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Doctrines & Morals
 
 
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Come, Lord Jesus, do not delay
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sun, 28 Nov 2021
Jer. 33:14-16, 1 Thess. 3:12–4:2, Lk. 21:25-28.34-36. On this First Sunday of Advent and the beginning of a new Liturgical Year C, the Church invites us to 're-live' the Mysteries of Christ a

Make use of the opportune moment
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sat, 27 Nov 2021
Dan. 7:15-27, Lk. 21:34-36. In today's first reading, Daniel the prophet was terrified by visions in the night of the ultimate triumph of the righteous one. Persecution raged and the beast who rava

Vigilance is the awareness of what is happening or about to happen
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Fri, 26 Nov 2021
Dan. 7:2-14, Lk. 21:29-33. Today's first reading describes the four succession of kingdoms between the Babylonian Exile and the time of destruction of the Temple by Antiochus Epiphanes until God es

Only the Lord that can free us to live as we meant to live
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Thu, 25 Nov 2021
Dan. 6:12-28, Lk. 21:20-28. Today's first reading describes what took place when the Persian king, Darius, took over the kingdom formerly held by the Babylonians. Darius decreed that for thirty day

The Memorial of St Andrew Dŭng-Ląc and companions
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Wed, 24 Nov 2021
Dan. 5:1-6.13-14.16-17.23-28, Lk. 21:12-19. Today's first reading accounts for the divine “writing on the wall” when the king of Babylon throws a royal banquet for the nobles and leader

Take care not to be misled
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Tue, 23 Nov 2021
Dan. 2:31-45, Lk. 21:5-11. At the end of the liturgical year we have some of the most symbol-laden literature in the Scriptures. This apocalyptic symbols speaks of destruction, loss, conflict and d

The Memorial of St Cecilia
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Mon, 22 Nov 2021
Dan. 1:1-6.8-20, Lk. 21:1-4. Today's first reading presents us with the story of Daniel and his three Jewish companions who had been placed in positions of service to the king of Babylon. By t

The Solemnity of Christ the Universal King
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sun, 21 Nov 2021
Dan. 7: 13-14, Rev. 1:5-8, Jn 18: 33b-37. As we come to the last Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B, the Church invites us to celebrate the Solemnity of Christ the Universal King. This Solemnity is the

I am the God of the living
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sat, 20 Nov 2021
1 Macc. 6:1-13, Lk. 20:27-40. Today's first reading narrates how Antiochus IV Epiphanes, the king of the Seleucid Greek Empire realise that death is imminent for him and he does not face it with jo

10 My House shall be a House of Prayer for all people
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Fri, 19 Nov 2021
1 Macc. 4:36-37.52-59, Lk. 19:45-48. Today’s readings recall the re-consecration of Jerusalem Temple. In today's first reading, the re-consecration happens in Jerusalem, after its desecration

11 We will keep to the covenant of our ancestors
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Thu, 18 Nov 2021
1 Macc. 2:15-29, Lk. 19:41-44. Today's first reading describes Mattathias' refusal to bend to the lure of the king and his officers, who want him and the other Jewish people to abandon their ways.

12 The Memorial of St Elizabeth of Hungary
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Wed, 17 Nov 2021
2 Macc. 7:1-20-31, Lk. 19:11-28. Today's first reading gives the account of the seven sons of a Hebrew woman who gives us an insight to the lives of the resolute believers. The Maccabean mother urg

13 Salvation has come to your home
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Tue, 16 Nov 2021
2 Macc. 6:18-31, Lk. 19:1-10. Today’s readings give us accounts of individuals who were willing to publicly witness to their allegiance to God. The aged Eleazar, a Jewish Scribe was resp

14 Lord, that I may see!
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Mon, 15 Nov 2021
1 Macc. 1:10-15.41-43.54-57.62-64, Lk. 18:35-43. Today's first reading describes the revolt of the Jews who are willing to stand up for their belief, even to the point of dying. The Greeks, particu

15 Will you be ready when the Lord shall come?
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sun, 14 Nov 2021
Dan. 12:1-3, Heb. 10:11-14.18, Mk 13:24-32. On this Thirty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B, the Church invites us to awaken our hope and trust in God, living the present with joy and intensity

16 Patience and persistence draws us closer to God
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sat, 13 Nov 2021
Wis. 18:14-16.19:6-9, Lk. 18:1-8. Today's readings offer us hope in remembering the “marvels the Lord has done” as we sing and repeat the words of the Psalmist (Ps 105). With all o

17 The Memorial of St Josaphat
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Fri, 12 Nov 2021
Wis. 13:1-9, Lk. 17:26-37. It is possible for created things to distract us from God because the natural things in this world are so good, they can claim our total attention and stifle any desire t

18 The Memorial of St Martin of Tours
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Thu, 11 Nov 2021
Wis. 7:22-8:1, Lk. 17:20-25. Today's first reading extols the qualities of wisdom and gives some insight into understanding how wisdom is personified. Wisdom is seen as the handmaid of God and is t

19 The Memorial of St Leo the Great
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Wed, 10 Nov 2021
Wis. 6:1-11, Lk. 17:11-19. We do not always remember that the ultimate source of our graces and gifts is God. That is what makes the Samaritan leper special and distinguishes him from the other nin

20 The Feast of the dedication of the Lateran Basilica
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Tue, 09 Nov 2021
Ezk. 47:1-2.8-9.12, 1 Cor. 3:9-11.16-17, Jn 2:13-22. Today, the Church invites us to celebrate the dedication of the Lateran Basilica, known as the Papal Basilica of St John Lateran. This Basilica

21 The wise appreciates the presence of God everywhere
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Mon, 08 Nov 2021
Wis. 1:1-7, Lk. 17:1-6. To give an alternative schooling that was provided by the Greek philosophers, the teachers in Egypt who composed the book of Wisdom offered their Jewish students a religious

22 Only generosity can change our Mite to Might
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sun, 07 Nov 2021
1 Kgs 17:10-16, Heb. 9:24-28, Mk 12:38-44. On this Thirty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B, the Church challenges us to learn and appreciate the virtues of generosity and hospitality. Today, w

23 You cannot serve two masters
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sat, 06 Nov 2021
Rom. 16:3-9.16.22-27, Lk. 16:9-15. Service to God is the call of all who follow the ways of the Lord Jesus. In today's first reading, Paul summarises his whole letter: God has revealed the divine m

24 The measure you give is the measure you will get
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Fri, 05 Nov 2021
Rom. 15:14-21, Lk. 16:1-8. In today's first reading, Paul treasures the gift of grace, believing that we are sanctified by the Holy Spirit. He tells the Christians of Rome, whom he has not yet met,

25 The Memorial of St Charles Borromeo
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Thu, 04 Nov 2021
Rom. 14:7-12, Lk. 15:1-10. It is so easy to point to the errors and transgressions of others, especially when they have caused us pain. Yet, when we “point accusing finger” at others, w

26 Owe no one anything, except to love
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Wed, 03 Nov 2021
Rom. 13:8-10, Lk. 14:25-33. Today's first reading insists on the supremacy of love in our lives as disciples of the Lord Jesus. Paul re-affirms that the whole law and all the commandments can be su

27 The Commemoration of All Souls
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Tue, 02 Nov 2021
Wis. 3:1-9, Rom. 5:5-11, Jn 6:37-40. In the commemoration of All Souls, we recall how we shared relationship with the Lord who keeps us in communion with our loved ones who have died. There is inte

28 The Solemnity of All Saints
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Mon, 01 Nov 2021
Rev. 7:2-4.9-14, 1 Jn 3:1-3, Mt. 5:1-12. As we celebrate the great Solemnity of All Saints, we remember all the innumerable saints of God who are integral part of our Christian faith and the Church

29 You shall Love the Lord your God with all your strength
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sun, 31 Oct 2021
Deut. 6:2-6, Heb. 7:23-28, Mk 12:28-34.On this Thirty First Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B, the Church invites us to proclaim the primacy of God’s love as man’s fundamental task.

30 My friend, come up higher
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sat, 30 Oct 2021
Rom. 11:1-2.11-12.25-29, Lk. 14:1.7-11. In today's first reading, Paul presents the Jewish Messiah, Jesus Christ, as a gift to be shared with other nations. The Israelites are also blessed with the

 
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