Reading for the Second Sunday of Lent Year B. Liturgical Colour: violet

First Reading: (Genesis 22: 1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 116: 10, 15, 16-17, 18-19) Second Reading: (Romans 8: 31b-34) Gospel: (Mark 9:2-10)   First Reading: (Genesis 22: 1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18) After these things, God tempted Abraham, and said to him: Abraham, Abraham. And he answered: Here I am. He said to him: Take thy only begotten son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and go into the land of vision: and there thou shalt offer him for an holocaust upon one of the mountains which I will shew thee. And they came to the place…

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40 DAYS JOURNEY WITH THE LORD. Day 9 Moderated by Fr Justin Nzekwe

40 DAYS JOURNEY WITH THE LORD. DAY 9 Moderated by Fr Justin Nzekwe DAILY CHALLENGE: Get a quiet time and reflect over your life. DAILY THEME: Rediscover the Word of God. THINK ABOUT THIS: It is possible to go to church every Sunday, yet you have lost contact with the Word of God. How many times have you been carried away by the cloth you are wearing, or by what others are putting on? How many times did you come late to church? How many times in recent time have…

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HOMILY FOR THE 2ND SUNDAY OF LENT YEAR B (2) HOMILY THEME: “JESUS TOOK WITH HIM PETER AND JAMES AND JOHN, AND LED THEM UP A HIGH MOUNTAIN APART, BY THEMSELVES. AND HE WAS TRANSFIGURED BEFORE THEM, AND HIS CLOTHES BECAME DAZZLING WHITE, SUCH AS NO ONE ON EARTH COULD BLEACH THEM.” (Mark 9:2-3)

HOMILY FOR THE SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT YEAR B HOMILY THEME: “JESUS TOOK WITH HIM PETER AND JAMES AND JOHN, AND LED THEM UP A HIGH MOUNTAIN APART, BY THEMSELVES. AND HE WAS TRANSFIGURED BEFORE THEM, AND HIS CLOTHES BECAME DAZZLING WHITE, SUCH AS NO ONE ON EARTH COULD BLEACH THEM.” (Mark 9:2-3) BY: Fr. Robert deLeon, CSC   HOMILY: Mark 9:2-10 On a recent morning traversing the hospital’s main lobby, I battled against the current as swarms of hospital staff members were just leaving, the ebb and flow a daily occurrence at this…

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FAMILY PRAYER OF BLESSING FOR THE WEEK

FAMILY PRAYER OF BLESSING FOR THE WEEK May the Lord support your family from Sion; granting her heart’s desire and fulfuling her plans. May the Lord come to your family with the blessing of success. May your family rejoice with the joy of the Lords presence and may the Lord lay upon your family unending majesty and splendour. May your family stand firm through the mercy of the Lord and may the strength of the Lord give joy to your family and His saving help make her glad. May the…

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Reading for Tuesday of the First Week of Lent Year B. Liturgical Colour: violet

First Reading: (Isaiah 55: 10-11) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 34: 4-5, 6-7, 16-17, 18-19) Gospel: (Matthew 6: 7-15)   First Reading: (Isaiah 55: 10-11) And as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and return no more thither, but soak the earth, and water it, and make it to spring, and give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be, which shall go forth from my mouth: it shall not return to me void, but it shall do whatsoever I please, and shall prosper in the things for…

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Ahiara Diocese: Pope backs down in dispute with Nigerian priests, accepts bishop Okpaleke’s resignation

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a Nigerian bishop whose 2012 appointment sparked years of protest from the diocese’s priests, backing down from a confrontation eight months after threatening to suspend the priests should they continue to agitate. On Monday Feb. 19, the Vatican said the pontiff had accepted the resignation of Bishop Peter Okpaleke, head of the southern Nigerian diocese of Ahiara, and put neighboring Umuahia Bishop Lucius Ugorji in charge as apostolic administrator. Okpaleke was appointed to his post by Pope Benedict XVI but was never able…

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40 DAYS JOURNEY WITH THE LORD. Day 6 Moderated by Fr Justin Nzekwe

40 DAYS JOURNEY WITH THE LORD. DAY 6 Moderated by Fr Justin Nzekwe DAILY THEME: Praying the right way and with a sincere heart. DAILY CHALLENGE: Do some charity. It must not be money. It could be rendering some help to others. Bible Reading – Matthew 6: 5-14; Lk 18:1 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you,…

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Reading for Monday of the First Week of Lent Year B. Liturgical Colour: violet

First Reading: (Leviticus 19: 1-2, 11-18) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 19: 8, 9, 10, 15) Gospel: (Matthew 25: 31-46)   First Reading: (Leviticus 19: 1-2, 11-18) The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: Speak to all the congregation of the children of Israel, and thou shalt say to them: Be ye holy, because I the Lord your God am holy. You shall not steal. You shall not lie, neither shall any man deceive his neighbour. Thou shalt not swear falsely by my name, nor profane the name of thy God. I am the Lord. Thou shalt not…

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HOMILY FOR THE 1ST SUNDAY OF LENT YEAR B (7)

HOMILY FOR THE FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT YEAR B HOMILY THEME: A NEW BEGINNING BY: Fr. Gerald M. Musa   HOMILY: The first three words of the Bible are: “ In the beginning…” (Genesis 1:1). Signs of a new beginning are all around us and they include the sun rising anew in the morning; the caterpillar, which enters its cocoon and turns out to be a beautiful butterfly; the planted seed, which dies in the ground and brings out a new plant; the baby coming out of the womb or the…

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Reading for the First Sunday of Lent Year B. Liturgical Colour: violet

First Reading: (Genesis 9: 8-15) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 25: 4-5, 6-7, 8-9) Second Reading: (1 Peter 3: 18-22) Gospel: (Mark 1: 12-15)   First Reading: (Genesis 9: 8-15) Thus also said God to Noe, and to his sons with him, Behold I will establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you: And with every living soul that is with you, as well in all birds as in cattle and beasts of the earth, that are come forth out of the ark, and in all the beasts of the earth. I will establish my…

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