April 28, 2016 (Thursday of the 5th Week of Easter) Dear friends in Christ, while the law is good for our common existence, grace is even more important. The law came through Moses, but grace has come to us through Christ. Our Liturgy today focuses on...

By Fr Julius OLAITAN ( Parish Priest of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, VI, Lagos)   Dear friends in Christ, it can be scary to make a journey to the unknown, to pass through the dark, without adequate lighting, to begin a venture in an area that...

Mass Reflection from A Catholic Moment Today’s Readings: Isaiah 49: 1-6, from Psalm 71, John 13: 21-33, 36-38 What were Jesus’ eyes saying when He spoke the truth, “One of you will betray me”? The scene is the Last Supper. Jesus and the disciples are “at table.” Jesus has just washed His disciples’ feet. He has not yet instituted the Eucharist.  Stirred by some inner prompting, I imagine Jesus looking up from His food and gazing around the room at each person. As He moved from one to another, His eyes peered deep into each soul. As His eyes came to Judas, Jesus saw the darkness and truth in Judas’ soul. He saw betrayal.

Homily for March 19, 2016. Solemnity of St. Joseph, Husband of Mary Bible Study: 2nd Samuel 7, 4 to 16. Romans 4, 13 to 22 and Matthew 1, 16 to 24. In God’s plan of salvation for mankind, it was his will that his son Jesus Christ would be born as a man, raised as a man and die as a man that humanity as a whole may be saved. This was a plan that took thousands of years to execute, a plan that even prophets who were lived centuries before Jesus spoke about.

Homily for March 17, 2016. Feast of St. Patrick, 2nd Patron of Nigeria Bible Study: 1st Peter 4, 7 to 11. And Luke 5, 1 to 11. Today, we take a little break from our Lenten series to reflect on Saint Patrick, a great icon of evangelisation in Ireland. Given that Nigeria as a country was mostly evangelized by the Irish missionaries, St. Patrick in a way is also our Patron Saint. If he had not allowed himself to be used by God so powerfully, millions of souls would never have seen the light.