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Liturgical Reflection for 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time in Year C

There are some days that I feel that the injustice of this world requires a direct and forceful action from God. Why are the wars around the world still raging on? Why hasn’t hunger and poverty been eradicated despite all our technological advances? Why are we still living in the shadow of the pandemic? Why is my friend still not [...]

By |2022-09-27T20:52:37+08:00September 27th, 2022|Featured story, Liturgical Reflection|Comments Off on Liturgical Reflection for 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time in Year C

Liturgical Reflection for 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

There are some who take life like it is a race, and they keep on running, running as fast as they can, before their time runs out. The race has been to strive to excel at school, at work, and at every other aspect of life. For some, this is expected by family members and loved ones.   We live [...]

By |2022-07-29T15:58:23+08:00July 29th, 2022|Featured story, Liturgical Reflection|Comments Off on Liturgical Reflection for 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Liturgical Reflection for 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

“Give us this day our daily bread.” When we utter those words in the Lord’s Prayer, do we truly believe that we will be provided for daily?   This Sunday’s readings prompt us to reflect on how we pray and how we approach Our Father in prayer. Jesus tells his disciples and us, the model way of praying - the [...]

By |2022-07-21T20:22:39+08:00July 21st, 2022|Featured story, Liturgical Reflection|Comments Off on Liturgical Reflection for 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Liturgical Reflection for 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Abraham, without hesitation, goes out of his way to make the unexpected guests feel welcome and comfortable. Though it is the hottest part of the day he puts their needs above his and gives the best of what he has.  Abraham offers this hospitality because it was in him to do so. All his years of upbringing, watching his parents [...]

By |2022-07-13T22:13:52+08:00July 13th, 2022|Featured story, Liturgical Reflection|Comments Off on Liturgical Reflection for 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Liturgical Reflection for 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbour as yourself. A disciple is one who is obedient to God’s Word. His Word keeps from wandering far and following the contemporary culture which is often contrary to what God desires for us. [...]

By |2022-07-08T23:22:25+08:00July 8th, 2022|Featured story, Liturgical Reflection|Comments Off on Liturgical Reflection for 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Liturgical Reflection for 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

It is unrealistic to think that everyone who hears about Jesus Christ is going to be ready to accept what is being revealed to them. The results should not matter at this stage of the proclamation of the Gospel. The early Christians made their proclamations simple – Christ died, Christ was raised from the dead and Christ will come again. [...]

By |2022-06-28T20:31:37+08:00June 28th, 2022|Featured story, Liturgical Reflection|Comments Off on Liturgical Reflection for 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Liturgical Reflection for 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time in Year C

As we step back into Ordinary Time from Eastertide, the liturgy harkens us to steel ourselves in meeting the daily rigour of our call to be a disciple of Christ. Amid all the unsettling news we hear today, of wars and civil unrest, rising prices and stagflation, I find myself feeling like there are more pressing things to deal with [...]

By |2022-06-24T19:34:30+08:00June 21st, 2022|Featured story, Liturgical Reflection|Comments Off on Liturgical Reflection for 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time in Year C

Liturgical Reflection for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity in Year C

Today, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. Solemnities are special feasts set aside by the Church to focus on the most important mysteries of our faith. On this solemnity, we are invited through the readings and psalm to reflect on the mystery of the Trinity – one God in three persons: the Father, the Son, and Holy [...]

By |2022-06-10T11:20:46+08:00June 10th, 2022|Featured story, Liturgical Reflection|Comments Off on Liturgical Reflection for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity in Year C

Liturgical Reflection for Pentecost Sunday in Year C

The record of Pentecost in Acts paints a vivid scene – a powerful wind, tongues of fire, miraculous speech enabling the apostles to reach a pan-national audience in a way the hearers could immediately understand. Fast forward to today, we might be less impressed with the gift of speech. From every corner of the globe, we are bombarded with words [...]

By |2022-06-01T23:28:46+08:00June 1st, 2022|Featured story, Liturgical Reflection|Comments Off on Liturgical Reflection for Pentecost Sunday in Year C

Liturgical Reflection for 7th Sunday of Easter in Year C

In the Acts of the Apostles, we read about the stoning of St. Stephen after defending his faith before the Sanhedrin. Notice the similarity between Jesus and him at the peak of their suffering. Despite the tremendous pain, both of them continued to pray fervently and even prayed that the sins not be held against the people that caused the [...]

By |2022-05-28T16:11:15+08:00May 28th, 2022|Featured story, Liturgical Reflection|Comments Off on Liturgical Reflection for 7th Sunday of Easter in Year C