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Light to all
By FR JULIUS OLAITAN              Mon, 24 Sep 2018
September 24, 2018 (Monday of Week 25 Year II)   Light on a stand   Dear friends in Chris

Share The Gospel Message
By Rev. Fr. Francis Babatunde              Mon, 24 Sep 2018
The message today seems clear enough. The Gospel message is not meant to be kept hidden. We understand Jesus to be the Light of the world and his followers are also to be like lamps shining out for

Servant
By FR JULIUS OLAITAN              Sun, 23 Sep 2018
25th SUNDAY B   BE THE SERVANT  

True Greatness In Littleness
By Rev. Fr. Francis Babatunde              Sun, 23 Sep 2018
True greatness lies in littleness. “Anyone who wishes to be great must be ready to humble himself like little children in serving others.” Service becomes the measure of greatness for a

The soil
By FR JULIUS OLAITAN              Sat, 22 Sep 2018
September 22, 2018 (Saturday of Week 24 Year II)   The soil   Dear friends in Christ, we

Work To Be The Fertile Soil
By Rev. Fr. Francis Babatunde              Sat, 22 Sep 2018
The central message in today’s Gospel is that, even though some of the seed that the sower plants will wither and die, there are some which will find fertile soil and flourish. So it is with

God Meets Us At Our Points Of Duty
By Rev. Fr. Francis Babatunde              Fri, 21 Sep 2018
What a merciful God! Matthew was a tax collector and in the eyes of all unworthy to come close to Jesus. Yet Jesus called him to follow him. Clearly, God qualifies those He calls. And, Jesus says &

St Matthew
By FR JULIUS OLAITAN              Fri, 21 Sep 2018
September 21, 2018 (Feast of St Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist)   Come follow me   Dear

A Sincere Contrition
By Rev. Fr. Francis Babatunde              Thu, 20 Sep 2018
Regardless of what others around thought, what is clear is that the woman’s own intentions were sincere. We are told she was a sinner. She was eager to meet with Jesus and heard that he was d

10 Forgiven for love
By FR JULIUS OLAITAN              Thu, 20 Sep 2018
September 20, 2018 (Thursday of week 24 Year II: St Andrew Kim Taegon & Comp)   Forgiven, for she loved

11 Hand of God
By Rev. Fr. Francis Babatunde              Wed, 19 Sep 2018
We find in today’s Gospel passage Jesus now criticizing the cynicism and self-contradictory attitudes of those who reject both him and John. They have simply closed their ears and want to hea

12 Wisdom is justified
By FR JULIUS OLAITAN              Wed, 19 Sep 2018
September 19, 2018 (Wednesday of week 24 Year II)   Wisdom is justified   Dear friends in Christ, we live in a time when to

13 Rise Up
By Rev. Fr. Francis Babatunde              Tue, 18 Sep 2018
In the thinking of the time, the scene is particularly sad. A woman, who has already lost her husband, has now lost her only son and the only means of her support. She is on the way to bury him. Je

14 Be consoled
By FR JULIUS OLAITAN              Tue, 18 Sep 2018
September 18, 2018 (Tuesday of Week 24 Year II)   Be consoled   Dear friends, when someon

15 Great Faith
By Rev. Fr. Francis Babatunde              Mon, 17 Sep 2018
What a faith! Yes, that even Jesus had to exclaim, “Not even in Israel have I found such faith.” He had said, “I am not worthy that you should come under my roof,” – w

16 Unworthy
By FR JULIUS OLAITAN              Mon, 17 Sep 2018
September 17, 2018 (Monday of Week 24 Year II)   I am not worthy   Dear friends in Christ

17 Jesus’ Identity
By Rev. Fr. Francis Babatunde              Sun, 16 Sep 2018
Today’s encounter of Jesus with his disciples at Caesarea Philippi represents a high point in Mark’s Gospel and in their relationship with Jesus. It is a question of Jesus’ identi

18 Who do you say
By FR JULIUS OLAITAN              Sun, 16 Sep 2018
24TH SUNDAY B   WHO DO YOU SAY I AM?

19 Our Lady Of Sorrows
By Rev. Fr. Francis Babatunde              Sat, 15 Sep 2018
Today we celebrate the memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows and remember Simeon’s prophecy to Mary during the Presentation in the temple and relate it to the events in today’s Gospel. While

20 The Power Of The Cross
By Rev. Fr. Francis Babatunde              Fri, 14 Sep 2018
Do you know the healing, transforming power of the cross of Jesus Christ? The Lord Jesus came to unite earth with heaven and to raise those on earth to the glory of heaven. He clearly links Moses&r

21 The Triumph
By FR JULIUS OLAITAN              Fri, 14 Sep 2018
September 14: Feast of the Triumph of the Cross   The Cross of Christ: our hope of glory  

22 Love Your Enemies
By Rev. Fr. Francis Babatunde              Thu, 13 Sep 2018
For many people, even those who identify themselves as Christians, this may be one of the most difficult passages in the Gospel. It seems to express an idealism that is totally unrealistic and unat

23 Merciful
By FR JULIUS OLAITAN              Thu, 13 Sep 2018
September 13, 2018 (Thursday of week 23 Year II: St John Chrysostom)   Merciful like the Father  

24 Jesus and his ways
By Rev. Fr. Francis Babatunde              Wed, 12 Sep 2018
How are we to understand the sayings in today’s Gospel which turn our common worldview upside down? These sayings would have to be seen in the light of the Kingdom, in the kind of society tha

25 Leap for joy
By FR JULIUS OLAITAN              Wed, 12 Sep 2018
September 12, 2018 (Wednesday of Week 23 Year II)   Leap for joy   Dear friends in Christ

26 Called Apostles
By FR JULIUS OLAITAN              Tue, 11 Sep 2018
September 11, 2018 (Tuesday of Week 23 Year II)   He named Apostles   Dear friends in Chr

27 Prayer is key
By Rev. Fr. Francis Babatunde              Tue, 11 Sep 2018
Jesus, we are told, went up into the mountains to pray and spent the whole night there in prayer to God. Some might wonder what Jesus would have to pray about. Such a question may reveal a limited

28 Keeping the Sabbath
By Rev. Fr. Francis Babatunde              Mon, 10 Sep 2018
“Is it lawful on the sabbath day to do good, or to do evil, to save life or to destroy it?” Jesus asked. To the Pharisees, the question would rather be, “Is it right to obey the L

29 Stretch forth
By FR JULIUS OLAITAN              Mon, 10 Sep 2018
September 10, 2018 (Monday of Week 23 Year II)   'Stretch out your hand'   Dear friends i

30 The deaf hear
By FR JULIUS OLAITAN              Sun, 09 Sep 2018
23RD SUNDAY B   HE MAKES THE DEAF HEAR

 
 
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