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Doctrines & Morals
 
 
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Celebrating St Josaphat
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Mon, 12 Nov 2018
Tit. 1:1-9, Lk. 17:1-6. Using a striking metaphor about millstone being hung around the neck of the one who causes the failure or spiritual ruin of others, Jesus in today's Gospel, shows the magnit

HOW MUCH DO YOU TRUST GOD?* (1Kgs. 17:10-16; Heb. 9:24-28; Mk. 12:38-44)
By REV. FR. PAUL ANIGBORO       Sun, 11 Nov 2018
Last week Sunday we talked about the commandments of love: To love God and to love our neighbour as ourselves. The commandment to love God invites us to

Jar of meal shall not be spent, jug of oil shall not be emptied
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sun, 11 Nov 2018
1 Kgs 17:10-16, Heb. 9:24-28, Mk 12:38-44. On this Thirty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B, the Church invites us to a life of generosity with a pure heart. The first reading and the Gospel si

Celebrating St Leo
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sat, 10 Nov 2018
Phil. 4:10-19, Lk. 16:9-15. The desire to look for instant gratification and success has led many to insincerity. Today's first reading gives us the ultimate secret to success and true happiness -

Celebrating the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Fri, 09 Nov 2018
Ezk. 47:1-2.8-9.12, 1 Cor. 3:9-11.16-17, Jn 2:13-22. Today's feast reminds us that we were vessels of God’s wrath; but reborn to become vessels of God's mercy. Our first birth brought death t

Jesus goes out in Search for everyone
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Thu, 08 Nov 2018
Phil. 3:3-8, Lk. 15:1-10. In today's Gospel, the tax collectors and sinners draw near Jesus to learn from His wisdom. His life challenges them to live upright life, but His adversaries were against

The Cross is a prerequisite for our salvation
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Wed, 07 Nov 2018
 Phil. 2:12-18, Lk. 14:25-33. The Cross is the essential mark of our faith because, it is the 'vehicle' for the redemption of the world. Even if the Cross remains a stumbling block or a sign o

Have the Mind of Christ
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Tue, 06 Nov 2018
: Phil. 2:5-11, Lk. 14:15-24. To have the mind of Christ is to imitate Christ and follow Him with sincerity of heart. Quoting an early liturgical hymn, St Paul in today's first reading, presents Ch

*LOVE GOD LIVING IN OTHERS* (Deut. 6:2-6; Heb. 7:23-28; Mark 12:28-34)
By REV. FR. PAUL ANIGBORO       Sun, 04 Nov 2018
Love seems to be the central point of our reflection today. We are invited to embrace God's love by loving God in our neighbours. In the first reading,

10 Practical Christianity can change our world
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sun, 04 Nov 2018
Deut. 6:2-6, Heb. 7:23-28, Mk 12-28-34. On this Thirty First Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B, the Church challenges us to a life of practical Christianity. In today’s Gospel, we see Jesus in d

11 Christ should take the central place
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sat, 03 Nov 2018
Phil. 1:18-26, Lk. 14:1.7-11. Everyday provides us with another opportunity to improve on our relationship with God. In today's first reading, Paul reflects on his personal relationship with Christ

12 The Commemoration of All Souls
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Fri, 02 Nov 2018
Wis. 3:1-9, Rom. 5:5-11, Mk 15:33-39.16:1-6. Today we dedicate our prayers in support of the souls in Purgatory, still being purified of the remains of their sins. Our ties with deceased relatives

13 Celebrating the Glory of all the Saints
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Thu, 01 Nov 2018
Rev. 7:2-4.9-14, 1 Jn 3:1-3, Mt. 5:1-12. As we celebrate the Solemnity of 'All Saints', we remember in a special way that, sanctity is accessible to everyone in their various jobs and situations in

14 Our Faith should be expressed in our Domestic life
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Wed, 31 Oct 2018
Eph. 6:1-9, Lk. 13:22-30. In today's first reading, St Paul presents family relationship as that of Christ to the Church. The duty of a husband and wife to each other should be an expression of rec

15 The Humble beginning of the Reign of God
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Tue, 30 Oct 2018
Eph. 5:21-33, Lk. 13:18-21. The Kingdom of God is a reality that has to be begin, sprout and grow in us. Jesus affirms this fact in the two parables about the Kingdom of God in today's Gospel. Just

16 Our Faith Should be seen in our daily living
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Mon, 29 Oct 2018
Eph. 4:32-5:8, Lk. 13:10-17. God encourages human cooperation within themselves and in building the Kingdom of God. Thus, St Paul enjoins us in today's first reading to be friends with one another

17 Lord, that I may See
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sun, 28 Oct 2018
Jer. 31:7-9, Heb. 5:1-6, Mk 10:46-52. On this Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B, the Church invites us to a better understanding of God and His work in the world. The first reading tells us

18 ARE YOU A TRUE DISCIPLE LIKE THE BLIND BARTIMAEUS?* (Jer 31:7-9; Heb 5: 1-6; Mk10:46-52)
By REV. FR. PAUL ANIGBORO       Sun, 28 Oct 2018
Sight remains an important aspect of the human person. No one prays to go blind. The eyes is the light of the body. Without it, everywhere becomes dark. There are 2 types of blindness:

19 The Lord is always with us
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sat, 27 Oct 2018
Eph. 4:7-16, Lk. 13:1-9. In today's Gospel, Jesus announced the Kingdom of God as a free gift to all. Thus, He gives options for either eternal life or eternal damnation. A life lived according to

20 The Lord announces His Presence in a varieties of ways
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Fri, 26 Oct 2018
Men have always been interested in the changing of the seasons and climate. Sailors have an understandable concern for weather conditions, for direction, force of the wind and cloud formations. The

21 Live out the Gospel Value immediately without Compromise
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Thu, 25 Oct 2018
Eph. 3:14-21, Lk. 12:49-53. Today's first reading presents us with the prophetic utterance and prayer of St Paul. He prays that we may grow into a deeper understanding of the comprehensive love of

22 We have a Special Mission on Earth
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Wed, 24 Oct 2018
Eph. 3:2-12, Lk. 12:39-48. After Jesus had warned His disciples of the need to be vigilant, Peter asked in today's Gospel if the teaching applied to them as His closest followers or to everyone. Je

23 We are God's work of art
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Mon, 22 Oct 2018
Eph. 2:1-10, Lk. 12:13-21. In today's first reading, Paul emphasises on the fact that salvation is totally the gift of God to us. In as much as our life is a gift of God, we cannot claim credit for

24 *BE A MISSIONARY THAT SERVES WITH HUMILITY* (Is 53:10-11; Heb 4:14-16; Mk 10:35-45).
By REV. FR. PAUL ANIGBORO       Sun, 21 Oct 2018
Today we celebrate the world Mission Sunday. A day set aside to pray for all missionaries all over the world, to commit ourselves both priests, religiou

25 With the Youth, We Proclaim the Gospel
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sun, 21 Oct 2018
LET US GO ON MISSION: Ish 60:1-6, Rom. 10:9-18, Mt. 28:16-20. On this Twenty Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B, we celebrate the "World Mission Sunday", with the theme: “With the Youth, We

26 Hardness of Heart impedes the Powerful Effect of Divine Grace
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sat, 20 Oct 2018
Eph. 1:15-23, Lk. 12:8-12. Paul in today's first reading thank God for the way the Ephesians received the message of truth and prays that faith may grow and increase in them. The resurrection of Ch

27 We have been Stamped with the Seal of the Holy Spirit
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Fri, 19 Oct 2018
Eph. 1:11-14, Lk. 12:1-7. So great were the crowds flocking to see Jesus that they were trampling on one another. Even in the midst of this crush, Jesus warns His disciples in today's Gospel to "be

28 Celebrating the Feast of St Luke, the Evangelist
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Thu, 18 Oct 2018
2 Tim. 4:10-17, Lk. 10:1-9. Being a Gentile covert, St Luke joined Paul in taking the Good News to the Gentiles. Today's first reading describes his work with Paul on his second missionary jo

29 Celebrating the Memorial of St Ignatius of Antioch
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Wed, 17 Oct 2018
Gal. 5:18-25, Lk. 11:42-46. The basic fruits of the Holy Spirit are: joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, trust, gentleness and self-control. Sensing the absence of these values in Galatians'

30 Religious Practices and Spiritual Desposition
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Tue, 16 Oct 2018
Gal. 5:1-6, Lk. 11:37-41. In today's Gospel, Jesus distinguishes between religious practices and spiritual disposition. According to what Jesus says, religious practices are meaningless without a c

 
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