Sunday Homilies

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Francis)

How we admire the obedience a dog shows to its master! Archibald Rutledge, the American storyteller wrote that one day he met a man whose dog had just been killed in a forest fire. Heartbroken, the man explained to Rutledge how it happened. Because he worked outdoors,...

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26th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Simham)

Today’s Scripture passages warn us that it is our final decision for or against God, that is, our choosing to obey Him gracefully by doing His will or our choosing to go against His will, which will decide our eternal reward or punishment. As free beings, we are the...

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25th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Francis)

It's judgment day, and everyone is lined up in the clouds waiting at the pearly gates. Everyone in line is watching as Peter stands as gatekeeper, admitting some and denying entry to others. Some of those waiting in line see Peter letting people through the gates who...

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25th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Simham)

NO JEALOSY IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD This legendary story is well known. Yet, it is worth repeating. Once a person went through a rigorous process of penance and prayer to please God and he succeeded. God appeared and said, “What is your wish, my dear?” The person prayed,...

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24th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Francis)

In the Gospel of the 24th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Jesus tells us of the need to forgive our brothers and sisters. It is not easy to forgive. There are some offences and insults that go on hurting us. Some say, “I forgive, but I do not forget.” I cannot forget!...

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24th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Simham)

Last week Jesus was talking to us about something which we find very easy to give and difficult to take. Correction. Today Jesus is talking to us about something which we find very easy to take but find it hard to give. That is to forgive. Let us be honest. None of us...

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23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Francis)

A brief story from the book titled: “The Little, Brown Book of Anecdotes” (p. 28), edited by Clifton Fadiman goes thus. A Roman nobleman died, leaving enormous debts that he had successfully concealed during his lifetime. When the estate was put up for auction, Caesar...

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23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Simham)

OWN NOTHING BUT LOVE If you ask me to sum up the whole of Christian Doctrine or religion or Bible into one word, I’ll say it is “love” nothing else. In fact it is Jesus himself who summed up the whole of law and prophets into love of God and love of neighbour. The...

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22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Francis)

There was once a woman whose happiness was shattered by the loss of her brother. He was a good man, dearly loved, and she was torn by anguish. And she kept asking God why: “Why him, why me, why?” But hearing only silence, she set out in search of an answer. She had...

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22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Simham)

I HAVE A DREAM: 22ND SUNDAY A Last Friday, (28th August, 2020) was the 57th anniversary of the famous speech delivered by Martin Luther King Jr. The title of the speech was “I have a dream”. In that he said:  “I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the...

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