GENTLE REMINDER: FEAST OF ASSUMPTION

August 15 is the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary into heaven. It is one of the Holy Days of Obligation in the Catholic Church. Holy Day of Obligation means that it is a day that should be given the reverence worthy of a Sunday. Holy days of Obligation are days on which the faithful are expected to attend Mass, and engage in rest from work and recreation, according to the Third Commandment. Can. 1246. §1. Sunday, on which by apostolic tradition the paschal mystery is celebrated, must be observed…

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Reading for the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. (Holyday of Obligation). Liturgical Colour: white

First Reading: (Revelation 11: 19a; 12: 1-6a, 10ab) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 45: 10, 11, 12, 16) Second Reading: (1 Corinthians 15: 20-27) Gospel: (Luke 1: 39-56)   First Reading: (Revelation 11: 19a; 12: 1-6a, 10ab) And the temple of God was opened in heaven: and the ark of his testament was seen in his temple, and there were lightnings, and voices, and an earthquake, and great hail. And a great sign appeared in heaven: A woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve…

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Reading for Tuesday of the 19th Week in Ordinary Time Year B. Memorial: Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr. Liturgical Colour: red

First Reading: (Ezekiel 2: 8 – 3: 4) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 119: 14, 24, 72, 103, 111, 131) Gospel: (Matthew 18: 1-5, 10, 12-14)   First Reading: (Ezekiel 2: 8 – 3: 4) But thou, O son of man, hear all that I say to thee: and do not thou provoke me, as that house provoketh me: open thy mouth, and eat what I give thee. And I looked, and behold, a hand was sent to me, wherein was a book rolled up: And he spread it before me, and it was written…

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FAMILY PRAYER OF BLESSING FOR THE WEEK

FAMILY PRAYER OF BLESSING FOR THE WEEK As the plan of the Lord stands forever so will your family be forever established in the presence of the Lord. May your family be enfolded always in the ever new steadfast love of the Lord and may she find constant refuge in the Lord. May your family shine as the sun and bright as the moon. May the light of God in your family dispel every darkness around her. May the peace of the Lord that brings peaceful rest and the blessing…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE 19TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (2) HOMILY THEME: BE LIKE JESUS; JUST ALLOW PEACE TO REIGN.

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE 19TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: BE LIKE JESUS; JUST ALLOW PEACE TO REIGN. BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: Jesus said to him, “Then the sons are free. However, not to give offence to them, go to the sea and cast a hook…” (Matthew 17:26-27) One way to define the term “war” is: what happens when two people believe they are both right and each insists the other party is wrong. From small domestic battles, arguments over football, disagreements about who is to…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE 19TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (1) HOMILY THEME: THE CHURCH AND GOVERNMENT 

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE 19TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: THE CHURCH AND GOVERNMENT BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Mt. 17:22-27) Monday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time In today’s Gospel, Jesus deals with the issue of paying taxes and more. They were questioned by tax collectors why they were not paying taxes. Jesus told His apostles that only foreigners pay taxes. But since He did not want to offend and make it an issue, He commanded Peter to fish and it will produce…

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Reading for Monday of the 19th Week in Ordinary Time Year B. Memorial: Saints Pontian, Pope, and Hippolytus, Priest, Martyrs]. Liturgical Colour: green/red

First Reading: (Ezekiel 1: 2-5, 24-28c) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 148: 1-2, 11-12, 13, 14) Gospel: (Matthew 17: 22-27)   First Reading: (Ezekiel 1: 2-5, 24-28c) On the fifth day of the month, the same was the fifth year of the captivity of king Joachin, The word of the Lord came to Ezechiel the priest the son of Buzi in the land of the Chaldeans, by the river Chobar: and the hand of the Lord was there upon him. And I saw, and behold a whirlwind came out of the north: and a great…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 19TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (12) HOMILY THEME: FOOD FOR THE JOURNEY

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 19TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: FOOD FOR THE JOURNEY BY: Fr Cyril Unachukwu CCE   HOMILY: The human life is a journey which has its ultimate origin and orientation in God. This journey, like every other type of journey, is never devoid of challenges and difficulties. In the Holy Eucharist, God gives us Himself in the form of bread and wine, as the only remedy to human weakness and weariness and the sure guide to our true homeland. May our sincere participation in the…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 19TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (11) HOMILY THEME: GOD IS OUR BREAD OF LIFE IN THIS FRUSTRATING EARTHLY JOURNEY.

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 19TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: GOD IS OUR BREAD OF LIFE IN THIS FRUSTRATING EARTHLY JOURNEY. BY: Rev. Fr Callistus Emenyonu, cmf.   HOMILY: READINGS: 1 Kings 19: 4-8, Ps 34, Eph. 4: 30-5:2, John 6:41-51 Life experience in this world can be very frustrating and offering us what we never expected or liked. It is worse when you have done all that is in your hand and left no fault from your own end and all you see is a surprising evil package. It becomes…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 19TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (10) HOMILY THEME: THE BREAD THAT I WILL GIVE IS MY FLESH

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 19TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: THE BREAD THAT I WILL GIVE IS MY FLESH BY: Fr. John Louis   HOMILY: READINGS: 1 Kings 19:4-8 / Ephesians 4:30-5:2/ John 6:41-51 Today’s gospel reading is a continuation of St. John the Evangelist’s narration of Jesus’ encounter with the crowd after the multiplication of loaves of bread and fish to feed them. After Jesus had stated that he is the bread of life (cf. last Sunday’s homily), he went on to say that ‘the bread that I…

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