Featuring homilies and talks from the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Singapore, Archbishop William Goh. This podcast may not be reproduced, in whole or in part, in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission from the Archbishop’s Communications Office. This includes extracts, quotations or summaries.
Homily for 5th Sunday of Easter, 2022
Like Jesus and his community of 12 apostles, we need to build and be part of faith-loving communities centred in Christ. Such communities help us to persevere and grow our faith, as well as find fellowship and love.
Homily for Easter Vigil, 2022
A beautiful hymn in the Divine Office contains the following lyrics: "Paschal triumph, Paschal joy, only sin can this destroy." Indeed, only sin can take away our Easter joy. So if we want to live in Easter, then let us keep dying to our selfishness, sin and fears, and instead walk in His light.
Homily for Good Friday, 2022
When Jesus was on the cross, He was carrying upon Himself the sins of the world and, most of all, the rejection of man towards God. He bore the silence of God, which is what atheists experience, without God! Only when Christ was hanging on the cross and said, “into your hands I commend my Spirit” did the Holy Spirit take over the mission of our Lord and complete it through the ages. The victory of Jesus was complete when the Father raised Him from the dead. But the ultimate victory would be won by the Spirit of Jesus at work in us. Only when we surrender our plans, our life and our vulnerabilities to the Father, will He then work in us and through us.
Homily for Maundy Thursday, 2022
In His perfect love and mercy, Jesus forgave the sins of the apostles even before they betrayed Him. Following in His example, may we forgive those who hurt us. This is the greatest act of "washing" another's feet.
Homily for Chrism Mass, 2022
As members of the royal priesthood, we are the frontliners of witnessing in the world. We are called to live out the message of the Gospel, and to proclaim Jesus wherever we are. Meanwhile, the ordained ministry is to support the members of the royal priesthood - to nurture, strengthen and heal with the Sacraments.
Homily for Palm Sunday, 2022
Jesus came as the King of Peace into Jerusalem. Even Pilate recognized this. Jesus came to bring peace, seating on a humble donkey. The people recognized His symbolic gesture and so proclaimed Him as the One who would bring peace to the nation. He came to make us all kings by submitting to God. Jesus lived out what He taught at the Sermon on the Mount. His teaching was not just words but rooted in the way He lived. Jesus was a reconciler. By His death, He reconciled man with God, and not just man with man. He was truly a man of peace when confronting His enemies. Jesus gave peace to those who believed in Him. How did He find strength to act with compassion and forgiveness?