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“SAY 'NO' IF YOU MEAN NO
AND 'YES' IF YOU MEAN YES.”
Dear Sisters and Brothers,
Today we are challenged to be Christians who live by what we believe and hold dear. And what is that? That we stand by our rejection of wrong and our affirmation and practice of what are true and just. We are being asked by Jesus to say ‘No’ when we mean No and ‘Yes’ when we mean Yes.
Today, more than ever, we are being called upon to be people who are steadfast in our resolve to promote honesty and right living. We live in a society where what has been tried and proved ethical over the years is now being corroded by shifting values. The ‘Yes’ our elders said to goodness and right living has now been corroded or is becoming obsolete. Values like modesty, prudence and sacrifice are being treated with a subtle but resounding ‘No’. And things that our fore-parents abhorred, or at least said ‘No’ to, even if and when they gave way, are even now being demanded.
In the Gospel of Matthew for today, Jesus urges us to be faithful and confident in our ‘No’ to what is false and ‘Yes’ to what is true.
Let’s say ‘Yes’ to Jesus and stay with our ‘Yes’ even when the crowds say contrary.
Fr. Clement Paul. Rev. Stephen Joseph
Parish Priest. Parish Deacon.
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A Message from The Most Rev. Charles Jason Gordon for
The Year of the Word of God
Dear Sisters and Brothers,
Many times I have been asked, “How can I have a closer relationship with God?” “What does that really entail?” A key requirement is to be grounded in the Word of God.
2020, the “Year of the Word of God”, gives us a golden opportunity to deepen our relationship with God through Scripture and to encounter God himself in his living Word. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgetown is launching its activities in support of this celebration on the 25th January, 2020, the eve of the Third Sunday of Ordinary Time, designated by Pope Francis as... [continue reading here]
We Gathering Prayer
Our Father, you have been with us through our struggle for independence our development as a small island state and, more recently, through the past decade, during which we faced many challenges. May you be present throughout our celebrations so that those who reside here, those who return home with their families, and those who visit with us, will be blessed with your peace and your love. We ask that ‘We Gatherin’ helps to recreate that Barbadian spirit of hospitality, community, national pride and excellence in all our people and revive a zeal to rebuild our nation.
This we pray in your Son Jesus name who lives among us.
Go to https://www.wegatherinbarbados.com/parishes/ for more details.
Our Lady of the Rosary Community Prayer
Mary, loving mother of Jesus, full of grace, goodness and mercy,
guide us and walk with us on the path as we form our family for Jesus.
Lord teach us your ways; give us the knowledge, understanding,
ability and love to reach out to our brothers and sisters in our community.
Help us to strengthen our commitment to spread Christ's Good News in our community through participation and stewardship.
Our Lady of the Rosary R.C. Church, Verdun, St John, Barbados, W.I.