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Murphy's and Other Laws of Life

Murphy's First Law for Wives:
If you ask your husband to pick up five items at the store and then you add one more as an afterthought, he will forget two of the first five.

31st Sunday C - Liturgical Prayers

Greetings
The Lord God loves all that exists
and he is merciful to all.
He overlooks our sins, so that we can repent.
May our Lord, the lover of life, be always with you.
R/ And also with you.

31 Sunday C - Zachaeus, Come down


 Gospel Text: Luke 19:1-10
Zacchaeus
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Michel de Verteuil
General Textual comments
This Sunday’s passage tells the story of Jesus’ meeting with Zacchaeus. It is a very touching story, full of character, so deep that we are always finding new things in it, treasures we had not noticed before.  God however did not write the story for us to admire St Luke’s extraordinary artistry as a storyteller, but so that we could recognise ourselves in it and discover how he has been and continues to be at work in the world.

Late School in CA- Kids Sleep More - Less Tardiness

https://fox40.com/2019/10/14/newsom-signs-bill-that-pushes-schools-to-start-classes-later/

Speak Well of Others


All Souls Day - Nov 2- Liturgical Prayers

Greeting
Neither death nor life,
nothing that exists, nothing still to come,
nor any created thing
can ever come between us and the love of God
made visible in Christ Jesus our Lord. 
May this risen Lord be always with you. R/ And also with you.

All Souls Day - Nov 2

From Fr. Tony Kadavil:

All Souls’ Day is a day specially set apart that we may remember and pray for our dear ones who have gone for their eternal reward and who are currently in a state of ongoing purification.

Ancient belief: 1) People of all religions have believed in the immortality of the soul, and have prayed for the dead.

All Saints - Nov 1- Liturgical Prayers

Rev 7:2-4, 9-14; Ps 24:1-2,3-4,5-6 ;1 Jn 3:1-3;  Mt 5:1-12

Greeting (Rom 1, 7)
To all of you who are God's beloved
and called to be saints,
grace and peace from God our Father
and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Lord's peace stay with you. R/ And also with you.

30th Week: Oct 28- Nov 2: Daily Reflections


Oct 28 Monday (Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles) https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saints-simon-and-jude/ : Apostles Simon (the Zealot) and Jude (Judas Thaddeus):   Lk 6:12-16 12 In those days he went out to the mountain to pray; and all night he continued in prayer to God. 13 And when it was day, he called his disciples, and chose from them twelve, whom he named apostles; 14 Simon, whom he named Peter, and Andrew his brother, and James and John, and Philip, and Bartholomew, 15 and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon who was called the Zealot, 16 and Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor. For USCCB video reflections: https://youtu.be/s60xIDdcHFs?list=PLpTzvCOJa7DD9TgXScDzmUNxVbbSBuOSi

30th Sunday C - Liturgical Prayers

Greetings
The Lord stands by me and gives me power.
The Lord will rescue me from all evil
and bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom.
May the Lord be always with you.
R/ And also with you.

30th Sunday C - The Pharisee and The Tax Collector at the Temple




30th Sunday of Ordinary Time from heartnoi2k

Thomas O’Loughlin
Introduction to the Celebration
 
Today we are going to reflect on self-knowledge and humility. By gathering here in public we are telling the world that we take the need to profess faith in God seriously; we are saying we are people with a definite way of life, that we have taken up the cross of discipleship. But without humble awareness of our faults and our need of God’s mercy, we could be deceiving ourselves. Let us ask the Spirit to enlighten our minds that we might know our failings, and to give us the humility to ask for mercy.
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29th Week - Oct 21-26: Daily Reflections


Oct 21 Monday: Lk 12: 13-21: 13 One of the multitude said to him, “Teacher, bid my brother divide the inheritance with me.” 14 But he said to him, “Man, who made me a judge or divider over you?” 15 And he said to them, “Take heed, and beware of all covetousness; for a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” 16 And he told them a parable, saying, “The land of a rich man brought forth plentifully; 17 and he thought to himself, `What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?’ 18 And he said, `I will do this: I will pull down my barns, and build larger ones; and there I will store all my grain and my goods. 19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; take your ease, eat, drink, be merry.’ 20 But God said to him, `Fool! This night your soul is required of you; and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’ 21 So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.” USCCB video reflections: https://youtu.be/X_lZzgNfYjg?list=PLpTzvCOJa7DD9TgXScDzmUNxVbbSBuOSi

Mission Sunday - Oct 20 - Liturgical Prayers


 Introduction by the Celebrant
Today’s celebration of Mission Sunday deeply concerns all of us, for mission is the task given to all. The whole Church is mission. We want Christ to be brought to all peoples, that all may be united with him and through him praise the Father of all. The Church will enrich the nations by giving them Christ and his Good News and they will enrich us with the gifts of their culture which they had received from the Lord. Then together we can praise the Lord with one symphony of many voices. 

28th Week: Oct 14-19: Daily Reflections


Oct 14 Monday (St. Callistus I, Pope, Martyr) https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-callistus-i/ : Lk 11:29-32: 29 When the crowds were increasing, he began to say, “This generation is an evil generation; it seeks a sign, but no sign shall be given to it except the sign of Jonah. 30 For as Jonah became a sign to the men of Nineveh, so will the Son of man be to this generation. 31 The queen of the South will arise at the judgment with the men of this generation and condemn them; for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, something greater than Solomon is here. 32 The men of Nineveh will arise at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold, something greater than Jonah is here. USCCB reflections: https://youtu.be/Km3lgo0S6y4?list=PLpTzvCOJa7DD9TgXScDzmUNxVbbSBuOSi

28th Sunday C - Liturgical Prayers

Greetings
May all of you who are chosen by God, be saved by Jesus Christ, our Risen Lord, and share in his eternal glory. May Jesus our Lord be with you.
R/ And also with you.

Oct 7-12: 27th Week - Reflections


Oct 7 Monday: (Lk 10: 25-37) (Our Lady of the Rosary)
https://www.franciscanmedia.org/our-lady-of-the-rosary/ USCCB video reflections: To be added Lk 1: 26-38: This feast was established by Pope St. Pius V in thanksgiving for the victory at Lepanto, 7 Oct 1571, which stopped the Turkish invasion of Europe. Importance: The word Rosary means “Crown of Roses” and each prayer in the Rosary is considered a flower presented to Mary. It is called the “Breviary of the Common People” and the “Psalms of the Illiterate.” The prayers we repeat are Biblical and hence “inspired,” and the mysteries we meditate upon are taken from the lives of Jesus and Mary.  The “Our Father” is a prayer taught by Jesus himself. The “Hail Mary” is also rooted in the Scriptures. Its first half echoes the words of the Archangel Gabriel and those of Elizabeth, both addressed to Mary. The third prayer — the “Glory be to the Father” — ancient in its wording, surely reflects the unceasing prayer of adoration and praise found in the Book of Revelation. The various events in the lives of Jesus and Mary on which we meditate during the Rosary are expressions of the Paschal Mystery, that is, the Life, Death and Resurrection of Jesus, in which Mary shared.

A PRIEST WHO STOLE 50 EUROS???

A couple invited a priest of their parish for dinner in their home. After the priest left, the woman said to her husband; " I think the priest has stolen the 50 EUROS that I kept on the table of which I had the intention to give him". Angrily her husband exclaimed; " if they are not pedophile, they are thieves. There is no need to invite him again. We shall from henceforth be attending Mass in another parish".

Do you think that Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam is slightly overrated in India?


Rohit Sawant
Rohit Sawant, studied at Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore

What Time Should You Sleep?

By James Pang
Is there a best time to sleep? There is a saying that sleeping early and waking up early is good for your health. How true is that? Is it alright to sleep late and wake up late?

La Croix International

The theme for this 105th World Day of Migrants and Refugees: 'It is not Just about Migrants'

Oct 2019 - Daily Reflections by Pune CSC Scholastics