From the Desk of Kevin Bernaga, Youth and Young Adult Ministry Leader

As we already enter into the second month of 2019, I cannot help but reflect on a Lifeteen blog article I recently came across discussing New Year’s resolutions.

It was only a month ago that we rang in the New Year. The time of reflecting on what happened in 2018 and dreaming of what 2019 has in store. It was the time for creating your New Year’s Resolutions in the mindset of “New Year, New Me”. Creating resolutions is great and very important because it reminds us that we can always better ourselves as students, children, parents, teachers, and overall human beings. However, it is also known that resolutions have a notorious reputation of also being forgotten about.

Pastor’s Homily - Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C (2019)

If you really want an honest answer to a complicated question, ask an 8-year old.

Like: “why do people in love hold hands?” This is what Gavin said: "They want to make sure their rings don't fall off, because they paid good money for them."

Or, “do you have some good advice about love?” Brandon said: "Be a good kisser. It might make your wife forget that you never take out the trash."

And finally, “can anyone explain love and marriage? Manuel’s hand shot up: "I think you're supposed to get shot with an arrow or something, but the rest of it isn't supposed to be so painful."

 From the Desk of Deacon Willy Agbayani

WHATEVER YOU DID FOR ONE OF THESE LEAST BROTHERS OF MINE, YOU DID FOR ME.

Every single day, we read, we see, and we feel the needs of the marginalized of our society. We encounter the poor, the homeless, and people begging for money in the streets and store corners asking us for help.

You might already have your own set way on how to deal with people who beg. You either ignore them, look away to avoid eye contact, and move on.  Or, you might give some coins, a dollar, or just walk away.