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Catholic Sunday Readings
HAVING A FORGIVING HEART ENABLES US TO LIVE WITH A POSITIVE ATTITUDE
Forgiveness is critical for our healthy well being. The only reason we are able to forgive others is because God forgave us first. It's not something you do with your mouth but with your heart.
It's important to remind ourselves with the verses below what the Bible says about forgiveness:
"22 A merry heart does good, like medicine, But a broken spirit dries the bones."
"12 Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all sins."
"13 bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do."
"32 And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you."
- Ephesians 4:31-32,1:7
- Romans 12:17-21
- 1 Peter 4:8
- Matthew 5:23-24
- 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Happy advent to everyone
Wishing you a happy Advent.
I give glory and honor to God for guiding me and the executive members of St. Mary's Catholic Community - UICT through the one year of service..... am glad to have served as the Ssabakristu (Chairperson) and I wish all the new leadership a fruitful service... May God bless you guys.
[03/03/19] Happy sunday and a blessed week ahead to all.
Blessed Sunday to you all people of God........
Trust your own inner guidance.
Have faith that your steps are
carrying you toward your dreams.
Keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
It was a great day
After Easter carols
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Shake off Your Problems
A man’s favorite donkey falls into a deep precipice. He can’t pull it out no matter how hard he tries. He therefore decides to bury it alive.
Soil is poured onto the donkey from above. The donkey feels the load, shakes it off, and steps on it. More soil is poured.
It shakes it off and steps up. The more the load was poured, the higher it rose. By noon, the donkey was grazing in green pastures.
After much shaking off (of problems) And stepping up (learning from them), One will graze in GREEN PASTURES.
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Homily of Pope Francis Mass at Uganda Martyrs Shrine on Nov 28, 2015
“You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and to the end of the earth” (Acts 1:8).
From the age of the Apostles to our own day, a great cloud of witnesses has been raised up to proclaim Jesus and show forth the power of the Holy Spirit.
Today, we recall with gratitude the sacrifice of the Uganda martyrs, whose witness of love for Christ and his Church has truly gone “to the end of the earth”.
We remember also the Anglican martyrs whose deaths for Christ testify to the ecumenism of blood.
All these witnesses nurtured the gift of the Holy Spirit in their lives and freely gave testimony of their faith in Jesus Christ, even at the cost of their lives, many at such a young age.
We too have received the gift of the Spirit, to make us sons and daughters of God, but also so that we may bear witness to Jesus and make him everywhere known and loved.
We received the Spirit when we were reborn in Baptism, and we were strengthened by his gifts at our Confirmation.
Every day we are called to deepen the Holy Spirit’s presence in our life, to “fan into flame” the gift of his divine love so that we may be a source of wisdom and strength to others.
The gift of the Holy Spirit is a gift which is meant to be shared. It unites us to one another as believers and living members of Christ’s mystical Body.
We do not receive the gift of the Spirit for ourselves alone, but to build up one another in faith, hope and love.
I think of Saints Joseph Mkasa and Charles Lwanga, who after being catechized by others, wanted to pass on the gift they had received.
They did this in dangerous times. Not only were their lives threatened but so too were the lives of the younger boys under their care.
Because they had tended to their faith and deepened their love of God, they were fearless in bringing Christ to others, even at the cost of their lives.
Their faith became witness; today, venerated as martyrs, their example continues to inspire people throughout the world. They continue to proclaim Jesus Christ and the power of his Cross.
If, like the martyrs, we daily fan into flame the gift of the Spirit who dwells in our hearts, then we will surely become the missionary disciples which Christ calls us to be.
To our families and friends certainly, but also to those whom we do not know, especially those who might be unfriendly, even hostile, to us.
This openness to others begins first in the family, in our homes where charity and forgiveness are learned, and the mercy and love of God made known in our parents’ love.
It finds expression too in our care for the elderly and the poor, the widowed and the orphaned.
Just as the mother and seven sons from the Second Book of Maccabees encouraged one another in their moment of great trial (7:1-2. 9-14), so too, as members of God’s family, we are to assist one another, to protect one another, and to lead one another to the fullness of life.
Here I think with gratitude of all those – bishops, priests, consecrated men and women, and catechists – who in so many ways help to support Christian families.
May the Church in this country continue, especially through its parish communities, to assist young couples to prepare for marriage, to encourage couples to live the marital bond in love and fidelity, and to assist parents in their duty as the first teachers of the faith for their children.
Like the Apostles and the Uganda martyrs before us, we have received the gift of the Holy Spirit to become missionary disciples called to go forth and bring the Gospel to all.
At times this may take us to the end of the earth, as missionaries to faraway lands.
This is essential to the spread of God’s Kingdom, and I ask always for your generous response to this need. But we do not need to travel to be missionary disciples.
In fact, we need only to open our eyes and see the needs in our homes and our local communities to realize how many opportunities await us.
Here too the Uganda martyrs show us the way. Their faith sought the good of all people, including the very King who condemned them for their Christian beliefs.
Their response was to meet hatred with love, and thus to radiate the splendour of the Gospel.
They did not simply tell the King what the Gospel does not allow, but showed through their lives what saying “yes” to Jesus really means.
It means mercy and purity of heart, being meek and poor in spirit, and thirsting for righteousness in the hope of an eternal reward.
The witness of the martyrs shows to all who have heard their story, then and now, that the worldly pleasures and earthly power do not bring lasting joy or peace.
Rather, fidelity to God, honesty and integrity of life, and genuine concern for the good of others bring us that peace which the world cannot give.
This does not diminish our concern for this world, as if we only look to the life to come.
Instead, it gives purpose to our lives in this world, and helps us to reach out to those in need, to cooperate with others for the common good, and to build a more just society which promotes human dignity, defends God’s gift of life and protects the wonders of nature, his creation and our common home.
Dear brothers and sisters, this is the legacy which you have received from the Uganda martyrs – lives marked by the power of the Holy Spirit, lives which witness even now to the transforming power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
This legacy is not served by an occasional remembrance, or by being enshrined in a museum as a precious jewel.
Rather, we honour them, and all the saints, when we carry on their witness to Christ, in our homes and neighbourhoods, in our workplaces and civil society, whether we never leave our homes or we go to the farthest corner of the world.
May the Uganda martyrs, together with Mary, Mother of the Church, intercede for us, and may the Holy Spirit kindle within us the fire of his divine love!
Omukama Abawe Omukisa! (God bless you!
[11/11/15] Dont forget to come for mass and prayers. Come with a friend
[10/13/15] We are here to stay. its a monthly rosary. make sure you recite it everyday
[09/28/15] Y is every1 dead silent????
[04/03/15] Hapi Easter Family
[01/22/15] Success to all community members
[11/28/14] Congraculations to our members who have graduated 2de, may the Good Lord bless u wid good Jobs, families en all u want...we lv u en pray 4 u
[11/11/14] We need more likes especially the new members. Lets invite one another to like this page
[09/19/14] the semester is about to open, are you already for it
[12/18/13] our last Mass this year will be led by St Charles Catholic Community MUBS. Brothers and sisters lets be there. Mass starts at 1:00 PM. May you be blessed.
[12/10/13] WELCOMING FRESHERS IS ON THIS FRIDAY AT 4:45 PM IN THE GUILD PREMISES. ANY CONTRIBUTION IS HIGHLY WELCOME
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TO JESUS, THROUGH MARY
In this Mission month of October, Mother Church presents us with a special opportunity: to recite the Rosary daily.
In the life of a priest and more so, of a seminarian, Mother Mary plays an important role. She who bore the High Priest, she who was present in and just after the earthly life of this High Priest, she who actively participated in the lives of the Apostles, is surely the best placed to lead us to Jesus Christ, the High Priest. She is the best placed, as a Mother, to present us to the Lord.
We have the privilege of invoking this maternal assistance daily in the Rosary. The Rosary is not just a focus on Mary. It is actually a reflection, no, a deep meditation, on the life of Jesus Christ. We are invited therefore, to contemplate this Jesus, whom we are following, whom we are aspiring to serve, in whose stead we aspire to stand; in every single prayer of the Rosary, in every word, in every mystery of the Rosary. Therefore, as we recite the Rosary, let us do it slowly (where are you rushing to?), feelingly, attentively, and devoutly. Let us mean every single word we say. Let us say it with all our heart. Let us actually not just recite, but PRAY the Rosary. Let us truly focus on this Jesus.
To Jesus, through Mary.
The benefits of the Rosary are tremendous. We are assured of the Mother’s prayers and protection. She, who is full of grace, will not fail to adorn us with those graces that we need. We are certain that she will not be denied anything by her Son. She knows what is lacking in our lives. She can obtain it for us! She teaches us the great secret in the realm of divine intervention: OBEDIENCE- to just obey her Son unquestioningly. She disposes us to listen to the Master. She herself has mentioned on numerous occasions in apparitions acknowledged by the Church, the benefits of this Rosary (take Fatima for example). We can pray for any need, purpose or individual. We can pray for souls in Purgatory. We can pray for peace. Testimonies abound about what this Mother has done in the lives of many people (let alone, St Dominic of happy memory who first undertook the physical propagation of this devotion). She is our closest Arch protector from the Enemy- remember she is the Arch fighter against the Devil.
For a priest or a seminarian, the daily Marian devotion of the Rosary is not such a new thing, for it is already part of his life. It is such a necessity. She, who bore the High Priest is the Mother of our vocation. Entrust that vocation to her. In this month (and definitely in the subsequent months), we are invited to meditate more devoutly on the life of Jesus through the Rosary and to aspire to grow in all virtues, pleasing to God. (…we may learn to IMITATE what they contain, and so obtain what they promise…)
To Jesus, through Mary.
Our Todays Gospel
Gospel Reading At Mass (Fri Oct 11)
When Jesus had cast out a devil, some of the people said, ‘It is through Beelzebul, the prince of devils, that he casts out devils.’ Others asked him, as a test, for a sign from heaven; but, knowing what they were thinking, he said to them, ‘Every kingdom divided against itself is heading for ruin, and a household divided against itself collapses. So too with Satan: if he is divided against himself, how can his kingdom stand? – Since you assert that it is through Beelzebul that I cast out devils. Now if it is through Beelzebul that I cast out devils, through whom do your own experts cast them out? Let them be your judges then. But if it is through the finger of God that I cast out devils, then know that the kingdom of God has overtaken you. So long as a strong man fully armed guards his own palace, his goods are undisturbed; but when someone stronger than he is attacks and defeats him, the stronger man takes away all the weapons he relied on and shares out his spoil.
‘He who is not with me is against me; and he who does not gather with me scatters.
‘When an unclean spirit goes out of a man it wanders through waterless country looking for a place to rest, and not finding one it says, “I will go back to the home I came from.” But on arrival, finding it swept and tidied, it then goes off and brings seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and set up house there, so that the man ends up by being worse than he was before.’
[10/09/13] Guys lets welcome our new chaplain Rev. Fr. Hamman and work with him to expand God's Kingdom.
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