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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 […]

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Second Sunday of Advent, Year A

We are in the Holy Season of Advent and today is the second Sunday. Every year, on this day, as preparation for Christmas, the Church leads us on pilgrimage to the Jordan River, so that […]

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17th Sunday, Year C

The most important issue of our times is how to overcome evil without doing further evil in the process. Abraham in his plea with God demonstrates to us that evil cannot be overcome by evil. […]

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16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Dear Friends, some of us here might have heard of the game called Pokemon Go, which was the craze and rave for young people in 2016 or thereabout. Young people then were often seen playing […]

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Feast of the Ascension of the Lord

Today we celebrate the glorification of Jesus when God the Father raised him up in glory. Today, Jesus wants us to share in this glory. The feast of the ascension is one of the greatest […]

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6th Sunday of Easter, Year C

Jesus said to his disciples, ‘peace I leave with you, my own peace I give you.’ We can’t give peace to others if we don’t have it ourselves. Jesus was able to give peace to […]

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5th Sunday of Easter Year C

Love one another as I have loved you. This is Jesus’ remark at the banqueting table. Of all the commandments, this is the most important. It includes others. The only failure of a Christian is […]