The following are homilies, images, clipart, videos, and multimedia slides you might find useful for your celebration of the Easter Sunday of the Lord’s Resurrection (Year A).
Easter is the principal feast of the ecclesiastical year. Leo I (Sermo xlvii in Exodum) calls it the greatest feast (festum festorum), and says that Christmas is celebrated only in preparation for Easter. It is the centre of the greater part of the ecclesiastical year. Continue reading →
Here is a high-resolution wallpaper I created in time for the Holy Week. It is available in various sizes to fit all commonly used desktop and tablet resolutions. You are free to use it as a worship background, presentation background, liturgy visual or for other purposes. Continue reading →
While searching for images I could use this Holy Week, I discovered this beautiful photo set on Flickr. The set includes all the traditional 14 stations and the Resurrection (often included as the Fifteenth Station). Each image also comes with the usual Via Crucis prayer. Continue reading →
Today I facilitated a workshop on “Film and Sacraments.” The main purpose of the day-long workshop was to teach participants how to use films to teach the seven Sacraments. As instructional tools, films help to focus on the nature, meaning and purpose of each of the seven Sacraments as well as provide pertinent points for discussion. Continue reading →
The following are homilies, images, clipart, videos, and multimedia slides you might find useful for your celebration of the Fifth Sunday of Lent (Year A).
In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead to show that He is indeed the resurrection and the life – that whoever believes in Him, even if he dies, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in Him will never die. Continue reading →
This week’s featured website is PlugInToChrist.ca. The main aim of this great looking website is “to help youth and young adults to discover their God given gifts and potential as signs of Christ’s presence in the world.” I love both its design and content. It provides youth ministry news, prayers, reflections and liturgical resources. It also offers a virtual retreat for netizens.
This week’s featured short film is “Budding Love”. It is the creation of Michael Tse, a Vancouver Film School student. “Budding Love” is about completely accepting others despite their little imperfections.
The following are homilies, images, clipart, videos, and multimedia slides you might find useful for your celebration of the third Sunday of Lent (Year A).
In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus meets a woman at a well. Through her dialogue with Jesus the woman became convinced that Jesus indeed is the Messiah. Upon her return home the woman convinces many of her townsfolk about Jesus.
“Whoever drinks of the water that I shall give will never thirst” [Daily Scripture Readings & Meditations]
The image of “living water” is used throughout the scriptures as a symbol of God’s wisdom, a wisdom that imparts life and blessing to all who receive it. “The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life” (Proverbs 13:14). “Living water” was also a symbol for the Jews of thirst of the soul for God. Read more…
Third Sunday of Lent [Catholic Doors]
From today’s readings, we are reminded that as children of God, as members of the Body of Christ, we too have been called to do the Divine Will of He who has called us to share in the life-giving Spirit through faith in Jesus and the Sacrament of Baptism. Read more…
Spiritual retreats are moments for reflection, meditation and prayer. While it is ideal to make a spiritual retreat with a spiritual director in a retreat house, it is possible to make one online. Online retreats are designed to facilitate busy people to experience God’s grace in the midst of their hectic lives.
The following is a list of online retreats made especially for the Season of Lent. All you need to do is to follow the guides and resources provide for each day/week. You also need to be solely focused on the One who seeks and invites you to spiritual communion.
LENTEN RADIO RETREAT
Experience a “Radio Retreat” this Lent 2010 with U.S. Catholic bishops. Listen to inspiring words and songs for Sunday Lenten reflection.
ANCC Lenten Retreat
The ANCC (American National Catholic Church) Lenten Retreat offers gospel readings, reflections and action steps for each day of the entire Lenten season. Reflections are written by Fr. Matthew, Deacon Philip and Fr. Jason. Both Frs. Matthew and Jason are members of the Franciscan Community of Mercy.
THE LENTEN SEASON
This site includes both audio and video resources for a lenten retreat online.
The following are homilies, images, clipart, videos, and multimedia slides you might find useful for your celebration of the second Sunday of Lent (Year A).
In this Sunday’s Gospel, the Father declares that Jesus is His beloved Son, with whom He is well pleased. Ask yourself – am I worthy of being called a beloved child of God? Do I do the things that please the Father?
“This is my beloved Son; listen to him” [Daily Scripture Readings & Meditations]
The Lord Jesus not only wants us to see his glory – he wants to share this glory with us. And Jesus shows us the way to the Father’s glory – follow me – obey my words – take the path I have chosen for you and you will receive the blessings of my Father’s kingdom – your name will be written in heaven. Read more…
Second Sunday of Lent [Catholic Doors]
My brothers and sisters in Christ, today’s three readings remind us that the Heavenly Father sent His only begotten Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, so we may be saved through the grace and mercy of a loving God who never abandoned us to sin and death. Read more…
The following are homilies, images, clipart, videos, and multimedia slides you might find useful for your celebration of the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C).
In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus visits Martha and her sister Mary. Mary sits beside the Lord and listens to him speak while Martha, burdened with much serving, comes to Jesus and says, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me by myself to do the serving?” Jesus tells Martha that Mary has chosen the better part and that it will not be taken from her.
One Thing is Needful [Daily Scripture Readings & Meditations]
The Lord Jesus desires that we make a place for him, not only in our hearts, but in our homes and in the daily circumstances of our lives as well. We honor the Lord when we offer to him everything we have and everything we do. Afterall, everything we have is an outright gift from God (1 Chronicles 29:14). Read more…
16th Sunday – Year C (July 18th) [Oxford University Catholic Chaplaincy]
And so to the gospel for next Sunday, which is clearly about hospitality – but whose? At one level, it is true, the hospitality is clearly that of Martha, who accepts Jesus into her home. But it is also the hospitality of Jesus, who thinks that it is permissible and proper to be with women and to talk to them about the things of God; like the three men in our first reading, Jesus actually honours the house of the two sisters simply by being there and not worrying about ritual impurity. Read more…
16th Sunday of Ordinary Time [Catholic Doors]
Were others hurt by the actions of Mary? Was Martha hurt? It sure appears as if Martha was hurt because she was left to do all the work by herself. But, according to the Words of Jesus, Martha was being distracted by many things. The work that Martha was doing was not necessary. Martha created her own work. It was not demanded of her. She could have sat alongside Mary in order to be enriched by the spiritual foods that Jesus was feeding to Mary. But no, Martha chose to be a people pleaser. She was probably running right and left to prepare worldly food for Jesus as the Guest in the house. But Jesus was telling Martha that the Heavenly food is greater than the worldly food. Read more…