Relic of St John Paul II’s blood venerated in Philippines

The Archdiocese of Manila will be the custodian of a relic of St John Paul II: a vial of the late Pope’s blood that was placed in a reliquary for veneration starting April 7. Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, St John Paul II’s former secretary and retired archbishop of Krakow, Poland, gave the archdiocese the vial as a gift for the 60th anniversary of Manila Cathedral’s reconstruction after World War II, ucanews reported. “This precious gift … is truly a source of consolation and help especially for those who are suffering physical…

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HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK OF EASTER YEAR B (1) HOMILY THEME: YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN 

HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK OF EASTER YEAR B HOMILY THEME: YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY : (Jn. 3:7-15) Tuesday of the Second Week of Easter In the day’s Gospel Jesus meets with Nicodemus. Nicodemus was one of those who was willing to listen to Jesus. He was portrayed as one who is open to what Jesus reveals. Jesus told Nicodemus the need to be born again of water and the Spirit. It was clear that the Jews were not aware of…

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Reading for Tuesday of the Second Week of Easter Year B. Liturgical Colour: white

First Reading: (Acts 4: 32-37) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 93: 1ab, 1cd-2, 5) Gospel: (John 3: 7b-15)   First Reading: (Acts 4: 32-37) And the multitude of believers had but one heart and one soul: neither did any one say that aught of the things which he possessed, was his own; but all things were common unto them. And with great power did the apostles give testimony of the resurrection of Jesus Christ our Lord; and great grace was in them all. For neither was there any one needy among them. For as many…

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FAMILY PRAYER OF BLESSING FOR THE WEEK

FAMILY PRAYER OF BLESSING FOR THE WEEK May your family live to praise the Lord and may His judgements be favourable to your family always. May your family’s help come always from the Lord the maker of heaven and earth and may the Lord be the guardian and shade of your family. May the Lord keep your family in mind and bless her unceasingly. May the strong ever faithful love of the Lord manifest continually in your family. May the descendants of your family be powerful on earth. May the…

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HOMILY FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD (1) HOMILY THEME: THE FULFILMENT OF GOD'S PROMISE

HOMILY FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD HOMILY THEME: THE FULFILMENT OF GOD’S PROMISE BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Lk. 1:26-38) Feast of the Annunciation In today’s Gospel we have the angel Gabriel announcing to the Blessed Virgin Mary that she will be the mother of the Son of God. We celebrate today the solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord. This is a very important day because it marks the fulfilment of the promise of God for a Messiah. This is also called the Feast…

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Reading for Monday of the Second Week of Easter Year B. Solemnity:The Annunciation of the Lord. Liturgical Colour: white

First Reading: (Isaiah 7: 10-14; 8: 10) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 40: 7-8a, 8b-9, 10, 11) Second Reading: (Hebrews 10: 4-10) Gospel: (Luke 1: 26-38)   First Reading: (Isaiah 7: 10-14; 8: 10) And the Lord spoke again to Achaz, saying: Ask thee a sign of the Lord thy God either unto the depth of hell, or unto the height above. And Achaz said: I will not ask, and I will not tempt the Lord. And he said: Hear ye therefore, O house of David: Is it a small thing for you to be…

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