Pentecost Sunday - B, 20th May 2018

Pentecost Sunday - B, 20th May 2018

Pentecost marks the end and the goal of the Easter season. For Christians, it is a memorial of the day the Holy Spirit descended on the apostles and the Virgin Mary in the form of fiery tongues, an event that took place fifty days after the Resurrection of Jesus. The feast also…

The Ascension of the Lord - B, 13th May 2018

The Ascension of the Lord - B, 13th May 2018

Today’s readings describe the Ascension of the Lord Jesus into his Heavenly glory after promising his disciples the Holy Spirit as their source of Heavenly power and commanding…

6th Sunday of Easter - B 6th May 2018

6th Sunday of Easter - B 6th May 2018

Today’s Scripture passages declare the profound truth that those who believe in Christ are to obey his commandment of love – “Love others as I have loved you”…

5th Sunday of Easter - B 29th April 2018

5th Sunday of Easter - B 29th April 2018

Today’s Scripture selections emphasize the need for Christians to abide in Christ as a condition for producing fruits of kindness, mercy, charity and holiness….

4th Sunday of Easter - B, 22nd April 2018

4th Sunday of Easter - B, 22nd April 2018

Though few shepherds remain in our modern world, the image of Jesus, the Good Shepherd, continues to bring comfort to us. It reminds us that we are not alone. Jesus, the Good Shepherd, watches over us always. He lays down his life for us. He leads us to pasture, to water, to safety. He searches for us when we stray and bandages our wounds.....

3rd Sunday of Easter - B, 15th April 2018

3rd Sunday of Easter - B, 15th April 2018

The common theme of today’s readings is the challenge to adjust our lives to the living presence of the risen Lord as we grow daily more aware of God’s presence within us and all around us as the Holy Spirit. This awareness should strengthen our hope in His promises, bring us to true repentance for our sins and the renewal of our lives...

2nd Sunday of Easter - B, 8th April 2018

2nd Sunday of Easter - B, 8th April 2018

The readings for this Sunday are about God’s mercy, the necessity of trusting Faith and our need for the forgiveness of our sins. God revealed His mercy, first and foremost, in sending His only-begotten Son to become our Saviour and Lord through His suffering, death and... 

Easter Sunday - B, 1 st April 2018

Easter Sunday - B, 1 st April 2018

Easter is the greatest and the most important feast in the Church for three reasons: 1) The Resurrection of Christ is the basis of our Christian Faith. It is the greatest of the miracles, for it proves that Jesus is God. 2) Easter is the guarantee of our own resurrection.....

Palm Sunday -B, 25th March 2018

Palm Sunday -B, 25th March 2018

he Church celebrates today as both Palm Sunday and Passion Sunday Today’s liturgy combines contrasting moments of glory and suffering – the royal welcome given to Jesus by his followers and the unjust drama of his trial culminating in his crucifixion. Holy Week ....

5th Sunday of Lent - B, 18th March 2018

5th Sunday of Lent - B, 18th March 2018

Today’s readings focus on the approaching death of Jesus which Paul considers a priestly sacrifice and John considers the moment of Jesus’ "exaltation" and "glorification." The readings offer us a challenge....

4th Sunday of Lent - B, 11th March 2018

4th Sunday of Lent - B, 11th March 2018

The central theme of today’s readings is that our salvation is the free gift of a merciful God, given to us sinners through Jesus, His Son. The readings stress God’s mercy and compassion and remind us of the great love, kindness and grace extended to us in Christ...

3rd Sunday of Lent - B, 4th March 2018

3rd Sunday of Lent - B, 4th March 2018

Today’s readings from Holy Scripture teach us that Lent is the ideal time for cleaning out the Temple of our own hearts and to offer to God proper Divine worship by obeying the Ten Commandments. They also teach us that our New Covenant with God demands that we should keep our parish Church holy and our Divine worship vibrant by our active participation in the liturgy with hearts cleansed by repentance, and holy by allowing the Holy Spirit to control our hearts and lives....

2nd Sunday of Lent - B, 25th February 2018

2nd Sunday of Lent - B, 25th February 2018

The common theme of today’s readings is metamorphosis or transformation. The readings invite us to cooperate with the grace of God with the assistance of the Holy Spirit to transform our lives, by renewing them during Lent and to radiate the grace of the transfigured Lord around us by our Spirit-filled lives....

1st Sunday of Lent - B, 17th February 2018

1st Sunday of Lent - B, 17th February 2018

The primary purpose of Lent is to prepare us for the celebration of Jesus’ death and Resurrection. The Church tries to achieve this goal, leading her children to metanoia or true “repentance” by the reordering of their priorities and the changing of their values, ideals and ambitions, through fasting, prayer and self-control. Since by Baptism we share the death and....

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time - B, 11th February 2018

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time - B, 11th February 2018

All three readings today teach us that we are called to become pure and holy. But we don’t become holy by some ritual observances. We become holy by confessing our sins to God and offering our lives for God’s glory and by sharing God’s love with everyone around us without discriminating against anyone on the basis of colour, race, culture, religion, life style or social status....

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time - B, 4th February 2018

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time - B, 4th February 2018

Today’s readings challenge us to avoid Job’s pessimistic and cynical view of life as a chain of pain and sufferings and to accept life with hope and optimism as a precious gift from God, using it to do good for others and spending our time, talents and lives for others as Jesus did and as St. Paul did....

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time - B, 28th January 2018

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time - B, 28th January 2018

The common theme of today’s readings is Divine authority. In today’s Gospel, Mark describes one sample Sabbath day of Jesus’ public life. Jesus joins in public worship in the synagogue as a practicing Jew, heals the sick, drives out evil spirits and prays privately....

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time - B, 14th January 2018

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time - B, 14th January 2018

The main theme of today’s Scripture readings is Divine vocation – that everyone is called by God to be a witness for Christ by doing something for others with his or her life, using his or her unique gifts and blessings...

The Epiphany of the Lord - B, 7th January 2018

The Epiphany of the Lord - B, 7th January 2018

Today’s Gospel teaches us how Christ enriches those who bring Him their hearts. Since the Magi came with joy in their hearts to visit the Christ Child, God allowed them to see wondrous things. At the same time, today’s Gospel hints at different reactions to the news of Jesus’ birth,...