March 03, 2012
St. Katharine Drexel, Virgin (Commemoration)
Anticipated Sunday Mass (Second Sunday of Lent)
by Rev. Fr. Stephen Mifsud (MSSP – Quezon City)
Retreat Mass / Youth Reflection (Zambales)
First Reading: Genesis 22:1-2, 9-13, 15-18
Psalm: Psalm 116:10, 15-19
Second Reading: Romans 8:31-34
Gospel: Mark 9:2-10
2 And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart by themselves; and he was transfigured before them, 3 and his garments became glistening, intensely white, as no fuller on earth could bleach them. 4 And there appeared to them Eli'jah with Moses; and they were talking to Jesus. 5 And Peter said to Jesus, "Master, it is well that we are here; let us make three booths, one for you and one for Moses and one for Eli'jah." 6 For he did not know what to say, for they were exceedingly afraid. 7 And a cloud overshadowed them, and a voice came out of the cloud, "This is my beloved Son; listen to him." 8 And suddenly looking around they no longer saw any one with them but Jesus only. 9 And as they were coming down the mountain, he charged them to tell no one what they had seen, until the Son of man should have risen from the dead. 10 So they kept the matter to themselves, questioning what the rising from the dead meant.
Intro: Last week our youths had a retreat on the mountains of Zambales with Bro. Mike. In one of their meetings, they prayed with this passage of the Transfiguration. All of them felt that God is speaking to them. What I thought today is to let two of them to share something about their experience of how God spoke to their lives through his Word especially with this gospel.
...( youth shared their own experiences )
Concl: You see how wonderful it is when you are with Christ and be open to listen to Him! May this Lent continue to help us to open our ears to Jesus, to listen to his voice especially with the word of God and let him transform our heart so that we will become more like Him.