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Doctrines & Morals
 
 
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God loves a cheerful giver
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Wed, 16 Jun 2021
2 Cor. 9:6-11, Mt. 6:1-6.16-18. In today's first reading, Paul urges the Corinthians to give abundantly to those who are in need and to do so cheerfully. Paul also continues to exhort us to be

Love your enemies and pray for them
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Tue, 15 Jun 2021
2 Cor. 8:1-9, Mt. 5:43-48. Today's readings put a high value on forgiveness and reconciliation. We are advised to swallow our pride and turn away from harsh judgment of others. If we can repent, it

Overcome evil with good
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Mon, 14 Jun 2021
2 Cor. 6:1-10, Mt. 5:38-42. Today's first reading presents us with Paul’s heroic perseverance for the sake of the Gospel. At a time when some criticised Paul for not coming again to visit the

The humble beginning of the Kingdom of God
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sun, 13 Jun 2021
Ezek. 17:22-24, 2 Cor. 5:6-10, Mk 4:26-34. On this Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, the Church invites us to have a deep Spiritual renewal which is the gift of God, through the Holy Spirit and thr

The Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sat, 12 Jun 2021
2 Cor. 5:14-21, Lk. 2:41-51. The memorial of the Immaculate Heart of Mary shows the immense love that Mary has for God the Father, Jesus Christ and others. Blessed Virgin Mary had a joyful heart, b

The Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Sanctification Day for Priests
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Fri, 11 Jun 2021
Hos. 11:1.3-4.8-9, Eph. 3:8-12.14-19, Jn 19:31-37. Today, we celebrate the great Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, the most wonderful love that God has shown us from His Most Sacred Hear

We must possess a higher virtue
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Thu, 10 Jun 2021
2 Cor. 3:15-4:1.3-6, Mt. 5:20-26. In today's first reading, Paul refers to Mount Sinai, where Moses stayed with the Lord for forty days and he wrote the words of the covenant on the tablets of ston

The Law of God is the Law of Love
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Wed, 09 Jun 2021
2 Cor. 3:4-11, Mt. 5:17-19. Paul, a former Pharisees who had been deeply dedicated to the Law and the importance of the Covenant made with Moses, is now able to see the limitations of the Mosaic La

You are the light of the world
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Tue, 08 Jun 2021
2 Cor. 1:18-22, Mt. 5:13-16. In today's first reading, Paul exhorted the Church and the faithfuls in the city of Corinth to be committed and dedicated to God. To respond to the Lord’s call wi

10 Be source of encouragement for others
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Mon, 07 Jun 2021
2 Cor. 1:1-7, Mt. 5:1-12. Today's readings are full of words of encouragement. Paul begins the second letter to the Corinthians with words of encouragement in order to encourage others of weak

11 Tobit is rewarded for his steadfastness
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sat, 05 Jun 2021
Tobit 12:1-5.15.20, Mk 12:38-44. In today's first reading, the Archangel Raphael revealed himself to Tobit and his family, that all that he had done are God’s way of showing His love and care

12 Jesus is the Messiah
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Fri, 04 Jun 2021
Tobit 11:5-15, Mk 12:35-37. The best way to interpret the story of Tobit in today's first reading is by showing an appreciation of the family institution. This is first formed at home and then with

13 The Memorial of St Charles Lwanga
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Thu, 03 Jun 2021
Tobit 6:11.7:1, Mk 12:28-34. Some of the finest Biblical glimpses of marriage and family life appear in today's first reading. The bride’s father, Raguel, expresses a noble view of marriage w

14 They are like the Angels in Heaven
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Wed, 02 Jun 2021
Tobit 3:1-11.16-17, Mk 12:18-27. Today's first reading presents us with the story of the powerful deeds of the Lord in saving His people. He heard the prayers of His faithful ones in distress. Such

15 The Memorial of St Justin the Martyr
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Tue, 01 Jun 2021
Tobit 2:9-14, Mk 12:13-17. It is good to find our daily life issues mirrored in God the source of our being. We must be were of God, amid our daily endeavours. Today's first reading presents us wit

16 The visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Mon, 31 May 2021
Zeph. 3:14-18, Rom. 12:9-16, Lk 1:39-56. At the celebration of the Feast of the visitation of Mary, we recall how the goodness of love creates an urgency for Mary to “hasten” her visit

17 The Most Holy Trinity, the undivided Unity
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sun, 30 May 2021
Deut. 4:32-34.39-40, Rom. 8:14-17, Mt. 28:16-20. Today, the first Sunday after Pentecost, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, the central mysteries of our faith. This Solemnity inv

18 What was the source of the authority of John the Baptist?
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sat, 29 May 2021
Eccle. 51:12-20, Mk 11:27-33. Today's first reading is a canticle in praise of wisdom that comes through prayer, disciplined study of word of God and attention to instruction. The writer, Ben-Sirac

19 Be fruitful to have future with God
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Fri, 28 May 2021
Eccle. 44:1.9-13, Mk 11:11-26. Today's first reading narration about our heroes of faith resonate deeply in our hearts to imitate their faith and practice their virtues. We often worry about the le

20 Lord, that I may see
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Thu, 27 May 2021
Eccle. 42:15-25, Mk 10:46-52. Today's first reading describes how God wonderful created the world and preserves creation. Sirach moves from outward things to inner mysteries, from the beauty of nat

21 Anyone who wants to become great among you must be your servant
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Wed, 26 May 2021
Eccle. 36:1.4-5.10-17, Mk 10:32-45. Today's first reading insists on the respect we must show towards the gifts of others. Absorbed in what God can do for His chosen people, Sirach prays that forei

22 Appear not before the Lord empty-handed
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Tue, 25 May 2021
Eccles. 35:2-15, Mk 10:28-31. When Sirach joined in the Temple liturgy, he was filled with joy. His exuberance pours out while praising “the glory of his people, Simon the high priest”

23 The Memorial of Mary, Mother of the Church
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Mon, 24 May 2021
Gen. 3:9-15.20, Jn 19:25-34. Today we honour and celebrate the life of Mary, Mother of Jesus and the Church. On March 3, 2018, Pope Francis approved and announced the new day for the celebration of

24 Come, Holy Spirit and fill the hearts of the faithful
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sun, 23 May 2021
Acts 2:1-11, 1 Cor. 12:3-7.12-12, Jn 20:19-23. The season of Easter comes to an end with today’s celebration, the Solemnity of Pentecost. On Pentecost day, we celebrate with joy the descent o

25 What about him, Lord?
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sat, 22 May 2021
Acts 28:16-20.30-31, Jn 21:20-25. Today's reading presents us with the final paragraphs of the Acts of the Apostles and of the Gospel of Luke. The Acts of the Apostles completes two-volume story of

26 Feed my sheep
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Fri, 21 May 2021
Acts 25:13-21, Jn 21:15-19. In moments of fear we often fall short of our best. This happened even to Peter, the chief Apostle and pastor, when terrified he denied Jesus three times. After the resu

27 So that your love for me may live in them
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Thu, 20 May 2021
Acts 22:30.23:6-11, Jn 17:20-26. In today's first reading, Paul is set on the trial in Jerusalem. Being aware of the differences between Pharisees and Sadducees, Paul emphasises that being a P

28 Keep watch over the whole flock the Holy Spirit as appointed you as overseers
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Wed, 19 May 2021
Acts 20:28-38, Jn 17:11-19. In today's first reading, Paul challenges the early Church leaders to remain true to their faith and be strong despite the challenges and trials that they might encounte

29 I am no longer in the world
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Tue, 18 May 2021
Acts 20:17-27, Jn 17:1-11. Today’s first reading and Gospel recount the famous farewell speech of Paul and Jesus. Paul realises that his ministry and mission to the people in Ephesus and othe

30 Bearing the identity of Christ
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Mon, 17 May 2021
Acts 19:1-8, Jn 16:29-33. Today we are exhorted to embrace the empowering strength of positive thinking, the wonder-working transformation brought about by laying a solid foundation on the right ro

 
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