Monday, June 16, 2014

Homiletic Tips for Corpus Christi Sunday

by Bishop Mylo Hubert Vergara, D.D.

The Eucharist assures us of God's providence, calls us to share what He provides for us and asks us to commune with Jesus, the living bread so that we will live forever.

1) Rdg from Exodus: God provided manna for the hungry Israelites in the wilderness; 

2) Resp Psalm: Praise the Lord for he fed his people with finest wheat; 

3) Rdg from Corinthians: We all share in the one cup and the one loaf; 

4) Gospel of John: When we eat Jesus as the living bread and drink his blood from the cup of wine he offers us, we live forever; 

5) Three lessons from the Eucharist: providence, sharing & eternal life; 

6) A final thought: "The Eucharist is at the apex of God’s action of salvation: the Lord Jesus, making himself broken bread for us, sheds on us in fact all His mercy and His love, so as to renew our heart, our existence and our way of relating to Him and to our brothers." (Pope Francis, Feb. 4, 2014)


Advise to preachers: Every time you preside over the Eucharist, break the Word well to feed God's people with the spiritual food to nourish their souls.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Homiletic Tips for Trinity Sunday

by Bishop Mylo Hubert Vergara, D.D.

"God so loved the world so much that he gave his only Son so that everyone who believes in him may not be lost but mayhave eternal I life." (John 3:16).

Reflections:

1) The Triune God teaches us to love with the unique and distinct love of the Father, the Son & the Holy Spirit; 

2) The Father sent his only Son to us so that we will experience his loving presence: 'God-with-us'; 

3) The Son gave his life for us, his sacrificial love for our salvation: 'God-for us'; 

4) The Holy Spirit was sent by the Father as the fulfilled promise of the Son to dwell in us forever: 'God-in-us' (by virtue of baptism); 

5) The Trinity challenges us to 'be-with-others', 'be-for-others'; and 'be-in-community'; 

6) A final thought: The world promotes a culture of individualism and selfishness. The Blessed Trinity calls us to selfless love. In the words of St. Augustine: "if you see love, you see the Trinity." (De Trinitate, VII, 8, 12: CCL 50, 287). For Blessed Teresa of Calcutta: "To be able to love a great love, it is not in how much we give but how much loving is put in the giving."


Advise to preachers: "You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips." (Oliver Goldsmith)

2014 Pasig Catholic Mass Media Awardees

by Fr. Joselito Jopson, priest-coordinator, Media Ministry

It is with great honor that I present to you the Bishop’s awardees for the 2014 Pasig Catholic Mass Media Awards.  These are the following:

1. BEST NEWSLETTER - TINIG - SAN GUILLERMO PARISH
2. BEST NEWS ARTICLE - “BISHOP SAN DIEGO CELEBRATES GOLDEN PRESBYTERAL ANNIVERSARY” - CONRAD ALVEZ, IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHEDRAL
3. BEST FEATURE ARTICLE - “EMPLOYEES’ DAY” - EZRA MARIE A. PINTUCAN, PATEROS CATHOLIC SCHOOL
4. BEST LONG FILM  - “427 YEARS OF IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHEDRAL”  - CINEKATOLIKA, MEDIA AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS MINISTRY, IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHEDRAL
5. BEST SHORT FILM - “BASO” - SEM. DAN CHRISTOPHER R. MAGDANGAN; “PANGSIMBA” - CINEKATOLIKA, MEDIA AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS MINISTRY, IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHEDRAL
7. BEST WEBSITE - pateroscatholic.com - JOSEPH CONRADO S. JACER & MA. ESTRELLA PILAR O. BECARES, PATEROS CATHOLIC SCHOOL

8. BEST SOCIAL NETWORK ACCOUNT - Faith and Light Colours of Asia - CLOYD VILLEGAS