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PRAY FOR SOUTHERN KADUNA

By: Michael Anakwe According to Pope Francis, conditions for Christians are worse now than they were in the days of the early Church. Some truths cannot be better stated, the systematic and merciless targeting or killing of a particular tribe, ethnic group or region and religion over a period of time can in every ramification be referred to as genocide or an ethnic cleansing. Unfortunately, like with many serious matters in Nigeria, the incessant killings of hapless citizens in Southern Kaduna, has been classified as politically induced communal conflicts. But in this instance,......

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Parish Bulletin

EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A –   2ND – 8TH AUGUST 2020 SUNDAY, 2ND AUGUST 2020 ENTRANCE ANTIPHON:   O God, come to my assistance; O LORD, make haste to help me!  You are my rescuer, my help; O LORD, do not delay. COLLECT Draw near to your servant, O Lord, and answer their prayers with unceasing kindness, that, for those who glory in you as their Creator and guide, you may restore what you have created and keep safe what you have restored. Through our Lord …. FIRST  READING “Come and......

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REV. FR.ALAO

REV. FR.EMMANUEL ALAO: THANK YOU…!!! By: Michael Anakwe Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Alao, a Priest of many beautiful colours, has gone back to his diocese in Ekiti State but has left us with nostalgia and memories that will last forever. In life, only very few people leave such footprints and are mostly referred to as legends, leaders and patrons. This is not a personal tribute to a friend, mentor and priest, rather, and I know for certain, that I am re-echoing the thoughts of many parishioners, especially those whom have crossed path with him......

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Parish Bulletin

FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A –12TH  – 18TH  JULY, 2020 SUNDAY, 12TH JULY 2020 ENTRANCE ANTIPHON: As for me, in justice I shall behold your face; I shall be filled with the vision of your glory. COLLECT O God, who show the light of  your truth to those who go astray, so that they may return to the right path; give all who for the faith they profess are accounted Christians the grace to reject whatever is contrary to the name of Christ, and strive after all that does it honour.......

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FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A –   5TH – 11TH  JULY 2020 SUNDAY, 5TH JULY 2020 ENTRANCE ANTIPHON: Your merciful love, O God, we have received in the midst of your temple.  Your praise, O God, like your name, reaches the ends of the earth.  Your right hand is filled with saving justice. COLLECT O God, who in the abasement of your Son have raised up a fallen world, you’re your faithful with holy joy, for on those you have rescued from slavery to son you bestow eternal gladness.  Through our Lord......

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THE CHURCH WARDEN (CKC DIGEST)

THE PARISH IN THE FACE OF COVID-19 By Michael Anakwe THE CHURCH WARDEN During Masses,especially on Sundays, we are used to seeing some dedicated Men and Women form a barricade, either with chains or their bodies, at the entrances of the Church, especially when we are late for Mass or during the observation of a rite. These same individuals also ensure that we remain focus in the presence of the Holy Eucharist during Mass as they tirelessly ‘roam’ within the Church looking out for ‘Mass deviants’ i.e those that chats constantly during the......

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Parish Bulletin,13thSunday of Ord., Time Year A

THIRTEENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A–   28TH– 4TH  JULY, 2020 SUNDAY, 28TH JUNE, 2020 All peoples, clap your hands. Cry to God with shouts of joy! COLLECT God, who through the grace of adoption chose us to be children of light, grant, we pray, that we may not be wrapped in the darkness of error but always be seen to stand in the bright light of truth. Through our Lord ….. FIRST  READING “That is the holy man of God, let him remain there.” A reading from the second Book of Kings                                                  ......

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TUESDAY, 23RD JUNE, 2020 FIRST READING Let there be no strife between you and me, for we are kinsmen. A reading from the second Kings                                    19:9b-11, 14-21, 31-35a-36 I n those days:  Sennacherib king of Assyria sent messengers to Hezekiah, saying, “Thus shall  you speak to Hezekiah king of Judah: ‘Do not let your God on whom you rely deceive you by promising that Jerusalem will not be given into the hand of the kings of Assyria.  Behold, you have heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands,......

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THE PARISH IN THE FACE OF COVID-19-

KEEPING FAITH IN THE TIME OF COVID-19 is the key to overcoming the present trial. Faith rather than fear is the virtue that will see us through this public health crisis. It is hard to ignore the reality or the facts in figures or even the statistics of death that seems to lurk around. In fact, it is a reminiscent of the ‘rapture days’ as was told in the bible. The reality as it is now is that millions around the world are sick and many are dying or dead from this virus.......

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FIRST  READING The Lord removed Israel out of his sight; none was left but the tribe of Judah only. A reading from the second Book of Kings                                 17:5-8, 13-15a, 18 I n those days: Shalmaneser, king of Assyria, invaded all the land and came to Samaria, and for three years he besieged it.  In the ninth year of Hoshea the king of Assyria captured Samaria, and he carried the Israelites away to Assyria, and placed them in Halah, and on the Habor, the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes. ......

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