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Liturgical Reflection for 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The readings for this Sunday focus on God calling each one of us to be a missionary disciple.  In the second reading, St Paul shares about God’s plan of salvation for the world with the eventual goal to “bring everything under Christ as head”.  To achieve this, Jesus gave us the Great Commission in Matthew 28:19-20 – “Go therefore and make disciples [...]

By |2024-07-13T16:13:28+08:00July 13th, 2024|Faith Formation, Featured story, Liturgical Reflection|Comments Off on Liturgical Reflection for 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Liturgical Reflection for 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

In today's Gospel reading, the people during the time of Jesus, had seen many of his works and were also astonished by his wisdom when they heard him. However, they still took offense at him and questioned him. So, what is keeping them away from believing? Reflecting upon the scripture passage, there are 2 possible causes. First, pride is stopping [...]

By |2024-07-06T15:03:07+08:00July 6th, 2024|Faith Formation, Featured story, Liturgical Reflection|Comments Off on Liturgical Reflection for 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Liturgical Reflection for 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

It is amazing to see how the providence of God unfolds. On the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul celebrated yesterday, we see how Peter, a poor fisherman, and Paul, once a fierce prosecutor of the early Christians, were marvellously called by Christ. We hear of their conversions stories - Peter once cowardly, hasty, abrasive and self-serving, becomes emboldened to [...]

By |2024-06-29T13:12:31+08:00June 29th, 2024|Faith Formation, Featured story, Liturgical Reflection|Comments Off on Liturgical Reflection for 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Liturgical Reflection for 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

In the Gospel, Jesus asked His disciples “Why are you so frightened? How is it that you have no faith?” Many a time, when we meet with trials and tribulations, we often query if our Father is “asleep” or if He does not care about us. The fact that we have this doubt is perhaps due to our faith in [...]

By |2024-06-22T00:29:44+08:00June 22nd, 2024|Faith Formation, Featured story, Liturgical Reflection|Comments Off on Liturgical Reflection for 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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 10th Sunday in Ordinary Time

There are many times that we do something wrong or make some nasty remarks. When asked to tell the truth, we even lie. Most likely we would remember how we felt after we have sinned. Sin makes us feel ashamed. We would want to hide. Sin also makes us feel afraid. We are afraid of what will happen when people [...]

By |2024-06-09T12:02:52+08:00June 9th, 2024|Faith Formation, Featured story, Liturgical Reflection|Comments Off on Liturgical Reflection for 10th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Liturgical Reflection for Solemnity of Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi, is a celebration of the incarnation of our Lord and his abiding presence in our journey towards the Trinity. Corpus Christi would have no meaning if Jesus had not become the invisible Trinity made visible. To see Jesus is to see the Father and the Holy Spirit who issues from the Father and the Son. The Body of [...]

By |2024-06-03T00:17:44+08:00June 3rd, 2024|Faith Formation, Featured story, Liturgical Reflection|Comments Off on Liturgical Reflection for Solemnity of Corpus Christi

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