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Doctrines & Morals
 
 
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St Matthew the Apostle
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Fri, 21 Sep 2018
Eph. 4:1-7.11-13, Mt. 9:9-13. For all those who wish to persevere in their fidelity to God, the choice of 'giving-up' something so dear is inevitable. This 'giving-up' must be a faith-inspired choi

St Andrew Kim Taegon and Companion
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Thu, 20 Sep 2018
 1 Cor. 15:1-11, Lk. 7:36-50. In today's first reading, Paul presents the Resurrection of Christ as the 'truth of Christian faith'. Due to the influence of Greek Philosophy, some Corinthians d

Luke 7:47; "Therefore, I tell you, her sins, which were many, have been forgiven; hence she has shown great love. But the one to whom little is forgiven, loves little."
By REV. FR. PAUL ANIGBORO       Thu, 20 Sep 2018
Yesterday, we talked about pursuing the higher gift which is love. There seems to be a connection forgiveness and love in today's gospel reading. Jesus

1 Cor 13:13; "So faith, hope, love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love."
By REV. FR. PAUL ANIGBORO       Wed, 19 Sep 2018
To be a Christian is to, as St. Paul says in today's first reading, "strive eagerly for the greatest spiritual gifts." And the greatest, he says, is lov

We are One Body in Christ
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Tue, 18 Sep 2018
1 Cor. 12:12-14.27-31, Lk. 7:11-17. To further emphasis on the theme of unity in diversity, Paul uses the analogy of the body in today's first reading. The body, though one, is made up of many part

Luke 7:16; “A great prophet has risen among us!” and “God has looked favourably on his people!"
By REV. FR. PAUL ANIGBORO       Tue, 18 Sep 2018

Psalm 40:16; "May all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you.
By REV. FR. PAUL ANIGBORO       Mon, 17 Sep 2018
" As you take up your daily task of this week, may the joy of the Lord locate you and your family. May you be blessed richly and may your good heart desires be grant

The Reality of the Eucharist
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Mon, 17 Sep 2018
DAILY SPIRITUAL BOUQUET: 1 Cor. 11:17-26.33, Lk. 7:1-10. Today's first reading addresses the right attitude towards liturgical assembly and Eucharistic meal. The celebrations at Corinth had become

*WHO IS JESUS TO YOU?* (Is 50:5-9; Jas 2:14-18; Mk 8:27-35).
By REV. FR. PAUL ANIGBORO       Sun, 16 Sep 2018
We are faced with a challenge of discovering who Jesus really is to us. Knowing someone is essential to believing the person. We must however be careful

10 Behind every miracle there is a generous and charitable heart.
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sun, 16 Sep 2018
Ish 50:5-9, Jam. 2:14-18, Mk 8:27-35. Being the Twenty Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B, the Church invites us to demonstrate our faith in our actions. The first reading presents us with the s

11 Our Lady of Sorrows
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sat, 15 Sep 2018
OUR LADY OF SORROWS: 1 Cor. 10:14-22, Lk. 2:33-35. After the celebration of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, we commemorate today, the seven sorrows of Mary. The devotion to Our Lady of Sorrows fl

12 EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Fri, 14 Sep 2018
Num. 21:4-9, Jn 3:13-17. The Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross has it origin among the early Christians when the Cross of Jesus Christ was found. The Cross of Christ is a constant reminder and w

13 John 3:14; "So must the Son of Man be lifted up."
By REV. FR. PAUL ANIGBORO       Fri, 14 Sep 2018
Today we celebrate the feast of the Exaltation of the Cross. A feast that reminds us of the fact we need to embrace our cross and carry it in order to g

14 1 Cor. 6:11; "But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God."
By REV. FR. PAUL ANIGBORO       Tue, 11 Sep 2018
Saint Paul informs us in today's first reading that we should keep disputes with other Christians within the Christian community rather than take the ca

15 Conflicts among us should be solved based on the Gospel values
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Tue, 11 Sep 2018
After dealing with the issue of immorality, Paul in today's first reading addresses another aspect of aberration in the community. Having noticed that Christians were taking their fellow Christians

16 God is far more interested in our good health than in scrupulous adherence to ritual
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Mon, 10 Sep 2018
Today's first reading presents us with Paul's address to the Corinthians on the moral problems plaguing the entire community and reminds them that their behaviour must be consistent with their beli

17 Jesus identify with us and all class of people
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sun, 09 Sep 2018
SUNDAY BANQUET: Ish 35:4-7, Jam. 2:1-5, Mk 7:31-37. On this Twenty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B, we are challenged to avoid being partial in our daily dealings with others. The first readin

18 Celebrating the Birthday of the Blessed Vurgin Mary
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sat, 08 Sep 2018
 Micah 5:1-4, Mt. 1:1-16.18-23. Today, we celebrate the birthday of Virgin Mary, Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ. What wonders God brought to humanity by this birth. We exult on the Blessed Mo

19 No one tears a piece from an Old cloak to put it on a New cloak
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Fri, 07 Sep 2018
1 Cor. 4:1-5, Lk. 5:33-39. Those who work in the service of God should not be concerned about popularity ratings. They should be aware that the Lord sees their work, intentions behind it and the Lo

20 With Jesus disappointment becomes stepping stone to Hope
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Thu, 06 Sep 2018
DAILY SPIRITUAL ENERGISER: 1 Cor. 3:18-23, Lk. 5:1-11. The disappointments of life can come in various forms, especially when we set out plans to achieve things in our way. But what is important is

21 I must proclaim the Good News to other Town
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Wed, 05 Sep 2018
DAILY SPIRITUAL APPETISER: 1 Cor. 3:1-9, Lk. 4:38-44. To be focus in whatever we do is a simple principle but necessary step to great achievement in life. Paul and Apollos were said to be focused a

22 Luke 4:22; "All spoke well of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his mouth."
By REV. FR. PAUL ANIGBORO       Mon, 03 Sep 2018
Today's gospel can be described as the manifesto of Jesus, which he addressed firstly to his own people but they couldn't accept it. They were amazed be

23 The Quality of our life is Measured by the Quality of our heart
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sun, 02 Sep 2018
Deut. 4:1-8, Jam. 1:17-18.22-27, Mk 7:1-8.21-23. On this Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B, the Church challenges us to worship God with sincere heart. In today's first reading, Moses r

24 We shall render Account of our Stewardship
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sat, 01 Sep 2018
1 Cor. 1:26-31, Mt. 25:14-30. A deep reflection on today's first reading reveals that the Corinthians were using heady philosophical thinking to justify their division until Paul wrote to set them

25 Be Ready at all times
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Thu, 30 Aug 2018
 1 Cor. 1:1-9, Mt. 24:42-51. The content of the four Gospels calls us to remain awake, watchful and on guard against the enemy who never sleeps. Today's Gospel calls us to that decisive moment

26 COMMEMORATING THE MARTYRDOM OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Wed, 29 Aug 2018
2 Thess. 3:6-10.16-18, Mk 6:17-29. Sometimes in life we find challenges after experiencing God's love. That is, in the warmth of the experience of God, we could sometimes find dark and lurking shad

27 Jeremiah 1:19; "They will fight against you; but they shall not prevail against you, for I am with you, says the Lord, to deliver you."
By REV. FR. PAUL ANIGBORO       Wed, 29 Aug 2018
Today we celebrate the Martyrdom of John the Baptist, a man who stood for truth and justice even to the point of death. His courage in proclaiming God's

28 CELEBRATING ST AUGUSTINE
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Tue, 28 Aug 2018
CELEBRATING ST AUGUSTINE: 2 Thes. 2:1-3.14-17, Mt. 23:23-26. The second letter of St Paul to the Thessalonians was written to explain the misinterpretation of his first letter. This second letter w

29 The Glory of God among the People
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sat, 25 Aug 2018
The first reading tells us about the vision of the coming of the glory of God in the Temple. This confirms the presence of God among His people. In our time, people around us should be able to feel

30 CELEBRATING ST BARTHOLOMEW
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Fri, 24 Aug 2018
CELEBRATING ST BARTHOLOMEW: Rev. 21:9-14, Jn 1:45-51. Today, the Church invites us to reflect on the life of St Bartholomew. The apostle Bartholomew was from Cana in Galilee and often identified as

 
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