Third Sunday of Easter (Year A)

 In meditating upon this Sunday’s gospel, we find that  the disciples were confused by all that was happening during the crucifixion and the following days. They were not able to really process that Christ was truly resurrected. Often we are caught up in the moment and we don’t see the big picture. We have trouble discovering what  God’s plan is for us in our lives. Often we need to search for the truth in scriptures and our daily experience in daily life. If we don’t remain open to Christ teaching us we all too often get lost in all the
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Divine Mercy Sunday – Second Sunday of Easter

“Give thanks to the Lord for He is good, for His love has no end”. (Ps.117  Today, we have the joy of blessing the newly painted Icon of Jesus as he appeared to Sr Faustina. We thank Ana de Jong for her gift to our church. She spent many hours contemplating the Icon of the apparition and painting it. I hope that many of us will find great consolation and healing of deep wounds actual or past, by coming before this Icon as Jesus invited us to do if we want to be forgiven from our sins and have our
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Easter Sunday of The Resurrection of The Lord (Year A)

 Today all true believers in Christ come to church to celebrate two amazing victories: the victory of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ over death as well as His victory of divine love over hatred and jealousy. Every Sunday is to be lived like Easter Sunday which calls all those who say theybelieve in Christ to celebrate their faith, their hope and their charity in a vibrant and joyful way. The victory of Christ over death gives us back a real hope. No matter how much we suffer on earth, if we believe in Him and faithfully  pray every day, and
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Palm Sunday of the Passion of The Lord

 What is the meaning of Palm Sunday? Perhaps some of us would respond: “This is the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem.” Yes, this is historical fact! Yet, beyond that descriptive and simple response, let us go deeper. Benedict XVI helps us to understand the connection between the greatest miracle of Jesus, the Resurrection of Lazarus and the mystery of His own death and resurrection (Holy Week): “On the fifth Sunday, when the resurrection of Lazarus is proclaimed, we are faced with the ultimate mystery of our existence: “I am the resurrection and the life… Do you believe this?” (Jn11:
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5th Sunday of Lent (Year A)

Dear Parishioners, It is good to remind ourselves of the themes of the past Sundays’ Gospels and to become more aware of how we are led to grow in our faith in Jesus Christ, in our hope of the Resurrection and in our love for our heavenly Father and for our neighbour. 1st Sunday: Jesus accepted to be tempted by Satan according to the three types of  temptation of pride, vanity and                      the flesh, to show us how to be victorious. 2nd Sunday: Jesus is transfigured on the mountain and
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4th Sunday of Lent (Year A)

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ Most human beings experience trials and sufferings of all kind at some stage of their earthly life. Yet, people manifest different attitudes toward that existential question. How do atheists view sufferings and hardships? How do Buddhists deal with them? What hope do Hindus and Muslims offer to those who suffer? Does progress in science and technology bring light to the mysteries of the meaning of suffering and the final destiny of man? But for those who read the Bible and accept the Divine Revelation with an open mind and heart, they discover many answers.
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3rd Sunday of Lent (Year A)

3rd Sunday of Lent (First Scrutiny in preparation for Baptism) Dear parishioners, today let us simply listen to a few words from an amazing dialogue between Jesus and the Samaritan woman: “(…) Jesus said to her, ‘Give me a drink.’(…) The Samaritan woman said to him, ‘What? You are a Jew and you ask me, a Samaritan, for a drink?’(…) Jesus replied: ‘If you only knew the gift of God and who it is that is saying to you: Give me a drink, you would have been the one to ask, and he would have given you living water. ’‘You
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2nd Sunday of Lent (Year A)

On Ash Wednesday, during the reading at Mass, we heard Jesus inviting us to pray the only prayer that he gave us, the ‘Our Father’. He clarified the way of fasting that is pleasing to God is by keeping a joyful face and as Isaiah wrote, to reach out to our neighbour in need. Last Sunday, we were invited to meditate on the three kinds of temptations Jesus accepted to be submitted to so as to teach us how to be victorious over temptations, in him and through him, in regard to the sins of pride, vanity and flesh (food,
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First Sunday in Lent (Year A)

Lent is the most important time of the year for our growth in holiness. It is a blessed liturgical season in which to turn toward Jesus and away from all the seductions of our society which so often drag our souls and life down. This is the beginning of Pope Francis’s message for Lent 2017: “Lent is a new beginning, a path leading to the certain goal of Easter, Christ’s victory over death. This season urgently calls us to conversion. Christians are asked to return to God “with all their hearts” (Joel 2:12), to refuse to settle for mediocrity and
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8th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)

This is our last Sunday in Ordinary Time before Ash Wednesday. The Readings are preparing us to enter into the spirit of poverty during those 40 days of Lent. God demands from us a total trust in His infinite love and in His Providence. Four times in today’s Gospel, Jesus tells us not to worry since the heavenly Father knows what we need. Why do so many of us live with all kinds of anxieties and fears? What is our fundamental problem? Could it be that we live with too much focus on ourselves and on the search for money
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