April 28, 2024

Theme: “Go and Proclaim: Abide in Him, as He abides in us”

First Proclamation: Acts 9: 26-31

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 22

Second Proclamation: 1 John 4: 7-16

Gospel Proclamation: John 15: 1-8

Homily by Fr. Romie- Jun Peñalosa


In this Sunday Mass Homily at Saint Michael Kalibo, Fr. Romie- Jun reminded us that we are to abide in Jesus. Abiding in Jesus means is to remain in Jesus.

Jesus is The Vine and we are His branches. But there are two kinds of branches:

  1. Branches that bear fruit
  2. Branches that do not bear fruit

Branches that do not bear fruit are cut off and tossed into the fire. The only way that we can be fruitful is when we abide with The Vine – Jesus. If your life is producing fruit, God will prune you so we can bear more fruit.

If we remain in Christ, these are some of the fruits that we will bear: A bigger love for God, and bigger faith in God.

Love means to order your life for the good of others. The fruit of your life will be disciples – from your life, people will be drawn to Christ.

How do we remain in Christ? We are to obey Jesus until our last breath. We can do this as we continue to encounter God through listening to His word and partaking of the sacrament of Eucharist. As we encounter Jesus faithfully, we remain in Him. As we remain in Him, people will see Christ in you.

Remember, “Apart from Me, you can do nothing.” So let life flow as we continually abide in the vine.


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