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Doctrines & Morals
 
 
   Homilies/Reflections

 
Come to me, all you who labour and are overburdened
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Thu, 18 Jul 2019
Ex. 3:13-20, Mt. 11:28-30. Moses was unsure of his role when he was called and wanted assurance from the Lord. He was not confident of his abilities to do what the Lord entrusted him. In today's fi

Thank you Father for revealing the mystery of the Kingdom to mere children
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Wed, 17 Jul 2019
Ex. 3:1-6.9-12, Mt. 11:25-27. Today's first reading recounts the call of Moses to deliver God’s people in the famous encounter with the burning bush that was not consumed. God sent him to Pha

If the miracles done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Tue, 16 Jul 2019
Ex. 2:1-15 Mt. 11:20-24. In today’s first reading, we see Moses reproaching a Hebrew. At his birth, Moses’ mother and sister had to resort to all kinds of ingenuity to save the infant&r

The Memorial of St Bonaventure
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Mon, 15 Jul 2019
Ex. 1:8-14.22, Mt. 10:34-11:1. Beginning from today, the readings from the Book of Exodus lead us to the appearance of God on Mount Sinai (Ex. 19), followed by the guidelines for keeping the covena

Go and do likewise
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sun, 14 Jul 2019
Duet. 30:10-14, Col. 6:1.15-20, Lk 10:25-37. On this Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C, the Church invites us to a deeper intimacy with God. Today's first reading presents part of the farewe

God is faithful to His words
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sat, 13 Jul 2019
Gen. 49:29-33.50:15-26, Mt. 10:24-33. In today's first reading, Jacob gives last instruction to his twelve sons. After Jacob had passed away, his children were filled with worries. They were worrie

God never abandons His own
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Fri, 12 Jul 2019
Gen. 46:1-7.28-30, Mt. 10:16-23. In today's first reading, Jacob got the news that his beloved son Joseph, once thought to be dead, was alive and was the powerful Regent of Egypt. In his heart, Jac

The Memorial of St Benedict
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Thu, 11 Jul 2019
Gen. 44:18-21.23-29.45:1-5, Mt. 10:7-15. In today's first reading, Judah spoke up passionately in defence of his brothers, pleading for Joseph to release Benjamin. At that time, they did not know w

Go to the lost sheep of Israel
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Wed, 10 Jul 2019
Gen. 41:55-57.42:5-7.17-24, Mt. 10:1-7. Today's first reading recalls the event about Joseph and his brothers in Egypt at the time when the world experienced a widespread famine. Joseph, having bee

10 Nothing like this has ever been seen Israel
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Tue, 09 Jul 2019
Gen. 32:23-33, Mt. 9:32-37. In the Scriptures, the changing of names are always very symbolic and important moments in someone's life. A change of name indicates a profound change in direction of l

11 I will never let you go unless you bless me
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Mon, 08 Jul 2019
Gen. 28:10-22, Mt. 9:18-26. Today's first reading presents Jacob's vision of a staircase leading to Heaven. Jacob was on the run from the land of Canaan to the land of his ancestors, the relatives

12 Instruments of Peace
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sun, 07 Jul 2019
Ish 66:10-14, Gal. 6:14-18, Lk. 10:1-12.17-20. On this Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C, the Church draws our attention to the importance of peace in our world. In today's first reading, G

13 You can't No one puts a piece of unshrunken cloth on to an old cloak
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sat, 06 Jul 2019
The interplay between Esau and Jacob, brought out the reversal of fortune in life. Esau as the elder child was destined to be the recipient of his father’s inheritance, but fate and God&rsquo

14 What I want is mercy not sacrifice
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Fri, 05 Jul 2019
Gen. 23:1-4.19.24:1-8.62-67, Mt. 9:9-13. Today’s first reading, relates the events after Sarah, the wife of Abraham and mother of Isaac passed away. God took good care of Isaac by providing h

15 Abraham trusted in the will of God
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Thu, 04 Jul 2019
Gen. 22:1-19, Mt. 9:1-8. Sometimes in life, we find it very disturbing and difficult to accept the true intention of God and its context because we do not understand Him. To test the faith of Abrah

16 The Feast of St Thomas
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Wed, 03 Jul 2019
Eph. 2:19-22, Jn 20:24-29. On this day we celebrate the feast of one of the Twelve Apostles of Our Lord Jesus Christ, St Thomas, also known as Didymus - ‘the Twin’. He was famous and we

17 God does not bring destruction to His people
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Tue, 02 Jul 2019
Gen. 19:15-29, Mt. 8:23-27. After Abraham plea for God's mercy for Sodom and Gomorrah, should there be some righteous remaining there. Unfortunately, there were so few of the righteous that not eve

18 The Son of Man has no where to lay His Head
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Mon, 01 Jul 2019
Gen. 18:16-33, Mt. 8:18-22. In today's first reading, Abraham was deeply concerned that God would punish the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah as the people who lived in those cities were very wicked an

19 Be committed to God
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sun, 30 Jun 2019
I Kg 19:16-21, Gal. 5:1.13-18, Lk. 9:51-62. On this Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C, the Church calls us to be totally committed to Christ. In the call of Elisha in today's first reading,

20 The Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sat, 29 Jun 2019
Acts 12:1-11, 2 Tim. 4: 6-18, Mt 16:13-19. On this day we celebrate the Solemnity of two great Apostles: Peter and Paul. They are of different personalities, but by their love for Jesus and sufferi

21 The Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Fri, 28 Jun 2019
Ezk. 34:11-16, Rom. 5: 5-11, Lk.15:3-7. As we celebrate the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, we reflect on the tender, soft-hearted and caring image of Jesus. It is in Jesus therefore,

22 It is not all those who say to me,' Lord, Lord', who will enter the Kingdom of Heaven
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Thu, 27 Jun 2019
Gen. 16:1-12.15-16, Mt. 7:21-29. After years of childless marriage, Sarai turned in desperation to the local custom of getting another woman as surrogate, to bear her a child. Today's first reading

23 You will know them by their fruits
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Wed, 26 Jun 2019
Gen. 15:1-12.17-18, Mt. 7:15-20. Today's first reading presents Abram as a most appealing, lovable and venerable man. That is why God made a Covenant with him, calling him into a new existence, one

24 Do not give what is holy to dogs
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Tue, 25 Jun 2019
Gen. 13:2.5-18, Mt. 7:6.12-14. Today, we are challenged to live righteously and devote ourselves to serve God in everything we do, so that we may be truly worthy to be called the children of God. I

25 The Nativity of John the Baptist
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Mon, 24 Jun 2019
Ish 49:1-6, Acts 13:22-26, Lk. 1:57-66.80. Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Nativity of St John the Baptist. John the Baptist is one of the special saints of the Church, because of the impor

26 Corpus Christi
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sun, 23 Jun 2019
Gen. 14:18-20, I Cor. 11:23-26, Lk. 9:11-17. Today’s celebration of Corpus Christ, the Body of Christ, is the feast of the centre and heart of our Church, faith and lives. While the primary f

27 Do not worry about tomorrow
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sat, 22 Jun 2019
2 Cor. 12:1-10, Mt. 6:24-34. In today's first reading, Paul affirms that if we are to boast, it would be best to boast of God's providence not of our human power, abilities, greatness or achievemen

28 The of St Aloysius of Gonzaga
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Fri, 21 Jun 2019
Sometimes the Sermon on the Mount clashes with something in the letters of St Paul and in particular with his occasional tendency to boast about what he has achieved. In today's first reading, Paul

29 Do not blow a horn before you in Synagogues and streets
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Wed, 19 Jun 2019
2 Cor. 9:6-11, Mt. 6:1-6.16-18. In today's first reading, Paul challenges us to make good use of the gift of God so that we may truly be fruitful and bountiful in God. However, we must put God as t

30 Be Perfect as your Heavenly Father is Perfect
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Tue, 18 Jun 2019
2 Cor. 8:1-9, Mt. 5:43-48. The ideal of loving our enemies and even praying for persecutors proposed by Jesus in today's Gospel, seems unreal, until we remember His heroic example, praying for His

 
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