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Palm Sunday: Meaning of Suffering and the Greatest of all Love!

Palm Sunday - Year CIsaiah 50: 4-7; Philippians 2:6-11; Gospel of Luke 22:14-23:56 Preached by Msgr Philip Heng, SJ at Cathedral of Good Shepherd, Singapore on 14 April 2019 “Human Suffering” is the most basic and common experiences of life.  We experience “suffering” every day and as part of life.  We suffer when we fall…

Lenten Season Week 5: The Wisdom of Forgiveness

Fifth Sunday in LentIsaiah 43: 16-21; Philippians 3:8-14; Gospel of John 8:1-11 Preached by Msgr Philip Heng, SJ at Cathedral of Good Shepherd, Singapore on 7 April 2019 In today’s Gospel of St John that we just heard proclaimed, the scribes and Pharisees brought an adulteress to Jesus and said, “Master, this woman was caught…

Lenten Season Week 4: Ingratitude Kills all Relationships . . .

Fourth Sunday in LentJoshua 5:9-12; 2 Cor. 5:17-21; Gospel of Luke 15:1-3.11-32 Preached by Msgr Philip Heng, SJ at Cathedral of Good Shepherd, Singapore on 28 March 2019 The Gospel of Luke chapter 15: 1-32 contains three parables: the parable of the lost sheep, the parable of the lost coin and thirdly, as in today’s…

Lenten Season Week 2: Gaining whole world . . . losing ourselves?

Second Sunday in LentGenesis 15:5-12,17-18; Philippians 3:17-4:1; Gospel of Luke 9:28-36 Preached by Msgr Philip Heng, SJ at Cathedral of Good Shepherd, Singapore on 17 March 2019 Today’s Gospel of St Luke that we just heard proclaimed presents to us the scene of Jesus’ Transfiguration.  Let us first recall the scene and reflect on its context…

Lenten Season Week 1: Be More Discerning! Fight the Devil!

First Sunday in LentDeuteronomy 26:4-10; Romans 10:8-13; Gospel of Luke 4:1-13 Preached by Msgr Philip Heng, SJ at Cathedral of Good Shepherd, Singapore on 10 March 2019 As we enter into the First Sunday of Lent today, let us first remind ourselves that even as the “Season of Lent” has the recurring themes of challenging us to the…

Marital Problems . . . Divorce . . . God’s Mercy!

27th Sunday in Ordinary TimeGenesis 2:18-24; Hebrews 2:9-11; Gospel of Mark 10:2-16 Preached by Msgr Philip Heng, SJ at Cathedral of Good Shepherd, Singapore on 7 October 2018 My brothers and sisters in Christ, you would agree with me that this topic of “divorce in a marriage is very complex, sensitive and can very easily be misunderstood…

Are We Prejudiced and Exclusive?

26th Sunday in Ordinary TimeNumbers 11:25-29; James 5:1-6; Gospel of Mark 9:38-43.47-48 Preached by Msgr Philip Heng, SJ at Cathedral of Good Shepherd, Singapore on 30 September 2018 As we reflect on the Gospel that we just heard proclaimed, we get the impression that the matters seem disconnected: first, we have Jesus’ disciples reporting to Jesus that…

Do we want to be the “Greatest”? How?

25th Sunday in Ordinary TimeWisdom 2:12.,17-20; James 3:16-4:3; Gospel of Mark 9:30-37 Preached by Monsr Philip Heng, SJ at Cathedral of Good Shepherd, Singapore on 23 September 2018 In today’s Gospel that we just heard proclaimed, when Jesus’ disciples were embarrassed when Jesus noticed that they were discussing who amongst them was “the greatest,” Jesus responded, “if…