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The Spirit drove Jesus out into the desert

Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 2/19/18

The Spirit drove Jesus out into the desert, Do you think Jesus was trying to get away?

Do you ever feel like if you could only just get away for a little while?

We hear stories about ‘frazzled ‘mothers locking themselves in the bathroom, just to get away for a ... Read More »

Seeing the doctor

Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 2/17/18

Levi throws a big banquet for Jesus and invites a bunch of other tax collectors and others. Tax collectors were considered traitors by the Jews – turncoats who turned their allegiance to the Romans and sold their souls for a buck. So the Pharisees want to know why Jesus ... Read More »

Why Do we Fast?

Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 2/16/18

Feb 16

Gospel MT 9:14-15

The disciples of John approached Jesus and said,

"Why do we and the Pharisees fast much,

but your disciples do not fast?"

Jesus answered them, "Can the wedding guests mourn

as long as the bridegroom is with them?

The days will come when the ... Read More »

Do Sundays Count During Lent?

Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 2/16/18

Some people have said that you are allowed to break your Lenten sacrifice for the day. The reasoning was perhaps the length of Lent.

There is nothing in the Canon Law of the Church or the Catechism that makes laws about what we give up for Lent.  The sacrifice ... Read More »

Choose life!

Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 2/15/18

In today’s readings, Moses tells us to ‘Choose life’ in order to enter the promised land.

In the Gospel Luke tells us “If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” Notice the word “daily.” This carrying your ... Read More »

Redeemed Christians are joyful

Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 2/14/18

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Redeemed Christians are joyful, don't ... Read More »

The Truth

Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 1/29/18

and on the sabbath Jesus entered the synagogue and taught.The people were astonished at his teaching,for he taught them as one having authority and not as the scribes.? Mk 1:21

Have you ever had to give a speech in front of a large group of people?

You go over and ... Read More »

Be Inspired!

Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 1/23/18

Be Inspired       AB anne bantleon           Reply| Today, 12:56 PM              

 

In Mark 1, we read about the call of the first disciples – Simon and his brother Andrew and James and his brother John, ... Read More »

"Here"

Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 1/15/18

Nothing is more personal than a name. We all love to hear our name called, and perk up our ears when we hear it. We’ve all experienced the awkwardness of forgetting someone’s name.  Unable to evoke their name, we can’t renew our relationship with the person. At large gatherings we ... Read More »

‘be good for goodness sake’

Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 12/23/17

‘be good for goodness sake’

 

Think about it.

 

We are almost threatened to be ‘good’ because Santa is coming.

But

What about just ‘BEING” good.

Be good for goodness sake.

Be good, it is the right thing to do, not because of punishment or reward

Be good, ... Read More »