Homilies/Reflections

Homilies/Reflections

The Memorial of St Jerome
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Fri, 30 Sep 2022
Job 38:1.12-21.40:3-5, Lk. 10:13-16. When human knowledge is compared to that of the Divine, we would understand that mortals have a lot to learn. In today's first reading, God challenged Job

The Feast of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Thu, 29 Sep 2022
Dan. 7:9-10.13-14, Jn. 1:47-51. Today the Church celebrates the Feast of the three Archangels who are mentioned in the Sacred Scripture as manifestation of God's love and care for us. Some Angels a

Foxes has nest but the Son of Man has no place to lay His head
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Wed, 28 Sep 2022
Job 9:1-12.14-16, Lk. 9:57-62. In today's first reading, Job takes us back to that austere period after the exile, inviting us to examine how we deal with crisis in life. Job response to Bildad, th

The Memorial of St Vincent de Paul
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Tue, 27 Sep 2022
Job 3:1-3.7-11.20-23, Lk. 9:51-56. When things do not go our way, we have the tendency to strike out in anger and blame others or God. Sometimes, we may become so overwhelmed with situations of thi

The greatest among you must be servant of all
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Mon, 26 Sep 2022
Job 1:6-22, Lk. 9:46-50. Today’s first reading provides us with answers for human misery on earth. With the story of the tragedies of Job and how God permitted satan to remove his possessions

Be sensitive to the needs of others
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sun, 25 Sep 2022
Amos 6:1.4-7, 1 Tim. 6:11-16, Lk. 16:19-31. On this Twenty Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C, the Church invites us to be sensitive to the needs of others. Different from the notion of the peopl

The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of men
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sat, 24 Sep 2022
Eccl. 11:9-12:8, Lk. 9:43-45. Today's first reading helps us to recall that at the end of the ages, the number of our years on earth will not matter, but the quality of the life we live. Such quali

The Memorial of St Pius of Pietrelcina
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Fri, 23 Sep 2022
THE MEMORIAL OF ST PIUS PIETRELCINA: Eccl. 3:1-11, Lk. 9:18-22. Today's first reading presents us with an insight that everything has its time and purpose under Heaven. Due to our human limitations

Vanity of vanity
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Thu, 22 Sep 2022
Eccl. 1:2-11, Lk. 9:7-9. Today's first reading provides us with food for thought with a dark summary of life. To unravel the absurdity found in life, we are invited to reflect on the meaninglessnes

10  The Feast of St Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Wed, 21 Sep 2022
Eph. 4:1-7.11-13, Mt. 9:9-13. Today we celebrate the life of Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist, the attributed author of one of the four Gospels. He was called, sent and proclaimed the Gospel by his

11  The Memorial of Saints Andrew Kim Tægon, Paul Chong Hasang and Companions
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Mon, 19 Sep 2022
Prov. 21:1-6.10-13, Lk. 8:19-21. Being aware of the difficulty in changing the desire of those in authority and the hardness of human heart, the author of today's first reading established how such

12  We shall be held accountable for our deeds
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sun, 18 Sep 2022
Amos 8:4-7, 1 Tim. 2:1-8, Lk. 16:1-13. On this Twenty Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C, the Church challenges us to be astute in our dealings with the things of God knowing that we shall be hel

13  A transformed body and open heart to the Divine word bears fruit
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sat, 17 Sep 2022
1 Cor. 15:35-37.42-49, Lk. 8:4-15. Today's first reading presents us with an apology of the resurrection of the body which will reach its full form when it dies in Christ. Paul demonstrates this wi

14  The Memorial of Saints Cornelius and Cyprian
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Fri, 16 Sep 2022
1 Cor. 15:12-20, Lk. 8:1-3. Today’s first reading presents us with Paul's teaching on the resurrection of the dead, especially in and through Jesus, our Risen Lord. Influenced by th

15  You are the Light of the World
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Thu, 15 Sep 2022
Prov. 3:27-34, Lk. 8:16-18. Today's first reading presents us with a set of moral guide to better our relationship with God and others. Thus, it began with a call to a generous life, especially whe

16  The Feast of the Triumph of the Holy Cross
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Wed, 14 Sep 2022
Num. 21:4-9, Phil. 2:6-11, Jn 3:13-17. Three events are recalled in the celebration of the Triumph of the Cross: the glorious and joyful moment of the discovery of the true Cross of Jesus Christ, t

17  The Memorial of St John Chrysostom
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Tue, 13 Sep 2022
1 Cor. 12:12-14.27-31, Lk. 7:11-17. In today's first reading, Paul uses the analogy of the body to show how we must work together for the building up of the whole Body of Christ, the Church. P

18  Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter my roof
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Mon, 12 Sep 2022
1 Cor. 11:17-26.33, Lk. 7:1-10. In today's first reading, Paul reproves the Corinthians because they have separated themselves into two groups: the “haves” and the “have-nots

19  I will arise and go to my Father
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sun, 11 Sep 2022
Ex. 32:7-11.13-14, 1 Tim. 1:12-17, Lk. 15:1-32. On this Twenty Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C, the Church invites us to reflect on the joy of God’s merciful forgiveness and be agents o

20  By their fruits we shall know them
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sat, 10 Sep 2022
1 Cor. 10:14-22, Lk. 6:43-49. In today's first reading, Paul encourages us to bind ourselves to God in what we do, for our actions are signs of our inner attitude. The Corinthian community consiste

21  The blind cannot be a better guide
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Fri, 09 Sep 2022
1 Cor. 9:16-19.22-27, Lk. 6:39-42. Two of the key aspects of being a follower of Jesus resurface in today's readings: servanthood and discipleship. In today's first reading, Paul describe

22  The Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Thu, 08 Sep 2022
Micah 5:2-5, Mt. 1:1-16.18-23. Today we reflect on one key individual in God’s plan – Mary, the Mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ. We review how she participated in active way in bringing

23  Happy are you when men revile you
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Wed, 07 Sep 2022
1 Cor. 7:25-31, Lk. 6:20-26. To the Corinthians Paul admits that on the matter of celibacy he has no commandment from the Lord. He offers reflections on the options open to us. In today's first rea

24  You injure and cheat your very own
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Tue, 06 Sep 2022
1 Cor. 6:1-11, Lk. 6:12-19. Some of the shortcomings listed by Paul were in various degrees, but were injurious to the Church in Corinth. Their disunity bred a lot of problems in the Christian communi

25  God is the Supreme Law-giver
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Mon, 05 Sep 2022
1 Cor. 5:1-8, Lk. 6:6-11. In today's first reading, Paul challenges his community to “Get rid of the old yeast,” based on unchecked lifestyle, just as a little of it would infect the wh

26  Whoever does not follow, carrying his cross, cannot enter into eternal life
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sun, 04 Sep 2022
Wis. 9:13-18, Philm. 9-10.12-17, Lk. 14:25-33. On this Twenty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C, the Church invites us to share the vision of Jesus, which is detachment from our possessions. Wit

27  The Memorial of Pope St Gregory the Great
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sat, 03 Sep 2022
1 Cor. 4:6-15, Lk. 6:1-5. One of the things that prevents us from experiencing all that God has for us, is that we worry so much about many things: what others think about us, the concerns abo

28  The Lord is the one to judge me
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Fri, 02 Sep 2022
1 Cor. 4:1-5, Lk. 5:33-39. In today's first reading, Paul enjoins the Corinthians to put their faith in God and not be judgmental towards one another. This came at a time that conflicts led to divi

29  Let down your net
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Thu, 01 Sep 2022
1 Cor. 3:18-23, Lk. 5:1-11. Today, we are reminded that Divine wisdom is superior to human wisdom. In today's first reading, Paul informs us that human knowledge is limited and can be deceptiv

30  She got up and served Him
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Wed, 31 Aug 2022
1 Cor. 3:1-9, Lk. 4:38-44. In today's first reading, Paul addresses the Corinthians with words that reminds them that they are still young in their faith and they are acting like selfish children.&

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