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Truth be Told

“What is truth?” (John 18:38) is a question that Pontius Pilate asked Jesus during His trial. It is a part of scripture that I am sure many of us are familiar with and perhaps it was Jesus’ prior statement that puzzled him and made him ask that question. Some of us too may have been like Pilate. In what sense [...]

By |2024-06-14T22:55:18+08:00June 14th, 2024|Faith Formation, Featured story|Comments Off on Truth be Told

Liturgical Reflection for 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The gospel tells us of two aspects of the Kingdom of God. The first is about growing. In both the parables used, the seed grows and the second is that the tree is meant for the benefit of others. As we grow in spiritual life through our spiritual exercises and bear the spiritual fruits, we do have to bear in [...]

By |2024-06-14T22:51:12+08:00June 14th, 2024|Faith Formation, Featured story, Liturgical Reflection|Comments Off on Liturgical Reflection for 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Liturgical Reflection for The Most Holy Trinity

As we celebrate the mystery of our Triune God, three persons in one God, in one existence, we are called to meditate on this mystery. Mystery is our Father revealing Himself and not hiding Himself. The understanding of this mystery is ongoing according to the time and effort we put aside to enter this revelation of our Father, Himself. There [...]

By |2024-05-25T23:50:09+08:00May 25th, 2024|Faith Formation, Featured story, Liturgical Reflection|Comments Off on Liturgical Reflection for The Most Holy Trinity

Liturgical Reflection for Pentecost Sunday

The powerful manifestation of the Holy Spirit could not be ignored. They heard the Holy Spirit moving their hearts and they responded by giving testimony to Jesus Christ. Their testimony was not an apology, it was a loud proclamation. They were hiding from the Jews and with the power of the Holy Spirit, they came out to all and told [...]

By |2024-05-18T22:57:14+08:00May 18th, 2024|Faith Formation, Featured story, Liturgical Reflection|Comments Off on Liturgical Reflection for Pentecost Sunday

Liturgical Reflection for 7th Sunday of Easter

The apostles understood the work of the Lord had to be continued. Certain of this they elected another follower to become an apostle. Let someone else take his place. Judas' place was that of an apostle. The work was to announce the Good News of salvation. The field for the announcement was hostile. Jesus prayed for our protection knowing full [...]

By |2024-05-10T23:54:24+08:00May 10th, 2024|Faith Formation, Featured story, Liturgical Reflection|Comments Off on Liturgical Reflection for 7th Sunday of Easter

Liturgical Reflection for 6th Sunday of Easter

We receive the Holy Spirit at baptism. This is the precious gift of God’s Love to us. God shows no favoritism but loves everyone unconditionally so that we can also follow his example to love others. In today’s gospel, God wants us to keep his commandment “Love each other as I have loved you”. However, we know loving others is [...]

By |2024-05-05T21:21:45+08:00May 3rd, 2024|Faith Formation, Featured story, Liturgical Reflection|Comments Off on Liturgical Reflection for 6th Sunday of Easter

Liturgical reflection for Easter Sunday (Year B)

Alleluia!!!  Jesus is alive!!! The empty tomb is not the proof of the resurrection. The empty tomb tells us that our tombs should be empty as well. During the season of Lent, we should have spent time clearing out the dead things in our lives. There is no life in the tomb. Jesus was dead and in the tomb but he [...]

By |2024-03-30T13:00:09+08:00March 30th, 2024|Faith Formation, Featured story, Liturgical Reflection|Comments Off on Liturgical reflection for Easter Sunday (Year B)

Liturgical reflection for Palm Sunday (Year B)

God has encouraged us in the first reading of his providential love for us when we allow ourselves to rely on Him. His grace and providence are depicted in the life of a servant who submits himself entirely to God. However, living a life well covered with His providence is not without suffering. But the consolation and strength come from [...]

By |2024-03-24T01:36:31+08:00March 24th, 2024|Faith Formation, Featured story, Liturgical Reflection|Comments Off on Liturgical reflection for Palm Sunday (Year B)

Liturgical reflection for 5th Sunday of Lent (Year B)

In today’s first reading, Prophet Jeremiah spoke about God’s promise of the “New Covenant” because the old covenants were broken by the people’s iniquities. The new covenant will be made through Jesus Christ His Son. As Jesus came to show us how to live as a child of our Father through obedience, we are called to imitate him. The willingness [...]

By |2024-03-15T20:32:41+08:00March 15th, 2024|Faith Formation, Featured story, Liturgical Reflection|Comments Off on Liturgical reflection for 5th Sunday of Lent (Year B)

Liturgical reflection for 4th Sunday of Lent (Year B)

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” A well-known verse in the Bible impresses on us just how much God loves us and how far He is prepared to go to extend his love for us. His love for us is unconditional. I [...]

By |2024-03-08T23:11:50+08:00March 8th, 2024|Faith Formation, Featured story, Liturgical Reflection|Comments Off on Liturgical reflection for 4th Sunday of Lent (Year B)