FILL YOUR VALLEY, LEVEL YOUR MOUNTAIN

THEME: FILL YOUR VALLEY, LEVEL YOUR MOUNTAIN READINGS: Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11 / 2 Peter 3:8-14/ Mark 1:1-8 2nd Sunday of Advent It is not unusual in Ghana that the visit by the president to a remote village with poor roads is preceded by the

STAY AWAKE

THEME: STAY AWAKE READINGS: Isaiah 63:16-17; 64:1, 3-8 / Ps. 80 / 1 Cor. 1:3-9 / Mark 13:33-37 1st Sunday of Advent Beloved, thrice in today’s gospel reading, Jesus enjoins us: ‘STAY AWAKE’ (Mk. 13:33, 35, and 37).  Why are we to stay awake?

CHRIST WILL COME AS KING AND JUDGE

THEME: CHRIST WILL COME AS KING AND JUDGE READINGS: Ezek. 34:11-12, 15-17 / 1 Cor. 15:20-26, 28 / Matthew 25:31-46 Solemnity of Christ the King According to today’s gospel, Jesus will come again, not as a humble baby of Bethlehem, but as a King

Accountability

Theme: Accountability Readings: Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31 / 1 Thess. 5:1-6/ Matthew 25:14-30 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time In everyday language, we often limit talents to natural gifts and skills.  The use of talents in today’s gospel reading, however, means more than natural gifts

WE ARE GOD’S TEMPLE

THEME:  WE ARE GOD’S TEMPLE READINGS: Ezekiel 47:1-2, 8-9, 12 / 1 Corinthians 3:9-11, 16-17 / John 2:13-22 DEDICATION OF ST. JOHN LATERAN BASILICA Today is the feast of the dedication of St. John Lateran Basilica (Rome), the mother of all the churches in

Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed

Theme: Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed Readings: Wisdom 3:1-9/ Romans 5:5-11/ John 6:37-40 All Souls’ Day It is customary to have the phrase ‘THE END’ at the end of a movie.  But we know that when we watch a movie and see this

LOVE OF GOD AND NEIGHBOUR

THEME: LOVE OF GOD AND NEIGHBOUR READINGS: Exodus 22:20-26 / 1 Thess. 1:5-10 / Matthew 22:34-40 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time We heard from last Sunday’s gospel reading that we should ‘GIVE TO CAESAR WHAT IS CAESAR’S AND TO GOD WHAT IS GOD’S’.  In

TO GOD AND CAESAR

THEME: TO GOD AND CAESAR READINGS: Isaiah 45:1, 4-6 / Ps. 96 / 1 Thess. 1:1-5 / Matthew 22:15-21 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time “Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s” (Mt. 22:21). This is the very intelligent answer which

DRESSING UP FOR HEAVEN

THEME: DRESSING UP FOR HEAVEN READINGS: Isaiah 25:6-10/ Phil. 4:12-14, 19-20 / Matthew 22:1-14 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time In the parable of today’s gospel reading, though the invitation to the wedding was opened to all, the man who went to the feast without