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29th Sunday in Ordinary Time - C, 20th October 2019

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time - C, 20th October 2019

Today’s readings are mainly about prayer — perseverance in prayer in living faith, constancy in prayer and trust in God as we pray. They are also about the Trustworthiness and Justice of God, the type of Justice that reaches out…

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time - C, 6th October 2019

FAITH IS SHARING IN GOD’S POWER

If you had faith!

If you had faith!

This week’s readings speak a lot about “Faith” and how it works in our lives. “To one who has Faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without Faith, no explanation is possible.” (St. Thomas Aquinas).

In today’s Gospel, Jesus teaches his Apostles that Faith is sharing in God’s power, and, hence, even in small quantities, it allows God to work miracles in our lives and in the lives of others. It is Faith, meaning reliance on, or confidence in, God, which makes one just, putting him into right relation with God and neighbour. While the Apostles ask for an increase in the quantity of their Faith Jesus reminds them, and so us, that the quality of one’s Faith is more important than the quantity. A small amount of deep Faith can accomplish great things if that small amount of Faith is placed in a great, mighty, and all-powerful God. Using a master-servant parable, Jesus also teaches them, and us, that for Faith to be effective, it must be linked with trust, obedience and total commitment - an active submission to God with a willingness to do whatever He commands.

We need to thank God, giving Him the credit for our well- being. Most of us are inclined to forget God’s providence when our earthly affairs are going well. We pray to Him only when trouble strikes. In His Infinite Goodness, God often answers such prayers. Stronger Faith enables us to accept the adversities and the trials of life asking God, “Increase our Faith, Lord!” at all times.

Excerpted from the homily of Fr Tony Kadavil available at http://frtonyshomilies.com

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26th Sunday in Ordinary Time - C, 29th September 2019

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time - C, 29th September 2019

The main theme of this week’s readings is the warning that the selfish and extravagant use of God’s blessings, like wealth, without sharing them with the poor and the needy is a serious sin deserving eternal punishment….

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time - C, 22nd September 2019

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time - C, 22nd September 2019

In today’s gospel is the story of a man looking after himself and his family when he was losing a job. He let some debtors off the interest on a bill owed to his master so that they would look after him later. Jesus doesn’t recommend dishonesty but recommends that we be as concerned for goodness as he was for dishonesty. The children of the world are clever ….

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time - C, 15th September 2019

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time - C, 15th September 2019

We find many problems in todays gospel – a sheep got lost, a coin was mislaid, and a son left home. Yet the main theme is to Rejoice. Jesus rejoices at the repentance of a sinner more than remembers the sin. Not just because he has said sorry, but because his turning to God makes God happy. He seems to want to give the best of himself – his mercy….

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time - C, 1st September 2019

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time - C, 1st September 2019

The common theme of today’s readings is the need for true humility which leads to a generous and blessed sharing with the needy. The readings also warn us against all forms of pride and self-glorification…

21st Sunday in Ordinary Times - C, 25th August 2019

21st Sunday in Ordinary Times - C, 25th August 2019

In today’s Gospel, Jesus clearly explains that anyone who follows him through the narrow gate of sacrificial service and sharing love will be saved. Jesus also admonishes his followers to concentrate on their own salvation by self-discipline rather than to worry about the salvation of others…..

20th Sunday in Ordinary Times - C, 18th August 2019

20th Sunday in Ordinary Times - C, 18th August 2019

The central theme of today’s readings is that we should courageously live out our religious convictions and principles in our lives, as Jeremiah, Paul and Jesus did, even if doing so should result in our martyrdom and turn society upside down.

19th Sunday in Ordinary Times - C, 11th August 2019

19th Sunday in Ordinary Times - C, 11th August 2019

The central theme of today’s readings is the necessity for trusting Faith in God’s promises and vigilant preparedness among Christ’s followers to meet their God as their Judge and Rewarder, at the time of their death….

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time - C, 28th July 2019

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time - C, 28th July 2019

The main themes of today’s Scripture readings are the power of intercessory prayer, the Our Father as the ideal prayer, and the necessity for persistence and perseverance in prayer with trusting faith and boldness….

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time - C, 21st July 2019

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time - C, 21st July 2019

The central themes of today’s readings are the importance of hospitality in Christian life and the necessity of listening to God before acting. Jesus welcomed and tended to the needs of all, reflecting in his actions the very hospitality of God. The key to the Christian life is setting priorities: Jesus Christ first, then everything else. The only way really to learn that lesson is to spend some time every day, “sitting at the feet of Jesus.”….

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time - C, 7th July 2019

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time - C, 7th July 2019

Today’s Scriptures are about announcing the Good News. They remind us that announcing the Good News of the Kingdom by words, deeds and life is not the task of only a few. Rather, it is a task for all baptized Christians…

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time - C, 30th June 2019

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time - C, 30th June 2019

Today’s readings are about God’s call and man’s commitment in answer to that call. They ask for total commitment in total freedom with the spirit of patient love, saying an unconditional “Yes” to Jesus and to the Christian life as a true disciple of Christ…..

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

The last two precious gifts given to us by Jesus are the Holy Eucharist as our spiritual food on Holy Thursday and Jesus’ mother Mary as our spiritual Mother on Good Friday….

The Most Holy Trinity - C, 16th June 2019

The Most Holy Trinity - C, 16th June 2019

The opening sentence of today’s gospel touches something very deep in human experience. Jesus tells his disciples: “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.” In John’s gospel, Jesus is depicted as sensitive to the anguish of his friends and to their limited capacity to absorb the enormity of what was happening to him and to them. There was only so much they could “bear” as the inevitability of Jesus’ death dawned on them…..

Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost literally means 50th. It is a feast celebrated on the 50th day after the Passover feast by the Jews, and it is a feast celebrated on the 50th day after the feast of the Resurrection of Jesus by the Christians. Today is the birthday of the Church, of all those who have been reborn into His Mystical Body……