18th Sunday in Ordinary Time A

Is 55:1-3; Rom 8:35, 37-39; Mt 14:13-21

When Jesus heard about the assassination of John the Baptist, He withdrew to a lonely place. He must have been emotionally disturbed and wanted to be alone. But when he arrived a crowd had already been waiting for Him. He was moved with compassion to the depths of his being. Jesus had come to find peace, quiet and loneliness; instead he found a vast crowd waiting to be comforted. Jesus showed his compassion by

Homily: 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time A

1 Kgs. 3:5-12; Rom. 8:28-30; Mt. 13:44-52

In the 16th and 17th centuries, Europeans believed that somewhere in the New World there was a place of immense wealth known as El Dorado. Their searches for this treasure wasted countless lives. The origins of El Dorado lie deep in South America. And like all enduring legends, the tale of El Dorado contains some scraps of truth. When Spanish explorers reached South America in the early 16th century, they heard stories about a tribe of natives high in the Andes Mountains in what is now Colombia. When a new chieftain rose to power, his rule began with a ceremony at Lake Guatavita. Accounts of the ceremony vary, but they consistently say

The Seed of God

God speaks to us in many ways. That seed is falling on us every day, by what ever happens to us. For God intends all of it, you know. What kind of ground do you give for His seed?

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time A

Wis. 12:13, 16-19; Rom. 8:26-27; Mt. 13:24-43
The Battle of Gaugamela took place in331 BC between Alexander the Great and Darius 111 of Persia.
According to historians 1,000,000 troops of Darius and 40,000 troops of Alexander met in the Battle of Gaugamela. In the battle thousands of men lost their lives. But, the empire that was built at the cost of thousands of lives did not last long. It too sank into oblivion in a short span of time.

Cycle A 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Is. 55:10-1; Rm. 8:18-23; Mt. 13:1-23

Jesus taught the good news for three years. The message of Jesus penetrated the heart of each of his listeners because he spoke with tenderness using the vocabulary of the common man. In order to make himself understood more easily He made abundant use of comparisons which He took from the everyday life of the people. Today’s Gospels presents before us the parable of the sower. A sower went out to sow. and as he sowed, some seeds fell on the path, and the birds came and ate them up. Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and they sprang up quickly, since they had no depth of soil. But when the sun rose, they were scorched; and since they had no root, they withered away. Other seeds fell among thorns, and the thorns