Browsing Weekly Reflections

Bad things happen to good people

Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 4/20/19

Be Inspired    Look what happened to Jesu and Simon.    Simon was minding his own business, walking in from the field, when they seized him 'laid the cross on him and made him carry it behind Jesus.'  He didn't know why he was chosen to carry the cross.  ... Read More »

You might have to wait on line

Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 4/07/19

Every one of us walks into church with important things on our minds—God wants us to bring them to him.

Whether it be about our work, (many people are miserable at work,) our family, ourselves, our children, whatever is preventing us from being the person God want us to ... Read More »

Pray it forward

Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 3/29/19

We are more than half way through Lent.

How are you doing with Holy Moments?

Do you have 20?

You have time to have at least 20 more.

Take a moment to be with Jesus.

And then PRay it Forward.

Called to be Holy

Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 3/28/19

We are all called to be Holy.

Sound impossible?

 

Remember, everything is impossible until it isn't. 

 

Holy Spirit, never let me forget that holiness is possible and that every moment is an opportunity to create a Holy Moment.      

Convert Jealousy

Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 3/27/19

Sometimes I am jealous of Converts.

As a cradle Catholic, I have never experienced the questions, the longing, the wondering, the seeking a loving God.  I am struck by the amount of intentional thoughts and actions required for conversion. Some converts are people who have long disagreed with a particular Church ... Read More »

Scrutinies

Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 3/26/19

Scrutinies

Perfect timing for cradle Catholics.

Just because you might have been born as a cradle catholic, does not mean we shouldn’t know what those who are converting to Catholicism are preparing.

 The Scrutinies are rites of conversion and repentance.  This period of purification and enlightenment, which the rite of election begins, ... Read More »

You don’t have to be perfect to be HOLY

Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 3/14/19

We think holiness is impossible for us.

Doing the will of God, is our holiness.

God wants us to live holy lives, grow in character and virtue, and become the best version of ourselves.

Do you think you can live a holy moment tomorrow?

For those who work, try:

 

When you first sit down in front of your computer at work, pause and say a prayer for God to be with you today or at the very end of your workday, say a prayer of ... Read More »

LK 6:27-38

Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 2/25/19

 

LK 6:27-38

Take the wind out of their sails.

 

When someone does something to you, that is NOT loving, smile!   

When you love in response to hatred, you confuse and confound people, taking away the very energy that feeds their  hatred.       Anne

An epiphany on the Epiphany

Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 1/06/19

Did you ever have an aha moment?

I love them They are the best.

Suddenly, something that was probably there in front of you all the time or something that was nagging you suddenly makes sense.

“Oh, now I get it!’

You understand.

Your knowledge is deeper, more understandable. You are ... Read More »

It's a Wonderful Life

Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 12/30/18

The Holy Family  

Family life can bring out the best and worst in us.

Our families and our communities, Parishes, religious communities’ schools are not perfect

But Jesus was human, He suffered and died.

And He rose again.

So can families. 

This week, we come to the end ... Read More »