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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 »

The answer is both

Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 7/22/19

     

Being a Mary in a Martha world.

Be okay with an imperfect home and unfinished tasks

Sunset fatigue is described as coming to the end of your day with no energy for important things like being present for your family. Martha must have been exhausted after ... Read More »

Holy Spirit - Super Hero

Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 5/26/19

‘I have told you this while I am with you.The Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and remind you of all that I told you.’

Do you ever pray to the Holy Spirit?

I NEVER did.

I attended all Catholic schools and ... Read More »

Be Inspired ...

Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 5/01/19

Doubts are good. They can be motivators.

A healthy mind continues to probe and wonder.

Doubting shows you’re pursuing truth.

The  Christian teacher Oswald Chambers once said, “Doubt is not always a sign that a man is wrong; it may be a sign that he is thinking.”

Thomas must ... Read More »

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 »