A prayer of thanksgiving

o most gracious infant jesus, i kneel before you n offer u my fervent thanks for the blessings u ve showered on me this entire year.i shall always praise ur mercy n confess that u alone r god, my helper n protector.. i shall proclaim all over ur mercy n generosity.. may all who experience ur assistance be ever grateful to ur holy infancy.. may they praise n glorify u for all eternity... AMEN

verse for d day

A voice of one calling in the desert
"prepare the way for the lord ,
make straight paths for him.
every valley shall be filled in
every mountain and hill made low.
the crooked roads shall become straight
the rough ways smooth.
And all mankind will see god's salvation." luke:3:4-6
simeon took the child in his arms n blessed god sayin,
"now ,o lord , you can dismiss ur servant,
for you ve fulfilled your word
and my eyes have seen your salvation
here is the light you will reveal to the nations
and the glory of your people israel...

The Holy Mass [ The greatest miracle that we encounter every day ]

The Testimony of Catalina
The Holy Mass

In a marvelous catechesis , the lord & virgin Mary have been instructing us first on how to pray the rosary , that being to pray it with our hearts and meditate & enjoy the moments when we encounter god and our blessed mother.They have also instructed us on the way to make a good confession and in this document a teaching on what happens during the holy mass and how to live it with our hearts

our soul has been rescued like a bird from the hunter's snare..

The Child, the Lord Jesus Christ… Word in our flesh, Wisdom in infancy, Power in weakness, and in true Man, the Lord of Majesty.

The child , the lord jesus christ.. word in our flesh, wisdom in infancy, power in weakness,and in true man,the lord of Majesty

verse for d day

today in the town of david a saviour has been born to you;he is christ the LORD.. LUKE :2:11

MARY'S song
and mary said:
my soul glorifies the lord
and my spirit rejoices in god my saviour,
for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant
from now on all generations shall call me blessed.. luke 1:48,49..

[Devotion Hour ] Christmas special The Advent Wreath & Silent Night

The Meaning of Advent & the origin of advent wreath with its four candles !!!!

Advent the season of waiting for christ we wait in joyful expectation & preparation.We remember christ's firs coming & wait for his coming at the end of time.The liturgy of advent urges us to pray and to be spritually ready.

The Advent Wreath : The origins of the Advent wreath are found in folks practices of pre christian germanic peoples who during the cold december darkness of Eastern europe gathered wreaths of evergreen and lighted fires as signs of hope in a coming spring and renewed light.Christians keep this popular tradition alive and by 16th century catholics & protestants throughout germany used these symbols to celebrate their hope in the coming of christ the everlasting light.From germany the use of advent wreath spread to other parts of christian world the wreath is made of four candles in a circle of evergreens.

The four candles represent the four weeks of advent three candles are purple and symbolise prayer , penance and preparatory sacrifices and good works undertaken at this time.

SO friends start making your own chritmas wreath !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

verse for d day

praise the lord , o my soul.
o lord my god , you are very great ;
you are clothed with splendour and majesty.. psalm:104:1

Prepare for the Lord's Coming

Greetings in the Name of Christ Jesus,

Hello Pals, As we approach the most merry tine in the Year,

To celebrate the Birth of our lord Jesus.

May god shower new hope, Joy, Peace and Happiness of Christ this Christmas and Enter the new Year 2011 with his Blessing,

never to forget to thank for all the grace received thought the year 2010.

The Bible Quotes:

Joh 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Joh 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

As we Busy ourselves in buying dresses, gifts, making delicious recepies, decorating cribs,

planning various special things new for this Christmas,

my dear ones,

Christ came to this world to save us,

for turning us away from sin.

Are we not going to clean our souls for all the dreaded sins we committed thought the year,

Alas god was so patient in Bearing all those, yet he helped us in times of our trouble.

we spend so much for Christmas,

partying, buying fabulous dresses, etc etc

But are we not going to start the new year with a clean soul???

Let us make a good confession, break our heart, to take out all the filth in our heart.

Make a clean place for Christ to enter your heart.

He is full of mercy, He will never reject you, His love for you is more than anyone has kept on you, He is ever Eager to adobe in you.

This Christmas must be a special one, for we are always a debtor for all the gifts and graces we received from Christ.

Let us take the help of Christ to enter the New Year 2011, to face all the challenges ahead.

Remember you once started your life with Christ, you can do nothing without him,

But with Christ you can do all Things...

God Bless You...

verse for d day

"holy ,holy ,holy is the lord
the whole earth is full of his
glory"... isaiah6:3

verse for d day

the angel of the lord appeared to him in a dream n said " joseph son of david ,do not be afraid to take mary home as ur wife , because what is conceived in her is from the holyspirit.. she will give birth to a son , and you are to give him the name jesus,because he will save his people from their sins..matthew:1:20,21

-- Saint John Vianney

Prayer is nothing else but union with God. In this intimate union, God and the soul are fused together like two bits of wax that no one can ever pull apart. This union of God with a tiny creature is a lovely thing. It is a happiness beyond understanding.
-- Saint John Vianney

-- Saint Mary Magdalen de' Pazzi

A little drop of simple obedience is worth a million times more than a whole vase of the choicest contemplation.
-- Saint Mary Magdalen de' Pazzi

verse for d day

THE BRANCH OF JESSE- A shoot will come up from the stump of jesse ;
from his roots a branch will bear fruit
the spirit of the lord will rest on him
the spirit of wisdom and understanding
the spirit of counsel and of power
the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the lord..isaiah:11:1,2

verse for d day

"in my distress i called to the lord and he answered me
from the depths of the grave i called for help and you listened to me... jonah:2:1

verse for d day

the name of the lord will be declared in zion and his praise in jerusalem
when the peoples and kiingdoms assemble to worship the lord.. psalm102:21

Today's Mass reading from the Bible - Dec/14/2010

Zephaniah 3: 1 - 2, 9 - 13

1 Woe to her that is rebellious and defiled, the oppressing city!
2 She listens to no voice, she accepts no correction. She does not trust in the LORD, she does not draw near to her God.
9 "Yea, at that time I will change the speech of the peoples to a pure speech, that all of them may call on the name of the LORD and serve him with one accord.
10 From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia my suppliants, the daughter of my dispersed ones, shall bring my offering.
11 "On that day you shall not be put to shame because of the deeds by which you have rebelled against me; for then I will remove from your midst your proudly exultant ones, and you shall no longer be haughty in my holy mountain.
12 For I will leave in the midst of you a people humble and lowly. They shall seek refuge in the name of the LORD,
13 those who are left in Israel; they shall do no wrong and utter no lies, nor shall there be found in their mouth a deceitful tongue. For they shall pasture and lie down, and none shall make them afraid."

Psalms 34: 2 - 3, 6 - 7, 17 - 19, 23

2 My soul makes its boast in the LORD; let the afflicted hear and be glad.
3 O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together!
6 This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.
7 The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them.
17 When the righteous cry for help, the LORD hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles.
18 The LORD is near to the brokenhearted, and saves the crushed in spirit.
19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous; but the LORD delivers him out of them all.

Matthew 21: 28 - 32

28 "What do you think? A man had two sons; and he went to the first and said, `Son, go and work in the vineyard today.'
29 And he answered, `I will not'; but afterward he repented and went.
30 And he went to the second and said the same; and he answered, `I go, sir,' but did not go.
31 Which of the two did the will of his father?" They said, "The first." Jesus said to them, "Truly, I say to you, the tax collectors and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.
32 For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the harlots believed him; and even when you saw it, you did not afterward repent and believe him.

-- Saint Josaphat Kuncevyc

You people of Vitebsk want to put me to death. You make ambushes for me everywhere, in the streets, on the bridges, on the highways, and in the marketplace. I am here among you as a shepherd, and you ought to know that I would be happy to give my life for you. I am ready to die for the holy union, for the supremacy of Saint Peter, and of his successor the Supreme Pontiff.
-- Saint Josaphat Kuncevyc

Saint Stanislaus Kostka

I find a heaven in the midst of saucepans and brooms.
-- Saint Stanislaus Kostka

verse for d day

the lord is with me like a mighty warrior ;
so my persecutors will stumble and not prevail.
they will fail and be thoroughly disgraced;their dishonour will never be forgotten. jeremiah:20:11

Today's Mass reading from the Bible - Dec/13/2010

Numbers 24: 2 - 7, 15 - 17

2 And Balaam lifted up his eyes, and saw Israel encamping tribe by tribe. And the Spirit of God came upon him,
3 and he took up his discourse, and said, "The oracle of Balaam the son of Be'or, the oracle of the man whose eye is opened,
4 the oracle of him who hears the words of God, who sees the vision of the Almighty, falling down, but having his eyes uncovered:
5 how fair are your tents, O Jacob, your encampments, O Israel!
6 Like valleys that stretch afar, like gardens beside a river, like aloes that the LORD has planted, like cedar trees beside the waters.
7 Water shall flow from his buckets, and his seed shall be in many waters, his king shall be higher than Agag, and his kingdom shall be exalted.
15 And he took up his discourse, and said, "The oracle of Balaam the son of Be'or, the oracle of the man whose eye is opened,
16 the oracle of him who hears the words of God, and knows the knowledge of the Most High, who sees the vision of the Almighty, falling down, but having his eyes uncovered:
17 I see him, but not now; I behold him, but not nigh: a star shall come forth out of Jacob, and a scepter shall rise out of Israel; it shall crush the forehead of Moab, and break down all the sons of Sheth.

Psalms 25: 4 - 9

4 Make me to know thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths.
5 Lead me in thy truth, and teach me, for thou art the God of my salvation; for thee I wait all the day long.
6 Be mindful of thy mercy, O LORD, and of thy steadfast love, for they have been from of old.
7 Remember not the sins of my youth, or my transgressions; according to thy steadfast love remember me, for thy goodness' sake, O LORD!
8 Good and upright is the LORD; therefore he instructs sinners in the way.
9 He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way.

Matthew 21: 23 - 27

23 And when he entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came up to him as he was teaching, and said, "By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?"
24 Jesus answered them, "I also will ask you a question; and if you tell me the answer, then I also will tell you by what authority I do these things.
25 The baptism of John, whence was it? From heaven or from men?" And they argued with one another, "If we say, `From heaven,' he will say to us, `Why then did you not believe him?'
26 But if we say, `From men,' we are afraid of the multitude; for all hold that John was a prophet."
27 So they answered Jesus, "We do not know." And he said to them, "Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.

-- Saint Ambrose of Milan

Our own evil inclinations are far more dangerous than any external enemies.
-- Saint Ambrose of Milan

-- Saint Vincent de Paul

Read some chapter of a devout book....It is very easy and most necessary, for just as you speak to God when at prayer, God speaks to you when you read.
-- Saint Vincent de Paul

-- Saint Jeanne de Chantal

We should go to prayer with deep humility and an awareness of our nothingness. We must invoke the help of the Holy Spirit and that of our good angel, and then remain still in God's presence, full of faith that he is more in us than we are in ourselves.
-- Saint Jeanne de Chantal

Today's Mass reading from the Bible - Dec/12/2010

Isaiah 35: 1 - 6, 10

1 The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad, the desert shall rejoice and blossom; like the crocus
2 it shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice with joy and singing. The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it, the majesty of Carmel and Sharon. They shall see the glory of the LORD, the majesty of our God.
3 Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees.
4 Say to those who are of a fearful heart, "Be strong, fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you."
5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped;
6 then shall the lame man leap like a hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing for joy. For waters shall break forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert;
10 And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with singing; everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

Psalms 146: 6 - 10

6 who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them; who keeps faith for ever;
7 who executes justice for the oppressed; who gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets the prisoners free;
8 the LORD opens the eyes of the blind. The LORD lifts up those who are bowed down; the LORD loves the righteous.
9 The LORD watches over the sojourners, he upholds the widow and the fatherless; but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.
10 The LORD will reign for ever, thy God, O Zion, to all generations. Praise the LORD!

Matthew 11: 2 - 11

2 Now when John heard in prison about the deeds of the Christ, he sent word by his disciples
3 and said to him, "Are you he who is to come, or shall we look for another?"
4 And Jesus answered them, "Go and tell John what you hear and see:
5 the blind receive their sight and the lame walk, lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised up, and the poor have good news preached to them.
6 And blessed is he who takes no offense at me."
7 As they went away, Jesus began to speak to the crowds concerning John: "What did you go out into the wilderness to behold? A reed shaken by the wind?
8 Why then did you go out? To see a man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, those who wear soft raiment are in kings' houses.
9 Why then did you go out? To see a prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet.
10 This is he of whom it is written, `Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee.'
11 Truly, I say to you, among those born of women there has risen no one greater than John the Baptist; yet he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

Him we adore who hung upon the cross. Him we confess to be God, and the Son of God begotten, not made, co-essential with the Father, by whose deity we

Him we adore who hung upon the cross. Him we confess to be God, and the Son of God begotten, not made, co-essential with the Father, by whose deity we believe this whole world is created, preserved, and governed.
-- Saint Hipparchus of Samosata

verse for d day

This is the one about whom it is written:
"i will send my messenger ahead of you,
who will prepare your way before you...
i tell you the truth : among those born of women there has not risen anyone greater than john the baptist; yet he who us least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he matthew:11:10,11

-- Saint John Climacus

A man who has embraced poverty offers up prayer that is pure, while a man who loves possessions prays to material images.
-- Saint John Climacus

Today's Mass reading from the Bible - Dec/11/2010

Sirach 48: 1 - 4, 9 - 11

1 Then the prophet Elijah arose like a fire, and his word burned like a torch.
2 He brought a famine upon them, and by his zeal he made them few in number.
3 By the word of the Lord he shut up the heavens, and also three times brought down fire.
4 How glorious you were, O Elijah, in your wondrous deeds! And who has the right to boast which you have?
9 You who were taken up by a whirlwind of fire, in a chariot with horses of fire;
10 you who are ready at the appointed time, it is written, to calm the wrath of God before it breaks out in fury, to turn the heart of the father to the son, and to restore the tribes of Jacob.
11 Blessed are those who saw you, and those who have been adorned in love; for we also shall surely live.

Psalms 80: 2 - 3, 15 - 16, 18 - 19

2 before E'phraim and Benjamin and Manas'seh! Stir up thy might, and come to save us!
3 Restore us, O God; let thy face shine, that we may be saved!
15 the stock which thy right hand planted.
16 They have burned it with fire, they have cut it down; may they perish at the rebuke of thy countenance!
18 Then we will never turn back from thee; give us life, and we will call on thy name!
19 Restore us, O LORD God of hosts! let thy face shine, that we may be saved!

Matthew 17: 9, 10 - 13

9 And as they were coming down the mountain, Jesus commanded them, "Tell no one the vision, until the Son of man is raised from the dead."
10 And the disciples asked him, "Then why do the scribes say that first Eli'jah must come?"
11 He replied, "Eli'jah does come, and he is to restore all things;
12 but I tell you that Eli'jah has already come, and they did not know him, but did to him whatever they pleased. So also the Son of man will suffer at their hands."
13 Then the disciples understood that he was speaking to them of John the Baptist.

verse for d day

we have peace with god through our lord jesus christ,
through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. and we rejoice in the hope of the glory of god..romans:5:1,2

Today's Mass reading from the Bible - Dec/10/2010

Isaiah 48: 17 - 19

17 Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: "I am the LORD your God, who teaches you to profit, who leads you in the way you should go.
18 O that you had hearkened to my commandments! Then your peace would have been like a river, and your righteousness like the waves of the sea;
19 your offspring would have been like the sand, and your descendants like its grains; their name would never be cut off or destroyed from before me."

Psalms 1: 1 - 4, 6

1 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
2 but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.
3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water, that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.
4 The wicked are not so, but are like chaff which the wind drives away.
6 for the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.

Matthew 11: 16 - 19

16 "But to what shall I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the market places and calling to their playmates,
17 `We piped to you, and you did not dance; we wailed, and you did not mourn.'
18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, `He has a demon';
19 the Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, `Behold, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!' Yet wisdom is justified by her deeds."

Today's Mass reading from the Bible - Dec/09/2010

Isaiah 41: 13 - 20

13 For I, the LORD your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, "Fear not, I will help you."
14 Fear not, you worm Jacob, you men of Israel! I will help you, says the LORD; your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel.
15 Behold, I will make of you a threshing sledge, new, sharp, and having teeth; you shall thresh the mountains and crush them, and you shall make the hills like chaff;
16 You shall winnow them and the wind shall carry them away, and the tempest shall scatter them. And you shall rejoice in the LORD; in the Holy One of Israel you shall glory.
17 When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue is parched with thirst, I the LORD will answer them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them.
18 I will open rivers on the bare heights, and fountains in the midst of the valleys; I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water.
19 I will put in the wilderness the cedar, the acacia, the myrtle, and the olive; I will set in the desert the cypress, the plane and the pine together;
20 that men may see and know, may consider and understand together, that the hand of the LORD has done this, the Holy One of Israel has created it.

Psalms 145: 1, 9 - 13

1 I will extol thee, my God and King, and bless thy name for ever and ever.
9 The LORD is good to all, and his compassion is over all that he has made.
10 All thy works shall give thanks to thee, O LORD, and all thy saints shall bless thee!
11 They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and tell of thy power,
12 to make known to the sons of men thy mighty deeds, and the glorious splendor of thy kingdom.
13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endures throughout all generations. The LORD is faithful in all his words, and gracious in all his deeds.

Matthew 11: 11 - 15

11 Truly, I say to you, among those born of women there has risen no one greater than John the Baptist; yet he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
12 From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and men of violence take it by force.
13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John;
14 and if you are willing to accept it, he is Eli'jah who is to come.
15 He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

verse for d day

the lord is righteous in all his ways
and loving towards all he has made
the lord is near to all who call on him
to all who call on him in truth.. psalms;145:17,18..

verse for d day

after the people saw the miraculous sign that jesus did, they began to say,
' surely this is the prophet who is to come into the world... john:6;14

Today's Mass reading from the Bible - Dec/08/2010

Genesis 3: 9 - 15, 20

9 But the LORD God called to the man, and said to him, "Where are you?"
10 And he said, "I heard the sound of thee in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself."
11 He said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?"
12 The man said, "The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me fruit of the tree, and I ate."
13 Then the LORD God said to the woman, "What is this that you have done?" The woman said, "The serpent beguiled me, and I ate."
14 The LORD God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, cursed are you above all cattle, and above all wild animals; upon your belly you shall go, and dust you shall eat all the days of your life.
15 I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel."
20 The man called his wife's name Eve, because she was the mother of all living.

Psalms 98: 1 - 4

1 O sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things! His right hand and his holy arm have gotten him victory.
2 The LORD has made known his victory, he has revealed his vindication in the sight of the nations.
3 He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness to the house of Israel. All the ends of the earth have seen the victory of our God.
4 Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises!

Ephesians 1: 3 - 6, 11 - 12

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places,
4 even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him.
5 He destined us in love to be his sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,
6 to the praise of his glorious grace which he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.
11 In him, according to the purpose of him who accomplishes all things according to the counsel of his will,
12 we who first hoped in Christ have been destined and appointed to live for the praise of his glory.

Luke 1: 26 - 38

26 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth,
27 to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.
28 And he came to her and said, "Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you!"
29 But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and considered in her mind what sort of greeting this might be.
30 And the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.
31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.
32 He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David,
33 and he will reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there will be no end."
34 And Mary said to the angel, "How shall this be, since I have no husband?"
35 And the angel said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God.
36 And behold, your kinswoman Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren.
37 For with God nothing will be impossible."
38 And Mary said, "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word." And the angel departed from her.

Today's Mass reading from the Bible - Dec/07/2010

Isaiah 40: 1 - 11

1 Comfort, comfort my people, says your God.
2 Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received from the LORD's hand double for all her sins.
3 A voice cries: "In the wilderness prepare the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
4 Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a plain.
5 And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together, for the mouth of the LORD has spoken."
6 A voice says, "Cry!" And I said, "What shall I cry?" All flesh is grass, and all its beauty is like the flower of the field.
7 The grass withers, the flower fades, when the breath of the LORD blows upon it; surely the people is grass.
8 The grass withers, the flower fades; but the word of our God will stand for ever.
9 Get you up to a high mountain, O Zion, herald of good tidings; lift up your voice with strength, O Jerusalem, herald of good tidings, lift it up, fear not; say to the cities of Judah, "Behold your God!"
10 Behold, the Lord GOD comes with might, and his arm rules for him; behold, his reward is with him, and his recompense before him.
11 He will feed his flock like a shepherd, he will gather the lambs in his arms, he will carry them in his bosom, and gently lead those that are with young.

Psalms 96: 1 - 3, 10 - 13

1 O sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth!
2 Sing to the LORD, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day.
3 Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples!
10 Say among the nations, "The LORD reigns! Yea, the world is established, it shall never be moved; he will judge the peoples with equity."
11 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar, and all that fills it;
12 let the field exult, and everything in it! Then shall all the trees of the wood sing for joy
13 before the LORD, for he comes, for he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with his truth.

Matthew 18: 12 - 14

12 What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray?
13 And if he finds it, truly, I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine that never went astray.
14 So it is not the will of my Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish.

Pope Saint Gregory the Great

He who would climb to a lofty height must go by steps, not leaps.
-- Pope Saint Gregory the Great

verse for d day

"i tell you the truth , who ever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned ;he has crossed over from death to life.. john:5:24

verse for d day

"with the measure you use, it will be measured to you- and even more;
whoever has will be given more;whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him." mark:4:24,25...

Saint Therese of Lisieux

The greatest honor God can do a soul is not to give it much, but to ask much of it.
-- Saint Therese of Lisieux

Today's Mass reading from the Bible - Dec/06/2010

Isaiah 35: 1 - 10

1 The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad, the desert shall rejoice and blossom; like the crocus
2 it shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice with joy and singing. The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it, the majesty of Carmel and Sharon. They shall see the glory of the LORD, the majesty of our God.
3 Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees.
4 Say to those who are of a fearful heart, "Be strong, fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you."
5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped;
6 then shall the lame man leap like a hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing for joy. For waters shall break forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert;
7 the burning sand shall become a pool, and the thirsty ground springs of water; the haunt of jackals shall become a swamp, the grass shall become reeds and rushes.
8 And a highway shall be there, and it shall be called the Holy Way; the unclean shall not pass over it, and fools shall not err therein.
9 No lion shall be there, nor shall any ravenous beast come up on it; they shall not be found there, but the redeemed shall walk there.
10 And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with singing; everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

Psalms 85: 9 - 14

9 Surely his salvation is at hand for those who fear him, that glory may dwell in our land.
10 Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet; righteousness and peace will kiss each other.
11 Faithfulness will spring up from the ground, and righteousness will look down from the sky.
12 Yea, the LORD will give what is good, and our land will yield its increase.
13 Righteousness will go before him, and make his footsteps a way.

Luke 5: 17 - 26

17 On one of those days, as he was teaching, there were Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting by, who had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem; and the power of the Lord was with him to heal.
18 And behold, men were bringing on a bed a man who was paralyzed, and they sought to bring him in and lay him before Jesus;
19 but finding no way to bring him in, because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and let him down with his bed through the tiles into the midst before Jesus.
20 And when he saw their faith he said, "Man, your sins are forgiven you."
21 And the scribes and the Pharisees began to question, saying, "Who is this that speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God only?"
22 When Jesus perceived their questionings, he answered them, "Why do you question in your hearts?
23 Which is easier, to say, `Your sins are forgiven you,' or to say, `Rise and walk'?
24 But that you may know that the Son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins" -- he said to the man who was paralyzed -- "I say to you, rise, take up your bed and go home."
25 And immediately he rose before them, and took up that on which he lay, and went home, glorifying God.
26 And amazement seized them all, and they glorified God and were filled with awe, saying, "We have seen strange things today."

Turn towards Christ

Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ our lord,

As we approach the coming of the lord, how are we preparing our lives???

Are we Running behind things which never work? or are we trying hard to make things better in your Family or your life?

We often Start Fighting the Battle with true Faith and with the Grace of Christ,
be it a work assigned at the office, or at ur home.

But often we land up, losing the grace of Christ, we fight so hard to win the race.
we forget we fight with our mere strength and wisdom.
But the Truth is no matter how hard you try, no matter who helps you, or no matter who is beside you,
Its NOT COMPLETE without Christ...

Let us take a short time to examine all that we has done to Displease your god,
Let take time to understand all the efforts we had put to Fix things which turned worthless.

Let us Realize we are a Dust, and we can do nothing on our own,
For we had made a covenant with Christ, Now that we are His possession, we cannot Stand on our own abilities, or by our strength,

The Bible Tells: When Peter denied christ Thrice, Joh 21:3 tells he went back to his old profession, Fishing, He fished whole night but caught nothing.
and in the morning Jesus appears to them,
Joh 21:6 - "And he said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes. "

That's the Difference,
Christ by ur side, u can do wonders,

Would you make a small confession, for all the pride, high opinion you had on ur abilities, for forgetting all things came from above, for all the sins which was done,
for busying ourselves in solving things, instead on running to christ for his help.

Let us Pray:
Eternal Father of Mercy,
Look kindly on your children who are like a lamb without a shepherd,
Forgive all the Sins which had been done against you, Move the Hearts to be fixed on you always,
to experience the Joy and Peace which comes from you,
that we may not run behind the world, but to be true to you for Life everlating ... Amen.

God Bless you...

Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne

We cultivate a very small field for Christ, but we love it, knowing that God does not require great achievements but a heart that holds back nothing for self.
-- Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne

-- Blessed Carlos Manuel Cecilio Rodriguez Santiago (Puerto Rico's first Blessed)

We need Catholics who are alert to the present moment…modern Catholics who know how to nourish themselves in the past but whose eyes are fixed on the future.
-- Blessed Carlos Manuel Cecilio Rodriguez Santiago (Puerto Rico's first Blessed)

verse for d day

"Look upon our shield , O god ;
look with favour on your anointed one.
Better is one day in your courts than a thousand else where;
i would rather be a door keeper in the house of my god
than dwell in the tents of the wicked"..psalm:84:9,10

Saint Chromatius of Aquileia

Since he is the Sun of Justice, he fittingly calls his disciples the light of the world. The reason for this is that through them, as through shining rays, he has poured out the light of the knowledge of himself upon the entire world. For by manifesting the light of truth, they have dispelled the darkness of error from the hearts of men.
-- Saint Chromatius of Aquileia

verse for d day

"Do not judge , or you will be judged. for in the same way as you judge others, you will be judged and with the measure you use , it will be measured to you.. mattew:7:1,2

-- Saint John Chrysostom

After Andrew had stayed with Jesus and had learned much from him, he did not keep this treasure to himself, but hastened to share it with his brother Peter. Notice what Andrew said to him: "We have found the Messiah, that is to say, the Christ." Notice how his words reveal what he has learned in so short a time. They show the power of the master who has convinced them of this truth. Andrew's words reveal a soul waiting with the utmost longing for the coming of the Messiah, looking forward to his appearing from heaven, rejoicing when he does appear, and hastening to announce so great an event to others. To support one another in the things of the spirit is the true sign of good will between brothers, loving kinship and sincere affection.
-- Saint John Chrysostom

-- Saint Edmund Campion, from Campion’s Brag

And touching our Society, be it known to you that we have made a league - all the Jesuits in the world - cheerfully to carry the cross you shall lay upon us, and never to despair your recovery, while we have a man left to enjoy your Tyburn, or to be racked with your torments or consumed with your prisons. The expense is reckoned, the enterprise is begun; it is of God, it cannot be withstood. So the faith was planted; so it must be restored.
-- Saint Edmund Campion, from Campion’s Brag

-- Saint Andrew the Apostle to Saint Peter (John 1: 41)

We have found the Messiah.
-- Saint Andrew the Apostle to Saint Peter (John 1: 41)

Saint Francis Xavier

I have not stobathed in the sacred waters pped since the day I arrived. I conscientiously made the rounds of the villages. I all the children who had not yet been baptized. This means that I have purified a very large number of children so young that, as the saying goes, they could not tell their right hand from their left. The older children would not let me say my Office or eat or sleep until I taught them one prayer or another. Then I began to understand: “The kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

-- Saint Francis Xavier

verse for d day

many will say to me on that day ,'lord , lord , did we not prophesy in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles ?
then i tell them plainly , ' i never knew you away from me you evil doers.
therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practise is like a wise man who built his house on the rock... matthew:7:22,24

verse for d day

"here is my servant whom i have chosen,
the one i love , in whom i delight:
i will put my spirit on him
and he will proclaim justice to the nations". mattew:12:18