In Western Europe, Christians who don’t go to church outnumber those who do

Most Western Europeans identify as Christian, but say they do not, or seldom, attend church services – outnumbering those Christians who do attend church, a survey from the Pew Research Center has reported. Released May 29, results found in 12 of the 15 surveyed Western European countries, non-practicing Christians (defined as those who self-identify as Christian but report attending church services less than once per month) made up the largest religious group, beating out both religious “nones” and churchgoing Christians. The telephone survey was conducted in mid-2017 with more than…

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FAMILY PRAYER OF BLESSING FOR THE WEEK

FAMILY PRAYER OF BLESSING FOR THE WEEK May the Lord be the birthright and cup of your family. May the Lord teach your family the path of life. May your family’s happiness be in the Lord. May the Lord hold your family secure. May the Lord guard your family as the pupil of an eye and shelter her in the shadow of His wings. In all circumstances, may the Lord assure the steps of your family. May the Lord listen to the laments of your family, give her courage and…

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Miracle God: The Congolese Catholic priest that contracted Ebola is healed

Fr.Lucian Ambunga, the Catholic priest who got infected with Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been healed. Earlier this week, Health officials in Congo revealed that the priest from the diocese of Mbandaka-Bikoro was quarantined after he tested positive to the Ebola virus. It was reported that Fr. Lucian contracted Ebola while ‘taking care of someone who passed away.’ Some weeks ago his Bishop in DRC was pictured praying for him where he was quarantined. Today! God healed him. He is back to his Parish. To God…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 11TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (3) HOMILY THEME: LESSONS OF THE SEEDS

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE ELEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: LESSONS OF THE SEEDS BY: Fr. Mike Lagrimas   HOMILY: Mk 4:26-34 There is the famous story about the Lord’s Store. A man had a dream. He saw himself walking on the streets of the city. He was moved to tears and disgust when he saw so many people living in poverty and destitution. He longed to help them but he did not know how. As he walked farther, he saw a big store. He walked towards it…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR SATURDAY OF THE TENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (1) HOMILY THEME: LET YOUR YES MEAN YES

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR SATURDAY OF THE TENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: LET YOUR YES MEAN YES BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Mt. 5:33-37) Saturday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time In the day’s Gospel Jesus continued His sermon on the mount. This time He dealt with false oaths. Jesus warned His listeners from religious leaders and members who made use of Scriptures, religious principles, laws, and other elements of the faith to take advantage of fellow members. With vested interests and skewed attitude, deception using…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE ELEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (1) HOMILY THEME: “Jesus said, ‘The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how.’” (Mark 4:26-27)

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE ELEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: “Jesus said, ‘The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how.’” (Mark 4:26-27) BY: Fr. Robert deLeon, CSC   HOMILY: Mark 4:26-34 Summertime—gardening time. Consider an article authored by David Mills that invites our reflection today. I share an excerpt with you: “We all have a vision of what we want, and we believe…

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

First Reading: (1 Kings 17: 7-16) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 4: 2-3, 4-5, 7b-8) Gospel: (Matthew 5: 13-16)   First Reading: (1 Kings 17: 7-16) But after some time the torrent was dried up, for it had not rained upon the earth. Then the word of the Lord came to him, saying: Arise, and go to Sarephta of the Sidonians, and dwell there: for I have commanded a widow woman there to feed thee. He arose, and went to Sarephta. And when he was come to the gate of the city, he saw the…

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FAMILY PRAYER OF BLESSING FOR THE WEEK

FAMILY PRAYER OF BLESSING FOR THE WEEK May the unalloyed promises of the Lord, the natural silver which comes from the earth seven times refined, find a permanent place of fulfilment in your family. May the Lord make your family as swift as a deer and set her firmly on the heights. May He gird your family with strength and make her way free from blame. May the words from the mouths of your family members and the wisperings of their hearts find favour in the Lord’s presence forever. May…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE TENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (5) HOMILY THEME: DON’T REFUSE THE GRACE OF GOD’S FORGIVENESS

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE TENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: DON’T REFUSE THE GRACE OF GOD’S FORGIVENESS BY: Rev. Fr. John Louis   HOMILY: READINGS: Genesis 3:9-15/ 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1/ Mark 3:20-35 The first reading reminds us that by sin we fall short of God’s glory (Genesis 3:9-15). Whereas this could be disheartening, the second reading encourages us not to lose heart (2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1), because God’s mercy is ever present (cf. Responsorial Psalm). Because of His mercy, God offers us the grace of forgiveness. As grace, forgiveness is…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 10TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (3) HOMILY THEME: THE POWER OF IDEAS

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE TENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: THE POWER OF IDEAS BY: Fr. Gerald M. Musa   HOMILY: It was Earl Nightengale, an American motivational speaker who says, “Everything begins with an idea.” Undoubtedly, there is a fierce war, and eternal spiritual battle between good and evil. This battle between good and evil often begins with a thought and with ideas that have the potential to transform people into being better or worse. Some ideas may appear attractive, but can also have very dangerous and damaging…

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