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LIVING THE FAITH. A reflection for 6th Sunday of Easter, Year A.
By Fr. Modestus Mgbaramuko       Sun, 17 May 2020
                        Readings: Acts 8:5-8,14-17; 1Pt 3:15-18; Jn 14:15-2

THEY BROKE DOWN THE WALLS. A reflection for the 5th Sunday of Easter, Year A.
By Fr. Modestus Mgbaramuko       Sun, 10 May 2020
Readings: Acts 6:1-7; 1Pet 2:4-9; Jn 14:1-112      Today’s readings broaden the lessons that we all can lear

THEY HEAR HIS VOICE! A reflection for the 4th Sunday of Easter, Year A.
By Fr. Modestus Mgbaramuko       Sun, 03 May 2020
Readings:  Acts 2:14, 36-41,1Pt 2:20-25; Jn 10:1-10. Still sharing the joy of Jesus Christ crucified and risen, we celebrate the

GOD OF THE GOOD TIMES. A reflection for the 3rd Sunday of Easter.
By Fr. Modestus Mgbaramuko       Sun, 26 Apr 2020
Readings: Acts 2:14, 22-33; 1Pet 1:17-21; Lk 24:13-35. For its deep theological meaning, I have always admired Lynda Randle’s so

HIS GREAT LOVE IS WITHOUT END. A reflection for Divine Mercy Sunday 2020.
By Fr. Modestus Mgbaramuko       Sun, 19 Apr 2020
Readings: (Acts 2:42-47; 1Pet 1:3-9; Gosp 20:19-31). Following the resurrection of the Lord Jesus celebrated last Sunday, today, we

ABOUT DEATH THAT PRODUCES LIFE. A reflection for the 5th Sunday of Lent, Year A.
By Fr. Modestus Mgbaramuko       Sat, 28 Mar 2020
Readings: (Ezk 37:12-14, Rm 8:8-11, Jn 11: 1-45). We can recreate the rich imagery of today’s readings in several ways. With the

INSIGHT: A BIG LESSON FOR THE “COVID19” TIMES. A reflection for the 4th Sunday of Lent, Year A.
By Fr. Modestus Mgbaramuko       Sun, 22 Mar 2020
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THE HARD PATH TO GLORY. A Lenten Reflection.
By Fr. Modestus Mgbaramuko       Sun, 08 Mar 2020
              Readinds: Gn 12:1-4; 2Tim 1:8-10. Mt17:1-9. He was "Abr

CALL TO COME AND SHARE IN GOD'S GLORY. A reflection for the 2nd Sunday of Lent, Year A.
By Fr. Francis Onwunali       Sun, 08 Mar 2020
The Second Sunday of Lent for the three year cycle presents the event of

10 AS LENT BEGINS... A reflection for the first Sunday of Lent, Year A.
By Fr. Modestus Mgbaramuko       Fri, 28 Feb 2020
                 Readings: Gn 2:7-9; 3:1-7; Rm 5: 12-19; Mt 4:1-11. My brothers and sist

11 THE HOLINESS OF GOD INSPIRES US. A reflection for 7th Sunday of the Ordinary Time, Year A.
By Fr. Modestus Mgbaramuko       Sat, 22 Feb 2020
Reading: Lv 19:1-2, 17-18; 1Cor 3:16-23; Mt 5:38-48 My dear friends in Christ, one key lesson we learn from today&rsq

12 A REFLECTION ON THE MANUAL OF THE COMMANDMENTS.
By Fr. Modestus Mgbaramuko       Sat, 22 Feb 2020
Readings: Sir 15:15-20, 1Cor 2:6-10, Mat 5:17-37 Thinking deeply about today’s first reading enables us to look

13 A CALL TO FOLLOW GOD'S LAW. Reflection for 6th Sunday of the Ordinary Time, Year A.
By Fr. Francis Onwunali       Mon, 17 Feb 2020
A CALL TO FOLLOW GOD   The central message for this sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time Year A is a "call to f

14 THE PRESENTATION OF THE LORD
By Fr. Modestus Mgbaramuko       Sun, 02 Feb 2020
Readings: Mal 3:1-4; Heb 2:14-18; Lk 2:22-40 One of the unique delights of the Child dedication ceremony traces to the fact that in Ig

15 WALKING OUT OF DARKNESS TO THE LIGHT OF CHRIST. A reflection for the 3rd Sunday in the Ordinary Time of the Year A
By Fr. Modestus Mgbaramuko       Sun, 26 Jan 2020
Readings: Is 8:23-9:3; 1Cor 1:10-13, 17; Mat 4: 12-23 Today, we hear the mention of the ancient clans of

16 Getting involved – personally. A reflection for the 2nd Sunday in the Ordinary Time of Year A
By Fr. Modestus Mgbaramuko       Sun, 19 Jan 2020
Reading: Is 49:3,5-6; 1Cor 1:1-3; Jn 1: 29-34 A great feature of today’s Gospel witness reckons with John. John

17 THE BAPTISM OF JESUS: GOD’S CHOICE OF US.
By Fr. Modestus Mgbaramuko       Sun, 12 Jan 2020
Readings: Is 42: 1-4, 6-7; Acts 10: 34-38; Mt 3: 13-17 Two of the more compelling moments of Jesus’ baptism stands out today bef

18 EPIPHANY: CHRIST OUR GIFT
By Fr. Modestus Mgbaramuko       Sun, 05 Jan 2020
 Readings: Is 60:1-6; Eph 3:2-3,5-6; Mt 2:1-12). Into these weeks of Christmas gladness, th

19 A Reflection on the Holy Family
By Fr. Modestus Mgbaramuko       Sun, 05 Jan 2020
              (Sir 3:2-6, 12-14; Col 3:12-21; Mt 2:13-15, 19-23).

20 Mary, Mother of God. A reflection for 1 January 2020.
By Fr. Francis Onwunali       Tue, 31 Dec 2019
On this first day of the New Year, 2020, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God. This is the first among the four dogmas of Mary as pro

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By Fr. Modestus Mgbaramuko       Thu, 26 Dec 2019

22 JOSEPH WITH MARY: IT’S A MATTER OF FAMILY. A reflection for 4th Sunday of Adavent Year A.
By Fr. Modestus Mgbaramuko       Thu, 26 Dec 2019
JOSEPH WITH MARY: IT’S A MATTER OF FAMILY.                   &nb

23 JOHN: RESILIENCE, PAIN AND JOY. A reflection for the 3rd Sunday of Advent Year A.
By Fr. Modestus Mgbaramuko       Sun, 15 Dec 2019
 Readings: Is 35:1-6, 10; Jms 5: 7-10; Mt 11: 2-11. There is always a rich sentiment of joy – a robust joy and gladness whi

24 ON THE PERSON OF HOPE. A reflection for the 2nd Sunday of Advent Year A
By Fr. Modestus Mgbaramuko       Mon, 09 Dec 2019
Readings: Is 11:1-11; Rm 15:4-9; Mt 3:1-12 From the days of Moses up to the time of David, it was the

25 A REFLECTION FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
By Fr. Francis Onwunali       Mon, 09 Dec 2019
Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, a Church dogma defined by Pope Pius IX in 1854: "The most Blessed Virgin Mary was, from the

26 ADVENT: NEW BEGINING
By Fr. Modestus Mgbaramuko       Sun, 01 Dec 2019
Readings: Is 2: 1-5; Rm 13:11-14; Mt 24:37-44 Last Sunday, we shared thoughts on the end of the liturgical year. We were then reflecting on Chr

27 Advent: A Period of Renewed Committment.
By Fr. Francis Onwunali       Sun, 01 Dec 2019
  Today, we begin the season of Advent. The word Advent comes from the Latin Adventus meaning "coming". In this n

28 CHRIST THE KING: TO YOU OUR PRAISE IS DUE! A reflection for Solemnity of Christ the King 2019.
By Fr. Modestus Mgbaramuko       Sun, 24 Nov 2019
Readings:  2 Sam 5:1-3; Col 1:12-20; Lk 23:35-43. My friends in Christ, today, as we end, so we will begin again because this end

29 WORRIES ABOUT THE END OF THE WORLD: A reflection for the 33rd Sunday of the Ordinary Time, Year C.
By Fr. Modestus Mgbaramuko       Sat, 16 Nov 2019
Readings: Mal 4:19-20; 2Thes 3:7-12; Lk 21:5-19 There are too many things that bother our lives in Nigeria. Not the least among them,

30 LIFE IS IN GOD: WE CHANGE IT NOT END IT. A reflection for 32nd Sunday of the Ordinary Time, Year C.
By Fr. Modestus Mgbaramuko       Sun, 10 Nov 2019
I am sure that as Christians, we have it in good faith that all who live believing in God never face the abandonement to any fate at their death. We return to God in th

 

 

 
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