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 …..

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time - B, 4th November 2018

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time - B, 4th November 2018

The central message of today’s readings is the most fundamental principle of all religions, especially Christianity. God Himself tells us that we are created to love God in loving others and to love others in loving God. In other words, we are to love God living in others……

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time - B, 21st October 2018

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time - B, 21st October 2018

Today’s Scripture readings describe leadership as the sacrificial service done for others and offer Jesus as the best example. They also explain the servant leadership of Jesus, pinpointing service and sacrifice as the criteria of greatness in Christ’s Kingdom…..

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time - B, 14th October 2018

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time - B, 14th October 2018

Today’s readings remind us that should not possess anything in our life that we refuse to surrender to the Lord. In reality, these things often possess us, and we become the prisoners of our possessions. What we have really done is to give our “things” top priority in our lives….