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 →

15 April, Friday – Seeing the face of Jesus

Good Friday Isa 52:13-53;12Heb 4:14-16,5:7-9Jn 18:1-19;42 “I am born for this” We had a death in our extended family this past week. In moments like this, many pause to take stock of life. Re-live memories and good times with loved ones who have been called home, examine our own mortality and priorities. Often pondering our... 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 →

11 April , Monday – Talk Is Cheap

Monday of Holy Week Is 42:1-7Jn 12:1-11 “Why wasn't this ointment sold for three hundred denarii, and the money given to the poor?” He said this, not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief; he was in charge of the common fund and used to help himself to the contributions.... Continue Reading →

3 April, Saturday — Learning to Part

Holy Saturday -- Second Reading Gn 22:1-18 Ps 16:5,8,9-10,11 God put Abraham to the test. In my opinion, today’s reading is riddled with question marks and deemed to be controversial for many. There are tons of commentaries expounding on this story in Genesis, trying to explain why a merciful and all-knowing God would go to... Continue Reading →

3 April, Saturday – Live and Let Live

Holy Saturday -- Third Reading Ex 14:15—15:1 Ex 15:1-2,3-4,5-6,17-18 The cloud was dark, and the night passed without the armies drawing any closer the whole night long. 'Live and let live' was a phrase developed during World War I and popularized during the Christmas Truce of 1914, where troops deliberately abstained from the use of... Continue Reading →

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