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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 »

It's a Wonderful Life

Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 12/24/18

And yet it often feels elusive

 I think it’s because we focus on ourselves first.

 I feel joy comes when our heart is connected God and others.

 Christmas is a great time to remember.  J Jesus O Others Y Yourself https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqTa8rdklEo Peter Mayer - Sing Joy This has become a favorite Christmas ... Read More »

It's a Wonderful Life

Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 12/22/18

Jesus DNA  

   

As a cradle Catholic, I was very surprised when I heard about the Jesse Tree. Actually, I heard the name from Rose Bell. I had never heard of it before.  

So, I am assuming there ae others out there like me, uninformed about Jesus’ ... Read More »

It's a Wonderful Life

Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 12/20/18

Do you know about Antiphons? I didn't ; not antonyms, that’s grammar.

Antiphons are not, strictly speaking, Prayers, but sentences applied to the particular purpose of meditation, thanksgiving & …” So an antiphon is a verse that gives emphasis to what follows, such as a prayer, psalm, Scripture or ... Read More »

It's a Wonderful Life

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

Father Valentine looks good in pink, don’t you think?

Advent is the same liturgical color as Lent, but the environment is so different. Advent is filled with hope. We know someone is coming     and it is not Santa.

Last Sunday’s Gaudate Sunday, liturgical color was pink. You ... Read More »

It's a Wonderful Life

Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 12/17/18

The crowds asked John the Baptist,“What should we do?”

So, the crowds are faced with a decision; accept the directive of John the Baptist or resume the wait for another King?

Today when we are faced with delusion making, we likely turn to GOOGLE.  Rather than taking the time for ... Read More »

It's a Wonderful Life

Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 12/14/18

God places people in our lives who challenge us to grow and be the best version of ourselves. They are people who see greater potential in us than we even see in ourselves. They call out the best in us. Often, they are coaches or teachers, but they can ... Read More »