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Reaching out to Catholic/Christians Individuals/Families

Christ, Our Refuge by Florence D’Costa

The sweetest and safest place is to be with Christ and wisdom enlightens us to stay connected to Christ always. Come Holy Spirit Lord!

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Christ is like a magnet who draws us into His Most Sacred Heart, a place of Refuge. Let us stay safe in Christ and never part from Him. He will protect us from all harm and evil. We love you Lord Jesus Christ.

There is so much of sin in the world but God’s love and mercy outweighs sin. How? Because Our Lord Jesus Christ conquered sin and death on a Cross and was Victorious through His Glorious Resurrection. When, we think of the enormous sin in the world, it is really scary. But let not our hearts be troubled for Christ who conquered sin and death is journeying with us and we are conquerors through him. Romans 8:37 “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” Now, as we journey through life, let us love one another and reach out to them in love and help them to rediscover Christ once again.

May 10, 2020 Posted by | Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christianity, Jesus Christ, Youth | Leave a comment

Psalm 23 – The Lord is my shepherd by Florence D’Costa

3rd May, 2020 – The Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of the Good Shepherd.  Jesus Christ is our Good Shepherd and he is taking care of his sheep, the faithful during this pandemic of COVID -19.  Shepherds are known to climb mountains and crags to save the lost sheep.  They do not give up until they find the lost sheep, bring them back home and then they would celebrate with friends and neighbours.  So Jesus Christ is expecting us all to be Good Shepherds to each other.  If someone is lost, let us help them find their way.  It is important that we befriend each other, our friends, the elderly, the vulnerable and our neighbours during this difficult time.  Yes, during this time of distancing and restrictions, we should find safe means of being useful.  Each one of us could help lighten somebody’s burden during this time.  Let us be creative and use safe methods, keeping in minds to follow restrictions set by the Government.  It is also important to pray for our priests.

May 4, 2020 Posted by | Blogs, Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christ Jesus, Christianity, Corona Virus, COVID19, Evangelisation, Good Shepherd Sunday, Pandemic, Youth | Leave a comment

Why do Catholics have statues in their churches by Florence D’Costa

I am very sure that many people have questions like, why do Catholics have statues in their Churches and homes?  No, We are not idol worshippers.

April 26, 2020 Posted by | Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christianity, Evangelisation, Mary, Saints, Statues, Youth | Leave a comment

Homes called Domestic Churches! Why? By Florence D’Costa

Some faithful or some people would be wondering as to why should our homes be called Domestic Churches.  From good and holy homes we get good/holy priests, good/holy doctors, good/holy lawyers/judges, good/holy scientists, good/holy politicians.  These will hear the voice of God and will be OBEDIENT TO GOD.  Everyone and everything that comes out of a good home will be good and holy.  That is why God is very keen for us to convert our homes into Domestic Churches.  He wants to dwell in our homes.  He is the Prince of Peace and he wants to reign in our hearts and homes.  He wants to help us and guide us. He wants to be Our God, not only in Church but in our homes as well.  If all the faithful brought up their children to make God No.1 in their lives, what a wonderful place would our world be and how pleased would God be with His people.  God is calling us to be saints.

LET US PUT GOD FIRST ALWAYS AND TEACH OUR CHILDREN TO DO THE SAME.

Some saints who came from families :

  1.    St John Vianney  –  A priest who became a Saint.
  2.    St Gianna Berretta Molla   –   A Physician, Surgeon and Pediatrician.
  3.    St. Ivo of Kermartin  –  A lawyer who became a judge
  4.    St Albert the Great (d.1280)  A Scientist
  5.    St Thomas More – A politician

 

April 21, 2020 Posted by | Blogs, Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christianity, Domestic Church, Family, Saints, Youth | Leave a comment

Domestic Church by Florence D’Costa


Jesus, Mary and Joseph – The Holy Family and their home was a Domestic Church.  St Joseph was Obedient to God.  He protected Mary and Jesus and kept them safe. St Joseph and Mary taught their son, Jesus scripture. Joseph taught Jesus to be a Carpenter. Their life was not easy.  They went through a lot of danger but St Joseph always protected them.  Such a wonderful and Holy Family.  For those who need protection, jobs, a foster father and for other favours, should seek St Joseph in prayer. Why? Because Jesus would not refuse His Foster Father anything.

This is a picture of a modern day family.  Here we see a father praying with his BAPTISED children.  The baptised : 1 Cor. 6:19 “Don’t you realise that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself”. He is teaching them scripture and helping them to pray at home.  What is the role of parents in a Catholic household. They are called to pray with their children.  Teach them the Word of God because God dwells in His Word.  Christ is the Word.  Teach them right from wrong, the right values in life and the Ten Commandments. Pray the Rosary, Divine Mercy Rosary and other Catholic prayers.  Teach them to be Catholic Christian.  More importantly teach them to love Christ because He is the Way, the Truth and the life. “John 4:Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” The two greatest commandments of Christ are : love God first and love your neighbour as yourself.  When you teach your children to love God, your home becomes a DOMESTIC CHURCH.  


I am the temple of the Holy Spirit. Every baptised should strive towards perfection and holiness. 2. God dwells in His word. The family love and worship God at home (Domestic Church).  Every member of the family should strive towards perfection and holiness.
3. The families are waiting to go to their parishes, where Christ dwells in the Tabernacle. Every Member of the Community should strive towards Perfection and holiness.

April 19, 2020 Posted by | Baptism/Children of God, Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christ Jesus, Domestic Church, Evangelisation, Family, Holy Spirit, Youth | Leave a comment

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

He is Risen! Alleluia by Florence D’costa

I wish all viewers a Very Happy and Holy Easter.  May the Risen Lord bless you in a very special way and help you in your journey during these difficult days.  May he bless you with good health, hope, love, joy and peace! May Mother Mary, intercede on your behalf and May St Joseph protect you always.

April 13, 2020 Posted by | Be not afraid, Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Charity, Christianity, Easter, Evangelisation, Hope, Jesus Christ, Youth | Leave a comment

Good Friday 2020 by Florence D’Costa

My dear viewers, let us cling to the Old Rugged Cross.  If we are faithful to Him, He will be faithful to us.  Let us journey with Him and bring others to Him so that He will be in a position to bless and heal them.

April 11, 2020 Posted by | Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christ Jesus, Evangelisation, Good Friday, Suffering, 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