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1303, 2018

Pope’s Mass 2018

March 13th, 2018|Categories: Archbishop, latest, Votive Homilies|Tags: , |

What is the cause of rejoicing that seems to break the somber mood of the season of Lent? What is the cause of rejoicing as we celebrate the 5th anniversary of the installation of our Holy Father? What these two celebrations have in common is that both share the same message of giving hope to a broken humanity that is searching for peace, mercy and compassion. Both these celebrations proclaim in a nutshell, the joy of the gospel. Both proclaim the gospel of hope, forgiveness and mercy.

3010, 2017

Lutheran-Roman Catholic Joint Service on 500th Anniversary of Reformation

October 30th, 2017|Categories: Archbishop, latest, Votive Homilies|

We must continue the path of fraternal communion, sharing in the one faith, one baptism and one Lord, walking with courage and determination towards an ever fuller unity. This journey of course requires us to listen to the common Spirit given to us at baptism and our Lord’s call to unity. We must root all initiatives in Christ, through dialogue, collaboration and in prayer.

1305, 2017

The place of Marian Apparitions in the Catholic Faith

May 13th, 2017|Categories: Votive Homilies|

Today is the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima. It is important that we celebrate these apparitions in the mind of the Church. Right from the outset, we must be clear that the main purpose of our celebration is not the apparitions themselves, but the message Our Lady has for us. Otherwise such pious celebrations can turn into superstition and also encourage a wrong attitude towards the Catholic Faith, especially for those who have a penchant for visions and apparitions.

2301, 2016

Called to be a Compassionate and Merciful Leader

January 23rd, 2016|Categories: Votive Homilies|

We have the inauguration of the mission of Jesus when He described His ministry, citing from the prophecy of Isaiah. He is called to proclaim the Good News to the poor in all its dimensions. So right from the outset, it is clear that the gospel is Good News only because it proclaims the mercy of God for humanity through the forgiveness of sins and the restoration of a wounded and broken humanity suffering from injustices, hurts, bondages, blindness and weariness in the struggles and trials of daily life.

1901, 2016

Celebrating our Past, Charting our Future

January 19th, 2016|Categories: Votive Homilies|

100 years is indeed a long time. It is a century old! We have just celebrated the 50th anniversary of Singapore’s independence. So it is truly amazing that the history of Montfort School is twice the age of the republic of Singapore! Indeed, we can consider ourselves very fortunate to be witnesses