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2nd Week in Ordinary Time : Monday 18th January 2021

Lord, teach me to be pure and simple and love You with all my heart2nd Week in Ordinary Time : Monday 18th January 2021Heb. 5:1-10; Ps. 109:1,2,3,4; Mk. 2:18-22 (Ps Wk II) Jesus comes into conflict with the custodians of the established religion: Judaism. The Pharisees fasted twice a week; which is more than what…

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) : 17th January 2021

Lord, lead us... help us develop a personal relationship with you2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) : 17th January 20211 Sam. 3:3-10,19; Ps. 39:2,4,7-9,10; 1 Cor. 6:13-15,17-20; Jn. 1:35-42 (Ps Wk II) ‘Come and see’, was Jesus’ answer when asked  “Where do you live?” Instead of just telling those two disciples of John the Baptist…

1st Week in Ordinary Time : Saturday 16th January 2021

Jesus came for sinners... Jesus came for you and me. Thank you, Lord!1st Week in Ordinary Time : Saturday 16th January 2021Heb. 4:12-16; Ps. 18:8,9,10,15; Mk. 2:13-17 (Ps Wk I) Let us confidently approach the throne of grace to receive mercy and favour and find help in time of need. [Heb 4:16] The Word of…

1st Week in Ordinary Time : Friday 15th January 2021

Lord, grant me the grace to walk away for all that hinders me from you1st Week in Ordinary Time : Friday 15th January 2021Heb. 4:1-5,11; Ps. 77:3,4,6-7,8; Mk. 2:1-12 (Ps Wk I) Like most other miracle stories in the New Testament, this miracle story can also serve as a parable, inviting us to reflect on…

1st Week in Ordinary Time : Thursday 14th January 2021

Lord, help me to be the 'voice' of those who are ‘voiceless’ in our society1st Week in Ordinary Time : Thursday 14th January 2021Heb. 3:7-14; Ps. 94:6-7,8-9,10-11; Mk. 1:40-45 (Ps Wk I) In today’s Gospel reading, we see how Jesus cured a leper who was treated as an outcast, forbidden to approach anyone even to…

1st Week in Ordinary Time : Wednesday 13th January 2021

St Hilary, bishop and doctor1st Week in Ordinary Time : Wednesday 13th January 2021Heb. 2:14-18; Ps. 104:1-2,3-4,6-7,8-9; Mk. 1:29-39 (Ps Wk I) We can never say that Jesus doesn't understand us. He can and does understand us because he is one of us. As one who was fully human and divine, he was tested in…

1st Week in Ordinary Time : Tuesday 12th January 2021

God is always in control1st Week in Ordinary Time : Tuesday 12th January 2021Heb. 2:5-12; Ps. 8:2,5,6-7,8-9; Mk. 1:21-28 (Ps Wk I) Jesus has already experienced any sort of struggle or suffering that we face. He was the ‘pioneer’ in faith, meaning that he went before us to clear a path. He took on humanity…

1st Week in Ordinary Time : Monday 11th January 2021

Lord, help us always to be ready for you1st Week in Ordinary Time : Monday 11th January 2021Herb. 1:1-6; Ps. 96:1,2,6,7,9; Mk. 1:14-20 (Ps Wk I) According to the Church’s liturgical calendar, today the Ordinary Time of the Year begins. The word ‘ordinary’ gives the impression that nothing ‘extraordinary’ will take place as far as…

Baptism of the Lord (B) : Sunday 10th January 2021

Lord, may all my words and deeds be expressions of love for youBaptism of the Lord (B) : Sunday 10th January 2021Is. 55:1-11; Ps. 12:2-3,4,5-6; 1 Jn. 5:1-9; Mk. 1:7-11 (Psalter proper) Many people act as if God is stingy with his gifts and that we have to earn and pay for whatever we receive.…

Saturday after Epiphany : 9th January 2021

Lord, help me to be open to Your WillSaturday after Epiphany : 9th January 20211Jn 5:14-21; Ps. 149:1-2,3-4,5-6,9; Jn. 3:22-30 (Ps Wk II) In our Monday reflection, we saw that Saint John encourages us four times to have confidence: twice he speaks about confidence when facing God’s judgement (2:28; 4:17) and twice concerning confidence in…