Posts Tagged ‘Sacrament of Reconciliation’

Spiritual Talk – 3rd Sunday of Easter

On the3rd Sunday of Easter,Fr. Anthony Ho explains to us the events surrounding Jesus' resurrection and his appearing to two disciples on the road to Emmaus in the Gospel of John. Accepting and trusting in God requires courage, and St. Augustine is a great example of this. Fr. Anthony also describes the effects of the Sacrament of Reconciliation and a Catholic's role in witnessing to the Faith.
Publish date: 2015 - 4 - 18

Spiritual Talk – Divine Mercy Sunday (Year B)

This Sunday is Divine Mercy Sunday (Year B), and Fr. Anthony Ho explains to us the events surrounding Jesus' resurrection and his appearing to the disciples. Jesus established the Sacrament of Reconciliation for us so that we can purify our hearts and souls, praying to God for forgiveness of our sins. This sacraments also reveals God's merciful heart for us. Fr. Anthony also discusses devotion to Divine Mercy and the Divine Mercy prayer.
Publish date: 2015 - 4 - 11

Spiritual Talk – First Sunday of Lent (Year B)

This Sunday is the First Sunday of Lent (Year B) and Fr. Anthony Ho explains to us the story of Jesus being tempted by the devil in the Gospel of Mark. If we want to enter the kingdom of heaven, we must reject the temptations of the devil to sin, to repent and receive the sacrament of reconciliation, do penance and believe in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Publish date: 2015 - 2 - 21

Spiritual Talk Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year B)

This Sunday is the Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year B) and Fr. Anthony Ho explains to us the story of Jesus healing the leper in the Gospel of Mark. In the story, Jesus and the leper switched positions in the end, being forced to remain in the field and not allowed to enter the city. This is similar to His sacrifice for our sins in his redemption of the world. We must be like the leper and ask God for healing and forgiveness in the Sacrament of Reconciliation, giving thanks for his mercy.
Publish date: 2015 - 2 - 14

Spiritual Talk – Year A 2nd Sunday of Easter

On the 2nd Sunday of Easter, also known as Divine Mercy Sunday, Fr. Anthony Ho shares with us on the resurrected Jesus who showed himself to the disciples after coming back to life. He established the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and encouraged us to follow Him with hope and faith in the light of St. Thomas's doubt. Fr. Anthony also talks about Sr. Faustina and the origins of the devotion of Divine Mercy, as well as the lives of John XXIII and John Paul II, who are about to be canonized.
Publish date: 2014 - 4 - 26

Pope Francis: Every time we go to confession, God embraces us

(CNA) During his Wednesday audience on February 19, Pope Francis encouraged the pilgrims filling St. Peter’s Square to receive the sacrament of reconciliation. The Pope said that: “Forgiveness is not a result of our efforts, but is a gift. It is a gift of the Holy Spirit who showers us with mercy and grace that […]
Publish date: 2014 - 2 - 19

True Conversion

將臨期第二主日甲年讀經 在今日的讀經裡,依撒意亞先知描述未來的默西亞君王,顯示一個正義與和平的景象,這景象包括了以色列、全人類及所有受造物。第一篇讀經是有關末世的,以普世均可獲得救恩作結。聖詠則强調在天主揀選的君王的神國內,正義與和平是無遠弗屆,了無休止的。在瑪竇福音中,若翰洗者標誌着聖祖和先知時代的終結,並為以耶穌開始的新時代作好準備。若翰宣告新時代的來臨,强調承襲的特權或表面奉行法律都不能取代真正的皈依,亦不能使人逃過天主的審判。 隨着基督的來臨,默西亞時代已經開始,並應驗了天主在依撒意亞先知時代許下的諾言。這默西亞時代就是天主的國度,將在世界末日、耶穌臨駕一切時圓滿終結。默西亞時代的標記是正義與和平。正義是天主的子民與子民之間、推而廣之,以至所有受造物與受造物之間應有的正確關係,特別是要關懷照顧貧苦和弱小的人。和平不單指沒有戰爭,更指與天主建立友好關係而達致全面的神形康泰。天主教教會教導我們:信友效法基督,按基督的心意而生活,會加速天主神國的來臨 (教理2046)。 怎樣效法基督呢?古語有云:「修身齊家治國平天下」。由「修身」開始,我們應先改善自己。而改善自己最佳的方法便是懺悔,承認自己過往的種種過錯,從而修補跟天主和他人的關係。這就是洗者若翰所宣揚的「真正的皈依」。內心深深歸向上主而獲得真正的平安。 而在這將臨期,我們的主耶穌基督已經為我們準備了最好的聖誕禮物:教會的修和聖事。願我們能好好把握這個機會,將來能踏入天國光輝燦爛的家園。 這篇默想是以 Foundations in Faith – Catechist Catechumenate Manual 為根據,並獲得版權持有人 RCL Benziger, LLC 批准使用。 Second Sunday of Advent (Liturgical Year A) In today’s Scripture of the coming of the Messianic King, the prophet Isaiah gives us a vision of justice and peace that will embrace not only Israel but the […]
Publish date: 2013 - 12 - 8

Pope Francis: God never tires of forgiving us

(CNA/EWTN News) – In his weekly general audience, Pope Francis spoke about the power Jesus gave the apostles to forgive sins in his name, stating that priest’s should exercise this ministry with “humility”. “First and foremost, the protagonist of the forgiveness of sins is the Holy Spirit,” he noted, recalling how Jesus bestowed the Spirit […]
Publish date: 2013 - 11 - 20