The Ascension of the Lord year C by Wojciech Szypula

First Reading  Acts 1:1–11; Psalm 47:2–3, 6–9; Second Reading Ephesians 1:17–23; Gospel                      Luke 24:46–53 Prayer Psalm 47:2–3, 6–9 Clap your hands, all you peoples; shout to God with loud songs of joy. For the Lord, the Most High, is awesome, a great king over all the earth. God has gone up with a shout, the Lord with the sound of a trumpet. Sing praises to God, sing praises; sing praises to our King, sing praises. For God is the king of all the earth; sing praises with a psalm. God is king over the nations; God sits on his holy throne. Reading the Word First … Continue reading The Ascension of the Lord year C by Wojciech Szypula

Fifth Sunday of Easter Year C: by Wojciech Szypula

  First Reading: Acts 14:21–27; Psalm 145:8–13; Second Reading: Revelation 21:1–5; Gospel: John 13:31-33,34-35 Psalm Psalm 145:8–13 The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. The Lord is good to all, and his compassion is over all that he has made. All your works shall give thanks to you, O Lord, and all your faithful shall bless you. They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom, and tell of your power, to make known to all people your mighty deeds, and the glorious splendor of your kingdom. Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures throughout … Continue reading Fifth Sunday of Easter Year C: by Wojciech Szypula

The Feast of the Sheep

Celebrating the Laity in the Church The Catholic Church is made up of the shepherds and the Sheep of the Clergy and the Laity if you like. After the Second Vatican Council, the role of the laity in the Church has seen a lot of transformation. The lay people have seen their participation in the life of the Church grow from only responses during the celebration of the Sacraments (Passive) to taking part in key decision making bodies in the Church. Many Religious Congregations including the Society of the Divine Word Missionaries, have incorporated a lay group in the religious … Continue reading The Feast of the Sheep

From St. Paul to Pope Francis

  Consecrated Life in 21st Century Brief Historical Overview Christianity has been around in the world for the last 2000 years. We do not know how long it will continue until Jesus returns as he promised (2 Tim 4:1). Here in Africa, Christianity is between 150 and 200 years old depending on which part of Africa you are. Catholicism is one of the major Christian Churches in Africa. When it was first preached, it was presented as a faith based on a lot of Charity. When the missionaries came, the brought with them a lot of goodies from the West. … Continue reading From St. Paul to Pope Francis