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A Year with Saint Peter Julian Eymard

The period 2010 February -2011 February is an important moment for the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament. During this time, the congregation celebrates the 200th birth anniversary of its founder Saint Peter Julian Eymard who was born on February 4, 1811 in La Mure, France. As part of his 200th birth anniversary, the congregation has lined up activities for this jubilee year. In his letter to all the religious of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament, the Superior-General, Fr. Fiorenzo Salvi says “the celebration of the 200th anniversary of St. Eymard’s birth constitutes for all of us: an occasion to foster an authentic Christian Eucharistic spirituality; an occasion to encourage and educate the laity and families to find continually in the Sacrament of Christ’s love the energy to transform their lives into an authentic sign of the presence of...

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31 January 2010 – Fourth Sunday

Gospel : Luke 4 : 21 – 30 Year C After reading Isaiah …. You have just read a beautiful message of hope from the Prophet Isaiah, addressed to the poor, the prisoners, the oppressed…. The first reaction of Your contemporaries is positive: He won the approval of all… they remained astonished as one is before a brilliant orator: How well He speaks! But they don’t understand the grace that is offered to them. This text is being fulfilled to-day …. You try to enlighten them …. They must open their eyes to their situation; they must understand that they themselves are these prisoners, these blind people of whom Isaiah speaks and who need a Saviour….. But they do not admit to this. They do not want to let themselves be challenged. So it is You that they call...

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Retiring Collection for Haiti

The Blessed Sacrament Shrine wishes to thank its churchgoers who have generously responded to the retiring collection for Haiti at all the masses last weekend, January 23-24, 2010. The total amount collected was £2,330.00. Thank you very...

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24 January 2010-Third Sunday

Gospel : Luke 4 : 14 – 21 Year C Jesus, with the power of the Spirit in Him, returned to Galilee, St. Luke has often noted the important place the Spirit has in Your life, Lord. Is this not an important teaching for all of us? It is through the Spirit that Mary gave You a human body, Jesus. At Your Baptism, the Spirit was seen to descend on You. And the voice of the Father proclaims You as His Beloved Son. It is the Spirit that drives You into the desert where, for 40 days, You know the tough experience of the Hebrew people in the Sinai desert. There, You teach us to resist the tempter in nourishing us with the Word which came from the mouth of God. You begin Your ministry by referring to the...

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Mass to conclude Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

The Blessed Sacrament Shrine in 4 Dawson Street Liverpool invites all to the 12.10 Mass on Monday, 25th January 2010, as a concluding Mass of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Canon Christopher Cook, Vicar of St. Agnes, Liverpool is the preacher. All are...

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17 January 2010-Second Sunday

Gospel : John 2 : 1 – 11 Year C There was a wedding at Cana in Galilee ….. You begin Your Ministry in Palestine by taking part in a wedding feast! ”A strange way to announce the Word of God!”. You will one day be challenged about Your behaviour; You will remark: The Son of man came; He eats and drinks and they say: He is a glutton and a drunkard! (Matt. 11:19). So what do You want to say to us by this sharing in the wedding feast? You refer us back to the Bible. Often the image of wedding expresses the love of God for His people. Your action tells us that the New Covenant announced by the Prophets has come. You explain it in Your parables: The Kingdom of Heaven is like a wedding feast...

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10 January 2010-The Baptism of the Lord

Gospel : Luke 3 : 15 – 22 Year C All the people were baptised …. Was there really such a rush to come to John the Baptist? What matters! Through whatever really happened long ago, St. Luke puts before us a vast crowd of people, all those who, down through the centuries, will come to receive Baptism, the crowds of sinners of all times who will aspire to a better life. You come to mix with them; You show solidarity with this sinful people. You join with them on the road to conversion in having Yourself Baptised like them. Thus You can better draw them with You, and make them into the people of the children of God. Jesus was praying …. You pray at the moment of Your Baptism, You show us the way to conversion and...

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Culion Mission expresses its gratitude to Filipinos in Dublin

(Note: Below is an email from Fr. Xavier “Javy” Alpasa, SJ who is based in Culion, Palawan, Philippines. He extends his gratitude to all the Filipinos in Dublin especially those who participated in the Simbang Gabi Masses where all mass offerings were sent to Fr. Javy’s mission in Culion. The total amount sent to him was 2,310 Euros or 153,638.10 Philippine pesos.) MARAMING SALAMAT SA MGA NAGMAMAHAL NA KABABAYAN Isang maluwalhating pagbati ng pasko sa inyong lahat na mga kababayang Pilipino diyan sa Dublin. Sumasabog ang aming puso sa pasasalamat sa napakalaking biyaya na inyong ipinadala para sa mga maralitang kapatid natin dito sa Culion, Palawan. Napakasayang sorpresa ang tawag ni Fr. Rene at isang kamangha-manghang pagtulong ang ginagawa niyo. Hindi niyo naman kami kilala ngunit salamat sa langit at pinagtagpo ang ating landas. Dumating ang inyong tulong sa...

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4th Sunday of Advent-20 December 2009

Luke 1 : 39 – 45 Year C Mary set out quickly ….. Why is Mary in such a hurry? She reminds us of the haste of God, the divine Spouse of the Song of Songs: Leaping over the mountains, bounding over the hills (Song. 2:8) to go to free His exiled people. It is the same desire that presses You, Lord, to come and free us from our sins. And it is You Who inspires Mary, Your Mother to hasten to the mountains of Judea, to carry to John the joyful news of Your coming on earth. And me, what about me? What is my enthusiasm to follow You? and firstly to hear Your voice? Be quick to listen! recommends St. James (Jas.1:19) …. quick to listen through the words of Scripture … And through the calls which...

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