FAMILY PRAYER OF BLESSING FOR THE WEEK

FAMILY PRAYER OF BLESSING FOR THE WEEK May the Lord always be an accessible sheltering rock for your family. May the Lord create in your members a clean heart and a resolute spirit. May the Lord anoint your family members with the oil of gladness and their robes, all myrrh and aloes. May the Lord make your family’s name endure from generation to generation. May the favour of the Lord set your family on impregnable heights from which her heart will sing unceasingly to His holy praise. May the blessing…

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New bishop appointed for British armed forces

After a gap of three years, Pope Francis has appointed a new bishop for Britain’s armed forces. Paul Mason, currently an auxiliary bishop of Southwark, takes over as eighth Bishop of the Forces three years after the previous bishop, Richard Moth, was transferred to Arundel and Brighton. The Bishopric serves all Catholic British service personnel wherever they are stationed. Chaplains of the three Armed Services serve on operations, providing support for servicemen. Currently, there are seven chaplains serving in Royal Navy and two for the Royal Air Force. The Army…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE FOURTEENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (1)

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE FOURTEENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: JESUS NEEDS YOU BY:Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Mt. 9:32-38) Tuesday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time. In today’s Gospel Jesus drove out demons and cured many sick people. Seeing those who are in need of healing and struggling, He was moved with pity. He told His disciples the need for harvesters. He meant the prevailing dominance of sin in society to many which needed to be addressed. Thus, He declared “Help Wanted” from his…

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Reading for Tuesday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time Year B. Liturgical Colour: green

First Reading: (Hosea 8: 4-7, 11-13) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 115: 3-4, 5-6, 7ab-8, 9-10) Gospel: (Matthew 9: 32-38)   First Reading: (Hosea 8: 4-7, 11-13) They have reigned, but not by me: they have been princes, and I knew not: of their silver, and their gold they have made idols to themselves, that they might perish. Thy calf, O Samaria, is cast off, my wrath is kindled against them. How long will they be incapable of being cleansed? For itself also is the invention of Israel: a workman made it, and it is…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE 14TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (2) HOMILY THEME: THE LORD IS KIND AND FULL OF COMPASSION 

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE FOURTEENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: THE LORD IS KIND AND FULL OF COMPASSION BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: “My daughter has just died; but come and lay your hand on her, and she will live.” Matthew 9:18. Today’s Gospel passage happens to be Matthew’s version of the event that Mark reported two Sundays ago. It is interesting to note that Matthew’s account is different from Mark yet both spoke of the very same event. This disparity reminds of us again of the…

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