Sunday, 30 October 2011

31ST SUNDAY OF THE YEAR A: REFLECTION

The priest is a minister of God, called by God to minister to the people of God. By virtue of our baptism, we become priests sharing in the tripartite offices of Christ as priests, prophets and kings. This is the common priesthood of all the faithful. From this common priesthood, God still calls certain men in a special way to take up wholly and entirely the office of Christ’s priesthood as ministerial priests through the sacrament of Holy Orders.

Saturday, 29 October 2011

31ST SUNDAY OF THE YEAR A: READINGS

Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time


Reading 1 Mal 1:14b-2:2b, 8-10

A great King am I, says the LORD of hosts,
and my name will be feared among the nations.
And now, O priests, this commandment is for you:
If you do not listen,
if you do not lay it to heart,
to give glory to my name, says the LORD of hosts,
I will send a curse upon you
and of your blessing I will make a curse.

Jesús José Herrera Quiñonez appointed Bishop

The Holy Father has on 27th October, 2011 appointed Jesus Jose Herrera Quinonez as the new Bishop of Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico. He was born on 20th December 1961 and was ordained a priest of the diocese of Mexicali on 20th December 1987 at the age of 26.
We pray for God’s assistance on him in his new ministry.

Bishop Eduard Kojnok Joins Episcopal Necrology

The Catholic Church two days ago lost another Prelate Bishop Eduard Kojnok. Until his death, he was the Bishop Emeritus of  Rožňava, Slovakia.

He was born on 14 August 1933 at Velka, Sucha, Slovakia and was ordained a priest on 24 January 1956 at the age of 22.

On 14 February 1990, he was appointed Bishop of rozvava, Slovakia at the age of 56.

His installation was on the 18th of March 1990 and he remained in office until he retired on 27 December 2008 at the age of 75.

He peacefully slept in the Lord on 27 October 2011.

Kindly pray for his happy repose.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

PRAYER FOR THE UNBORN

Heavenly Father, in Your love for us, protect against the wickedness of the devil, those helpless little ones to whom You have given the gift of life.

Touch with pity the hearts of those women pregnant in our world today who are not thinking of motherhood.

Help them to see that the child they carry is made in Your image - as well as theirs - made for eternal life.

Dispel their fear and selfishness and give them true womanly hearts to love their babies and give them birth and all the needed care that a mother can give.

We ask this through Jesus Christ, Your Son, Our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and Holy Spirit, One God, forever and ever. Amen.

A PRO-LIFE PRAYER FOR OUR PRESIDENT AND PUBLIC OFFICIALS (FOR AMERICANS)



Lord God, Author of Life and Source of Eternal Life,
Move the hearts of all our public officials and especially our President, to fulfill their responsibilities worthily and well to all those entrusted to their care.
Help them in their special leadership roles, to extend the mantle of protection to the most vulnerable, especially the defenseless unborn, whose lives are threatened with extermination by an indifferent society.

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