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Ash wednesday, Year A

‘The candle that is just smoking, not lit, still has life in it; it still has hope in it. If a neighbour, family member or friend is in a very bad situation or mood, our […]

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6th Sunday, Year A

Any new movement or community which emerges from an older tradition has to face the problem of its own identity and direction. How different is it from the old community? How similar? One of the […]

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3rd Sunday of the year A

The people who lived in darkness have seen a great light; on those who dwelt in darkness and the shadow of death, a light has dawned. These beautiful words came from the mouth of Isaiah. […]

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Baptism of the Lord, Year A

Today we celebrate the fact that Jesus, God’s own Son, has come into our world as one of us, associated with sinners and has been baptized by one of his creatures. When we see people make […]

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Feast of the Epiphany, Year A

On this day, the veil is drawn back on a great mystery, namely, that Christ is the saviour not only of the Jews but also of the Gentiles. The theological meaning of this feast is […]

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The Holy Innocents, December 28

Herod “the Great,” king of Judea, was unpopular with his people because of his connections with the Romans and his religious indifference. Hence he was insecure and fearful of any threat to his throne. He […]

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Christmas Day, Year A

In recent years especially here and in other first world countries, we have witnessed a subtle ‘de-christianization’ of Christmas. Sensitivity to the religious, or non-religious, convictions of others has led some people to substitute seasonal […]

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Christmas Vigil Mass

Tonight we are gathered to celebrate the birth of Christ who brought the joy of God’s saving love to the whole world. And we make our own the jubilant cry of the angels: “Glory to […]

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Fourth sunday of Advent, Year A

As we approach Christmas, the pace of things speed up, so that the spiritual side of things tends to get lost. Let us pause to make room in our minds and hearts so that Christ […]

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3rd Sunday of Advent, Year A

Introduction: There is a clear note of rejoicing in today’s mass. Today is known as ‘Gaudete Sunday’. The word ‘Gaudete’ means rejoice. Today is otherwise known as the “Rose Sunday”. The basis for the rose and […]