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Doctrines & Morals
 
 
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God is the Lord of life, not of death
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Wed, 23 Jan 2019
Heb. 7:1-3.15-17, Mk 3:1-6. Today’s readings place peace over conflict. Melchizedek meets Abraham on his way back from a short military excursion against some local chiefs and blesses him, wh

God is more concern about our wellbeing
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Tue, 22 Jan 2019
Heb. 6:10-20, Mk 2:23-28. When it comes to the way of God, Jesus always has much to teach us. The Lord continues to speak to us, teach and enlighten us in and through His word. That is why we appro

The Memorial of St Agnes
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Mon, 21 Jan 2019
Heb. 5:1-10, Mk 2:18-22. When Jesus was accused by some hard-line traditionalists in today's Gospel that His disciples do not fast, He did not get trapped into debate about the value of fasting and

GOD IS INTERESTED IN OUR SITUATION* (Is 62: 1-5; I Cor 12: 4-11, John 2: 1-11 (L-16)
By REV. FR. PAUL ANIGBORO       Sun, 20 Jan 2019
We are still in the first month of the year. The same month where we made different resolutions for the year to avoid some errors of last year. It's sti

The Gift of God helps us to participate in the Mission of Christ
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sun, 20 Jan 2019
Ish 62:1-5, I Cor. 12:4-11, Jn 2:1-11. On this Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C, we rejoice in God who blessed us with different gifts of the Holy Spirit, so that we could participate in the m

The Word of God is Alive and Active
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sat, 19 Jan 2019
Heb. 4:12-16, Mk 12:13-17. To know the importance of the word of God in our life, today's first reading presents the word of God as "something alive and active: it cuts like any double-edged sword

A Closer Walk with Jesus
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Fri, 18 Jan 2019
Heb. 4:1-5.11, Mk 2:1-12. Today, we are invited to enter into the wondrous and joyful peace of God, which He has given to us through Christ. However, if we cannot walk with the Lord, we will not be

The Memorial of St Anthony, Abbot
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Thu, 17 Jan 2019
Heb. 3:7-14, Mk 1:40-45. In today’s Gospel, Jesus cured a man with leprosy when he came up and begged Him to heal his afflictions. The Lord was moved by his faith and effort and healed him fr

Our Homes should become models of Hospitality
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Wed, 16 Jan 2019
Heb. 2:14-18, Mk 1:29-39. On leaving the Synagogue, Jesus in today's Gospel enters the house of Simon and Andrew with James and John and behold they encounter Simon’s mother-in-law, sick with

10 You gave your Son power over the works of your hand.
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Tue, 15 Jan 2019
Heb. 2:5-12, Mk 1:21-28. Today's first reading tells us about God's power in His Son, Jesus Christ. This was conveyed to the Jewish Christian community, many of whom believed that Jesus was the pro

11 Christ is nearby, calling us to follow Him
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Mon, 14 Jan 2019
Heb. 1:1-6, Mk 1:14-20. Any encounter between two people has potential to be a life-giving moment. Today's first reading reminds us of God’s special presence among us, in Christ Jesus who in

12 *THE BAPTISM OF JESUS AND OUR CHRISTIAN IDENTITY*
By REV. FR. PAUL ANIGBORO       Sun, 13 Jan 2019
To be a true and good leader, one must be ready to identify with his or her people. It makes no sense for a leader to be far away from his or her follow

13 The Baptism of the Lord
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sun, 13 Jan 2019
Ish 42:1-4, 6-7, Acts 10:34-38, Lk. 3:15-16.21-22. Today we celebrate the Feast of Baptism of the Lord which 'caps off' the Christmas season and expresses whom Jesus is: The Son of God. With this c

14 Friday after Epiphany
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Fri, 11 Jan 2019
1 Jn 5:5-13, Lk. 5:12-16. Today's first reading presents us with three testimonies about Jesus, namely: the testimony of the Spirit, water and Blood. This is a reminder of the proof that Jesus is t

15 Thursday after Epiphany
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Thu, 10 Jan 2019
1 Jn 4:19-5:4, Lk. 4:14-22. Today's first reading speaks of the love of God that must reflect in the life we live. Everyone who wants to love God, must first love another just as He has loved us. H

16 Wednesday after Epiphany
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Wed, 09 Jan 2019
1 Jn 4:11-18, Mk 6:45-52. Today's first reading continues with the theme “GOD IS LOVE" and adds that "love has no room for fear; rather perfect love casts out all fear... love is not yet perf

17 Tuesday after Epiphany
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Tue, 08 Jan 2019
1 Jn 4:7-10, Mk 6:34-44. To better understand the words of John in the first reading, it may be important to look at the example displayed by Jesus in today's Gospel. Jesus was moved with compassio

18 Monday after Epiphany
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Mon, 07 Jan 2019
1 Jn 3:22-4:6, Mt. 4:12-17.23-25. Today's first reading presents the distinction between the path of God and the world. Those who reject the way of the Lord are the enemies of God, because they do

19 The Epiphany of the Lord
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Ish 60:1-6, Eph. 3:2-3.5-6, Mt. 2:1-12. At the celebration of the Epiphany of the Lord, we recall the manifestation of God to the world. Epiphany shows the many ways through which God revealed Hims

20 Follow Me
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sat, 05 Jan 2019
1 Jn 3:11-21, Jn 1:43-51. Today’s Gospel describes how Jesus recruited some of His disciples: He simply said “Follow me" and people who were searching for something higher, responded po

21 Come and See
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Fri, 04 Jan 2019
1 Jn 3:7-10, Jn 1:35-42. There are times in our life when we could drift from the awareness that we are children of God, yet we constantly experience the love of God. Today’s first reading re

22 The Most Holy Name of Jesus
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Thu, 03 Jan 2019
1 Jn 2:29-3:6, Jn 1:29-34. Though it is an optional memorial, the Church celebrates the Most Holy Name of Jesus today to reveals the wonders of the Incarnate Word. The name of Jesus means Saviour;

23 John 1:23; "I am the voice of one crying out in the desert, ‘Make straight the way of the Lord."
By REV. FR. PAUL ANIGBORO       Wed, 02 Jan 2019
John the Baptist was asked a fundamental question today in the gospel, "Who are you?" To answer this question calls for real honesty and struggle. When faced with a

24 Saints Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen, Bishops, Doctors 
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Wed, 02 Jan 2019
1 Jn 2:22-28, Jn 1:19-28. As we look forward to the Feast of Epiphany, we are invited to make Jesus known to the world. In today's Gospel, John the Baptist demonstrates the fundamental attitude to

25 Mary, Mother of God
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Tue, 01 Jan 2019
Num. 6:22-27, Gal. 4:4-7, Lk. 2:16-21. Today is a great day of joy all over the world: a new year has just begun with the hope of new relationships of peace, new endeavours to make life better for

26 The Last Day of the Year Blessing
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Mon, 31 Dec 2018
1 Jn 2:18-21, Jn 1:1-18. We have journeyed through the year 2018 successfully. Another year of grace and blessings will soon be a part of history. God has blessed us in many ways and granted us the

27 The Holy Family Banquet
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sun, 30 Dec 2018
1 Sam. 1:20-22.24-28, Col. 3:12-21, Lk. 2:41-52. As we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family, the Church invites us to emulate the Holy family as our model. The first reading calls children to be

28 THE CHRISTIAN FAMILY MUST EMULATE THE FAMILY OF NAZARETH. (1 Sam. 1:20-22,24-28; 1 John 3:1-2,21-24; Luke 2:41-52).
By REV. FR. PAUL ANIGBORO       Sun, 30 Dec 2018
Congratulations, you and I made it to the last Sunday of the year 2018. Unworthy as we are, God's grace has kept us till now. May the name of the Lord b

29 The Christmas Octave Spiritual Tonic
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sat, 29 Dec 2018
1 Jn 2:3-11, Lk. 2:22-35. Today's Gospel consists of the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple, the purification of Mary and the song of Simeon. When Joseph and Mary presented the child Jesus in the

30 The Feast of the Holy Innocent
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Fri, 28 Dec 2018
1 Jn 1:5-2:2, Mt. 2:13-18. Today, we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Innocents. The Holy innocents were the young infants of the town of Bethlehem, who were killed by the order of king Herod, in hi

 
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