3rd Sunday of Lent - C, 24th March 2019

3rd Sunday of Lent - C, 24th March 2019

When misfortune strikes people considered to be sinners, others might say: They had it coming! God is punishing them! Today’s Gospel explains how God disciplines His people, invites them to repent of their sins, to renew their lives, and to produce the fruits of the Holy Spirit…..

2nd Sunday of Lent - C, 17th March 2019

2nd Sunday of Lent - C, 17th March 2019

The common theme of today’s readings is metamorphosis or transformation. In the Gospel, Jesus is revealed as a glorious figure, superior to Moses and Elijah. The primary purpose of Jesus’ Transfiguration was to allow Him to consult his Heavenly Father….

1st Sunday of Lent - C, 10th March 2019

1st Sunday of Lent - C, 10th March 2019

Lent begins with a reflection on the Temptation of Jesus in the wilderness. Jesus temptation as described in the Gospels are pictorial and dramatic representations of the inner struggle against a temptation that Jesus experienced throughout his public life. The devil was trying to prevent Jesus from accomplishing his mission of saving mankind from the bondage of sin, mainly through a temptation to become the political Messiah of Jewish expectations, and to use his Divine power first for his own convenience and then to avoid suffering and death….

8th Sunday in Ordinary Time - C, 3rd March 2019

8th Sunday in Ordinary Time - C, 3rd March 2019

Jesus draws our attention to practical points of Christian living and challenges us to use our words as he used his in his preaching and healing ministry — to heal, to restore, and to bring back life, joy and hope. Today’s readings also instruct us to share our Christian life…

7th Sunday in Ordinary Time - C, 24th February 2019

7th Sunday in Ordinary Time - C, 24th February 2019

The readings today are linked together by one main theme: the power of Christian love, when exercised in unconditional forgiveness by the believing community of forgiven sinners. The readings also instruct us about our right and wrong choices. The right choices…

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time - C, 10th February 2019

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time - C, 10th February 2019

The central theme of today’s readings is God’s call to a person, and the positive response to this call which leads the person to discipleship. As in our own lives, God’s call has three steps…

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time - C, 3rd February 2019

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time - C, 3rd February 2019

The central theme of today’s readings is that we should have and show in our communities the courage of our Christian convictions in our Faith and in its practice, even when we face hatred and rejection because of them….

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time C- 20th January 2019

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time C- 20th January 2019

At the marriage feast of Cana, Jesus turns water set aside for washing, into wine of great quality. A new richness and abundance flows to the people from Jesus. We will partake of this richness if we, like the attendants at the wedding, follow Mary’s instruction to ‘do whatever he tells you’. This is the only command given by Mary which is recorded in the New Testament, and it is a prerequisite for miracles in our families…..

The Baptism of the Lord - C, 13th January, 2019

The Baptism of the Lord - C, 13th January, 2019

Jesus’ baptism by John was a very important event in the life of Jesus as it was a moment of identification with us sinners. Sinless, Jesus received the baptism of repentance to identify himself with his people who realized for the first time that they were sinners….

The Epiphany of the Lord - C, 6th January 2019

The Epiphany of the Lord - C, 6th January 2019

Today’s Gospel teaches us how Christ enriches those who bring him their hearts and offer their lives to Him. It reminds us that if God permitted the Magi – foreigners and pagans – to recognize and give Jesus proper respect as the King of Jews, we should know that there is nothing in our sinful lives that would keep God from bringing us to Jesus. There were three groups of people who….

Holy Family - C, 30th December 2018

Holy Family - C, 30th December 2018

The time between Christmas and New Year is often family time, a good time to think about what family means. For many, it is a challenge to juggle the various family commitments. We do our best, and trust that everyone will understand the difficult choices that sometimes have to be made. It is now three years since the Synod on the Family in Rome….

4th Sunday of Advent - C, 23rd December 2018

4th Sunday of Advent - C, 23rd December 2018

Today’s readings remind us that Jesus is reborn every day in our lives, who have the willingness to respond to God’s call and the openness to do God’s will. They suggest that Christmas should inspire us to carry out God’s word as Mary and Jesus did, in perfect obedience to His will, in cheerful kindness and unselfish generosity….

3rd Sunday of Advent - C, 16th December 2018

3rd Sunday of Advent - C, 16th December 2018

A theme of joy always runs through the liturgy of the Third Sunday of Advent. The joy of this day springs from our anticipation and excitement that the Lord’s coming is very near. We ask the Lord to remove any sadness from our hearts that may hinder us from embracing the peace and hope which his presence will bestow on us this Christmas…..

2nd Sunday of Advent - C, 9th December 2018

2nd Sunday of Advent - C, 9th December 2018

The Second Sunday of Advent challenges us to prepare a royal highway in our hearts for Jesus so that we may receive Him as our saving God during Christmas. We should also be prepared for Christ’s daily coming….

1st Sunday of Advent - C, 2nd December 2018

1st Sunday of Advent - C, 2nd December 2018

Advent is a time of waiting for Christ, allowing Jesus to be reborn in our lives. It is also a time for purifying our hearts by repentance and for renewing our lives by reflecting on and experiencing the several comings (advents) of Christ into our lives….

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time - B, 18th November 2018

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time - B, 18th November 2018

Today’s readings give us the assurance that our God will be with us all the days of our lives and that we will have the ongoing presence of the Holy Spirit in our midst, guiding, protecting and strengthening us in spite of our necessary uncertainty concerning the end time …..