Seasons, Gospel reading for the 3rd Sunday after the
Pentecost, Feast of St. Paul, St. Peter and 12 apostles...
I. This Sunday in Church
Bible Readings for This Sunday (June
Sermons for This Sunday (June
Malankara World Journals with the Theme: 3rd Sunday After Pentecost
Volume 6 No 352 June 3 2016
Volume 5 No 290: June 12 2015
Volume 3 No 146: June 6 2013
II. This week In Church
June 24 - Birth of John The Baptist
June 25 - Third Sunday After Pentecost
- June 26 - Apostles' Lent Begins
- June 29 - Apostles' Lent Ends
- June 29 - Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul
- June 30 - Feast of 12 Apostles
- July 3 - St. Thomas Day
III. Featured: Evangelism
The Great Commission of Jesus - A Commentary
A commentary on Mark 16:15-18. Verse 15 contains what is called the "universal apostolic mandate" (paralleled
by Matthew 28:19-20 and Luke 24:46-48). This is an imperative command from
Christ to His Apostles to preach the Gospel to the whole world. This same
apostolic mission applies, especially to the Apostles' successors, the
bishops in communion with Peter's successors. ...
Father Barron's Seven Tips for New Evangelization
An interview with Fr. Robert Barron
who, with his "Word on Fire" ministry, uses blogs, podcasts, YouTube videos,
websites and mobile apps to spread the faith and also produced the epic
'Catholicism' series. He talks about evangelization. ...
A Four-Fold Strategy for Church Ministry
If we believe that people live and suffer in profound spiritual poverty, and
if we believe God has provided grace and power and truth, how can we not see
our mission as bringing together the need and the supply? How can we not do
everything we can to engage? ...
The Paradox of Evangelism
There is a paradox about evangelism. It starts with the realization that
evangelism is impossible. ...
Just Keep Sowing
Our labor for God is never in vain. Our work for God is never wasted. God
promises that he will use our labor and sweat and tears for his purposes, to
bring him glory. ...
Enjoy the Blessings of Informal Mentoring
The strength of a mentor is their connection to Jesus. Christ provides the
nourishment, and we bear the fruit. The power of influence is Christ
in us, overflowing to others. ...
Three Ways to Weave Evangelism into Daily Life
Here are three ways to weave evangelism into your daily life. ...
Malankara World Journals with the Theme: Evangelism
Volume 6 No 360 July 29 2016
Volume 6 No 325 January 15 2016
Volume 5 No 290: June 12 2015
Volume 3 No 177: November 7 2013
Volume 3 No
154: August 1, 2013
Volume 3 No
141: May 8 2013
Volume 2 No 116: Dec 27 2012
IV. Supplement: St. Peter, St. Paul And Apostles
It's Not About You: A Meditation on the Abrupt End of the Acts of the Apostles
There are two parts of the Acts of the Apostles: The Acts of Peter and those of
Paul. But to be honest, the book has an unfinished quality to it. Let's consider
How Saul Became the Apostle Paul
But even before that fateful day when young Saul the Pharisee gloated over
the brutal death of the innocent disciple Stephen, the Spirit of Jesus
Christ was pricking his heart. God had designs for this bright young man...
Paul: Sly as a Snake, Simple as a Dove
St. Paul, the festival of whose conversion we celebrate today, certainly
knew how to be sly as a snake and simple as a dove! To be shrewd or modest
as the situation demanded! ....
Saint Peter - The Apostle
A great article on the life and times of Peter, his
role in the church and legacy etc. ...
'Occasionally Naive and Fearful, Yet Honest and Capable of Repentance' - A Profile of St. Peter
Peter learned what following Jesus really means. It is the second call, as
Abraham's in Genesis, Chapter 22, after that of Genesis, Chapter 12. "If any
man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and
follow me. For whoever loses his life for my sake and the Gospel's will save
it" (Mark 8:34-35). ...
Malankara World Journals with the Theme: St. Peter and St. Paul, Apostles
Volume 6 No 355 June 24 2016
Volume 5 No 292: June 26 2015
Volume 4 No 225: June 27, 2014
Volume 3 No 149: June 27 2013
V. General Weekly Features
Family Special: Believe the Best (Of Your Spouse)
When we choose to see our spouse's good intentions and base our reactions on
them, we're taking the road toward intimacy and away from unnecessary
Family Special: Four Types Of Families In Our Culture
If culture is defined as the world in which we live, and the world which lives
in us, this study is a good reminder that the heart of that world is, indeed,
the family. ...
Habits are the Stairway to a Richer Life
We are ruled by habits, all of us! Our habits are fastened upon us by
repetition of our thoughts and acts. ...
Lessons From a Carrot, Egg, and a Coffee Bean
We can't control what happens to us, but we have a lot to say about how we
react and, therefore, what happens in us. ...
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