Pope Francis releases message for 2018 World Day of Vocations

Pope Francis on Monday released his message for the 2018 World Day of Prayer for Vocations, reflecting on the three aspects of every vocation: listening, discerning, and living. The 55th recurrence of the Day for Vocations is to be commemorated next year on 22 April. Listening, discerning, and living: these lie at the heart of Pope Francis’ message for next year’s World Day of Prayer for Vocations. The Holy Father said 2018 is a special year for vocations, because the Synod of Bishops will reflect on young people, especially “the…

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HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE FIRST WEEK OF ADVENT YEAR B (1) HOMILY THEME: THE LOVING AND COMPASSIONATE GOD

HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE FIRST WEEK OF ADVENT YEAR B. HOMILY THEME: THE LOVING AND COMPASSIONATE GOD BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Mt. 15:28-37) In the day’s Gospel Jesus fed the crowd following Him with only seven loaves few fish. He did this after healing the sick who they brought to Him. Jesus had attracted so many with His words and miracles. This miracle feeding was understood by the early Christians as a foretaste of heaven. It gives the message that in God’s Kingdom, everyone will be satisfied…

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Reading for Wednesday of the First Week of Advent Year B. Memorial: Saint Nicholas, Bishop. Liturgical Colour: violet/white

First Reading: (Isaiah 25: 6-10a) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 23: 1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6) Gospel: (Matthew 15: 29-37)   First Reading: (Isaiah 25: 6-10a) And the Lord of hosts shall make unto all people in this mountain, a feast of fat things, a feast of wine, of fat things full of marrow, of wine purified from the lees. And he shall destroy in this mountain the face of the bond with which all people were tied, and the web that he began over all nations. He shall cast death down headlong for ever: and the…

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