Daily Reflections

Life is Christ, Death is Gain

By Nicole Buchholz / September 24, 2023 /

Lately I have been reflecting on life and death quite regularly. I’m sure that is why, when I first read today’s readings, the second reading seemed to stick out to me particularly. For the past few months good friends have lost a parent or found out they may soon lose…

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Disposition Towards the Word of God

By Fr. Cyriacus Uzochukwu / September 23, 2023 /

Dear friends, it is a known fact that Jesus is a great teacher, and he uses different methods in putting across his message of salvation to his followers. Today he uses the parable of the Sower in the gospel to teach his audience the secret ministries of his kingdom. He…

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Evangelization Through Virtue

By Erin Szurgot / September 22, 2023 /

In the first two verses of 1 Timothy 6, St. Paul tells servants to regard those in authority over them as worthy of all honor so that the name of God may not be defamed. If that person happens to be a believer, all the more reason to serve well.…

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Follow Me: Feast of St Matthew

By Deborah van Kroonenburg / September 21, 2023 /

I could not bear the idea of standing idle in the marketplace, waiting for a man to hire me, waiting all day until the sun set on my hopes. Even so, this was the worst work a man could have. I used to think that it would be better to…

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By Cheryl J / September 20, 2023 /

“You should know how to behave in the household of God” 1 Timothy 3:14 Not long ago, I was in a grocery store where a 9-year-old boy loudly questioned his mother, “But why can’t I have an iPhone?” His exasperated Mum, hauling along his younger sister with one hand, and…

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Arise, O Sleeper!

By D'Souza Family / September 19, 2023 /

Today’s Gospel reminds us of the precious gift of life and its fleeting nature. The young man is raised to life and returned to his widowed mother, an act that provokes fear, astonishment, and a profession of faith. Jesus is God, fully human and fully divine, He understands everything we…

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First of All

By Fr. John Bosco Obiako / September 18, 2023 /

First of all, I ask that supplications, prayers, petitions, and thanksgivings be offered for everyone, for kings and for all in authority, that we may lead a quiet and tranquil life in all devotion and dignity (1 Timothy 2:1-2). The expression “first of all” which the Apostle Paul uses in…

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Reverberation of Relational Rejection

By Matthew Kelly / September 17, 2023 /

One interpretation on the Garden of Eden story regarding Adam’s first sin was that he decided that though he knew he shouldn’t partake of the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, he did so anyway for fear that by his denial of the fruit, he…

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The Fruit of a Firm Foundation

By Celina Manville / September 16, 2023 /

There is nothing like a piece of ripe fruit. It is beautiful, colorful, juicy, sweet, nutritious, and delicious. In today’s Gospel, Jesus reminds us that good fruit can only come from a good tree and bad fruit (think rotten, spoiled, foul odor, unsatisfying), can only come from a bad tree.…

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The Memorial of our Lady of Sorrows

By Fr. Sylvanus Amaobi / September 15, 2023 /

Dear brothers and sisters, “This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24). Mary, A True Disciple of Jesus Christ Today, the Church celebrates the Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows. This feast grew in popularity in the 12th Century, even…

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