Sunday Homilies

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Simham)

Go on working and eating your foodIn the second reading today, St. Paul writing to Thessalonians says, “we gave you a rule when we were with you: not to let anyone have any food if he refuses to do any work. Now we hear that there are some of you who are living in...

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32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Francis)

Living and Dying for Heaven“You accursed fiend, you are depriving us of this present life, but the King of the world will raise us up to live again forever. It is for his laws that we are dying.”— 2 Maccabees 7:9The Old Testament is filled with examples of fidelity to...

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32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Simham)

Is your faith ridiculousIn today’s gospel we come across a situation which is familiar to us in our present world where our faith is questioned and our beliefs are ridiculed at. In the name of pseudo-secularism the world is moving farther and farther away from God and...

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31st Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Francis)

This Sunday we are once more presented with a tax collector receiving the mercy of God. Last week you might remember we had the parable of the tax collector and the Pharisee in the Temple. This one is that short man named Zacchaeus.In the New Testament, tax collectors...

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31st Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Simham)

One Page Summary by Fr. Tony KadavilIntroduction: The common theme of today’s readings is the benevolent, compassionate and forgiving mercy of God for sinners and the response of repentance and conversion expected from us.Scripture lessons summarized:The first reading...

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All Souls Day 2019 (Fr. Francis)

All Souls’ Day specially set apart that we may remember and pray for our dear ones who have gone for their eternal reward and who are currently in a state of ongoing purification.Ancient belief supported by Church tradition: People of all religions have believed in...

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All Saints Day 2019 (Fr. Francis)

It is quite amazing that we who have faith and believe we will live forever can sometimes allow ourselves to be influenced or contaminated by the unspiritual viewpoint of western culture. We could have heaven on earth, but sometimes we create hell on earth! Who are...

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30th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Francis)

Grandmother used to point to a man in church whom she’d known since they were both children. “He was such a pious boy,” the grandmother always said approvingly. “He’d be in that same third pew each morning earlier than any of us, and he’d stay later. He knelt so long,...

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30th Sunday in Ordinary time (Fr. Simham)

EMPTY VESSELS MAKE MUCH NOISEI remember a simple fable which I heard long back. It was about a young man who was fed up with the life of this world and so he wanted to renounce this world and become a Sanyasi or a monk. He retired to the forest and saw an old Rishi or...

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29th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Francis)

PrayerAs a seventh-grade math teacher, Angela Duckworth discovered that IQ wasn’t the only thing that separated her highest performers from her lowest performers. Some of her best students didn’t have high IQ scores, and some of her smartest students weren’t among her...

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