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Weekly Reflections

Merry Christmas!

"The child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God." (Luke 1:35)

Rejoice In The Lord, Always!

"Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice.” (Ph 4:4)

Advent: A time of Hope

Second Sunday of Advent This Sunday we celebrate the Second Sunday of Advent. One of the most beautiful seasons in our liturgical calendar which unfortunately most of the times we don’t celebrate as we should. We love and get excited with the season of Christmas but Advent? I don’t think so! Advent is a beautiful time of preparation, excitement and hope. Yes, especially hope. Hope is to expect that something good is coming; something great is going to happen. Chapter nine of the prophet Isaiah begins with a phrase that invites us precisely to have hope in the midst depression, uncertainty and hopelessness when he says: “The people who walk […]

Be Watchful, Be Alert!

First Sunday of Advent This Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent which is a beautiful time in the liturgical year to prepare ourselves for the coming of Christ. The readings for this Sunday are a perfect example of what is Advent all about. In the first reading from the prophet Isaiah, he calls upon God to come down from heaven with his might and power. In the Second reading from the first letter of Paul to the Corinthians, St. Paul gives thanks to God for this community and exhorts them to remain firm and irreproachable until the end as they wait for the revelation of Christ. Jesus, on the […]

Long Live Christ the King!

"Whatever you did to the least ones, you did to me." (MT 25:31-46)

Why Am I a Catholic? – Part V

"You have but one father in heaven." (MT 23:9)

The Greatest Commandment

"You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart..." (MT 22:37)

Why Am I a Catholic? – Part IV

“Even before I formed you in the womb I have known you...” (Jer 5:1)

The Power of Forgivness

Peter asked "Lord, how often must I forgive? As many as seven times?" (MT 18:21)

The Question

Jesus asked the disciples, “Who do you say that I am?” (Mt 16:13-20)

The Transfiguration of the Lord

"Lord, it is good that we are here." (Matthew 17:4)

A Sower Went Out to Sow

“Some seed fell on the path... Some fell on rocky ground... some seed fell among thorns. But some fall on rich soil and produced fruit." (Mt 13:3,4,5,7,8)

Summer Time

"Whoever loses their life for my sake will find it." (Mt 16:25)

Sixth Sunday of Easter

"I will ask the Father, and He will give you another advocate to be with you always, the Spirit of Truth." (John 14:16-17)

Jesus: the Way, the Truth, and the Life

"I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." (John 14:6)

Jesus, the Good Shepherd

"The shepherd leads the sheep out into pastures of abundant life." (John 10:1-10)

Our Hearts Were Burning!

"Through his words and in the breaking of the bread, the risen Christ made himself known to two disciples on their way to Emmaus." (Luke 24:13-35)

Happy Easter

"This is the day the LORD has made; let us be glad and rejoice in it." (Psalm 118:24)

Through His Wounds We Are Healed

 

Resurrection of Lazarus

"I am the Resurrection and the Life." (Jn 11: 1-45)

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