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THE BLANK CHEQUE. A reflection for the 17th Sunday of the Ordinary Time, Year A.
By Fr. Modestus Mgbaramuko       Sun, 26 Jul 2020
Readings: 1Kgs 3:5, 7-12; Rm 8:28-30; Mat 13:44-52     At the end of Matthew's long day of parables, the Gospe

LEARNING THE PATIENCE OF GOD. A reflection for the 16th Sunday of the Ordinary Time, Year A.
By Fr. Modestus Mgbaramuko       Sat, 18 Jul 2020
Readings: Wisd12: 13,16-19; Rm 8:26-27; Mt13:24-43 From the story of the sower told last Sunday, today’s Gospel

THE WORD AS SEED: BEAR THE FRUIT. A reflection for the 13th Sunday in the Ordinary Time, Year A.r
By Fr. Modestus Mgbaramuko       Sun, 12 Jul 2020
Readings: Is 55:10-11; Rm 8:18-23; Mt 13:1-23.   In the parable of the sower, the word of God as the seed is

COME TO JESUS; TAKE IT TO JESUS. A reflection for the 14th Sunday of the ordinary Time, Year A.
By Fr. Modestus Mgbaramuko       Mon, 06 Jul 2020
Readings: Zech 9: 9-10; Rm 8: 9, 11-13; Mt 11:25-30     There is a story of a large ship on a long voyage. Midway into the journey,

THE DECISIVE “ANYONE” OF JESUS: STRUGGLES THAT WE IGNORE. A reflection for 13th Sunday of the Ordinary Time, Year A.
By Fr. Modestus Mgbaramuko       Sun, 28 Jun 2020
Readings: 1Kgs 4: 8-11, 14-16; Rm 6:3-4, 8-11; Mat 10: 37-42.     Have you noticed that our readings, especially the Gospel read

DEALING AND COPING WITH INTENSE OPPOSITION. A reflection for 12th Sunday of the Ordinary Time, Year A.
By Fr. Modestus Mgbaramuko       Sun, 21 Jun 2020
There can be times when opposition and criticisms are not only intense but misguided and unending. At such points, what we know from everyday experience is that people

THE BREAD THAT I SHALL GIVE IS MY FLESH. A reflection for the Solemnity of the Corpus Christi, Year A, 2020.
By Fr. Modestus Mgbaramuko       Sun, 14 Jun 2020
The great gift of Easter has ended, but we have continued to have amazing lessons about God’s gifts in our liturgical celebrations. We have had P

GOD AS THE BLESSED TRINITY OF LOVE. A reflection for Holy Trinity Sunday, Year A.
By Fr. Modestus Mgbaramuko       Sat, 06 Jun 2020
Readings: Ex 34:4-6,8-9; 2Cor 13:11-13; Jn 3:16-18      My brothers and sisters in Christ, like last Sunday, we co

CELEBRATING THE HOLY SPIRIT. A reflection for Pentecost Sunday, Year A.
By Fr. Modestus Mgbaramuko       Sun, 31 May 2020
Readings: Acts 2:1-11; 1Cor 12:3-7,12-13; Jn 20:19-23    At what better time than now shall we unite and double our voices in the inv

10 THE POWER OF PRAYER. A reflection for the 7th Sunday of Easter, Year A.
By Fr. Modestus Mgbaramuko       Tue, 26 May 2020
Readings: Acts 1:12-14; 1Pt 4: 13-16; Jn 17:1-11. As we continue to reflect on the Ascencion celebrated last Thursday, and look forward to the

11 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

12 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

13 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

14 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

15 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

16 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

17 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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18 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

19 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

20 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

21 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

22 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

23 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

24 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

25 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

26 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

27 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

28 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

29 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).

30 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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