Monday, June 29, 2020

Solemnity of St. Peter & St. Paul

A word from Maria & Gloria



Blessed Solemnity 

of 

St. Peter & St. Paul


We thank those who let us know of the difficulty with viewing our latest video on their phone or tablet. On this day, we prayed to St. Peter and St. Paul to help us. They gave us the inspiration of providing everyone with a link to the video. 

We give them thanks for their help and the glory to God!

Below is the  link to our YouTube channel for "Go Forth."


https://youtu.be/A0ohbUuJt2Q


We hope you enjoy it and like it!


May God Bless you and your families!


Peace Be with You

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Solemnity of St. Peter & St. Paul

Go Forth


The song, “Go Forth” was composed in 2000, the Great Jubilee Year,

“Christ Yesterday, Today and Forever.”


 


It was a celebration of grace of the mercy of God and the forgiveness of sins throughout the Catholic Church on earth. We wanted to compose a song of evangelization: to spread the Good News to all people beginning with our families and local Churches.

 

The Scripture passage from St. Matthew 28:18-20 became the basis of the lyrics.

          18   And Jesus came and said to them: All authority in heaven and earth has been given to me.

          19   Going therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing the in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,

          20   and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.

(New Revised Standard Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

 

You will see pictures from some of the places we have visited. These pictures brought us wonderful memories of the people, pilgrimages and places where Our Lord and Our Lady have sent us through the years.

 

We chose to bring this to you just before the Solemnity of St. Peter and Paul.

St. Peter and St. Paul, Apostles (called and sent by Jesus to preach the Good News) are the men most responsible for spreading the Catholic message and faith in the early days of the Church. Both were martyred in Rome for their love of God and their mission of faith.

St. Peter was one of the 12 apostles, as well as the first pope and founder of the Roman Church. St. Peter was crucified upside down because he said he was not worthy to be sacrificed in the same manner as Christ. There are 2 letters by St. Peter in the New Testament.

St. Paul was also an apostle, responsible for much of the New Testament. 13 out of the 27 books are attributed to him.  Because of his Roman citizenship, Saint Paul was beheaded. 

Go Forth

(St. Matthew 28:17-20)

 

Chorus:

Go forth! Go forth!

Make disciples of all nations, Go forth!

Go forth! Go forth!

Baptizing them in God’s Name, Go forth!

Go forth! Go forth!

Love as I have loved you, Loved you, Go forth!

Go forth! Go forth!

Make disciples of all nations, Go forth!

 

1. Go forth, go forth, make disciples of all nations.

God is great and Holy is His Name!

Jesus call us all without exception,

God is great and Holy is His Name!

Spread His Word in your community,

In word and deed by holy charity! (Chorus)

 

 

2. Jesus send us with the Holy Spirit,

God is great and Holy is His Name!

He gives us faith and wisdom infinite,

God is great and Holy is His Name!

Proclaim salvation in your family!

Then live His Word for all the world to see! (Chorus)

 

3. Holy Spirit enflame us with Your pow’r,

God is great and Holy is His Name!

To stand with Christ in the final hour,

God is great and Holy is His Name!

Are you ready to prepare the way

For the reign of Christ in your heart today! (Chorus)

 

“Both apostles share the same feast day, for these two were one; and even though they suffered on different days, they were as one. Peter went first, and Paul followed. And so we celebrate this day made holy for us by the apostles’ blood. Let us embrace what they believed, their life, their labors, their sufferings, their preaching, and their confession of faith.”  – St Augustine


Monday, June 22, 2020

Thoughts and Sayings of Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen



People say that when they know,

they will do;

Christ says when we do,

then we will know.


The seeds of truth sprout 

in the soil of obedience.


Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Fr. Bill's Corner






  

Fr. Bill's Corner



We are introducing a special corner dedicated to Fr. William J. McCarthy, MSA. Fr. Bill has the gift of being able to shed light on religious concepts to anyone from a child to a scholar.  

We have known Father for almost 30 years. We have heard his sermons and talks many times. Thank God he has written many books, large and small and mainly easy to read. He loves poetry and singing.

His retreats at My Father’s House in Moodus, CT were spiritually inspiring and joyful. He and  Sr. Bernadette Sheldon were the co-directors for many years. We were invited many times to sing at these events always leaving the retreats with new thoughts and insights about God as well as new friends with whom we are still in contact.

We had many memorable moments on our pilgrimages to Our Lady of Guadalupe, the northeast shrines in Canada and the USA, Ireland, Fatima, Lourdes and the Holy Land.

Now for a poem on discernment from his shortest book and a treasure, “Listening to God.”

When the idea / event is not of God

God says, NO.

When you are not right,

God says GROW.

When the time is not right,

God says SLOW.

When everything is right,

God says GO!


Peace Be with You,

Maria & Gloria

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