23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily – Fr. Jenish Perhaps we can best appreciate today’s gospel passage by recalling that it is immediately preceded by the parable of the lost sheep.  In that passage, the shepherd leaves the ninety-nine sheep and goes in search of the one stray sheep, so much does he value that lost sheep.  Today’s message is Full Story

21st Sunday In Ordinary Time

Homily – Fr. Jenish “Who was Jesus?”, and “Who is Jesus?” These are the most basic questions we can ask about him. According to Matthew, Jesus put this question to his first followers: “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” (8:17). Next, Jesus asks a second question, this time one that invites his Full Story

Assumption Of The Blessed Virgin Mary

Homily – David Collins I dare say you could walk into pretty much any catholic church across the world and it wouldn’t take long for you to spot some shrine or painting or statue erected in honour of Our Lady. Even just thinking about the churches I’m familiar with – I was baptized and married Full Story

Homily – 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Fr. Jenish In the scripture we see God revealed himself in all kinds of ways – God shows up in wind and clouds and burning bushes. God shows up in dreams and messengers. In the first reading we read God’s self-revelation to Elijah’s honesty. If you can find sometime today it would be worth Full Story

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily – by Fr. Jenish Mother Teresa of Kolkata had once spoken well of hunger and poverty. She said “the spiritual poverty of the West is much greater than the physical poverty of the East. In the West, there are millions of people who suffer loneliness and emptiness, who feel unloved and unwanted. They are Full Story

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings 1 Kings 3:5,7-12, Psalm 118, Romans 8:28-30, Matthew 13:44-52 Homily Last month, when the lockdown started to ease a bit, a couple of parishioners asked if they could come with their metal detector and do some research on the grounds. I am always fascinated by these things and try to follow the proceedings. On Full Story

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

WHEAT AND WEED Several years ago, a man got so disgusted with the large scale of evils in the world that he put up a popular car sticker which read: “stop the world; I want to get off”. We know all is not right in the world. It looks like only evil has enough oil Full Story

Sunday 5th July Homily

Once there was little preacher who went from place to place to preach the word of God. His only source of income was the voluntary contributions of the congregation he preached. One day, after preaching, he passed on his hat among the people. After it had made the rounds, the hat was returned to the Full Story

Solemnity of Saint Peter and Saint Paul

Acts 12:1-11 2 Tim 4:6-8,17-18 Mt. 16:13-19 Homily After more than three months of lockdown the news about easing restrictions has generally been met with great relief. Churches are gradually allowed to re-open and the start of public worship is on the horizon. Of course the announcements make big headlines. In reality it is much Full Story

Homily 21th June 2020

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time A good Christian life demands that we must be ready to face sufferings, hardships, sacrifices, rejection, even persecutions in our efforts to do good, either in our parish community or in our society. Every step taken to do good, stirs up opposition from some people when they are determined to Full Story