Author: Vincent

DO NOT MAKE IRRESPONSIBLE VOW.

DO NOT MAKE IRRESPONSIBLE VOW.

THE WORD FOR TODAY

MEMORIAL OF THE QUEENSHIP OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

A lot of people make vow to the Lord for so many reasons. Vows are meant to be kept but one is not compelled to make them when one cannot fulfill them. The first reading has some lessons for us on this:

1) God’s choice of people doesn’t depend on their perfection.

Jephthah was chosen to save Israel from the hands of her oppressors. Jephthah was a son of a prostitute. By all standard, he was not qualified for this holy job of becoming God’s people leader. Yet God chose him. It is God who qualifies those whom he calls, we are not qualified. Hence, stop mocking or scorning those whom God has chosen as His vessels. Their imperfections should tell us that whatever they are able to accomplish is through the power of God and not theirs.

2) DO NOT MAKE THE MISTAKE OF JEPHTHAH.

No one should be compelled to make any rash vow. Jephthah made a vow to God that he would make a human sacrifice to Him if he grants him victory in war against Israel’s oppressors. His only daughter and child was used for the sacrifice. Let us beware of the kind of vow we make.

The Gospel message for us today is that we all have been invited to the wedding feast. Most of us received belated invite, however, this doesn’t exempt us from the basic etiquette of the wedding feast(heaven). To avoid being thrown out of the banquet hall, we must dress properly. To accept an invite also means to agree to come properly dressed.

Are we putting on the wedding Asoebi of integrity, honesty, modesty, love, goodness etc? Let us learn how to dress properly like Mary, the Queen Mother who lived out all these virtues while on earth. We celebrate her QUEENSHIP today because her Queenship is associated with Christ, our Lord and King who has invited us to the heavenly banquet.

PRAYER. May Mary encourage us to live our Christian life to the full and like her, to always dress in heavenly garments of faith, hope and charity, the greatest of all gifts and virtues. Amen

GOOD MORNING. WISHING YOU A BEAUTIFUL DAY. SMILE, JESUS LOVES

YOU. BIBLE STUDY (JUDGES 11:29-39, MT. 22:1-14)

God bless you 🙏

Signs of Born again Christians

Signs of Born again Christians

The early Apostles were pronounced christian because of the character. however, Christians of now days need to transform and transcend the name christian and become born again in the character.

These will serve as a spotlight for a born again christians

● They speak the truth at all times
● They are good listeners
● They hardly take offense
● They are quick to forgive
● They are reliable
● They are supportive
● They have appetite for prayer and fasting
● They rely on the Word of God
● The more God lifts them up, the more they become humble
● They hardly defend themselves
● They are quick to repent
● They seek peace and pursue it
● They love people and they are compassionate
● They know when to talk and when to be quiet
● They are full of wisdom in many aspects of life
● They respect people and are very sensitive to people’s feelings
● They have a lot of patience and they are not short tempered
● They fear God
They give honour where it is due
● They are content with what they have
● They have good leadership skills
● They are hospitable
● They are not carried away by all kinds of teachings
● They are good followers
● They have a sacrificial spirit
● They don’t gossip and look down on people
● They have faith
● They take part in church activities and attend church regularly
● They are clean in every aspect of life
● Their spirits are sensitive, they hate sin
● They don’t act holier than others
● They don’t compete with others

Ask yourself: Am I a Born again Christian?
2Corinthians 13:5. Examine yourself to see whether you are in the faith, test yourselves..


I pray that God give us the grace to identify and work on our weak areas
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when no communion Wafers during mass, See What Happens?

when no communion Wafers during mass, See What Happens?

If the parish church runs out of communion wafers, can the priest use ordinary wheat bread instead?

According to Peoples commentary this is one of them

No.

Allow me to explain.

The Catholic Church’s Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments published a “Circular Letter to Bishops on the Bread and Wine for the Eucharist,” in June, 2017. This letter reiterates:

The bread used in the celebration of the Most Holy Eucharistic Sacrifice must be unleavened, purely of wheat, and recently made so that there is no danger of decomposition. It follows therefore that bread made from another substance, even if it is grain, or if it is mixed with another substance different from wheat to such an extent that it would not commonly be considered wheat bread, does not constitute valid matter for confecting the Sacrifice and the Eucharistic Sacrament. It is a grave abuse to introduce other substances, such as fruit or sugar or honey, into the bread for confecting the Eucharist. Hosts should obviously be made by those who are not only distinguished by their integrity, but also skilled in making them and furnished with suitable tools.

(accessed at the Vatican Curia website, Circular letter to Bishops on the bread and wine for the Eucharist)

Ordinary wheat bread, like that purchased in a grocery store, is likely to have numerous ingredients other than wheat flour and water. For example:

It would not be acceptable. Even a relatively high-quality, natural wheat bread is likely to have a “laundry list” of other ingredients rendering it unsuitable for confecting the Eucharist. For example:

Even commercially purchased unleavened pita bread is unlikely to qualify:

The best solution is for the pastor to ensure a sufficient supply of altar bread suitable for confecting the Eucharist is always on hand.

This is another commentary

Interestingly, Christ didn’t use any specially prepared “wafers,” but simply the unleavened bread remaining from the Passover meal he and his companions had just eaten. That said, I have not found him to be “exacting” as man, under religion… or as Moses, under the Law (Covenant).

To the contrary, I have found him to be (quite) merciful, actually, and often surpassing the Law… with love and mercy… towardthose who “transgress” [the Law]. To that end, he ate with sinners, touched those deemed “unclean” [under the Law], and even forgave those who the Law commanded be stoned.

In that light, it would be against HIS law, the NEW Covenant… which is the “law” of LOVE… for him to take issue with someone who used what they had on hand… but did so in faith IN such bread as his flesh, and so true food. His love would, for example, “cover” the error of, say, someone who was, say, a POW in a foreign land who only had access to leavened bread. So long as, when eating, such one discerned the bread as the flesh of Christ, his love… and their faith… would “cover”, indeed surpass, the “transgression.”

So, in answer to your question, yes, in certain situations and under certain circumstances, leavened bread can be used. Just as regular old water… or even fortified wine… can be used in place of “new” wine… so long as the eating and drinking is done in faith that such is a representation of the flesh and blood of Christ, the HOLY (Spirit — 2 Corinthians 3:17, 18).

[Just as interesting, Christ has no parishes… and he/his people have no need for priests, at this time.]

I hope that helps

My Answer is NO.It cannot be used.

Peace to you

The amazing First Communion photos of 12 saints

The amazing First Communion photos of 12 saints

Each of them loved the Eucharist, which fueled their holiness.

First Communion is an unforgettable encounter with Jesus. Instituted by Christ during the Last Supper, the Eucharist is the greatest of the sacraments. “In this Sacrament, the Lord becomes food for the soul under the appearances of bread and wine. Children receive this Sacrament solemnly a first time-in First Holy Communion-and are encouraged to receive it afterwards as often as possible in order to remain in close friendship with Jesus,” wrote John Paul II in a letter addressed to children.

For many children, this day has been a source of spiritual strength, conversion and sometimes even heroism. Therese of Lisieux, John Paul II, Brother Christopher, Pier Giorgio Frassati, Chiara Badano, and Anne of Guigné are just  handful of the saints we have featured here on the day of their First Communion …

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