3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Lesson from Jonah Today I want to concentrate purely on the first reading. It is taken from the book of Jonah. Jonah is an interesting character in the Bible. He is one of the twelve minor prophets in the Bible. And in fact he is the only...

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Simham)

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Simham) What do you want? Where do you live?  John 1:35-42 What we read today as our gospel is a wonderful story. If we look at it at the peripheral level it is a wonderful drama. There is John baptizing at river Jordan. A great crowd...

Baptism of the Lord (Fr. Simham)

Baptism of the Lord (Fr. Simham) Today we celebrate the solemnity of the Baptism of the Lord. We remember how Jesus came to the waters of Jordan to be baptized by John. On this solemnity of baptism of the Lord, the question people often ask is, ‘why was Jesus...

Epiphany of the Lord (Fr. Simham)

Epiphany of the Lord (Fr. Simham) On this feast of Epiphany the wise men or the magi have so much to teach the modern world and us Christians. First, Wise men in the gospel seek the Messiah, the king. They were from the far-east, may be it has taken two years to...

Mary, The Holy Mother of God (Fr. Francis)

Mary, The Holy Mother of God (Fr. Francis) Today we celebrate the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God. Of all the feast days of Mary, this one seems to touch our heart the most. It is not often thought of, however, until it comes up on the Liturgical Calendar. Even as we...

Mary, The Holy Mother of God (Fr. Simham)

Mary, The Holy Mother of God (Fr. Simham) Introduction:  Since we celebrate the Feast of Mary, the Mother of God, on New Year’s Day, may we take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy and Peaceful New Year?  I pray that the Lord Jesus and His Mother Mary may enrich...