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Doctrines & Morals
 
 
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I shall not call you servants any more...I call you friends
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Fri, 24 May 2019
Acts 15:22-31, Jn 15:12-17. The first reading reveals that quality of love existing between the Church in Jerusalem and Antioch communities, with the latter showing consideration for the customs of

Love one another as I have loved you
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Thu, 23 May 2019
Acts 15:7-15, Jn 15:9-11. A great spirit of enthusiasm was found in Peter and Paul when they found themselves among the Gentiles. What Jesus wanted from His disciples was found among foreigners eve

The Memorial of St Rita of Cascia
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Wed, 22 May 2019
Acts 15:1-6, Jn 15:1-8. As a branch cannot be separated from the tree and survive on its own, so we are invited to firmly attach to the Lord, as we cannot be separated from Him and hope for His gra

Team Spirit helps
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Tue, 21 May 2019
Acts 14:19-28, Jn 14:27-31. The first reading assures us that despite the challenges and difficulties we may have to face, God will never abandon us. He will bless all those who have given themselv

To the Lord, be honour and glory
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Mon, 20 May 2019
Acts 14:5-18, Jn 14:21-26. In today's Gospel, Jesus assures us that all those who obey His commandments will not be disappointed. All who are in this world and obey His commandments will receive th

Something New in my Life
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sun, 19 May 2019
Acts 14:21-27, Rev. 21:1-5, Jn 13:31-35. On this Fifth Sunday of Easter Year C, the Church invites us to newness of life in our faith and in love for others. Today's second reading and the Gospel,

Let us see the Father and then we shall be satisfied
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sat, 18 May 2019
Acts 13:44-52, Jn 14:7-14. When Paul and Barnabas were barred from the Synagogue and expelled from the territory, their apparent failure served the spread of the Gospel. Thus, in today's first read

In my Father's House there are many Mansion there
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Fri, 17 May 2019
Acts 13:26-33, Jn 14:1-6. In today's first reading, Paul directly addresses the situation of his hearers by turning from the written words of the Scripture to active words of the living God. Everyt

Faith explained through sacred history
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Thu, 16 May 2019
Acts 13:13-25, Jn 13:16-20. A providential line of purpose stretches through Israel’s history and today's first reading gives a clue to understanding this Sacred History to better explain our

10 The Feast of St Mathias, the Apostle
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Tue, 14 May 2019
Acts 1:15-17.20-26 , Jn 15:9-17. Today we celebrate the Feast of one of the faithful friends of Jesus, St Matthias. He continued to follow Jesus from the moment of His baptism by John the Bapt

11 I am the door of the sheep
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Mon, 13 May 2019
Acts 11:1-18, Jn 10:1-10. The gifts of the Holy Spirit are proactive, reaching into the depths of our heart and bringing us to new life. Leaving Jerusalem for coastal Caesarea to tend the flock of

12 The Good Shepherd Sunday
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sun, 12 May 2019
Acts 13:14.43-52, Rev. 7:9.14-17, Jn 10:27-30. On this Fourth Sunday of Easter also known as Good Shepherd Sunday, the Church invites us to understand that Christ, the Good Shepherd is willingly to

13 Be drawn to God
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Thu, 09 May 2019
Acts 8:26-40, Jn 6:44-51. One does not make open the Word and understand it. Just as no one can come to Christ unless one is drawn by the Father, no one understands the Scriptures unless the unders

14 Lord Jesus, receive my Spirit
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Tue, 07 May 2019
Acts 7:51-8:1, Jn 6:30-35. Today's first reading describes the martyrdom of Stephen like a re-enactment of the death of Jesus Christ on the cross. They were both accused of blasphemy and condemned

15 You are not looking for me because you have seen signs
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Mon, 06 May 2019
Acts 6:8-15, Jn 6:22-29. We only see people and things in their true nature if we look with an open mind. The Sanhedrin in today's first reading looked at the face of Stephen and it seemed like tha

16 Feed my Flock
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sun, 05 May 2019
Acts 5:27-32.40-4, Rev. 5:11-14, Jn 21:1-19. On this third Sunday of Easter Year C, the Church invites us to reaffirm our faith and commitment to Jesus who reconciled us to God. The first reading d

17 To Work is to Prayer
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sat, 04 May 2019
Acts 6:1-7, Jn 6:16-21. Preaching the word of God and serving at table are both important and necessary mission of Christ that today's first reading present before us. However, we must never forget

18 The Feast of Saints Philip and James
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Fri, 03 May 2019
1 Cor. 15:1-8, Jn 14:6-14. Today, the Church invites us to celebrate the feast of two Apostles of Jesus: Philip the son of Aphaeus and James the Just. St James, not the son of Zebedee and brother o

19 The influence of Christ must increase in us
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Thu, 02 May 2019
Acts 5:27-33, Jn 3:31-36. Today's first reading brings out Peter’s bold and emphatic statement before the Council: “Better for us to obey God rather than any human authority.” Obe

20 St Joseph, the worker
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Wed, 01 May 2019
Acts 5:17-26, Jn 3:16-21. Today, we celebrate the memorial of St Joseph, the Worker and in some countries, today is aptly marked “Workers' Day.” We mark this day to acclaim the dignity

21 The Feast of Our Lady, Mother of Africa
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Tue, 30 Apr 2019
Acts 1:12-14, Jn 2:1-11. On this day, we celebrate the feast of Mary, Mother of Africa. This celebration encourages us to turn to Mary in order to experience her maternal intercession and assistanc

22 The Banquet of Divine Mercy
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sun, 28 Apr 2019
Acts 5:12-16.12, Rev. 1:9-11, Jn 20:19-31. Being the Second Sunday of Easter, we celebrate the Feast of Divine Mercy. On this day we recall how St Faustina was privileged to receive apparitions fro

23 Overcoming the Obstacles to our Faith
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sat, 27 Apr 2019
Acts 4:13-21, Mk 16:9-15. The Sanhedrin, the ruling body of the Jews, absolutely denied that Jesus could be the Messiah, or that He had really risen from the dead. To believe this would turn their

24 The Name Jesus is the only Name by which we are saved
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Fri, 26 Apr 2019
Acts 4:1-12, Jn 21:1-14. The disciples returned to their occupation as fishermen, as reported in today’s Gospel. Some years earlier Jesus had called them away from this profession, inviting t

25 The joy of the living Presence of God
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Thu, 25 Apr 2019
THE JOY OF THE LIVING PRESENCE AND NAME OF JESUS: Acts 3:11-26, Lk. 24:35-48. After Peter and John healed the crippled man, the three of them went into the Temple. At the first sight of the cr

26 In the Name of Jesus the Nazarene, Walk!
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Wed, 24 Apr 2019
Acts 3:1-10, Lk. 24:13-35. Death and the seeming defeat on the cross bring inevitable frustration and flight for the disciples. We tend to avoid situations and places that have painful associ

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By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Mon, 22 Apr 2019

28 Leave for Galilee, you will see me there!
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Mon, 22 Apr 2019
Acts 2:14.22-33, Mt. 28:8-15. Today’s first reading presents us with the first sermon on Pentecost. Peter boldly proclaims the fulfillment of the promises made by God. He focuses on toda

29 ALLELUIA, UP FROM THE GRAVE HE AROSE
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sun, 21 Apr 2019
ALLELUIA, UP FROM THE GRAVE HE AROSE: Acts 10:34.37-43, Col. 3:1-4, Jn 20:1-9. Today we sing and shout Alleluia because our patience, hope and faith have not failed us. Today is the greatest

30 The Holy Saturday, Waiting for the Resurrection
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sat, 20 Apr 2019
Gen. 1:1-2:2 and Various Old Testament readings, Rom. 6:3-11, Mk 16:1-8. Liturgically speaking, the day time of Holy Saturday is a day of nothingness. The day time is a moment of sorrow, a day

 
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