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Doctrines & Morals
 
 
   Homilies/Reflections

 
He is the Light of Hope for all
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sat, 25 Sep 2021
Zech. 2:5-9.14-15, Lk. 9:43-45. Today's first reading recounts how the prophet Zechariah was led to proclaim the word of God at the time of return of the chosen people from Babylonian exile, which

You are the Holy One of God
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Fri, 24 Sep 2021
Hag. 1:15-2:9, Lk. 9:18-22. The role of the Messiah has been a source of reassurance and also confusion for people over the past millennia. In today's first reading, Haggai prophesies that the

The Memorial if St Pius of Pietrelcina
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Thu, 23 Sep 2021
Hag. 1:1-8, Lk. 9:7-9. In today's first reading, prophet Haggai sees that the returning exiles focused on personal issues instead of seeking to do what God's will. They are intent on rebuilding the

Carry no bag or extra tunic
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Wed, 22 Sep 2021
Ezra 9:5-9, Lk. 9:1-6. Today's first reading begins with Ezra's confession, identifying himself with his people’s guilt: “My God, I am too ashamed to raise my face to you, for our wicke

The Feast of St Matthew, the Apostle
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Tue, 21 Sep 2021
Eph. 4:1-7.11-13, Mt. 9:9-13. The ministry and life of Levi, called Matthew demonstrates how God can bring about a turn-around in the spiritual life of a willing and cooperating person to actualise

The Memorial if St Andrew Kim Tægon and companions
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Mon, 20 Sep 2021
Ezra 1:1-6, Lk. 8:16-18. There are two extremes on the spectrum of human attitudes in seeking publicity that we must avoid. At one end are those who advocates for show-off. At the other end are tho

True greatness comes from humble service of others
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sun, 19 Sep 2021
Wis. 2:12.17-20, Jam. 3:16-4:3, Mk 9:30-37. On this Twenty Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B, the Church invites us to welcome Christ in the poor and lowly. Today's first reading sounds like one

Let us be attuned to our deepest hope
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sat, 18 Sep 2021
1 Tim. 6:13-16, Lk. 8:4-15. In today's first reading, Paul charges Timothy to continue to do what he has been called to do until Jesus returns to unite all the faithful with His Father. To kno

The love for money is the root of all evils
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Fri, 17 Sep 2021
1 Tim. 6:2-12, Lk. 8:1-3. In today's first reading, Paul encourages Timothy of the need to pay attention to authentic teaching as regards to the false teachings and guidance from those who had prom

10 The Memorial of Saints Cornelius and Cyprian
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Thu, 16 Sep 2021
1 Tim. 4:12-16, Lk. 7:36-50. When God touches people’s lives, they are changed. Sometimes the Lord Jesus uses other individuals to touch our lives, such was the case of Timothy in today'

11 The Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Wed, 15 Sep 2021
Heb. 5:7-9, Jn 19:25-27. When someone we love suffers, we suffer along with them. The more we love someone, the more we suffer when they suffer. This is true of parents when their children suffer p

12 The Triumph of the Holy Cross
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Tue, 14 Sep 2021
Num. 21:4-9, Phil. 2:6-11, Jn 3:13-17. "Far be it from me to glory except in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world" (Gal. 6:14). How ca

13 There should be prayers offered for everyone
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Mon, 13 Sep 2021
1 Tim. 2:1-8, Lk. 7:1-10. The mission statement in today's first reading is clear and engaging: that God desires that all be save and come to the knowledge of the truth. Jesus gave Himself as ranso

14 Faith demonstrated in action
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sun, 12 Sep 2021
Ish 50:5-9, Jam. 2:14-18, Mk 8:27-35. On this Twenty Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B, the Church invites us to reflect on the quality of our faith in our daily living. James in the second rea

15 On Christ the Solid Rock I stand
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sat, 11 Sep 2021
1 Tim. 1:15-17, Lk. 6:43-49. In today's first reading, Paul shares with Timothy how he has turned from one of the most ardent opponents of message of Jesus to one of the most dramatic proponents of

16 Before you condemn others, look inward
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Fri, 10 Sep 2021
1 Tim. 1:1-2.12-14, Lk. 6:39-42. Our limited insight into each other makes it dangerous to make judgements about others. It can be tempting to think that we see clearly whereas others are blind, su

17 Let us live in gratitude to God and imitate Him
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Thu, 09 Sep 2021
Col. 3:12-17, Lk. 6:27-38. Today's Liturgy provides us with some practical ways to live our life in gratitude to, and imitation of God our Father. In the first reading, Paul gives to the faithful a

18 The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Wed, 08 Sep 2021
Mic. 5:1-4, Mt. 1:1-16.18-23. Today we celebrate the birth of Mary, the Mother of Jesus. Since Jesus is the perfect expression of God’s love, Mary is the foreshadowing of that love. If Jesus

19 In Baptism we die to our old self
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Tue, 07 Sep 2021
Col. 2:6-15, Lk. 6:12-19. We may have met individuals in our lives who radiate a sense of joy and love of the Lord. They go out of their way to allow us to experience what a relationship with God i

20 God shows His compassion and love in various ways
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Mon, 06 Sep 2021
Col. 1:24-2:3, Lk. 6:6-11. In today's first reading, Paul shares with the faithful of Colossae how hard he had worked in advancing the message of hope to those who in ages past were never allowed t

21 Ephphatha - Be Openned
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sun, 05 Sep 2021
Ish 35:4-7, Jam. 2:1-5, Mk 7:31-37. On this Twenty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B, the Church challenges us to reach out and touch some of the children of His Father, especially those most in

22 The Son of Man is Lord, even if the Sabbath
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sat, 04 Sep 2021
Col. 1:21-23, Lk. 6:1-5. In today's first reading, Paul reminds the faithful in Colossae that they have been gifted by God and elevated from their sinful state in which they were alienated from God

23 The Memorial of St Gregory the Great
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Fri, 03 Sep 2021
Col. 1:15-20, Lk. 5:33-39. Today's first reading presents us with Christ-hymn used in the early liturgy, which attributes a key role in creation to Christ, the firstborn of all creatures, who is th

24 We worked all through the night but caught nothing
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Thu, 02 Sep 2021
Col. 1:9-14, Lk. 5:1-11. In today's first reading, Paul teaches that holiness is gained by the normal activities of daily life if done in a spirit of faith and trusting the grace of God. The usual

25 We worked all through the night but caught nothing
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Thu, 02 Sep 2021
Col. 1:9-14, Lk. 5:1-11. In today's first reading, Paul teaches that holiness is gained by the normal activities of daily life if done in a spirit of faith and trusting the grace of God. The usual

26 Total integration of our spiritual life and faith is much more important than ritual
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Wed, 01 Sep 2021
1 Col. 1:1-8, Lk. 4:38-44. The main crisis of faith in our time is the disconnect between our belief and practical life styles. That is why Paul is more eager to commend the Christians in Colossae

27 The authority of Jesus came from His altruism
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Tue, 31 Aug 2021
1 Thess. 5:1-6.9-11, Lk. 4:31-37. In today's first reading, Paul urges the faithfuls in Thessalonians to be alert for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Although Paul’s view of the imminent

28 Death is a transition from life on earth to eternal life in Heaven
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Mon, 30 Aug 2021
1 Thess. 4:13-18, Lk 4:16-30. Today's first reading is a modified teaching of the concept of the imminent (immediate) return of the Lord Jesus. Paul had earlier taught that Jesus would return soon

29 Striving to become true worshipper of God
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sun, 29 Aug 2021
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 invites us to strive to become true worshippers of God the Father. Thus, the entire

30 The Memorial of St Monica
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Fri, 27 Aug 2021
1 Thess. 4:1-8, Mt. 25:1-13. In today's first reading, Paul urges the faithful Thessalonians to seek a closer relationship with God by striving more diligently to live a pure and holy life. This ex

 
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