Dear Sisters and Brothers, dear Friends, Christ is Risen! He is Risen indeed! OUR EASTER CELEBRATIONS form the heart of our Christian living. Our faith is deeply rooted and finds its real meaning in the resurrection of Jesus. St Paul says that, if Christ is not risen, then all our believing is in vain … […]

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Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Sisters and Brothers, dear Friends, Today’s readings speak about two things: (1) the identity of Jesus, and (2) the mission of Jesus. We need to know who Jesus is and what his mission is, if we want to be his disciples, because a good disciple is also an apostle. An apostle is the bearer […]

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Dear Sisters and Brothers, dear Friends, The Lord give you peace! We celebrate today the second of four great manifestations of God in our midst. The word “epiphany’ comes from Greek and it means a ‘showing’ or ‘manifestation’. The first manifestation is the birth of Jesus when God revealed himself to us in the form […]

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Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord

Tonight “a great light” shines forth (Is 9:1); the light of Jesus’ birth shines all about us. How true and timely are the words of the prophet Isaiah which we have just heard: “You have brought abundant joy and great rejoicing” (9:2)! Our heart was already joyful in awaiting this moment; now that joy abounds […]

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Fourth Sunday of Advent

Finally, on this the Fourth Sunday of Advent, our Gospel Reading permits us to begin our contemplation of the mystery of the Incarnation we celebrate at Christmas: “Now this is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about” (Matthew 1:18). The Gospel of Matthew tells the story of the birth of Jesus from Joseph’s perspective. […]

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Third Sunday of Advent

My dear sisters and brothers in Christ, JOYFUL ADVENT TO YOU! This Sunday, as we continue in our joyful season of Advent, we are given a very special reminder of who we are to BE-COME in Christ. We are called to “Come To Be” people of great joy. Today, as we enter into the Third […]

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Second Sunday of Advent

Sisters and Brothers, dear Friends! May the Lord give you peace! I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving and that you had an opportunity to rest and relax in the company of friends and family. It is not a holiday I grew up with but since coming to live in this part of the world […]

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First Sunday of Advent

Sisters and Brothers, dear Friends, The word “Advent,” means “coming.” So, in Advent we celebrate the various comings of Jesus, the Word incarnate and God on earth. We commemorate his coming at Bethlehem two thousand years ago, his Second Coming at the end of the world, and his coming to us in time in our […]

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