4th Sunday of Lent (Year A)

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ Most human beings experience trials and sufferings of all kind at some stage of their earthly life. Yet, people manifest different attitudes toward that existential question. How do atheists view sufferings and hardships? How do Buddhists deal with them? What hope do Hindus and Muslims offer to those who suffer? Does progress in science and technology bring light to the mysteries of the meaning of suffering and the final destiny of man? But for those who read the Bible and accept the Divine Revelation with an open mind and heart, they discover many answers.
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3rd Sunday of Lent (Year A)

3rd Sunday of Lent (First Scrutiny in preparation for Baptism) Dear parishioners, today let us simply listen to a few words from an amazing dialogue between Jesus and the Samaritan woman: “(…) Jesus said to her, ‘Give me a drink.’(…) The Samaritan woman said to him, ‘What? You are a Jew and you ask me, a Samaritan, for a drink?’(…) Jesus replied: ‘If you only knew the gift of God and who it is that is saying to you: Give me a drink, you would have been the one to ask, and he would have given you living water. ’‘You
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2nd Sunday of Lent (Year A)

On Ash Wednesday, during the reading at Mass, we heard Jesus inviting us to pray the only prayer that he gave us, the ‘Our Father’. He clarified the way of fasting that is pleasing to God is by keeping a joyful face and as Isaiah wrote, to reach out to our neighbour in need. Last Sunday, we were invited to meditate on the three kinds of temptations Jesus accepted to be submitted to so as to teach us how to be victorious over temptations, in him and through him, in regard to the sins of pride, vanity and flesh (food,
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First Sunday in Lent (Year A)

Lent is the most important time of the year for our growth in holiness. It is a blessed liturgical season in which to turn toward Jesus and away from all the seductions of our society which so often drag our souls and life down. This is the beginning of Pope Francis’s message for Lent 2017: “Lent is a new beginning, a path leading to the certain goal of Easter, Christ’s victory over death. This season urgently calls us to conversion. Christians are asked to return to God “with all their hearts” (Joel 2:12), to refuse to settle for mediocrity and
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