Homilies/Reflections

Homilies/Reflections

Not to us, Lord, not to us, but to your Name be the Glory
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Mon, 16 May 2022
Acts 14:5-18, Jn 14:21-26. The Responsorial Psalm, “Not to us, O Lord, but to your name give glory," echoes Paul and Barnabas attitudes toward their missionary activities as recounted by toda

By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Mon, 16 May 2022

Love of Jesus: the Christian Identity
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sun, 15 May 2022
Acts 14:21-27, Rev. 21:1-5, Jn 13:31-33.34-35. On this Fifth Sunday of Easter Year C, the Church invites us to experience the newness of life which comes from God’s unconditional love for us.

THE FEAST OF ST MATTHIAS, THE APOSTLE: Acts 1:15-17.20-26, Jn 15:9-17.
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sat, 14 May 2022
Today we celebrate the Feast of St Matthias, the Apostle. Today's first reading presents us with the selection of two men who qualified to fill in the vacancy left by Judas Iscariot in the college

I am the way, and the truth, and the life
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Fri, 13 May 2022
Acts 13:26-33, Jn 14:1-6. In today's first reading, Paul proclaimed all the works of Jesus Christ, the Saviour who came amidst the Jewish people and as one of their own. Paul spoke of the wonders a

When it does happen you may believe that I am He
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Thu, 12 May 2022
Acts 13:13-25, Jn 13:16-20. In first his missionary journey, Paul addressed a crowd of Jews and “God-fearing” individuals, non-Jews who have come to the Synagogue to learn more about Go

My Father and I are one
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Wed, 11 May 2022
Acts 12:24-13:5, Jn 12:44-50. Today's first reading presents us with the first missionary journey of Paul and Barnabas. Their missionary efforts included the mission of evangelisation and building

How long are you going to keep us in suspense?
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Tue, 10 May 2022
Acts 11:19-26, Jn 10:22-30. The initiative for faithful discipleship must come from God, as a gift of grace for God works in strange ways. God can brighten our lives if only we take time to be

I have come that they may have life
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Mon, 09 May 2022
Acts 11:1-18, Jn 10:1-10. The events that led to great transformation in Peter after Pentecost should give us the greatest hope for the possibility of change in our life. From such an impulsive, se

10  The Good Shepherd lays down his life for his sheep
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sun, 08 May 2022
Acts 13:14.43-52, Rev. 7:9.14-17, Jn 10:27-30. On this Fourth Sunday of Easter also known as Good Shepherd Sunday Year C, the Church invites us to reflect the presence of Christ in our midst as the

11  How can I repay the Lord for His goodness to me?
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sat, 07 May 2022
Acts 9:31-42, Jn 6:60-69. Today's Psalms begins with the words: “How can I repay the Lord for his goodness to me?” This should be a question we must ask ourselves everyday.&nb

12  The Conversion of Paul
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Fri, 06 May 2022
Acts 9:1-20, Jn 6:52-59. Today's first reading provides us with the account of Paul’s life-changing experience on the road to Damascus. To understand how radical this encounter was for Paul, we

13  Do you understand what you are reading
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Thu, 05 May 2022
Acts 8:26-40, Jn 6:44-51. God was already drawing the Ethiopian eunuch to Himself, before ever he met with Philip on the road from Jerusalem to Gaza. This wealthy Ethiopian civil servant was a God-

14  Whoever comes to me, I will not cast out
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Wed, 04 May 2022
Acts 8:1-8, Jn 6:35-40. After the death of Stephen, a storm of persecution broke out against the early Church in Jerusalem and increased in its fury. The prime agent in this campaign of persecution

15  The Feast of Saints Philip and James
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Tue, 03 May 2022
1 Cor. 15:1-8, Jn 14:6-14. Today we celebrate the glorious Feast of Saints Philip and James, the two faithful servants of God who dedicated their lives in the service of God. These two Apostles per

16  The Memorial of St Athanasius
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Mon, 02 May 2022
Acts 6:8-15, Jn 6:22-29. Today's first reading presents us with the record of the persecution of Stephen, one of the seven first Deacons of the Church. He was confronted by the opponents of the Chu

17  Obedience to God comes before obedience to men
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sun, 01 May 2022
Acts 5:27-32.40-41, Rev. 5:11-14, Jn 21:1-19. On this Third Sunday of Easter Year C, the Church invites us to reflect on the mystery of love in which we recognise the most concrete manifestation of

18  It would not be right for us to neglect the word of God so as to give out food
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sat, 30 Apr 2022
Acts 6:1-7, Jn 6:16-21. Jesus makes sure that all who call upon the Lord God will have their needs met. Not only will they hear the goodnews and experience God in prayer, they will also have t

19  The Memorial of St Catherine of Siena
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Fri, 29 Apr 2022
Acts 5:34-42, Jn 6:1-15. Today's first reading presents an interesting episode of how the Apostles were sent out from the assembly of the Jewish religious leaders. A noted rabbi, Gamaliel, spo

20  We testify, so does the Holy Spirit
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Thu, 28 Apr 2022
Acts 5:27-33, Jn 3:31-36. To follow Jesus and speak in His name, we must be radical and willing to walk the way of the Cross with Him. The kind of courage and uncompromising obedience that Peter an

21  Those who are wicked prefers darkness
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Wed, 27 Apr 2022
Acts 5:17-26, Jn 3:16-21. The Sanhedrin attempted to crush the early Church as much as possible by arresting the Apostles and disciples. However, the Lord was with His servants and His beloved ones

22  Through the Holy Spirit, the human person experiences a spiritual rebirth
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Tue, 26 Apr 2022
Acts 4:32-37, Jn 3:7-15. Today’s first reading relates how the early Christians lived a communal life and shared their possessions. The early Christians at Jerusalem pooled all their res

23  The Feast of St Mark, Evangelist
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Mon, 25 Apr 2022
1 Pet. 5:5-14, Mk 16:15-20. Today we celebrate the great Feast of one of the Four Evangelists, that is, Mark the Evangelist, who was one of the earliest disciples of the Lord. According to Church t

24  The Divine Mercy Sunday
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sun, 24 Apr 2022
Acts 5:12-16, Rev. 1:9-11.12-13.17-19, Jn 20:19-31. On this Second Sunday of Easter, the Church invites us to celebrate the Feast of the Divine Mercy, as instituted by Pope St John Paul II on the o

25  Overcoming obstacles to belief
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Sat, 23 Apr 2022
Acts 4:13-21, Mk 16:9-15. As the Sanhedrin, rejected the notion that Jesus could be the Messiah, so they denied that he had risen from the dead. To believe this would demand a major change in their

26  Building on Grace
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Fri, 22 Apr 2022
Acts 4:1-12, Jn 21:1-14. Today's first reading continues the story of what happened to Peter and John after they healed the lame man by the power of the Name of Jesus. After their arrest, they were m

27  Building on Grace
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Fri, 22 Apr 2022
Acts 4:1-12, Jn 21:1-14. Today's first reading continues the story of what happened to Peter and John after they healed the lame man by the power of the Name of Jesus. After their arrest, they were m

28  Peace be with you
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Thu, 21 Apr 2022
Acts 3:11-26, Lk. 24:35-48. Peter saw how Jesus made visible and tangible all that the Jews had hoped made a great profession of faith in today's first reading. According to him, all the prophets p

29  I am with you always
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Wed, 20 Apr 2022
Acts 3:1-10, Lk. 24:13-35. The Emmaus story is a living parable for Christian discipleship. It suggests that if we travel life’s journey in company with others, sharing our faith and doubts w

30  I am going to my Father and your Father
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK       Tue, 19 Apr 2022
Acts 2: 36-41, Jn 20:11-18. Genuine love motivates us towards selflessness and making the greatest sacrifice. Mary of Magdala truly and passionately loved Jesus even after His death. She was the on

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