Wednesday, May 12, 2010

May: The Month of Mary

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May: The Month of Mary

During the month of May—the month of Mary—we feel a special protection of Our Lady that extends to all the fait... (Read more)


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

15 Things To Do When Suffering!

Jeff Cavins picture  sufferingThis last week I spoke on the topic of suffering at Our Lady of Lourdes in Little Falls Minnesota. The following are the fifteen things I mentioned that we should remember when we suffer. The heart of the talk was Colossians 1:24 "Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I complete what is lacking in Christ's afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church."

Yes, it's true that Christ suffered for the world, but so that you could come to know the love of God, He has made room in his suffering for you to participate. The following points will help you participate in the suffering of Christ.

1.Understand that we have been called to participate in the redemption of the world. Col. 1:24; Rom. 8:28

2.Entrust yourself to God. 1 Peter 4:19

3.Unite your will with the will of Christ through prayer. Matthew 26:39

4.Realize that Jesus will not allow you to go through something that you can't handle. 1 Cor. 10:13

5.Embrace the suffering, conscious of the fact that God's grace is available, active and effective. 2 Cor. 12:9

6.Go to confession. Focus on eliminating sin, which weakens your relationship with Jesus. Hebrews 12:1

7.Participate on the paten during Mass. Offer you suffering up to God. CCC 1350

8.Avoid illegitimate suffering. Do not draw attention to yourself. Matthew 6:5-6

9.Think of others and offer your suffering for them. 1 Cor. 1:6

10.Actively love by doing what is right according to your vocation. CCC 518,1604

11.Pray the Rosary - Walk the passion of Christ with Our Lady. Concerning the rosary, remember "it beats the rhythm of human life..." Pope John Paul II

12.Study the Saints, many of them suffered and overcame great obstacles. CCC 313, 828, 1195

13.Rejoice that you can share in the redemption of the world. 1 Peter 4:13

14.Keep an eternal perspective. Ecc. 3:11; Matt. 6:19-20; Rom. 8:17

15.Trust God for the fruit of your suffering. 1 Cor. 3:7-8; Heb. 11:26

Is There Meaning In Your Suffering?

I know that many of you are going through difficult times in your life right now. In the midst of suffering the question always comes up, is there meaning attached to my suffering? The answer is yes. I draw from the writings of Pope John Paul II in my presentation. I hope it is encouraging to you.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

The Word Exposed with Bishop Chito Tagle

(Sundays, 7:00–8:00 a.m., TV5)

The Word Exposed featuring Bishop Chito Tagle is an hour-long program that showcases Bishop Tagle in his true form as preacher and homilist. Here, Bishop Tagle shares his reflections and insights on the Sunday scriptures — the first and second readings and the Gospel — in a manner that is very down-to-earth, crystal clear, awe-inspiring, and yet very simple to understand and appreciate. This program aims to bring the teachings of the Word closer to the lives of audience.

The Word Exposed (First Reading) - May 9, 2010

The Word Exposed (Second Reading) - May 9, 2010

The Word Exposed (Gospel) - May 9, 2010

The Word Exposed (Reflections) - May 9, 2010

Friday, May 7, 2010

6th Sunday of Easter

Posted by Bob Kenward on May 3, 2010

True Guide of the Church

Sunday May 9 2010 is the Sixth Sunday of Easter Year C
May 9 2010 – (5/9/2010) – Readings

Sunday Sunday Sunday

Listen to the

O God, let all the nations praise you!

“Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him.”
“Whoever does not love me does not keep my words; yet the word you hear is not mine but that of the Father who sent me.”
One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church

Acts 15:1-2, 22-29
Ps 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8
Rev 21:10-14, 22-23
Jn 14:23-29

Sunday Bible Reflections by Dr Scott Hahn.

First Reading

…The apostles and elders, in agreement with the whole church,
decided to choose representatives
and to send them to Antioch
with Paul and Barnabas…

Responsorial Psalm

Let them make known your might to the children of Adam,
and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
Your kingdom is a kingdom for all ages,
and your dominion endures through all generations.

I will praise your name for ever, my king and my God.

Second Reading

…The wall of the city had twelve courses of stones as its foundation,
on which were inscribed the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb…


My Peace I Leave You
My Peace I Give to 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.





May the peoples praise you, O God;
may all the peoples praise you!
May God bless us, and may all the ends of the earth fear him!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

CFC 29th Anniversary Schedule

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Monday, May 3, 2010

IHS MAY 2010

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