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Doctrines & Morals
 
 
   Homilies/Reflections

 
The Memorial of Blessed Iwene Tansi
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Wed, 20 Jan 2021
Heb. 7:1-3.15-17, Mk 3:1-6. The author of today's first reading places Abraham as a peace-loving one. He was drawn into action in order to rescue his relative from the violence of marauding local w

God will not forget your work and love
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Tue, 19 Jan 2021
Heb. 6:10-20, Mk 2:23-28. Today’s first reading prompts us to loving service even in the ordinary events of everyday life, especially to those of our household. Routine matters and familiar p

New wine for new wineskins
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Mon, 18 Jan 2021
Today's first reading makes us understand that Jesus differs from the high priests of the old covenant, who first had to make sin offerings for themselves and then for those of the people. Earlier

New wine for new wineskins
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Mon, 18 Jan 2021
Today's first reading makes us understand that Jesus differs from the high priests of the old covenant, who first had to make sin offerings for themselves and then for those of the people. Earlier

New wine for new wineskins
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Mon, 18 Jan 2021
Today's first reading makes us understand that Jesus differs from the high priests of the old covenant, who first had to make sin offerings for themselves and then for those of the people. Earlier

New wine for new wineskins
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Mon, 18 Jan 2021
Today's first reading makes us understand that Jesus differs from the high priests of the old covenant, who first had to make sin offerings for themselves and then for those of the people. Earlier

The Lord calls us to bear witness to Him
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sun, 17 Jan 2021
1 Sam. 3:3-10.19, 1 Cor. 6:13-15.17-20, Jn 1:35-42. Today, we begin the Second Sunday of in Ordinary Time Year B, after the celebration of the Baptism of the Lord that marked the end of the Christm

Jesus invites us to come to Him as we are
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sat, 16 Jan 2021
Heb. 4:12-16, Mk 12:13-17. In selecting a tax-collector, as recorded in today's Gospel, Jesus calls the least likely person to follow Him. As a tax collector, hired by Roman occupation force, Levi

Stand up, pick up your mat and walk again
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Fri, 15 Jan 2021
Heb. 4:1-5.11, Mk 2:1-12. In today's Gospel, Jesus exemplifies how to adapt to dramatic change and yet move steadily towards God’s rest. At Capernaum, there is a large gathering at the home o

10 Go and show yourself to the Priest
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Thu, 14 Jan 2021
Heb. 3:7-14, Mk 1:40-45. Today's first reading addresses Jewish Christians, reminding them that they have gone through a desert experience. They, like their ancestors of old, are going through chan

11 Jesus is merciful to everyone
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Wed, 13 Jan 2021
Heb. 2:14-18, Mk 1:29-39. In today's first reading, the writer to the Hebrews emphasises that since Jesus shared in our human nature, we become the children of God. To be effective our merciful Hig

12 By the Grace of God He tested death for everyone
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Tue, 12 Jan 2021
Heb. 2:5-12, Mk 1:21-28. In today's Gospel, Jesus freed a man who was possessed by an unclean spirit, a madness that had kept him away from his local community and from God. Though, others before H

13 Christ is involved in our life
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Mon, 11 Jan 2021
Today is the first day of “Ordinary Time” after Advent, the birth of Christ, the subsequent feasts and with Christ we now enters the world. Today's first reading points to the fact that

14 The Baptism of the Lord
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sun, 10 Jan 2021
Ish 55:1-11, 1 Jn 5:1-9, Mk 1:7-11. Today, we celebrate the third of the four manifestations or epiphanies, the Baptism of the Lord as the last day of the liturgical season of Christmas and the beg

15 Jesus must increase while I must decrease
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sat, 09 Jan 2021
1 Jn 5:14-21, Jn 3:22-30. Today's first reading brings up the biblical teaching on mortal - “deadly” and venial - “excusable” sins by affirming that “all wrongdoing is

16 I will; be clean
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Fri, 08 Jan 2021
1 Jn 5:5-13, Lk. 5:12-16. Today's first reading dwells on the trinitarian dimension of the testimonies about Jesus: the Spirit, blood and water; that proves the extent of God’s infinite love

17 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Thu, 07 Jan 2021
1 Jn 4:19-5:4, Lk. 4:14-22. Today's Gospel recounts moment when the Lord proclaimed the truth of God and fulfilment of the wonderful promises of the Salvation of God in Synagogue of His own hometow

18 If God so loved us, we also must love one another
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Thu, 07 Jan 2021
1 Jn 4:11-18, Mk 6:45-52. This is a wonderful day to ask for the love of God to drive away fear from our hearts as today's first reading makes us understand that there is no room for fear in true love

19 God is love
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Tue, 05 Jan 2021
1 Jn 4:7-10, Mk 6:34-44. In today's first reading, we are reminded of the reason why God chose to reveal Himself to us, because “God is love.” It is precisely through His love for us th

20 Our belief must be lived out
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Mon, 04 Jan 2021
1 Jn 3:22-4:6, Mt. 4:12-17.23-25. Today's first reading presents us with two key aspects of our work as disciples of Jesus: the first deals with belief or faith, the second deals with actions which

21 The Epiphany of the Lord
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sun, 03 Jan 2021
Ish 60:1-6, Eph. 3:2-3.5-6, Mt. 2:1-12. On this Second of Christmas Year B, the Solemnity of Epiphany of the Lord, the Church invites us to celebrates how God, who came to live among us, revealed H

22 The Memorial of St Basil the great and St Gregory Nazianzen
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sat, 02 Jan 2021
1 Jn 2:22-28, Jn 1:19-28. By his preaching of repentance, John the Baptist prepared the way for the coming of our Saviour, Jesus Christ. In today's Gospel, John is called the “precursor &rdqu

23 The Blessing of the New Year with Mary
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Fri, 01 Jan 2021
Num. 6:22-27, Gal. 4:4-7, Lk. 2:16-21. On this first day of the New Year, we celebrate the Solemnity of the "Most Holy Mother of God" (Theotokos - God's bearer), commemorating Mary’s special

24 The Blessing of the last day of the Year 2020
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Thu, 31 Dec 2020
1 Jn 2:18-21, Jn 1:1-18. We thank God, the year 2020 has come to ab end, a year that has been challenging, with the pandemic, financial crises, death of loved ones, civil unrest, terrorism and othe

25 We see things in different light if we focus on God
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Wed, 30 Dec 2020
1 Jn 2:12-17, Lk 2:36-40. A theme of relationship with God enshrouds today's reading. If we continue to deepen our relationship with God, then, we will be able to “see” things in a new

26 Fidelity to God assures us of the presence of God
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Tue, 29 Dec 2020
1 Jn 2:3-11, Lk. 2:22-35. Today's first reading teaches us that fidelity and love are the surest ways to walk in the presence of God as His faithful people. In today's Gospel, Mary and Joseph also

27 The Feast of Holy Innocents
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Mon, 28 Dec 2020
1 Jn 1:5-2:2, Mt. 2:13-18. Lacking in moral conscience, Herod was prepared to murder innocent children in order to squash any future threat to his power. At the climax of his cruelty, the holy infa

28 The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph model for our families
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sun, 27 Dec 2020
Gen. 15:1-6.21: 1-3, Heb. 11: 8.11-12.17-19, Lk. 2:22-40. On this last Sunday of the year, the Church presents the Holy Family of Nazareth, Jesus, Mary and Joseph as a model for our families. The fami

29 The First Christian Martryr, St Stephen
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sat, 26 Dec 2020
Acts 6:8-10.7:54-59, Mt. 10:17-22. In the centuries before the priest Zachariah was put to death by stoning, his last words were shouts of curse: “May the Lord see this and avenge me.”

30 The Household of David will be the source of the Messiah
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Thu, 24 Dec 2020
2 Sam. 7:1-5.8-12.14.16, Lk. 1:67-79. On this last day of Advent, we are reminded of the promise of God to be with us and provide for us just as He has done and reassured His servants in the past.

 
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