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GOD HAS NO FAVORITES. A reflection for the 6th Sunday of Easter, Year B.
By Fr. Donatus Okeke       Mon, 10 May 2021
Readings: Acts 10:25-26.34-35.44-48; 1 John 4:7-10; Gospel: John 15:9-17   God

CHRIST THE TRUE VINE. A reflection for the 5th Sunday of Easter, Year B.
By Fr. Donatus Okeke       Thu, 06 May 2021
Readings: 1st: Acts 9:26-31; 1John 3:18-24; Gos: John 15:1-8    

JESUS OUR GOOD SHEPHERD. A reflection for the 4th Sunday of Easter, Year B
By Fr. Francis Onwunali       Sun, 25 Apr 2021
Readings: Acts 4:8-12; 1John 3:1-2; John 10:11-18  

PALM VERSUS PASSION. A reflection for Palm/Passion Sunday 2021.
By Fr. Donatus Okeke       Sun, 28 Mar 2021
  Readings: First Gospel: Mark 11:1-10; Isaiah 50:4-7; Philippians 2:6-11; Pa

LENT: A SEASON OF RENEWAL. A reflection for the First Sunday of Lent, Year B.
By Fr. Donatus Okeke       Fri, 26 Feb 2021
Readings: Genesis 9:8-15; 1Peter 3:18-22; Gospel: Mark 1:12-15   The season of Lent is a good time

HOW TO RESPOND TO GOD'S CALL. A reflection for the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B
By Fr. Donatus Okeke       Tue, 26 Jan 2021
Readings:Jonah 3:1-5.10; 1Corinthians 7:29-31 Gospel: Mark 1:14-20

RESPONDING TO GOD'S CALL. A reflection for 2ND Sunday of the Ordinary Time, Year B
By Fr. Donatus Okeke       Sat, 23 Jan 2021
Readings:1 Samuel 3:3b-10.19; 1 Corinthians 6:13c-15a.17-20 Gospel: John 1:35-42   We all have a unique vo

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE BAPTISM OF CHRIST. A reflection for the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Year B.
By Fr. Donatus Okeke       Sun, 10 Jan 2021
Readings: Isaiah 55:1-11;1John 5:1-9; Gospel: Mark 1:7-11   Today, the Church

HOLY FAMILY FEAST 2020
By Fr. Francis Onwunali       Sun, 27 Dec 2020
On this last Sunday of the year and the Sunday after Christmas, we celebrate in our Liturgy the Feast of the Holy Family. The Holy Family

10 FOR US A CHILD IS BORN. 2020 Christmas Reflection
By Fr. Francis Onwunali       Fri, 25 Dec 2020
A child is born for us, and a Son is given to us; His sceptre of power rests upon His shoulder, and His Name will be called Messenger of

11 JOYFUL IN OUR HOPE. A reflection for the 3rd Sunday of Advent 2020
By Fr. Modestus Mgbaramuko       Tue, 15 Dec 2020
Readings: Is 61:1-2, 10-11; 1Thes 5:16-24; Jn 1:6-8,19-28        Everyone is touched in the mire of new

12 BECOMING THE CHANGE WE CRAVE. A reflection for the 2nd Sunday of Advent 2020
By Fr. Modestus Mgbaramuko       Sat, 12 Dec 2020
Readings: Is 40:1-5, 9-11; 1Pet 3:8-14; Mk 1:1-8     The “voice that cries in the wilderness” in Isaiah connects with our Gospe

13 THE NEW YEAR OF FAITH. A reflection for the first Sunday of Advent 2020
By Fr. Modestus Mgbaramuko       Mon, 30 Nov 2020
Readings: Is 63:16-17; 64:1,3-8; 1Cor 1:3-9; Mk 13:33-37.         “Advent&

14 MAY CHRIST THE KING REIGN IN OUR HEARTS. A reflection for Solemnity of CHrist the King 2020.
By Fr. Modestus Mgbaramuko       Sun, 22 Nov 2020
                          Readings: Ezk 34: 11-12, 15-17

15 THE SOLEMNITY OF ALL SAINTS 2020: HEAVEN IS REAL.
By Fr. Modestus Mgbaramuko       Mon, 02 Nov 2020
Readings: Rev 7:2-4, 9-14; 1Jn 3:1-3; Mt 5:1-12       The saints are God’s, true-confirmed love. The se

16 LOVE OF GOD AND NEIGHBOR. A reflection for the 30th Sunday of the Ordinary Time, Year A
By Fr. Modestus Mgbaramuko       Wed, 28 Oct 2020
Readings: Ex 22:20-26; 1Thess 1:5-10; Mt 22: 34-40     The message of love of God and love of neighbor has bee

17 SERVING GOD IN TODAY’S SOCIETY. A reflection for the 29th Sunday of the Ordinary Time, Year A.
By Fr. Modestus Mgbaramuko       Fri, 23 Oct 2020
Readings: Is 45:1,4-6; 1Thess 1:1-5; Mt 22:15-21     At the heart of today’s gospel, reading is a very devastatin

18 COME: EVERYTHING IS PREPARED! A reflection for the 28 Sunday of the Ordinary Time, Year A.
By Fr. Modestus Mgbaramuko       Sun, 11 Oct 2020
                Readings: Is 25:6-10; Phil 4:12-14,19-20; Mtt 22:1-14

19 BUT WHERE ARE THE FRUITS? A reflection for the 27th Sunday of the Ordinary Time, Year A.
By Fr. Modestus Mgbaramuko       Wed, 07 Oct 2020
Readings: Is 5:1-7; Phil 4:6-9; Mt 21:33-43     The technique of role-playing in our first reading today is a remarkabl

20 GOD IS NOT FAIR! A reflection for the 26th Sunday of the Ordinary Time, Year A.
By Fr. Modestus Mgbaramuko       Sun, 27 Sep 2020
Readings: Ezk 18:25-28; Phil 2:1-11; Mt 21:28-32).   Today, we learn as individuals that living in freedom and dignity a

21 DOING THINGS IN BIGGER WAYS. A reflection for the 25th Sunday of the Ordinary Time, Year A.
By Fr. Modestus Mgbaramuko       Sun, 20 Sep 2020
Readings: Is 55:6-9; Phil1:20-24,7; Mt 20:1-16      In today’s jet age, we need both faith and reason to stand up and

22 UNLIMITED FORGIVENESS. A reflection for the 24th Sunday of theOrdinary Time, Year A.
By Fr. Donatus Okeke       Sun, 13 Sep 2020
Readings:Sirach 27:30-28:7;Romans 14:7-9; Matthew 18:21-35 I have encountered many people who wished to forgive someone who offended t

23 WHO IS BEING FOOLED? A reflection for the 23rd Sunday of the Ordinary Time, Year A.
By Fr. Modestus Mgbaramuko       Sun, 06 Sep 2020
    Readings: Ezk 33:7-9; Rm 3:8-10; Mtt 18:15-20       Today, what we hear f

24 GETTING REAL WITH GOD. A reflection for 22nd Sunday of the Ordinary Time, Year A.
By Fr. Modestus Mgbaramuko       Sun, 30 Aug 2020
Readings: Jer 20:7-9; Rm 12:1-2; Mt 16: 21-27 My friends in Christ.

25 IF YOU PROFESS IT, LIVE IT. A reflection for the 21st Sunday of the Ordinary Time, Year A.
By Fr. Modestus Mgbaramuko       Sat, 22 Aug 2020
Readings: Is 22:19-23; Rm 11:33-36; Mt 16:13-20.    In the first reading of today, it is not Isaiah but God who ent

26 THE UNEXPECTED FAITH: A reflection for 20th Sunday of the Ordinary Time, Year A.
By Fr. Modestus Mgbaramuko       Sat, 15 Aug 2020
Readings: Is 56:1-6,7; Rm 11:13-15, 29-32; Mt15:21-28.     For a long while, before Jesus came, up to six hundred years

27 GOD WILL MAKE IT RIGHT. A reflection for the 19th Sunday of the Ordinary Time, Year A.
By Fr. Modestus Mgbaramuko       Sun, 09 Aug 2020
Readings: 1Kgs 19:9, 11-13; Rm 9:1-5; Mt 14:22-33 Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   &nb

28 THERE IS NO NEED TO GO AWAY. A reflection for 18th Sunday of the Ordinary Time, Year A.
By Fr. Modestus Mgbaramuko       Sun, 09 Aug 2020
 Readings: Is 55:1-3; Rm 8:35, 37-39; Mt 14:13-21    Matthew’s retrospective mention of the murder of John the B

29 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

30 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