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Liturgical Reflection for 19th Ord Sunday (Yr A) – 9th August 2020

As we celebrate Singapore’s 55 years of independence, it is also a time for us to look at how this week’s reading speaks to us about our faith and trust in the Lord our God, calls us to listen to His soft prompting in our hearts and teaches us how to discern His messages.  Could we be like prophet Elijah, [...]

By |2020-08-07T00:05:25+00:00August 7th, 2020|Faith Formation, Liturgical Reflection|Comments Off on Liturgical Reflection for 19th Ord Sunday (Yr A) – 9th August 2020

Liturgical Reflection for the 6th Sunday of Easter (26 May 2020)

As we enter into the sixth Sunday of Easter, the theme is Peace. Preparation to celebrate Pentecost. The peace of the Risen Lord be with you.   For most of us, peace is understood to mean the absence of conflict or disturbance in our lives. We long for “peace and quiet.” In our homes, office, neighbourhood and church communities. The [...]

By |2020-08-04T09:47:39+00:00August 4th, 2020|Liturgical Reflection|Comments Off on Liturgical Reflection for the 6th Sunday of Easter (26 May 2020)

Liturgical Reflection for 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

They said to him, “Five loaves and two fish are all we have here."(Matthew 14:17) How many time have we told the Lord that we do not have enough to feed the rest? If only we believe that we just need to take the first step to surrender to Jesus and he will provide the rest.   The little boy [...]

By |2020-07-31T02:10:19+00:00July 31st, 2020|Faith Formation, Liturgical Reflection|Comments Off on Liturgical Reflection for 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Liturgical Reflection for 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (26 July 2020)

In today’s Gospel, Jesus gives us glimpses of the pathway to heaven by using parables -  finding a hidden treasure buried in a field; a pearl trader searching for a pearl of great price; and a large fishing net full of every kind of fish to be sorted. Jesus used these parables to explain and give us a glimpse of [...]

By |2020-07-23T13:58:52+00:00July 23rd, 2020|Faith Formation, Liturgical Reflection|Comments Off on Liturgical Reflection for 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (26 July 2020)

Liturgical Reflection for the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time (19 July 2020)

Our Father is indeed merciful and patient, loving and forgiving, He stays faithful to His Covenant and waits patiently for us to return. The psalmist is so convinced of God’s mercy and love that he becomes a willing servant and seeks God for strength to go through the trials to do His will. This is the response that we are [...]

By |2020-07-18T11:48:58+00:00July 16th, 2020|Faith Formation, Liturgical Reflection|Comments Off on Liturgical Reflection for the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time (19 July 2020)

Liturgical Reflection for the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 12 July 2020

In this week’s Liturgy of the Word, God is reminding us to set our sights on our end goal, our destination: which is the glory and grandeur of His kingdom at the end of our lives. Now how are we supposed to reach there? What is the path we must take?   The First Reading points us to the Word [...]

By |2020-07-12T03:29:39+00:00July 9th, 2020|Liturgical Reflection|Comments Off on Liturgical Reflection for the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 12 July 2020

Liturgical Reflection – 14th Sun in Ord Time (5 July 2020)

“....although you have hidden these things  from the wise and the learned,  you have revealed them to little ones.” (Mt 11:25) Have we ever wondered that our Eternal Father who knows all, who has seen humans from age to age would say this? Well, why wouldn't He?  It was HE who created us from the womb of our mother and [...]

By |2020-07-12T03:29:27+00:00July 2nd, 2020|Liturgical Reflection|Comments Off on Liturgical Reflection – 14th Sun in Ord Time (5 July 2020)

Liturgical Reflection – 2nd Sunday of Lent (8 March 2020)

The Gospel of the Transfiguration of the Lord puts before our eyes the glory of Christ, which anticipates the resurrection and announces the divinization of man. The Greek word for “transfigured” is metemorphothe, from which metamorphosis stems from, which means transformation or conversion. Jesus’ “face shone like the sun, and his clothes became dazzling white.” (Matthew 17:2). Jesus was transfigured by [...]

By |2020-06-27T13:06:42+00:00June 27th, 2020|Liturgical Reflection|Comments Off on Liturgical Reflection – 2nd Sunday of Lent (8 March 2020)

Liturgical Reflection – 1st Sunday of Lent (1 March 2020)

In all three Synoptic Gospels, the temptation immediately follows Jesus’ baptism. Matthew's more gentle expression -"was led up” indicates how entirely voluntary this action of Jesus was. The Spirit guided and accompanied Him into the wilderness to have His faith tried. The Spirit does not tempt Jesus, the tempting is done by Satan. The Greek word peirazo mean tempt or test. To tempt is to entice [...]

By |2020-06-27T12:51:30+00:00June 27th, 2020|Liturgical Reflection|Comments Off on Liturgical Reflection – 1st Sunday of Lent (1 March 2020)

Liturgical Reflection – 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 21st June 2020

Jesus summoned the twelve apostles and sent them out on their first mission to proclaim the message that “The Kingdom of Heaven is near.” (Matt 10:7). Jesus did not give them any preaching resources, instead he instructed them specifically not to bring anything and forewarned them that they would face great challenges like sheep among the wolves! He only promised [...]

By |2020-06-18T10:17:28+00:00June 18th, 2020|Liturgical Reflection|Comments Off on Liturgical Reflection – 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 21st June 2020