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Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Published on July 7, 2020
Humility and simplicity are two virtues that often go together. The best model, compendium of these virtues is little children. That’s why Jesus likes so much little children. We all know how little children speak out the truth. Tell the story of family going on trip and father being stopped for not having seat belt […]

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Published on July 1, 2020
Tom Brown’s School Days was a famous British novel written by Thomas Hughes. Tom Brown was a popular boy who attended a boarding school in England. He lived with about a dozen other boys in one of the school’s dormitories. Whatever Tom said or did always had a big impact on what the other boys […]

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Published on June 20, 2020
There is the story of the little girl who was trapped in an upstairs room of her suburban home when her house caught fire. Her father was below in the yard. He shouted: ‘Jump, love, I’ll catch you!’ In the smoke and confusion, the child shouted back: ‘But Daddy, I can’t see you’ ‘That’s alright, […]

“Corpus Christi”

Published on June 13, 2020
Shortly after my ordination to the priesthood, almost 40 years ago, I was on a visit to the Discalced Carmelites in Avila, one of the cloistered nuns asked me: ‘Father what do you feel when you have Jesus in your hands at mass? This question made me more grateful for the great gift of my […]

The Most Holy Trinity

Published on June 6, 2020
Saint Augustine, one of the greatest intellectual saints spent many years trying to understand the mystery of God. One day he was walking along the beach he saw a little boy digging a hole in the sand with a seashell. He asked the boy what he was going to do with the hole. He was […]

Pentecost

Published on May 30, 2020
Some people are extremely shy. They find it very difficult in social occasions and almost die at the prospect of having to read in public or speak in public. They would be like new people if only they could break out of their shell. Some succeed in doing that, but others never do. They go […]

The Ascension

Published on May 23, 2020
We’ve come to the wonderful feast of the Ascension of Our Lord, which celebrates the journey of the Risen Christ into Heaven. Every time we pray the Nicene Creed, we affirm this truth: “He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father”. For those of us living in the 21st. […]

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Published on May 16, 2020
The story is told of a number of farm laborers on the Yorkshire dales, tending sheep flocks as Sunset approached. The barking of a faraway dog suddenly broke the quiet of the warm and pleasant evening. All heads turned towards the excited animal. The dog began to run across the hills – a race that […]

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Published on May 9, 2020
All three readings from this Sunday have to do with the temple in Jerusalem. The temple was the central religious symbol and place for first century Jews; it was the dwelling place of the God of Israel. The Temple was where God and human beings met. 1. At the end of the first reading we […]

Fourth Sunday of Easter

Published on May 2, 2020
Jesus compares himself today to the voice of the Shepherd. What is it about a voice that affects us in such a unique way? There is big difference between reading something and listening to it being read. We all have special voices; a lot of the voices of people we know on the TV are […]