Archive for October 3, 2017

Missing Wedding Band

Posted: October 3, 2017 by CatholicJules in Life's Journeys

I discovered my wedding ring missing from my finger on Sunday morning. Thinking I must have taken it off for exercise or that it might have got caught in my exercise glove I searched everywhere but could not find it. Would it mean I would have to buy new pairs and have it blessed?

I started to recall when during a prayer session Father Terence had called couples up to the altar and he prayed over us. He asked us to join our left hands and was dismayed to see we weren’t wearing our wedding rings. My excuse then was that I had put on weight and could not put it on. And even after losing the weight I still didn’t care to put it back on. In any case I made it a point thereafter to wear it everyday.

I prayed to St Anthony for help but was resigned to the fact that it might be gone forever.

When to the office on Monday, pulled back my chair and there it was on the floor! How? It must have been lying there from Friday afternoon. Praise the Lord! And thanks to St Anthony….

On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: October 3, 2017 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

The deeper your relationship with the Lord, the more attractive you become. For His light shines upon your face. People will be drawn to the peace and joy they see in You. Be prepared then to lead them to Him.

Do not be afraid, angry or concerned about rejection for even the Lord knew He would be rejected and put to death. Instead stay focused and remain steadfast in doing God our Father’s Will.

May our Lord lift up His countenance upon us and give us peace. Amen

First reading
Zechariah 8:20-23

The Lord of Hosts says this: ‘There will be other peoples yet, and citizens of great cities. And the inhabitants of one city will go to the next and say, “Come, let us go and entreat the favour of the Lord, and seek the Lord of Hosts; I am going myself.” And many peoples and great nations will come to seek the Lord of Hosts in Jerusalem and to entreat the favour of the Lord.’
The Lord of Hosts says this: ‘In those days, ten men of nations of every language will take a Jew by the sleeve and say, “We want to go with you, since we have learnt that God is with you.”’

Luke 9:51-56

As the time drew near for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely took the road for Jerusalem and sent messengers ahead of him. These set out, and they went into a Samaritan village to make preparations for him, but the people would not receive him because he was making for Jerusalem. Seeing this, the disciples James and John said, ‘Lord, do you want us to call down fire from heaven to burn them up?’ But he turned and rebuked them, and they went off to another village.