FAMILY PRAYER OF BLESSING FOR THE WEEK

FAMILY PRAYER OF BLESSING FOR THE WEEK Until saving justice dawns for your family like a bright light and salvation like a blazing torch, may the Lord not be silent about your family nor take rest on her matter. No more will your family be known as ‘forsaken’ nor your household be called ‘desolation’ as God will henceforth be the delight of your family. May the Lord raise all that has laid waste in your family and restore the ruined walls of your household. May your family be a crown…

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Pope receives Croatian Prime Minister

Pope Francis received Prime Minister Andrej Plenković of Croatia in private audience in the Vatican on Saturday.  The Holy See’s Press office issued a communique saying Plenković later met Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin along with Under-Secretary for Relations with States. Msgr. Antoine Camilleri. The Press Office said that during the “cordial discussions”, the two sides expressed “appreciation for the good relations that exist between the Holy See and the Republic of Croatia, and for the positive contribution of the Church to the life of the Country.”  “Mention was made also…

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Pope at Angelus: The novelty of Christianity is God’s mercy

Pope Francis during his Angelus address on Sunday told pilgrims in St Peter’s Square that the great novelty of Christianity is a God who, though disappointed by our sins, is merciful. “God continues to put in place the “new wine” of his vineyard, that is, mercy. There is only one impediment to the tenacious and tender will of God: our arrogance and our presumption, which sometimes can becomes violence.” Those were Pope Francis’ words to pilgrims in St Peter’s Square during his Angelus address, as he reflected on this Sunday’s…

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HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE 27TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A (1) HOMILY THEME: FOLLOW THE COMMANDMENTS

HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE TWENTY-SEVENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. HOMILY THEME: FOLLOW THE COMMANDMENTS BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon HOMILY: (Lk.10:25-37) In the day’s Gospel Jesus was asked by a scholar how to inherit eternal life. “Follow the commandments,” was Jesus’ response. It involved loving God with our whole person and our neighbor as ourselves. The question of “Who is our neighbor?” was raised. Jesus responded with the Parable of the Good Samaritan. It was controversial story since the victim was helped not by a Jew but by…

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Reading for Monday of the Twenty-seventh Week in Ordinary Time Year A. Memorial: Saint Denis, Bishop, and Companions, Martyrs; Saint John Leonardi, Priest. Liturgical Colour: green/red/white First Reading: (Jonah 1: 1 – 2: 1-2, 11) Responsorial Psalm:  (Jonah 2: 3, 4, 5, 8) Gospel: (Luke 10: 25-37)

First Reading: (Jonah 1: 1 – 2: 1-2, 11) Responsorial Psalm:  (Jonah 2: 3, 4, 5, 8) Gospel: (Luke 10: 25-37)   First Reading: (Jonah 1: 1 – 2: 1-2, 11) Now the word of the Lord came to Jonas the son of Amathi, saying: Arise, and go to Ninive the great city, and preach in it: for the wickedness thereof is come up before me. And Jonas rose up to flee into Tharsis from the face of the Lord, and he went down to Joppe, and found a ship going to…

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HOMILY FOR THE TWENTY-SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A (7)

HOMILY FOR THE TWENTY-SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. HOMILY THEME: THE VINEYARD AS THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL BY: Fr Unachukwu Cyril CCE HOMILY: “The vineyard of the Lord is the house of Israel.” Israel the Kingdom of God’s children; the Kingdom in which God is the King. It is in this household of God that we all belong and only in this household do we find our full realization, for in it God has given us everything we need and much more, He has given us ‘His presence’…

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HOMILY FOR THE TWENTY-SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A (7) HOMILY THEME: THIS WORLD IS NOT MY OWN; I AM JUST PASSING THROUGH

HOMILY FOR THE TWENTY-SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. HOMILY THEME: THIS WORLD IS NOT MY OWN; I AM JUST PASSING THROUGH BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu HOMILY: I think it was Jim Reeves who sang: “This world is not my home I’m just a-passin’ through. My treasures are laid up somewhere beyond the blue. The angels beckon me from heaven’s open door. And I can’t feel at home in this world anymore.” This song summarizes our readings today and gives us something to ponder upon. This world with all…

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