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Sixth Sunday of Easter: 25 May 2014

Reading 1: Acts 8:5-8, 14-17
5Philip went down to a city of Sama'ria, and proclaimed to them the Christ. 6And the multitudes with one accord gave heed to what was said by Philip, when they heard him and saw the signs which he did. 7For unclean spirits came out of many who were possessed, crying with a loud voice; and many who were paralyzed or lame were healed. 8So there was much joy in that city. 14Now when the apostles at Jerusalem heard that Sama'ria had received the word of God, they sent to them Peter and John, 15who came down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit; 16for it had not yet fallen on any of them, but they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. 17Then they laid their hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit.

Responsorial Psalm: Ps. 66:1-3, 4-5, 6-7, 16, 20
R. Let all the earth cry out to God with joy.
Shout joyfully to God, all the earth,
sing praise to the glory of his name;
proclaim his glorious praise.
Say to God,…


For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. — John 3:16 (NIV).

My days are swifter than a weavers’s shuttle, and they come to an end without hope. —  Job 7:6 (NIV).

For I know the plans I have for you. declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. — Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV).

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. — John 3:17 (NIV)

Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. —  Jeremiah 29:12-13 (NIV)

Hope. What do you know about the word Hope?
hope həʊp/ noun 1. a feeling of expectation and desire for a particular thing to happen. "he looked through her belongings in the hope of coming across some information"

4th Week of Easter...

1st Reading: Acts:14, 36-41 14 But Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them, "Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and give ear to my words.
36 Let all the house of Israel therefore know assuredly that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified."
37 Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, "Brethren, what shall we do?"
38 And Peter said to them, "Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
39 For the promise is to you and to your children and to all that are far off, every one whom the Lord our God calls to him."
40 And he testified with many other words and exhorted them, saying, "Save yourselves from this crooked generation."
41 So those who received his word were baptized, and there wer…

The Bible and the Catechism of the Catholic Church

Just 2 nights ago, I was with my mum at the launch of the 6th Run of the Quick Journey Through the Bible Series by Jeff Cavins and Sarah Christmayer, and conducted by the Little Rock Bible Ministry. After watching the video of the session program, I had this new viewpoint and new knowledge of the Bible and it's connection to the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
The Bible. Yes you might know a lot about the Bible, From what books there are, like Genesis, Exodus, Numbers, Judges, I&II Samuel to name a few. Or maybe, the characters, like Adam And Eve, Abraham, Sarah, Isaac...
Or maybe some of you know, and are comforted about the fact, that The Bible is depicting Our Salvation History! But You know, after reading several chapters of the Bible it becomes all too boring… For example, myself. Because some books to me back then were simply way too dry, I usually only read either the Book of Joshua, I & II Kings, I & II Chronicles, the Book of Tobit, I Maccabees, etc.
Then c…