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April 22, 2018

READING FOR PENTECOST SUNDAY 19/5/2013

Sunday readings

OPENING PRAYER God our Father, let the Spirit you sent on your Church to begin the teaching of the gospel continue to work in the world through the hearts of all who believe.   FIRST READING A reading from the Acts of the Apostles 2, 1-11 Theme: they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak When Pentecost day came round, the apostles had all met in one room, when suddenly they heard what sounded like a powerful wind from heaven, the noise of which filled the entire house in which they were sitting; and something appeared…

GOD’S SPIRIT AND WORD IN THE TIMES OF PROMISES

“No one can say ‘Jesus is Lord’ except by the Holy Spirit”, “God has sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying ‘Abba! Father’!  “This knowledge of faith is possible only in the Holy Spirit: to be in touch with Christ, we must first have been touched by the Holy Spirit.  He comes to meet us and kindles faith in us” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 683). The Spirit is the gift of the Father intimate to the work of the Son and through whom we know, confess and benefit from that work.  The Spirit is “the Lord…

Fathers, Take Up Your Responsibilities

The mass to mark the 2013 father’s day was celebrated at St John Bosco’s Catholic Church Owu  in Ikeduru LGA by the Parish Priest, Rev.Fr. Stanley Ekwerike. Delivering a homily, Fr Ekwerike called on fathers to be real Christians both in words and in action. Fr Ekwerike condemned the attitudes of indifference, cowardice and fear which sometimes trivialize the role of the fathers in today’s society. He noted that most crisis in today’s society is because the fathers have relegated themselves to the background making themselves to play second fiddle in families. The Parish Priest thus invited fathers to assume…

SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR C 12/5/2013

Sunday readings

OPENING PRAYER Father, help us keep in mind that Christ our Saviour lives with you in glory and promised to remain with us until the end of time.  FIRST READING A READING FROM THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES 7:55-60 Theme: I can see the son of man standing at the right hand of God. Stephen, filled with the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven  and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at God’s right hand.  “I can see heaven thrown open”, he said, “and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.” At this all the…