6th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Simham)

For the past few weeks we have been hearing the gospels from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount which is Mathew’s great composition. For Mathew, Jesus is the new Moses who came to liberate people from their bondage of sin and he is also the great law-giver. As Moses went up...

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Francis)

A teacher asked a boy to define salt. The pupil hesitated. Finally he stammered, “Salt is what makes French Fries taste good when you sprinkle it on.”Food can be bland without a dash of salt, but with a saltshaker on practically every table, we tend to...

Presentation of the Lord (Fr. Francis)

This weekend we celebrate a feast that seems to bring us back to Christmastime.  The feast is the Presentation of the Lord.  This Feast used to be called the Purification of Mary, remembering an ancient rite when women went to the Temple to be prayed over after...

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Francis)

The shorter periods of daylight in the winter may leave us feeling as though we are surrounded by darkness. Sometimes, we leave home in the morning in the dark, and it is dark by the time we return home in the evening. We may feel more keenly the presence of spiritual...

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Francis)

Our Scriptures this Sunday help us set our own lives within the grander scheme of things. That grander scheme is called “Divine Providence.” One way to describe Divine Providence is to say that it’s what God chooses to do, when He does it, and why He does it.Divine...

Baptism of The Lord (Fr. Francis)

Today the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Baptism of Our Lord. This brings to an end the season of Christmas. The Church recalls Our Lord’s second manifestation or epiphany which occurred on the occasion of His baptism in the Jordan. Jesus descended into...