Pastor's Corner

Father Cosmas' Reflections

First Holy Communion: A Moment of Grace

First Holy Communion: A Moment of Grace The Eucharist stands as the central sacrament in the Catholic faith, embodying the profound mystery of Christ’s presence among believers. This Sunday, 52 children of our parish are receiving their very First Holy […]

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Divine Mercy Sunday

Father Cosmas’ Reflection Divine Mercy Sunday On Divine Mercy Sunday, Catholics gather to participate in special liturgies and devotions centered around the theme of mercy. One of the key practices of this day is the recitation of the Divine Mercy […]

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Easter: A Time of Renewal, Hope and Love

Father Cosmas’ Reflection Easter: A Time of Renewal, Hope and Love  On Easter, we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the cornerstone of the Christian faith. It is a time of profound reflection, renewal, and hope. Easter reminds us of […]

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Celebrating Holy Week

Father Cosmas’ Reflection  Celebrating Holy Week As Holy Week begins, it’s a time for deep reflection on the significance of Jesus’s journey leading to the cross and resurrection. On Palm Sunday, we commemorate Jesus’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem, where crowds […]

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Becoming New Creations

Father Cosmas’ Reflection  Becoming New Creations  The response to today’s Responsorial Psalm is taken from Psalm 51:10. It is a profound plea for spiritual transformation, a cry from the depths of the soul for renewal and cleansing. It reads, “Create […]

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On Spiritual Vision

Father Cosmas’ Reflection On Spiritual Vision In today’s Gospel Reading taken from John 9:1-41, we encounter the story of Jesus healing a man who was born blind. This passage is rich with symbolism and teachings that are relevant to our […]

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My House shall be called a house of Prayer

Father Cosmas’ Reflection  My House shall be called a house of Prayer The account of Jesus cleansing the temple in John 2:13-22 offers profound insights into his character, mission, and relationship with God. At its core, this event showcases Jesus’ […]

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The Test of Faith

The Test of Faith Reflecting on one of the most profound and challenging stories in the Bible found in today’s First Reading (Genesis 22.1-2,9-13,15-18)—the test of Abraham’s faith by God, we read of God’s command to Abraham to sacrifice his […]

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Let us be renewed this Lent

Let us be renewed this Lent Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, As we begin this sacred season of Lent, we are called to journey with Jesus into the wilderness, where he faced temptation and emerged victorious. Ash Wednesday marked […]

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Remembering and praying for the sick

Remembering and praying for the sick World Day of the Sick serves as an annual reminder of the profound challenges faced by individuals grappling with illness, infirmity, and suffering across the globe. This solemn occasion prompts deep reflection on the […]

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Engaging in Spiritual Renewal

Engaging in Spiritual Renewal Today’s Gospel taken from Mark 1:29-39 reminds us that our journey of faith involves both active service and intentional moments of communion with God. Through this balance, we can more effectively embody the transformative love and […]

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Inviting the authority of Christ into our lives

Inviting the authority of Christ into our lives In Mark 1:21-28, the synagogue encounter reveals Jesus’ authority in teaching and casting out an unclean spirit. His words captivate hearts with divine power, leaving those present astonished. We’re challenged to examine […]

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Follow Me

Follow Me  In the Gospel of Mark, particularly in verses 14-20, we encounter a pivotal moment in the ministry of Jesus. It marks the beginning of His public proclamation of the Kingdom of God. Jesus emerges from the wilderness after […]

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God’s call

God’s call God’s call is mysterious; it comes in the darkness of faith. It is so fine, so subtle, that it is only with the deepest silence within us that we can hear it. And yet nothing is surer or […]

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Led by the Star

Led by the Star The Epiphany of the Lord marks a pivotal moment in the Christian faith, commemorating the manifestation of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles. It’s a celebration of divine revelation, encapsulated in the story of the Magi who […]

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Living like the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

Living like the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph On this Feast of the Holy Family, we come together to reflect on the profound love, dedication, and harmony within the family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. Their lives teach […]

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Christmas Reflection from Father Cosmas

Embracing the True Spirit of Christmas  At Christmas, we gather to celebrate the birth of a child—a humble beginning that sparked a journey of hope, love, and redemption. The story of this child, born in a manger amidst simple surroundings, […]

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Journeying towards Christmas with Unwavering Faith

December 24, 2023 Reflection Journeying towards Christmas with Unwavering Faith The fourth week of Advent in Year B provides a beautiful opportunity for reflection on the culmination of anticipation and hope. It’s a time to ponder the immense love encapsulated […]

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Rejoice in the Lord

December 17, 2023 Reflection Rejoice in the Lord During the third week of Advent, the theme often revolves around joy. As we approach the celebration of Christ’s birth, the anticipation of joy intensifies. The pink candle on the Advent wreath […]

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Preparing our hearts to receive the Savior

December 10, 2023 Reflection Preparing our hearts to receive the Savior Today, through Luke’s Gospel, we’re reminded of John the Baptist’s pivotal role in preparing the path for the arrival of Jesus Christ. John, echoing the words of Isaiah, calls […]

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Welcome to Advent: A time to be Spiritually Awake

December 3, 2023 Reflection Welcome to Advent: A time to be Spiritually Awake The first Sunday of Advent marks the beginning of the liturgical year, a time of anticipation and preparation for the celebration of Christ’s birth and the anticipation […]

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On Spiritual Readiness

November 12, 2023 Reflection On Spiritual Readiness The parable of the ten bridesmaids in today’s Gospel is a story that carries profound lessons about preparedness, vigilance, and the nature of the Kingdom of Heaven. Here, the parable teaches us the […]

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Authentic Spiritual Life

November 5, 2023 Reflection Authentic Spiritual Life In today’s Gospel Reading taken from In Matthew 23:1-12, Jesus addresses the crowds and His disciples, offering essential teachings about humility, righteousness, and the dangers of hypocrisy. After stating in last weekend’s Gospel  […]

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Love of God and love of neighbor

October 29, 2023 Reflection Love of God and love of neighbor Today, let us reflect upon the profound and timeless teachings about the love of God and the love of our neighbor. These two principles are at the core of […]

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Give to God, what belongs to God

October 22, 2023 Reflection Give to God, what belongs to God. In today’s Gospel taken from Matthew 22:15-21, we find a powerful teaching from Jesus about the relationship between faith and civic responsibility. This passage reads: The Pharisees and Herodians […]

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Responding to God’s Invitation

October 15, 2023 Reflection Responding to God’s invitation The parable of the wedding feast in today’s Gospel represents God’s persistent invitation to all people to join His kingdom. The initial guests who rejected the invitation represent those who refused God’s […]

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What are you spiritually thankful for?

October 8, 2023 Reflection What are you spiritually thankful for?  Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the things we’re grateful for. It’s an opportunity to appreciate family, friends, good health, and the simple joys of life. It’s also a […]

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Genuine Faith and Obedience to God

October 1, 2023 Reflection Genuine Faith and Obedience to God. Matthew 21:28-32 is a parable told by Jesus. It’s about two sons asked by their father to work in the vineyard. The first son initially refuses but later obeys, while […]

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Appreciating God’s Boundless Grace

September 24, 2023 Reflection Appreciating God’s Boundless Grace  Today’s Gospel taken from Matthew 20:1-16 is a parable told by Jesus known as the Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard. In this story, a landowner hires laborers at different times […]

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Forgive, as you have been forgiven

September 17, 2023 Reflection Forgive, as you have been forgiven  In today’s Gospel from Matthew 18:21-35, Jesus teaches about forgiveness and mercy. In this passage, Peter asks Jesus how many times he should forgive someone who sins against him, suggesting […]

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Be Reconciled with one Another

September 10, 2023 Reflection Be Reconciled with one Another Remember that conflicts are natural part of any community, but how they are handled can make a significant difference in maintaining unity and demonstrating Christ-like love and forgiveness. Today’s Gospel from […]

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Suffering for a greater purpose

September 3, 2023 Reflection Suffering for a greater purpose Just last weekend, Peter confessed Jesus as the Christ, the same Peter in today’s Gospel now rebukes Jesus for speaking about suffering. Jesus’ sharp response to Peter with “Get behind me, […]

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Walking on the water of Life with Faith

August 13, 2023 Reflection Walking on the water of Life with Faith Overall, this Sunday’s Gospel from Matthew 14:22-33 encourages us to anchor our faith in Christ, face challenges with trust, seek solitude in prayer, confront our doubts, and obey […]

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Heaven is our greatest Treasure

July 30, 2023 Reflection Jesus shares three parables: the hidden treasure, the pearl of great value, and the net cast into the sea. He highlights the immense worth of the kingdom of heaven, prompting a person to joyfully give up […]

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Sow Good Seed

July 23, 2023 Reflection In general we reap what we sow. We must sow peace if we do not want to reap conflict. We must sow loyalty if we do not want to reap betrayal. We must sow honesty if […]

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The fruitful word of God in our Hearts

July 16, 2023 Reflection Words spoken or written are powerful. The central lesson that we draw from the parable of the Sower is how God sows the seed of word in our hearts. The seeds that fell on bad soil […]

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