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Our Newest Holy Day

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

Pope John Paul II declared the Sunday after Easter be called “Divine Mercy Sunday.” St. Faustina Kowalska was a Polish nun who received visions from Jesus, including one of Jesus wearing a white garment with beams of red and white coming from His heart, which came to be known ... Read More »

God's Road Trip 

Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 4/16/20

   

The apostles are despondent while walking in the road to Emmaus. ‘ we were hoping that he would be the one'.

When they recognize Jesus  in the breaking of the bread, they are filled with hope.

At this time, we are not able to partake  Jesus in the ... Read More »

Make Lent Matter

Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 2/28/20

We'll be working hard.

It's normal to have a dirty face when we've been working. Whether we're gardening or cleaning the garage or attic, we often see the smears of dust and dirt on our faces when we go in to wash up. They are outward signs that we've ... Read More »

I AM

Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 1/27/20

I was regretting the past and fearing the future… Suddenly, my Lord was speaking:   “My name is I AM.” God paused. I waited. God continued, “When you live in the past, with its mistakes and regrets, it is hard, I am not there. My name is NOT, I WAS…. ... Read More »

One Word

Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 1/02/20

Studies  tell us that 80% of New Year’s Resolutions  fail by February. 

 

Typically, resolutions are based on the person we are tired of being. With so many areas to choose from and change, the list becomes too long. Resolutions that try to change a negative, leave no room for growth.

 

What ... Read More »

Christmas!

Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 12/24/19

May each Christmas , as it comes, find us more and more like Him, who at this time became a little child for our sake, more simple minded, more humble, more holy, more affectionate, more resigned, more happy, more full of God.   (Pope Francis Homily Dec 24, 2019).

Get to work

Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 12/07/19

The harvest is abundant, but the laborers are few”. Matthew 9:17

 Have you ever been in charge or part of  a group that had to plan and then carry out the project?

While many hands can make light work, it is the usual people who get the work done. Sometimes, ... Read More »

Lord, increase our faith!

Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 10/03/19

In Faith Formation classes as an example of FAITH, I  have used the example of the cheerleader who is on top of the pyramid. That  cheerleader has solid faith that the bottom row of  cheerleaders can hold him/her up.

Faith, you either have it or you don’t .

You ... Read More »

Catholic Radio

Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 8/31/19

For those of you with Sirius and all others   Gus Lloyd is on the Catholic radio station every day , Ch 129 9am in morning, earlier maybe, and is repeated during the day    He lives in Florida and is contemporary in his spirituality. I enjoy listening to ... Read More »

Amazing, the apostles didn’t know how to pray!

Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 7/29/19

Amazing, the apostles didn’t know how to pray!

"Lord, teach us to pray. Luke 11:1-13

 

And he did.

We pray the Our Father many times.

Did you ever really think abut what you are saying?

For instance, we pray,  Our  Father, not my father, not  the Father but, OUR Father. We are all his children, That is ... Read More »