HOMILY FOR THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR B (2) HOMILY THEME: HE GIVES HIS LIFE COMPLETELY 

HOMILY FOR THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR B HOMILY THEME: HE GIVES HIS LIFE COMPLETELY BY: Fr. Abbot Philip Lawrence   HOMILY: My sisters and brothers in the Lord, Saint John gives us these words of Jesus: “I am the good shepherd, and I know mine and mine know me.” God is seeking us out, just as a shepherd seeks out his sheep. God wants us to be with him, just as the shepherd wants his sheep with him. This Sunday we are invited and challenged to give our lives completely…

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FAMILY PRAYER OF BLESSING FOR THE WEEK

FAMILY PRAYER OF BLESSING FOR THE WEEK May your family become like the trees of the Lord which drink their fill and the cedars of Lebanon which He sowed. May your family’s tree be so rich that the stork will make its home on the highest of its branches. May the Lord never abandon your family but be ever present with her. Your family will never dwell in the silence because the Lord’s help will ever be her portion. May the Lord be a stronghold and a rock of refuge…

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3 priests, 5 religious sisters declared venerable

Pope Francis on Saturday cleared the way for 8 Servants of God, including and Indian, taking them a step closer to sainthood. On April 14, the Holy Father Francis received Cardinal Angelo Amato, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints and authorized the promulgation of the decrees recognizing the heroic virtues of 8 Servants of God who will now have the title Venerable Servant of God or simply Venerable. Among them is Father Varghese Payapilly, an Indian diocesan priest, founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of the…

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Crying little boy asks Pope Francis if his atheist dad could be in heaven

After circling a massive, crumbling public housing complex on the outskirts of Rome, Pope Francis had an emotional encounter with the neighbourhood’s children. Question-and-answer sessions with youngsters are a standard part of Pope Francis’ parish visits. And, at St Paul of the Cross parish on April 15, there were the usual questions like, “How did you feel when you were elected Pope?” But then it was Emanuele’s turn. The young boy smiled at the pope as he approached the microphone. But then froze. “I can’t do it,” Emanuele said. Mgr…

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Nigerian Bishops to make their Ad Limina Apostolorum Visit to Rome in April

The Members of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria are to make a collective pilgrimage to Rome this April 14 to May 5, 2018 called ad limina visit where they will meet Pope Francis and report on the state of their dioceses. Definition of Ad Limina Visit The visit ad limina means, technically, the obligation incumbent on certain members of the hierarchy of visiting, at stated times, the “thresholds of the Apostles”, Sts. Peter and Paul, and of presenting themselves before the popeto give an account of the state of…

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HOMILY FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR B (8) HOMILY THEME: ...And he showed himself to His disciples while they were still incredulous to strengthen their believe in the resurrection, to dissipate their fears and to make them courageous in preaching the forgiveness of sins in His name.

HOMILY FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR B HOMILY THEME: …And he showed himself to His disciples while they were still incredulous to strengthen their believe in the resurrection, to dissipate their fears and to make them courageous in preaching the forgiveness of sins in His name. BY: Fr. Chimezie C. Aladi.   HOMILY: GOSPEL: LUKE 24:35-48 My dearest brothers and sisters in the Lord, we have gathered again to celebrate the risen Lord who will manifest himself today to us in the breaking of the bread as he did to…

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HOMILY FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR B (5) HOMILY THEME: BE WITNESSES TO THE GOSPEL

HOMILY FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR B HOMILY THEME: BE WITNESSES TO THE GOSPEL BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Lk. 24:35-48) Third Sunday of Easter In the day’s Gospel the risen Jesus again appeared to His apostles who were still grappling with the events that had transpired. They were still reeling from His death and confused about the news of His appearances to some disciples. As a further testimony to the truth of His resurrection, He asked for something to eat. Incidentally, all of the appearances of…

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

First Reading: (Acts 6: 1-7) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 33: 1-2, 4-5, 18-19) Gospel: (John 6: 16-21)   First Reading: (Acts 6: 1-7) And in those days, the number of the disciples increasing, there arose a murmuring of the Greeks against the Hebrews, for that their widows were neglected in the daily ministration. Then the twelve calling together the multitude of the disciples, said: It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables. Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of good reputation, full of the…

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HOMILY FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR B (3) HOMILY THEME: DEEPEN YOUR FAITH IN THE RISEN CHRIST

HOMILY FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR B HOMILY THEME: DEEPEN YOUR FAITH IN THE RISEN CHRIST BY: Fr. Abbot Philip Lawrence   HOMILY: My sisters and brothers in the Lord, Here are two phrases from our first two readings today: “Repent, therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be wiped away,” and “I am writing this to you so that you may not commit sin.” We can ask why there is so much focus on sin on this Third Sunday of Easter? Perhaps because the Gospel today tells us…

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HOMILY FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR B (2) HOMILY THEME: "THEN THE DISCIPLES RECOUNTED WHAT HAD TAKEN PLACE ON THE WAY AND HOW JESUS WAS MADE KNOWN TO THEM IN THE BREAKING OF THE BREAD." (Luke 24:25)

HOMILY FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR B HOMILY THEME: “THEN THE DISCIPLES RECOUNTED WHAT HAD TAKEN PLACE ON THE WAY AND HOW JESUS WAS MADE KNOWN TO THEM IN THE BREAKING OF THE BREAD.” (Luke 24:25) BY: Fr. Robert deLeon, CSC   HOMILY: Third Sunday of Easter; Luke 24:35-48 The oldie on the car radio (“The House at Pooh Corner,” by Kenny Loggins) returned me in a flash to 7th grade English class. The sweetness of those innocent, youthful days returned—as did the bitter pain of her betrayal. My…

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