with two problems regarding friendships. First, what’s called being “unequally yoked,” a term from St. Paul (2 Cor 6:14), which now refers to a marriage or a couple dating where one spouse or person is spiritually stronger than the other. When two animals with a yoke over their shoulders are of different strength and speed, there can be injuries.
Publish date: 2020 - 1 - 19


 
“I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” (Matthew 3:14)

"Let it be so for now, for it is proper for us in this way to fulfill all righteousness" (Matthew 3:15)
Publish date: 2020 - 1 - 12


 
How to Realize You’re Special

Bob was only 13 when his father left the family. Being the second oldest of seven children, Bob felt he had to become the man of the home. Weeks later, he was also devastated when his basketball coach tried to molest him. The pain continued a year later when his father eventually started a second family and when his family moved to Florida.
Publish date: 2020 - 1 - 12