4th Sunday of Lent :Year C

Commentary Theme for 4th Sunday of Lent Year C: “Saved By The Faithfulness And The Love Of The Father.” The first reading prepares the message contained in the Gospel. The people of Israel did not reach the land of freedom by themselves, they were not saved by their own strength; they were guided by the … [Read more…]

3rd Sunday of lent : Year C

Commentary Theme for 3rd Sunday of Lent: Year C. “Lent: Time To Convert.” In Lent, more than any other period of the year, God is inviting us with insistence to change our ways that can only lead to death and ruin. The first reading tells us about Moses, impulsive but sincere who changed his life … [Read more…]

2nd Sunday of Lent

Commentary Theme for 2nd Sunday of Lent: Year C.  “It Is Difficult To Give Up One’s Life In Love.”  The first reading directs the theme of the message of the liturgy of today by presenting us with Abraham who placed his total trust in God and, because of this faith, was promised a land and … [Read more…]

1st Sunday of Advent: C

Commentary Theme for 1st Sunday of Lent: Year C. “The Temptations of Jesus and our Temptations .”    The first reading tells us of the profession of faith by Israel. The account of the interventions of God in favour of his people is the proof that he loves everyone and leads them on the ‘Way’ of … [Read more…]

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time: C

Commentary Theme for 5th Sunday of Ordinary Time: Year C.  “Called By Christ To Save Humanity.”  The first reading describes the introduction of the vocation of Isaiah chosen as a prophet.  When Isaiah first heard the call of the Lord, he became deeply aware of his frailty. How could his impure lips speak in the … [Read more…]

4th Sunday Ordinary Time: C

Commentary Theme for 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Year C. “The Liberators Will Be Persecuted.” Today the liturgy of the Word give us two example of people faithful to their mission: Jeremiah and Jesus, two prophets who came to find themselves in similar situations and who had come to announce unwelcome ‘Truths’ to their listeners. … [Read more…]

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time: C

Commentary Theme for 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time : Year C. “For a Genuine Celebration of the Word.”   The first reading and the Gospel are two excellent examples of how a genuine ‘Celebration of the Word’ should be. These two readings should draw our attention and reflection on how our communities perform their Sunday … [Read more…]

2nd Sunday Ordinary Time Year C

Commentary Theme for 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time: Year C. “A Wedding Surprise!” The prophet Isaiah promises that Jerusalem, destroyed and abandoned, will once again be the beloved spouse of God. The second reading touches on a very topical point for our communities: it speaks of “Charisms”. God grants these to each one of us … [Read more…]

The Baptism of the Lord

Commentary Theme for The Baptism Of The Lord: Year C.  “Empowered For Mission By The Spirit.”  In the first reading, the prophet invites the people of Israel, exiled in Babylon, to prepare to welcome the Lord who is coming to free them. Their state of slavery is about to end. God will save them, but … [Read more…]

Reflections on the Epiphany

Commentary Theme for The Feast Of The Epiphany: Year C: “Jesus The Star That Guides All People.” The Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord is the feast of manifestation. On this day we celebrate the coming of the mysterious strangers from across the desert who had been following heavenly direction and who finally arrived … [Read more…]