Mary, Mother of God, 1 January 2012.

Num. 6:22-7; Gal. 4:4-7; Lk. 2:16-21

Welcome my brothers and sisters  to today's celebration of the Feast of Mary, the Mother of God.  I take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy New Year. I pray that the Lord Jesus fills your lives during the coming year with an abundance of blessings that will enrich your spiritual lives so you may continue to shine as brilliant lights in the world.
Today's Feast of "Mary, Mother of God" is very appropriate to start a new year. This celebration echoes that the Blessed Virgin Mary who is the

New Year Message

Come the new year 2012 and all of us wish each of our friends, family and colleagues. We convey our new year wishes to them and hope for their well being, success, prosperity and good health in the coming times through the new year messages.

New year messages show the anticipation of good times ahead and wish that our dreams and aspiration all come through.
It is the time to spread love, affection and warmth around every person we come across even if it is a stranger. But  we are unable to do that because there is

Cycle B - Christmas

Is 62:11-12; Titus 3:3-7 ; Lk 2:15-20

Years ago, there was a very wealthy man who, with his devoted young son shared a passion for art collecting. Together they travelled around the world, adding only the finest art treasures to their collection. Priceless works by Picasso, Van Gogh, Monet and many others adorned the walls of the family estate.

As war engulfed the nation,  the young man left to serve his

Cycle B 4th Sunday of Advent

2 Sam. 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16; Rom. 16:25-27; Lk. 1:26-38 

The Old Testament  gives many accounts of humanly impossible things that God had  done for his people. In order to  liberate the Israelites from the bondage in Egypt, God had performed many miracles.  Moses turned the water of the river into blood(Exodus 7:17). Moses smite all the borders of Egypt with frogs (Exodus 8:2). Moses sent darkness in all the land of Egypt for 3 days (Ex 10:22). The first born of

Cycle B 3rd Sunday of Advent

Is. 61:1-2a, 10-11; 1 Thess. 5:16-24; Jn. 1:6-8, 19-28

Socrate’s close friend Chaerephon once consulted God  at the Oracle of Delphi and asked, “Is there any person in the world who is smarter than Socrates?”

God answers: No man is wiser than Socrates.

Chaerephon happily informed Socrates of God’s answer. But to Chaerephon’s surprise,

Cycle B 2nd Sunday of Advent

Is. 40:1-5, 9-11; 2 Pet. 3:8-14; Mk. 1:1-8

Sending envoys to prepare the way for the arrival of a king or a dignitary is not unknown to us. This practice is as old as the establishment of the monarchy. So, it was not unusual when the "King of kings" and the "Lord of lords" came into the world, He sent an envoy to prepare a way for Him: John the Baptist. However, the kind of envoy that was sent was as