Christmas Message 2021

Published on December 24, 2021.

Our dear friends in Christ, may the peace, love, and joy that the birth of Jesus Christ brings be with you all during this Christmas Season. “I thank my God for you every time I think of you and when I pray for you, I […]

PASTORAL LETTER

Published on December 18, 2021.

Dear Parishioners, May the Grace and Peace of Christ be with you. This afternoon, I got a phone call from a person who participated at the 5.30pm mass on Sunday 12th December at SFX and 9.00am Communion service on Monday 13th December at SJE who […]

Homily for Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year C…

Published on December 17, 2021.

Last week we celebrated Gaudete Sunday when the Church encouraged us to rejoice because our Lord is near. On this fourth and last Sunday of Advent, our first Reading and Gospel have one thing in common: that we need faith, obedience and humility to recognize […]

Homily for Third Sunday of Advent, Year C 12.12.…

Published on December 12, 2021.

The third Sunday of Advent is traditionally called Gaudete Sunday, a Sunday of rejoicing. The Entrance Antiphon for today’s Mass reads, “Rejoice in the Lord always; again, I say, rejoice. Indeed, the Lord is near.” We are called upon to rejoice not because we may […]

Pastoral Letter 03 December 2021

Published on December 5, 2021.

Dear Parishioners, May the peace of the Lord be with you. This is a follow-up to my pastoral letter dated 01.12.21. I have deleted some of the events I list in my previous pastoral letter because the status of all those who were in those […]

Pastoral Letter 01 December 2021

Published on December 5, 2021.

Dear Parishioners, May the peace of the Lord be with you. I hope this letter finds you in good Spirit. While I do not intend to panic anyone, I wish to bring to your attention that some of our parishioners at St Francis Xavier Church […]

Homily for Second Sunday of Advent, Year C 5.12.2…

Published on December 5, 2021.

The first Reading taken from the Book of Baruch, (Ba 5:1-9), is full of optimism. It called on Jerusalem to take off her, “dress of sorrow and distress” and “put on the beauty of the glory of God for ever”. The people of Israel were […]

Homily for First Sunday of Advent, Year C 28.11.2…

Published on November 26, 2021.

Advent, is from the Latin word ‘adventus’ or Greek word ‘parousia.’ It means coming or arrival. During the four weeks of Advent, we prepare for the second coming of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in glory, as universal judge and king at the end […]

Solemnity of Christ the King, Year B 21.11.2021

Published on November 19, 2021.

Today, the universal Church marks the end of the Church’s Liturgical year with the Solemnity of Christ the King. This feast was instituted by Pope Pius XI, (in his encyclical Quas Primas issued on 11th December 1925), to be celebrated on the last Sunday in […]

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