Tuesday 29 March 2016
do you seek the living among the dead? He is risen.”
is the commemoration of a unique event, unparalleled in history. Nothing like this has ever been heard before
Christ or after Christ. Lazarus in the Gospel was raised by Christ from the
dead, but he died again. Jesus Christ
rose from the dead to die no more. He is
risen from the world of dead, with unearthly splendour and glory. So it is a
celebration of triumph of life over death, hope over despair, light over
darkness, goodness over evil.
Friday 11 March 2016
Every thoughtful Christian instinctively
recognizes that Lent is a very special, grace-filled, and challenging time of
the year. Lent is the season of the Christian year where believers examine
their own humanity and ways they separate themselves from God to prepare for
Jesus' death and resurrection. It lasts for forty days, reflective of the forty
days Satan tempted Jesus in the wilderness. As Christians enter their own
symbolic wilderness during Lent, they remember their own humanity, vulnerable
to temptation, just like Jesus in the wilderness.
Wednesday 23 December 2015
Dear Sisters and Brothers,
Peace and greetings to you from
On behalf of the parishes of St. Gerard & St.
Anne and Holy Spirit, it is a joy for me, again this year, to convey to each of
you, warmest wishes for a Christ-filled Christmas and a New Year filled with
the loving presence of the God of life.
Tuesday 24 November 2015
Welcome Advent 2015! It is a season of longing for the coming of the Savior. We celebrate the coming of the Savior in three ways. We
prepare for the birth of Jesus at Christmas. We long for the second coming of Christ at the end of time. Advent reminds us that one day we will meet our
Savior and our life on earth is to be a time of preparation for that encounter. Finally, Advent reminds us that the risen Christ comes into our lives each day.
We are to open our lives to Christ each day and allow Him to come into our hearts and lives.
Sunday 18 October 2015
October is the month of the most Holy Rosary and thereby Mary. Why does God wish us to pray to Mary? We pray to Mary because she is the Mother of God and her prayers are very powerful. When we pray the Hail Mary we combine worship of God and honour of Mary. We combine both our prayers to God and her prayers to God. We do not worship Mary; we only worship God. When we pray to Mary we honour her as the Mother of God, and as our Spiritual Mother. When we need help the most, we not only go directly to God by ourselves, we ask others to pray for us and with us. When we pray the Rosary, we have Mary, the Holy Mother of God, pray to God for us and with us. God wishes us to honour Mary because of her special role in God's plan of salvation. He wished her to contribute to the redemption of man, just as much as Eve contributed to the fall of man.
Thursday 13th August 2015
Father's Day is celebrated with a lot of vigour, fanfare and enthusiasm by children all across the world. It gives them a perfect opportunity to articulate feelings and gratitude to their dearest daddy. Right from throwing a grand party to hosting a brunch or even getting gifts and presents, there are a lot of things that children indulge in. While entertainment takes most of the celebration aspect, expression of love, care, concern and gratitude follows a close second.
It is a day to honour our fathers for the blessing that they are to us. This is good and right that we do this and be sure to honour your father today!