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Reaching out to Catholic/Christians Individuals/Families

James 4:8 / COVID19 / Romans 3:23

At this time of crisis, let us also reach out to those in need and try to help them in whatever capacity we can.

April 16, 2020 Posted by | Blogs, Catechesis, Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Corona Virus, COVID19, God, Presence of God, Repentance, Word of God, Youth | Leave a comment

COVID-19 Stay Home/Domestic Church/Love your Familyby Florence D’Costa

April 10, 2020 Posted by | Catechesis, Catholicism, Christianity, Family, Home, Pandemic, Youth | Leave a comment

We are Overcomers in Christ by Florence D’Costa

My dear brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ, let us not be sad, afraid or disheartened at what is happening around us.  At the present times, our dear wonderful world is reeling under the pandemic of Coronavirus.  We must believe that Christ is with us.  He will never leave us nor forsake us.  He promised to be with us till the end of time.  We are Overcomers and we are winners with Christ.  In Christ alone there is Victory.  Let us all cover ourselves with the blood of the Lamb.  This Palm Sunday, let us put Palms on our door or a Picture of the Divine Mercy.  Evil and sickness will pass over our homes and let our homes become a Domestic Church where God dwells.

April 3, 2020 Posted by | Be not afraid, Catechesis, Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Family, Lent, Overcomer, Youth | Leave a comment

Obedience by Florence D’Costa

SOME FOOD FOR THOUGHT IN THESE DIFFICULT TIMES OF THE
CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC.




April 3, 2020 Posted by | Blogs, Catechesis, Catholicism, Celebration, Charismatic Renewal, Christianity | Leave a comment

Be kind to all people by Florence D’Costa

Q.   What is kindness?

A.   The quality of being generous, helpful, and caring about other people or an act showing this
Quality.  Being nice to other people.   Quality of being gentle, caring, and helpful to others. Is doing something and not expecting anything in return.  Is respect and helping others without waiting for someone to help one back.  Is defined as the quality of being friendly, generous and considerate. Affectionate,  gentleness, warmth, concern and care are words that are associated with kindness. Someone who is naive or weak, that is not the case. Being kind often requires courage and strength.

I found the above meaning of kindness from the dictionary.  Kindness is a QUALITY and every human being is expected to be kind and to show kindness to one another, especially during the pandemic of COVID 19.  The world will become a terrible place to live in, if people become rude and
abnoxious.  I am aware that some people are so vexed for one reason or another that they go around being rude and saying unkind things to people they come into contact with.  Let us become a QUALITY PEOPLE.  SOME FOOD FOR THOUGHT.

April 1, 2020 Posted by | Catechesis, Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christianity, Kindness, Love for neighbour | Leave a comment

Name Of Jesus by Florence D’Costa

NAME OF JESUS

Philippians 2:9-11 Therefore God has highly exalted Him and has freely bestowed on Him the name that is above every name, that at the mention of the name of Jesus every knee shall bow, of those in heaven, those on earth and those under the earth and that every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the Glory of God the Father …

So, let us have faith in the name of Jesus Christ.  Let us magnify His Name and wait for MIRACLES.

 

 

March 31, 2020 Posted by | Blogs, Catechesis, Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christ Jesus, Christianity, Jesus Christ, Youth | Leave a comment

Baptised as a Catholic by Florence D’Costa

On the day of my Baptism, I became :

  1.    A Catholic
  2.    A Child of God
  3.    A Temple of the Holy Spirit
  4.    A Light of the World
  5.    Salt of the earth
  6.    God gave me a MISSION to make Him Known and Loved.

We should ask ourselves a few questions?  What have I done as a Child of God.  Have I loved my Father in Heaven.  Have I thanked Him for all that He has given me all of my life.  Now in these days of Coronavirus, where the air is infected, can we at least now get down on our knees and thank God for the free air that He has given us all these years; for the jobs, for the food, for our health and strength, for the peace, joy, for family, friends, for our Pope, priests, religious and for our benefactors.

Let us spend some time in thought, prayer, repentance and thanksgiving.

March 24, 2020 Posted by | Agape, Baptism/Children of God, Catechesis, Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christ's Light, God the Father, Holy Spirit, Repentance, Youth | Leave a comment

St Michael the Archangel (let us pray) by Florence D’Costa

We are now living in a world where persecution of Believers is very common.  Everyday, somewhere around the world Believers are being killed and persecuted.  Everyday the blood of these martyrs are calling out to God …….  These days have become very difficult for those who believe in Christ. So, I call out to all Catholics to pray to St Michael the Archangel to defend us in the day of battle against the devil or the evil one.

The Book of Revelation (12:7-9) describes a war in heaven in which Michael, being stronger, defeats Satan.[12] After the conflict, Satan is thrown to earth along with the fallen angels, where he (“that ancient serpent called the devil”) still tries to “lead the whole world astray”.[12]

In the Epistle of Jude 1:9, Michael is referred to as an “archangel” when he again confronts Satan.[13]

A reference to an “archangel” also appears in the First Epistle to the Thessalonians 4:16. This archangel who heralds the second coming of Christ is             not named,[13] but is often associated with Michael (among others).[14][15]

ST MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL –  He is the leader of all the good angels.  He along with the good angels fought against the bad angels and his War Cry was
“Who is like unto God” and He won the battle.  
We are all called to fight against the bad influences in our lives and live for God.  Whenever we fail and fall into the enemies camp, we need to pray to St Michael to defend us.  The prayer is as follows:

Prayer to St Michael the Archangel:

Saint Michael the Archangel,
Defend us in the day of battle,
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
And do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host,
By the Power of God,
Cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits
Who prowl through the world seeking the ruin of souls.  Amen.

(The St Michael’s prayer is a very powerful prayer and I think adults should say this prayer on a regular basis).

March 24, 2019 Posted by | Angels, Be not afraid, Catechesis, Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christianity, St Michael the Archangel, Word of God, Youth | Leave a comment

Lent beginning 6 March, 2019 by Florence D’Costa

The following post on Lent was posted on March 20, 2018.  This year Lent begins on Wednesday, 06 March, 2019. Many parishes in Melbourne,  Australia and the whole world would be having various Lenten programs.  Lent is a time to be inward looking.  It is a time for our conversion – a time for us to draw closer to Jesus Christ and to become more aware of our inquities.  A time to be able to burn the old self and put on Christ Jesus.  A time to pray and ask God to give us the strength to walk away from temptations and to walk into GRACE.  A period of renewal.  A time to contemplate on God’s Love for us and to meditate on how we can respond to God’s Love and Sacrifice.  To put in a nutshell, to BECOME ANOTHER CHRIST, so that we can then reach out to others and help them come closer to Christ and to evenutally become Christlike.  So, my dear brothers and sisters in Christ, it is vital for us to make ourselves available for the Lenten Programs being conducted in our parishes and be open to the workings of the Holy Spirit.

February 10, 2019 Posted by | Blogs, Catechesis, Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christ Jesus, Christianity, Cross, Jesus Christ, Lent, Lent 2019, Youth | Leave a comment

Reading 1, Hebrews 13:15-17, 20-21 – 9 Feb, 2019 Saturday

LET US MEDITATE – WHAT IS GOD TELLING US?

Reading 1, Hebrews 13:15-17, 20-21
15 Through him, let us offer God an unending sacrifice of praise, the fruit of the lips of those who acknowledge his name. 16 Keep doing good works and sharing your resources, for these are the kinds of sacrifice that please God. 17 Obey your leaders and give way to them; they watch over your souls because they must give an account of them; make this a joy for them to do, and not a grief — you yourselves would be the losers. 20 I pray that the God of peace, who brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great Shepherd of the sheep, by the blood that sealed an eternal covenant, 21 may prepare you to do his will in every kind of good action; effecting in us all whatever is acceptable to himself through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

February 9, 2019 Posted by | Catechesis, Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christ Jesus, Christianity, Daily Readings, Word of God, Youth | Leave a comment