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December 3rd : St Francis Xavier, SJ

Patron of the Missions & MissionariesBorn : April 7, 1506 Died : Dec 3, 1552 Beatified : Oct 21, 1619 Canonised : Mar 22, 1622 St Francis Xavier, the fifth and youngest child of Juan de Jassu and Maria de Azpilcueta was born in the family castle in Navarre, Spain. He received his early education…

First Sunday of Advent : 1st December, 2019

DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage Dear Friend in the Lord, Advent Preparation: As we begin our Advent season of preparation for the Birth of Jesus at Christmas, let us thank God for the opportunities to reflect on our faith more deeply.  Let us also ask God for the graces to be more fully disposed towards loving…

First Sunday of Advent: Sunday 1st December 2019

Daily Word Of GodMatthew 24:37, 39, 42-44 Jesus said to his disciples: ‘As it was in Noah's day, so will it be when the Son of man comes. They suspected nothing till the Flood came and swept them all away. This is what it will be like when the Son of man comes. ‘So stay…

17th November 2019, 33rd Ord Sunday: Living in Vigilance and with Wisdom

33rd Sunday in Ord. TimeMalachi 3:19-20; Ps. 97:5-9; 2 Thess. 3:7-12; Gospel of Luke 21:5-19 Preached by Msgr Philip Heng, SJ at Cathedral of Good Shepherd, Singapore on 17 November 2019 In today’s Gospel that we just heard proclaimed, in pointing out that the Temple in Jerusalem, will be destroyed and persecutions will surely come,…

34th Week in Ordinary Time : Saturday 30th November 2019

Feast of St Andrew, Apostle34th Week in Ordinary Time : Saturday 30th November 2019Rom. 10:9-18; Ps. 19(18):2-3,4-5; Mt. 4:18-22 (Ps Wk II) Andrew had been a follower of St John the Baptist. When he and Peter were called by Jesus to be His followers, the fishers of men, they left all things to follow Him.…

St Andrew, Apostle : Saturday 30th November, 2019

DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage Dear Friend in the Lord, Faith – Openness: In today’s Gospel, Jesus called Simon, Andrew, James and John to follow Him as His Apostles.  They immediately left everything and obeyed Jesus’ call.  Have we felt “called” by God to love, share and serve for His Greater Glory, in spite of the…

St Andrew, Apostle: Saturday 30th November 2019

Daily Word Of GodMatthew 4:18-22 As Jesus was walking by the Lake of Galilee he saw two brothers, Simon, who was called Peter, and his brother Andrew; they were making a cast into the lake with their net, for they were fishermen. And he said to them, ‘Come after me and I will make you…

November 29th: Venerable Bernard Francis de Hoyos, SJ

Venerable Bernard Francis de Hoyos, SJBorn: August 21, 1711 Died: November 29, 1735 Bernard was born in Torrelobaton, near Valladolid, Spain. He attended the Jesuit school in Medina del Campo in 1721 and a year later entered their school at Villagarcia. As the Jesuit novitiate was next door, he applied for admission after obtaining his…

34th Week, Ordinary Time: Friday 29th November 2019

Daily Word Of GodLuke 21:29-33 Jesus told his disciples a parable, ‘Look at the fig tree and indeed every tree. As soon as you see them bud, you can see for yourselves that summer is now near. So with you when you see these things happening: know that the kingdom of God is near. ‘In…

34th Week in Ordinary Time : Friday 29th November 2019

Lord, help me to be faithful to your teachings34th Week in Ordinary Time : Friday 29th November 2019Dan. 7:2-14; (R. Ps.) Dan. 3:75,76,77,78,79,80,81; Lk. 21:29-33 (Ps Wk II) Did God actually order such violence against the dwellers in the land? We would hope not! This is not how we look at God today, but the…