7 May, Saturday — God’s Bakery

Saturday of the 3rd Week of Eastertide Acts 9:31-42Jn 6:60-69   “…no one can come to me unless the Father allows him.”  This passage used to trouble me often. To me, it meant that not everyone could or would be redeemed. While I’m not a child, I still hold this child-like perception of Heaven. I believe that... Continue Reading →

6 May, Friday — More Bread 

Friday of the 3rd Week of Eastertide Acts 9:1-20Jn 6:52-59  “This is the bread come down from heaven; not like the bread our ancestors ate: they are dead, but anyone who eats this bread will live forever”  “The bread had a crunch to the crust that brought so many good memories, and the crumb was... Continue Reading →

5 May, Thursday — Bread 

Thursday of the 3rd Week of Eastertide Acts 8:26-40 Jn 6:44-51  “I am the living bread which has come down from heaven. Anyone who eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is my flesh, for the life of the world.”  “There is a glowing sense of sunlight with each bite... Continue Reading →

3 May, Tuesday – Obedience

May 3 – Feast of Sts. Philip and James, Apostles St. Philip was a disciple of St. John the Baptist, and a convert. He was one of the Twelve Apostles, and brought St. Nathanael to Christ. He was a confidant of Jesus. Little is known about him, but scriptural episodes give the impression of a shy,... Continue Reading →

23 April, Saturday — Manifest

Easter Saturday Acts 4:13-21Mark 16:9-15 “We cannot promise to stop proclaiming what we have seen and heard.” In today’s readings, Mary Magdalene rushed to tell the disciples the news of Jesus’ resurrection, only to be rejected. Jesus appeared and broke bread with two disciples on their journey from Jerusalem to Emmaus but their account was... Continue Reading →

18 April, Monday – Peter Stood Up…

Easter Monday Acts 2:14,22-33Mt 28:8-15 Filled with awe and great joy... Today is an opportune time to reflect on what the apostles had done after the resurrection, to plant a seed in spreading the message of salvation to the world. Peter, who fearfully denied the Lord, pressed on to spread the good news even till... Continue Reading →

16 April, Saturday — Easter Vigil

Dear Readers, The Easter Vigil Mass features a total of nine readings. It is an Oxygen tradition to have a reflection for each of these readings. This Easter, we feature a few of our regular contributors and welcome back Daryl. It is a long read, but we hope you enjoy the reflections and be inspired... Continue Reading →

14 April, Thursday — Holy Thursday

Maundy Thursday -- Chrism Mass Faith Anew Isa 61:1-3,6,8-9Apo 1:5-8Lk 4:16-21 The Spirit of The Lord has been given to me I have often wondered how I would react if Christ returned in my lifetime. Would I recognize him? Or would I let my conservatism get the better of me? We look with judgment on... Continue Reading →

8 March, Tuesday — Courage to do God’s will

Tuesday of the 1st Week of Lent Is 55:10-11Mt 6:7-15 “…your will be done...” What is God’s will for me? Some days, I feel scared that God’s will for me would mean that I have to make a drastic change in my lifestyle. Being a physically-challenged person means that some things relating to mobility which come naturally to... Continue Reading →

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