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,...

Holy Family - B, 31st December 2017

Holy Family - B, 31st December 2017

The time between Christmas and New Year is often family time, a good time to think about what family means. We try to connect with and enjoy the company of those with whom we have family ties, especially those who are alone or struggling in some way. Many parents value the extra time they are able to spend with their children over this period....

4th Sunday of Advent - B, 24th December 2017

4th Sunday of Advent - B, 24th December 2017

The unfolding of God's plan of salvation though history has contained many surprises. Today’s Gospel surprises us by telling us that this final King would be born to an ordinary virgin, not by means of sexual relationship, but through the Holy Spirit, and that this Son of God, Jesus, would become a descendant of David....

3rd Sunday of Advent - B, 17th December 2017

3rd Sunday of Advent - B, 17th December 2017

Today’s Gospel tells us that John the Baptist came to bear witness to Jesus as the Light of the world. The Baptizer wants all the Jews to rejoice because the long expected Messiah, as the light of the world, will remove the darkness of sin from the world. We rejoice at the humility of John the Baptizer...

2nd Sunday of Advent - B, 10th December 2017

2nd Sunday of Advent - B, 10th December 2017

Homecoming is the central theme of the Scripture readings for the Second Sunday of Advent. All three readings focus on the absolute necessity of our getting ready for Christ’s “Homecoming” into our hearts and lives by true repentance, reparation, prayer and the renewal of our lives. They also remind us that the past coming of Jesus 2000 years ago .....

1st Sunday of Advent - B, 3rd December 2017

1st Sunday of Advent - B, 3rd December 2017

The central theme of today’s readings is Jesus’ warning to us to be alert, watchful and prepared because Christ’s Second Coming, coinciding with the end of the world, can occur at any time. People, in general, used to have a paranoid fear about the end of the world....

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe - A, 26th November 2017

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe - A, 26th November 2017

Today’s Gospel describes Christ the King coming in his Heavenly glory to judge us, based on how we have shared our love and blessings with others through genuine acts of charity in our lives. Jesus is present to us now, not only as our good shepherd leading, feeding and healing his sheep, but also as dwelling in those for whom we care.....

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time - A, 19th November 2017

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time - A, 19th November 2017

This penultimate Sunday of the liturgical year reminds us not only of the end of the liturgical year but also of the end of all things and of the preparations we need to make to reach Heaven. The main theme of the three readings is an invitation to live in such a way that we make the best use of the talents God has given us, so that at the hour of our death....

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time - A, 12th November 2017

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time - A, 12th November 2017

This Sunday’s readings bring the usual warnings about preparation for the end of our own world, the end of our own time and our passage to another world. They tell us that a searching, watching and evolving heart is essential for a lively, dynamic Faith in God. They ask us whether we are ready for these events and how we are preparing for them.....

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time - A, 5th November 2017

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time - A, 5th November 2017

The central theme of today’s readings is a strong invitation and challenge to render humble, selfless, diligent, committed and loving service to others in the community without expecting honor or rewards....

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time - A, 22nd October 2017

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time - A, 22nd October 2017

The common theme of today’s readings is the nature of our obligations to God and to our country. The readings show us how, with God’s help, we can be ideal citizens of both earth and Heaven....

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time - A, 15th October 2017

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time - A, 15th October 2017

Today’s Scripture readings offer us a standing invitation to the everlasting joy of the Heavenly banquet and a loving warning to stay ever ready for this Heavenly banquet by constantly wearing the wedding garment i.e., remaining in a state of grace. All three readings describe how a loving and providing God sees to it that there is abundant food for His people In today’s Gospel, by telling ....

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time - A, 8th October 2017

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time - A, 8th October 2017

The common theme of today’s readings is the necessity of bearing fruit in the Christian life. The readings warn us of the punishment for spiritual sterility, ingratitude and wickedness....