May 29, 2024
Reflections By Rev. Fr. David Okolie

THE MODEL OF THE TRINITY

Rev. Fr. David Okolie Dearest friends, on this special day of the Solemnity of the MOST HOLY TRINITY, we wish to reflect on how we can emulate the model traced out for us by the TRINITY. Before then, it is important to note that the TRINITY is a Mystery. MYSTERY is a TRUTH revealed by

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THE LITURGY AFTER PENTECOST: An urgent reminder

Rev. Fr. David Okolie Dearest friends, with the Easter Season over and the Paschal Candle removed from the Sanctuary at the end of the Pentecost Liturgical Celebration, kindly take note of the following: 1) We have entered the โ€˜2nd Part of the Ordinary Time of the Year’ and the predominant liturgical colour is GREEN (Except

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DO NOT SADEN THE HOLY SPIRIT…

Rev. Fr. David Okolie Dearest friends, there is great JOY all over the world because of the fulfilment of the Promise that Jesus Christ made to us โ€” โ€˜To send the Holy Spirit to us‘ (cf. Jn 14:16-18, 26). The coming of the Holy Spirit is so important to us because of the Spiritual Riches

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AN ALMOST FORGOTTEN PART OF THE FATIMA APPARITION’S STORY

Rev. Fr. David Okolie AMELIA remains a popular name that is equally associated with the Blessed Virgin Mary’s apparition to the three young shepherds of Fatima. She was a friend to the youngsters but had already died before our Lady’s apparition. Since these youngsters had the privilege of discussing a lot of extraterrestrial issues with

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โ€˜NOT OF THE WORLD…’

Rev. Fr. David Okolie Dearest friends, the Prayer that our Master, Jesus Christ said in the Gospel (cf. Jn 17) is what has been identified by Christian Tradition as the โ€˜Priestly Prayer of Jesus Christ‘. This prayer is all encompassing and defines a lot about what ought to be the *IDENTITY* of his followers (Christians)

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HOLY DAYS OF OBLIGATION: What are the Days?

Rev. Fr. David Okolie Dearest friends, a number of Catholics who have been hearing about Holy Days of Obligation since childhood may not have been able to know more about such Holy Days. Now, Holy Days of Obligationย are those Days which are NOT Sundays but are meant to be treated as Sundays because of the

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DIFFICULT TO LOVE?: (6TH SUNDAY OF EASTER CATECHESIS (B)

Rev. Fr. David Okolie Dearest friends, the CHRISTIAN LOVE is also called CHARITY. This Charity is one of the 3 Theological virtues; the other 2 being Faith and Hope. They are called Theological virtues because they are infused into the soul by God alone (cf. CCC, n. 1813). Hence, the Catechism defines Charity as โ€œthe

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โ€˜DIGNITAS INFINITA’: The Latest Document of the Catholic Church on Transgenderism, Abortion, Surrogacy, Euthanasia, etc.

Rev. Fr. David Okolie Dearest friends, just early this month, precisely, April 2, 2024, the Vatican published a POWERFUL document which unambiguously affirms the position of the Catholic Church on the recent ideological trends of our world; namely: Transgenderism, Abortion, Surrogacy, Euthanasia, etc. I have decided to summarise the document so that all of us

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THE ETERNAL PRESENCE OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD

Rev. Fr. David Okolie Dearest friends, we surely do not need much logic to convince us that our Lord Jesus Christ is the *GOOD SHEPHERD.* This is because, the qualities of a good shepherd are quite glaring in his entire life and ministry. These exceptional qualities culminated in laying down his LIFE for his Sheepย (cf.

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THE TWO TABLES OF THE EUCHARISTIC CELEBRATION

Rev. Fr. David Okolie Dearest friends, do you know that every Eucharistic Celebration (Holy Mass) is made up of *TWO inseparable Tables,* namely: The Table of the WORD and the Table of the EUCHARIST? While the former is composed of: the readings, the homily and the general intercession, the latter is composed of: the presentation

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