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Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Published on February 16, 2019
Ghandi had called this passage of the Beatitudes: ‘the most radical piece of social doctrine that was ever preached’. Try preaching this doctrine in the mission countries where extreme poverty is widespread: ‘happy are you who are poor: yours is the kingdom of Heaven’; try preaching to the survivors of the devastating earthquake, tsunami or […]

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Published on February 9, 2019
Many of us can empathise with Peter and his companions in the story of today’s Mass. They had done their best, they had fished all night but had caught nothing; all their time and effort had been for nothing. They were tired and dispirited. It’s possible to do one’s best, yet at the end of […]

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Published on February 2, 2019
We have the great privilege this weekend because our second reading today is one of these great texts of the Bible and indeed of world literature. It is from the first letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians, chapter 13, and this wonderful reflection on love. Love is so central, love is what God is, […]

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Published on January 26, 2019
Sometime we overlook the importance of the contributions of some of the Minor Prophets in the Bible. The first reading in our mass today is taken from one of these, the Prophet Nehemiah. Nehemiah lived in a time when the chosen people were trickling home from Babylon and seeking to re-establish their lives. One of […]

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Published on January 19, 2019
What happened at Cana happens sooner or later in every marriage in every family, and in our lives, the wine runs out. I read an interesting anecdote recently: a man was sitting on the sofa watching the TV when he heard his wife’s voice from the kitchen, what would you like for dinner love, chicken, […]

The Baptism of Our Lord

Published on January 12, 2019
Today we celebrate the great feast day of the Baptism of Our lord. It has been said that the most important day of our lives is our Baptism, the day when we were grafted onto Christ. When St. Pope St. John Paul II went back to visit his country Poland for the first time, his […]

The Epiphany of the Lord

Published on January 5, 2019
In todays gospel we hear the well-known story of the wise men following a star, bearing rich gifts, finding Jesus in a stable, and changing their direction as a result. In the aftermath of the 12 days of Christmas the rich message of this story can be lost in the discarded wrapping paper of the […]

The Holy Family

Published on January 1, 2019
Today we are celebrating the feast of the Holy Family which in many ways is one of the most important feasts of the year; it certainly is one of the most practical because we are all members of a family and the majority of people will set up a family. This feast day is also […]

Christmas

Published on December 24, 2018
Paul Claudel who lived in the 19 century was a French poet, a dramatist and a diplomat. His family was a very catholic family but he was an unbeliever in his teenage years, but he experienced a sudden conversion at the age of eighteen on Christmas Day 1886 while listening to a choir sing Vespers […]

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Published on December 22, 2018
One of the great dreams of many people today is to own a home. Many of us here in our community are happy that we have our own home. It makes one feel proud. The greatest crisis that we have in our society today is the amount of people who are homeless and especially the […]