Reading for Monday of the 2nd Week of Advent Year A. Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Liturgical Colour: white

FIRST READING
Genesis 3:9—15, 20

After the man, Adam, had eaten of the tree, the LORD God called to the man and asked him, “Where are you?” He answered, “I heard you in the garden; but I was afraid, because I was naked, so

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Reading for Saturday of the 1st Week of Advent Year A. Memorial: Saint Ambrose, Bishop and Doctor of the Church. Liturgical Colour: white

FIRST READING
Isaiah 30:19–21, 23–26

Thus says the Lord GOD,
the Holy One of Israel:
O people of Zion, who dwell in Jerusalem, no more will you weep; He will be gracious to you when you cry ou

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YEAR A: HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE 1ST WEEK OF ADVENT (2)

YEAR A: HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE 1ST WEEK OF ADVENT HOMILY THEME: HOUSE 0N THE ROCK BY: Rev. Fr. Jacob Aondover ATSU   HOMILY: READINGS: ISAIAH 26:1-6, PSALM 118, MATTHEW 7:21.24-27 We thank God who has been for us (from January to date) an everlasting rock (Isa. 26:4); protecting us from the various floods and horrendous winds that came our way in the past months. Let me also challenge all of us to walk righteously in this remaining part of the year and keep our faith and trust in…

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YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 33RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2)

YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING HOMILY THEME: “When some were speaking about the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and gifts dedicated to God, Jesus said, ‘As for these things that you see, the days will come when not one stone will be left upon another; all will be thrown down.’” (Luke 21:5-6) BY: Fr. Robert deLeon, CSC   HOMILY: Luke 21:5-19 Lisa caught me first thing in the morning with her desperation. “I need prayers for Smudge. He’s been in a tree…

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Pope appoints Nigerian priest as ‘Chaplain of His Holiness.’

Pope Francis has formally announced the appointment of a Nigerian priest, Rev. Fr. Stephen Beba, as ‘Chaplain of His Holiness.’ His Eminence, Cardinal John Onaiyekan, Archbishop of Abuja, made the announcement during the 25th Priestly Anniversary of the Catholic Bishop of Makurdi, Most Rev. Wilfred Anagbe, in Makurdi, the Benue State capital. A Chaplain of His Holiness is a priest to whom the Pope has granted this title. They are addressed as Monsignor and have certain privileges with respect to ecclesiastical dress and vestments. According to Onaiyekan, the certificate and…

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Man Tried to Drug His Girlfriend’s Drink After She Refused His Demand to Get Abortion

A Wisconsin man is facing homicide charges after he allegedly bought abortion drugs illegally and slipped them into his pregnant ex-girlfriend’s drink to kill her unborn child. Jeffrey Smith, of Wisconsin Rapids, is scheduled to stand trial Jan. 14, 2020, WSAU News reports. His charges include attempted first-degree homicide of an unborn child and felony manufacturing or delivering of prescription drugs. The woman, who is not named in reports, was 20 weeks pregnant when Smith allegedly attempted to abort her unborn baby. She later told police that Smith was pressuring…

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YEAR A: HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE 31ST WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (2)

YEAR A: HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE 31ST WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: THE STRAYING SOUL IS ALSO GOD’S; HELP BRING HIM BACK BY: Rev. Fr. Jacob Aondover ATSU   HOMILY: READINGS: ROMANS 14:7-12, PSALM 27, LUKE 15:1-10 • Be like Christ, help find the drunk, drug addict, misfit and revive same • Be like Christ, don’t condemn nor judge a straying brethren but lead such a one back to the right track. • Be like Christ, let your life influence those around you positively • Be like Christ,…

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YEAR A: HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE 31ST WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (1)

YEAR A: HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE 31ST WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: HUMBLE YOURSELVES.…”When you give a feast, invite instead the poor (…). Fortunate are you then, because they can’t repay you; you will be repaid at the Resurrection of the upright” BY: Fr. Austin Chukwuemeka IHEKWEME   HOMILY: Today, the Lord teaches us the true meaning of Christian generosity: to learn how to devote ourselves to others. «When you give a lunch or a dinner, don’t invite your friends, or your brothers and relatives and wealthy neighbors. For…

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OCTOBER DEVOTION DAY 31

OCTOBER ROSARY DEVOTION: Day 31 Make the sign of the cross: In the name of the Father † and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Say the Apostle Creed … Then: One (1) Our Father… Three (3) Hail Marys… One (1) Glory be. Start each Decade by meditating on the Mystery. JOYFUL/LUMINOUS MYSTERIES:(Thursday) JOYFUL MYSTERIES The Annunciation The Visitation The Nativity The Presentation of Jesus at the Temple The Finding of Jesus in the Temple LUMINOUS MYSTERIES The Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan The Wedding at…

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Reading for Friday of the 30th Week in Ordinary Time Year A. Solemnity of All Saints. Liturgical Colour: white

First Reading: (Revelation 7:2—4, 9—14) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalm 24:1bc—2, 3—4ab, 5—6 (see 6)) Second Reading: (1 John 3:1—3) Gospel: (Matthew 5:1—12a)   FIRST READING Revelation 7:2—4, 9—14 I, John, saw another angel come up from the East, holding the seal of the living God. He cried out in a loud voice to the four angels who were given power to damage the land and the sea, “Do not damage the land or the sea or the trees until we put the seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God.” I heard the…

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