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Faithful servants
By FR JULIUS OLAITAN              Sun, 19 Nov 2017
33rd SUNDAY A   GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT   My dear friends in Christ, on this penultimat

Perseverance
By Rev. Fr. Kenneth Mereh              Sat, 18 Nov 2017
Today's readings remind us of rivers, how they can be both blessings and curses. In the first reading, from Wisdom, we hear "and out of what had before been water, dry land was seen emerging: Out o

Love God and love others
By Rev. Fr. Kenneth Mereh              Fri, 17 Nov 2017
One of the hardest battles we face is looking outside of ourselves for the benefit of others. Am I comfortable? Am I happy? What do I need right now? What do I need tomorrow? These are questions we

The reign of God is already in your midst
By Rev. Fr. Kenneth Mereh              Thu, 16 Nov 2017
In the gospel, Luke reports that Jesus, in answer to the Pharisees who wanted to know when the reign of God would appear answered, “You cannot tell by careful watching when the reign of God w

GRATITUDE
By Rev. Fr. Kenneth Mereh              Wed, 15 Nov 2017
Every good gift comes from the Lord, the riches, sovereignty, everything we have received comes from God so we have no reason to boast. The first reading helps us understand that if we boast about

A LIFE OF SERVICE
By Rev. Fr. Kenneth Mereh              Tue, 14 Nov 2017
“The son of man has come not to be served, but to serve”. Jesus has shown us countless examples like washing the feet of his disciples, He still reminds us today that our life should be

FLEE SIN
By Rev. Fr. Kenneth Mereh              Mon, 13 Nov 2017
Occasions of sin must come but how do we handle these temptations? We can overcome temptations by seeking the face of God and trusting in his saving grace. God is a witness to our inmost feeling an

Extra oil
By FR JULIUS OLAITAN              Sun, 12 Nov 2017
32nd Sunday A   FLASKS OF OIL  

Stay with God
By Rev. Fr. Kenneth Mereh              Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Innate in humans is the need to socialize, to mix and associate. In the bid to do this, people often align themselves with important personalities whom they feel will set pace to their quest in lif

10 Working with good intentions
By Rev. Fr. Kenneth Mereh              Fri, 10 Nov 2017
To work is easy, at least to a large extent. The hard part is doing so with the right intention. Our world today is replete with men and women, who rather than go through the rigours of hard work,

11 The Church is One
By Rev. Fr. Kenneth Mereh              Thu, 09 Nov 2017
In the CCC, it is explained that there are four marks of the Church by which she is known: the Church is One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic. ‘The Church is One’ implies a unity in doctri

12 Love covers all
By Rev. Fr. Kenneth Mereh              Wed, 08 Nov 2017
The above phrase is not new to us. We have heard it in different context and different situations. Today, however, it is used in relation to our dealings as Christians with one another and ultimate

13 One body, many parts
By Rev. Fr. Kenneth Mereh              Tue, 07 Nov 2017
The Christian community is never bereft of gifts. Through the action of the Holy Spirit, the Church is richly blessed with charisms, talents, treasures, albeit packed in "earthen ware vessels." The

14 The irrevocable gift
By Rev. Fr. Kenneth Mereh              Mon, 06 Nov 2017
The gift of salvation has been made available to us all. God desires all men and women to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth. In his love, he invites us to his banquet knowing that we

15 They preach
By FR JULIUS OLAITAN              Sun, 05 Nov 2017
November 5, 2017 31ST SUNDAY A   THEY PREACH BUT DO N

16 God never abandons his people
By Rev. Fr. Kenneth Mereh              Sat, 04 Nov 2017
The responsorial psalm teaches us this fact, that the Lord does not abandon his people. We sin and turn aside from God; we jettison him when we feel we are fed up with him or have seen better ways

17 In death, there is life
By Rev. Fr. Kenneth Mereh              Thu, 02 Nov 2017
The thought of death naturally scares us. As humans, we do not want to die because of our innate nature which seeks the preservation of the human species; thus, the thought of death is frightening.

18 Growth is Gradual
By Rev. Fr. Kenneth Mereh              Tue, 31 Oct 2017
In the teachings of Jesus, he has taught us how to attain the kingdom which he has come to establish through his very own life which will later pour out like libation from the cross. Those who adhe

19 Merciful father
By Rev. Fr. Kenneth Mereh              Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Jesus is always a merciful God who would always have pity on the suffering of his creatures; this is evident in the gospel reading, Jesus did not wait for the woman to request healing from him, but

20 Compassion
By FR JULIUS OLAITAN              Sun, 29 Oct 2017
October 29, 2017   30TH SUNDAY A   HAVE COMPASSION FOR THE WEAK

21 Reconciliation and salvation
By Rev. Fr. Kenneth Mereh              Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Jesus warns today about been too engrossed about worldly things and signs, and abandoning or neglecting heavenly things and signs. There is the need for us to be preoccupied with means and ways of

22 God’s abiding love
By Rev. Fr. Kenneth Mereh              Thu, 26 Oct 2017
The gospel message and its proclamation is one that evokes disagreement among humans. This is because most persons in our world today do not want and are not ready to accept the truth, and more so,

23 Faithful stewardship
By Rev. Fr. Kenneth Mereh              Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Each of us has been given responsibility in our various spheres and vocations, where some are fathers, some mothers, leaders, heads of office and departments, heads of societies, among others. Chri

24 Enkindling the light of Christ
By Rev. Fr. Kenneth Mereh              Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Being watchful and ready is one of the prerequisite of a true disciple and Christian who longs for eternal life. Jesus calls us to alertness and readiness to partake in the kingdom of God, this is

25 Sincere worship of God
By Rev. Fr. Kenneth Mereh              Mon, 23 Oct 2017
It is important to ask ourselves, how have I been practising my faith? Have I been sincere to God in my service to him, especially in joyous moments? There is a big difference between Abraham and t

26 Mission Sunday
By FR JULIUS OLAITAN              Sun, 22 Oct 2017
October 22, 2017 (29th Sunday A)   Mission Sunday   Dear friends in Christ, today we cele

27 Courageous faith
By Rev. Fr. Kenneth Mereh              Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Once again Jesus admonished his disciples on the need to be faithful in their belief in him, and of the courage to be firm and loyal in their discipleship. By those words he is also referring to al

28 Faithful work
By Rev. Fr. Kenneth Mereh              Fri, 20 Oct 2017
On many occasions we are lost in the wrong belief that the work we perform only can gain for us salvation, but St. Paul warns us sternly today that just as work assist us in our Christian duties so

29 ‘Blind’ Ignorance
By Rev. Fr. Kenneth Mereh              Thu, 19 Oct 2017
Jesus condemns the actions of the scribes and Pharisees who pride themselves as Scripture scholars and interpreters but yet do not hearken to the words of God, and who do not also recognise that th

30 The Mandate
By Rev. Fr. Kenneth Mereh              Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Being an Apostle and disciple entails a sending out by Christ himself to places, communities and societies which he wants to be converted and won for his kingdom. All Christians are sent out like t

 
 
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