Monthly Archives: May 2014

God is Only a Call Away

What would you do first, if you noticed there was an intruder in your house in the middle of the night? I think the first thing to do would be to look for one’s phone to call for help, and …

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The Weather

They say the weather will rain today; the swallows are flying low. The crows are building their nests up high; so it isint going to snow. The seagulls are flying too far inland, so there is a storm in the …

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Weekly Prayer: May 30, 2014

Dear Jesus, You came to the poor, the wretched, the confused, the self-righteous, the powerful and the powerless; to all who suffered and those who did not know they were suffering. Your shared your being with them. You gave of …

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Learning to Express the Beauty and Joy of our Christian Faith

While it’s generally true that Irish people love song and dance, once we go inside a church our tongues seem to be stiffen and our legs become rigid. Traditionally, we find ourselves solemnly self-conscious when we gather to worship: to …

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Prayer to Our Lady of Sheshan

Prayer for China by Pope Benedict XVI Virgin Most Holy, Mother of the Incarnate Word and our Mother, venerated in the Shrine of Sheshan under the title “Help of Christians”, the entire Church in China looks to you with devout …

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Day of Prayer for China

Pope Benedict XVI designated the 24th May each year as a special day of prayer with the Church in China urging the universal Church to join together with a special prayer at the weekend Masses in all our parishes. There …

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Others Lighting My Way

I am Fijian, and we have a proud history. The other major group of people in Fiji is the descendants of Indian indentured laborers brought in by the British to work the sugar cane plantations. They retain their language and …

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Stop, Look and Listen

When I first left my homeland of the Fiji Islands after six months of preparation in 1997 to be a lay missionary in Chile, I had no idea what to expect or what specific task I was going to do. …

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Weekly Prayer: Give Us the Courage

Give us the courage to take responsibility for our own feelings as they surface and help us find ways to express them without blaming others so that we can hear and learn constructively the consequences of each other’s words and …

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Weekly Prayer: May 8, 2014

Expand our listening ability to include not just the words we hear, but also feelings, body language, and varieties of silence that humankind uses to communicate. God, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

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