Sixth Sunday of Easter (B) 13th May 2012

Archbishop Joseph HarrisSunday Gospel and Homily Notes by Archbishop Joe Harris C.S.Sp.

Gospel John 15:9-17

Jesus said to his disciples: “As
the Father loves me, so I also love you. Remain in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and remain in his love.” “I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and your joy might be complete. This is my commandment: love one another as I love you.

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AEC annual plenary meeting in Guyana

 Following is a press release issued by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Georgetown:

Sixteen bishops and archbishops who head the Roman Catholic Church in the English, French and Dutch speaking Caribbean countries from Bermuda and Bahamas to Cayenne and Curacao will be in Guyana from April 22 to 27 to participate in their annual general meeting. The Antilles Episcopal Conference (AEC) will be joined by the Papal Representative to the Antilles region, based in Port of Spain, Italian Archbishop Nicola Girasoli

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Palm Sunday (B) - 1st April 2012

Archbishop Joseph HarrisSunday Gospel
and Homily Notes

by Archbishop Joe Harris C.S.Sp.

At The Procession with Palms

  

Gospel Mk 11:1-10

 

When Jesus and his disciples drew near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples and said to them, “Go into the village opposite
you, and immediately on entering it, you will find a colt tethered on which no one has ever sat. Untie it and bring it here. If anyone should say to you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ reply, ‘The Master has need of it and will send it back here at once.'”

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Fifth Sunday of Lent (B) - 25th March

Archbishop HarrisSunday Gospel
and Homily Notes

by Archbishop Joe Harris C.S.Sp.

 

Gospel Jn 12:20-33

 

Some Greeks who had come to worship at the Passover Feast came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and asked him, “Sir, we would like to see Jesus.” Philip went and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. Jesus answered them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Amen, amen, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit. Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will preserve it for eternal life.

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Fourth Sunday of Lent (B) 18th March 2012

Archbishop HarrisSunday Gospel and Homily Notes by Archbishop Joe Harris C.S.Sp.

Gospel Jn 3:14-21

Jesus said to Nicodemus: “Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.” For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.

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First Sunday of Lent (B) - Feb 26

Archbishop HarrisSunday Gospel
and Homily Notes

by Archbishop Joe Harris C.S.Sp.

Gospel Mk 1:12-15

 

The Spirit drove Jesus out into the desert, and he remained in the desert for forty days, tempted by Satan. He was among wild beasts, and the angels ministered to him.
After John had been arrested, Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming the gospel of God: “This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.”

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Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) - Feb 19

Archbishop HarrisSunday Gospel
and Homily Notes

by Archbishop Joe Harris C.S.Sp.

Gospel Mk 2:1-12

When Jesus returned to Capernaum after some days, it became known that he was at home. Many gathered together so that there was no longer room for them, not even around the door, and he preached the word to them. They came bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men. Unable to get near Jesus because of the crowd, they opened up the roof above him. After they had broken through, they let down the mat on which the paralytic was lying. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Child, your sins are forgiven.”

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Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) - Jan 29

Archbishop HarrisSunday Gospel
and Homily Notes

by Archbishop Joe Harris C.S.Sp.

Gospel Mk 1:21-28

 

Then they came to Capernaum, and on the Sabbath Jesus entered the synagogue and taught.
The people were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority and not as the scribes. In their synagogue was a man with an unclean spirit; he cried out, “What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are? the Holy One of God!” Jesus rebuked him and said, “Quiet! Come out of him!” The unclean spirit convulsed him and with a loud cry came out of him. All were amazed and asked one another, “What is this?
A new teaching with authority. He commands even the unclean spirits and they obey him.” His fame spread everywhere throughout the whole region of Galilee.

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Saint Lucia to host 2012 AEC Youth Assembly

The Catholic Church in Saint Lucia will host the 4th Antilles Episcopal Conference Youth Assembly (AECYA) from 19th to 30th July 2012, which is expected to attract youth from throughout the Caribbean region.  This was announced by His Grace, Archbishop Robert Rivas. O.P., at the Annual Youth Rally in Soufriere on 13th November 2011.
  The theme for the Assembly is: “Your Word is a lamp to my steps, and a light to my path.” (Psalm 118:105).

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