Feast of the Most Holy Trinity – Year A

by Fr F. Onyango IMC

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Exodus 34:4-6, 8-8
Psalm Daniel 3:52-56
2 Corinthians 13:11-13
John 3:16-18

Theme: God is Love!

Today we celebrate the feast of God himself: the feast of the Most Holy Trinity. We have been taught and we know that we worship one God in three persons and we acknowledge this whenever we begin our prayers, in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. When we recite the Creed we also profess our belief in God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit; we do the same when we pray the glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit and indeed most of our prayers end in the same way: through Jesus Christ your son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you (The Father) in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen! Our second reading today also ends in the same way: the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all! So who is God and how can he be one in three persons?
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EMY – June: Priests and Nuns

Topic for June: Priests and Nuns
Saint to contemplate: St. Francis of Assisi (1182-1226)

One day Francis was walking by the dilapidated church of San Damiano. He felt that he was led by the Holy Spirit to enter and pray before the crucifix hanging there. As he was praying, Christ on the crucifix came to life and spoke to him in a tender and kind voice: “Francis, don’t you see that my house is being destroyed? “Go, Francis, and repair my Church in ruins.” The ruinous state of the building was a symbol of the decadence of moral and faith of the Christianity itself.

He was born into a rich merchant family. His conversion to a Gospel way of living led Francis renounced his family and became a poor man with no possessions. He was poor, but he was also joyful. Quickly his radical way of life attracted other followers, who similarly gave away their possessions to become beggars.
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MSMHC sisters reach out to the needy

by The sisters at Malkerns (MSMHC)

The outbreak of COVID 19 disease has posed great challenges to humanity worldwide and has reshaped our entire way of living. At the same time, a crisis is also a great opportunity to explore our creativity and innovative ideas to counteract these negative impacts. If we observe closely the whole world is afraid of Corona Virus. We the MSMHC (Missionary Sisters of Mary Help of Christians), touched by the poverty and suffering people of Malkerns, planned to reach out to the needy, by offering them food, sanitisers, soap & Mask which is the basic need at this time. There are thousands of people who live from hand to mouth, on a daily basis. With the deprivation of jobs, there are many who have lost their livelihood. And COVID-19 has done this to millions.Since the lockdown, we the sisters of Likhaya LaMaria- Srs. Elsa P. Joseph, Mary Clara Topno and Susan Soren, based at St. John Bosco Parish Malkerns ESwatini have been engaged in a wide variety of activities, including: Continue reading “MSMHC sisters reach out to the needy”

Pentecost Sunday – Year A

by Fr F. Onyango IMC

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Acts 2:1-11
Psalm 103:1, 24, 29-31, 34
1 Corinthians 12:3-7, 12 -13
John 20:19-23

Theme: Receive the Holy Spirit!

We all love gifts because gifts make us feel special, appreciated and loved; gifts make us realise that someone is thinking about us and actually cares about us and whenever we celebrate birthdays or anniversaries we always look forward to receiving gifts to make the day memorable. In the gifts lie the well wishes from others; they are an expression of love and affection and every time we see them, we remember those who gave them to us. Pentecost marks the birth of the church; the actual beginning of the church’s missionary endeavour and so today we celebrate the birthday of the church. For this birthday God has chosen to send to us the wonderful gift of the Holy Spirit! Every time the Lord makes a promise, he fulfils it and as he promised his apostles that he won’t leave them like orphans, that he will send them another advocate – the spirit of truth, so today he fulfils that promise by sending us the Paraclete! With this, Christ has filled and equipped his church with the power of his Spirit and sent us into the world to bring peace, unity, joy, forgiveness, love and eternal life to all mankind.
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