6th Sunday of Easter (Fr. Francis)

6th Sunday of Easter (Fr. Francis) Six Sundays ago, we celebrated Easter. Throughout this month we will celebrate First Holy Communion in our parish and next Sunday the Ascension of the Lord. Two weeks from now we will celebrate Pentecost. And in seven months and...

6th Sunday of Easter (Fr. Simham)

6th Sunday of Easter (Fr. Simham) WHAT IS THE ESSENCE OF CHRISITAN LIFE I read a story about a small church in the Swiss Alps which is very popular among the locals. The reason for their affection is the story of how it came to be built. The story goes like this. Two...

5th Sunday of Easter (Fr. Francis)

5th Sunday of Easter (Fr. Francis) A single hexagonal nut holds the whirling rotors of a helicopter in place. That nut is called the ‘Jesus nut.’ That reminds me of our Gospel today (John 15:1-8) where Jesus describes himself as the true vine and we are the branches...

4th Sunday of Easter (Fr. Francis)

4th Sunday of Easter (Fr. Francis) Since 1963, the Church Universal has used this Good Shepherd Sunday to “pray the Lord of the harvest to send forth laborers into His harvest.” But prayer for priestly and religious vocations takes place in a context — both social and...

4th Sunday of Easter (Fr. Simham)

4th Sunday of Easter (Fr. Simham) Can you hear the sound of the Good Shepherd’s voice Because God is so far beyond human comprehension, when he has to be referred to, Bible often used imageries to talk about God. Even Jesus used imageries to talk about God the...

3rd Sunday of Easter (Fr. Francis)

3rd Sunday of Easter (Fr. Francis) “The mystery of faith,” the priest proclaims. Notice that he does not say,”A mystery of faith,” but the mystery. And what is that mystery? It is the mystery of the Lord’s Passion, Death and Resurrection sacramentally re-enacted upon...