I visited three detention centres: Castle
Peak Immigration Centre (CIC) where I noticed a
big increase in asylum seekers from Bangladesh (tricked
by people smugglers into coming to HK); Tai
Lam Women's Centre (no new drug mules from
Tanzania or Kenya for a long time now - DG!); and Tai
Lam Men's Centre (mainly local inmates, in for
minor drug offences etc). Jesus,
please bless all the inmates I met yesterday!
Saint John Paul II stated that the special love of the Creator
for each human being “confers upon him or her an infinite
who are committed to defending human dignity can find in the
Christian faith the deepest reasons for this commitment.
wonderful is the certainty that each human life is not adrift in
the midst of hopeless chaos, in a world ruled by pure chance or
endlessly recurring cycles!
Creator says to each one of us: “Before I formed you in the
womb, I knew you” (Jer 1:5). We were conceived in the
heart of God, and for this reason “each of us is the result of
a thought of God. Each of us is willed, each of us is loved,
each of us is necessary”.
is the best video I've seen so far on Christian concern for
climate change. Short, clear and sincere. By Singapore-born Ben Lowe
Gospel Call to Creation Care
- with much info re Tanzania and Malawi!
4 readings +
Readings are from
God said to Moses and Aaron:
"This is how you are to bless the people. Say to them:
May the Lord bless you and keep you.
May the Lord let his face shine on you and be gracious to you.
May the Lord uncover his face to you and bring you peace."
God, please bless everyone in the world
My soul, give thanks to the Lord.
All my being, bless his holy name. My soul, give thanks to the Lord
and never forget all his blessings.
It is he who forgives all your guilt,
who heals every one of your ills. It is he who fills your life with good things,
renewing your youth like an eagle's life.
The Lord is compassion and love,
slow to anger and rich in mercy.
As the heavens are high above the earth,
so strong is his love for those who love him. As far as the East is from the West,
so far does he remove our sins.
As a father has compassion on his
the Lord has pity on all who love and honor him.
Give thanks to the Lord, all his angels,
who heed the voice of his word. Give thanks to the Lord, everyone and
My soul, give thanks to the Lord!
Thank you, Lord, for your love
I saw the Holy City, the New Jerusalem,
coming down from God out of heaven. It had God's glory, and glittered like
a precious diamond
There was no temple in the city, since the
Lord God and the Lamb were themselves the temple
The city did not need sun or moon for
light, since it was lit by the radiant glory of God and of the Lamb
Jesus, Light of the world, Light of Heaven, we
adore you, Lord!
Jesus died on Friday afternoon.
Early on Sunday morning, two women went to Jesus' tomb.
Suddenly there was a violent
earthquake, and an angel from heaven
came and rolled away the big stone at the tomb's entrance.
The guards at the tomb were terrified of the angel.
The angel said to the women
"Do not be afraid. I know you are looking for Jesus who was
crucified. He is not here. He has risen from the dead. Go and tell his
disciples he has risen from the dead and will see them in Galilee".
The women were filled with joy
and ran to tell this news to the disciples.
As they left the tomb area, Jesus himself appeared to them and said "Do not be afraid. Go and tell the disciples they
must go to Galilee. They will see me there".
Lord Jesus, by your Cross and Resurrection you
have set us free.
You are the Savior of the world.
if it is not always easy to approach young people, progress has
been made in two areas: the awareness that the entire community
is called to evangelize and educate the young, and the urgent
need for the young to exercise greater leadership.
should recognize that despite the present crisis of commitment
and communal relationships, many young people are making common
cause before the problems of our world and are taking up various
forms of activism and volunteer work. Some take part in the life
of the Church as members of service groups and various
missionary initiatives in their own dioceses and in other
beautiful it is to see that young people are “street
preachers” (callejeros de la fe), joyfully bringing
Jesus to every street, every town square and every corner of the
join me in praying for one part of the world each day of the
Europe & Russia Tues:
South Asia Wed:
S.E. Asia & Pacific
Central & North America
please bless the people of East
And praying for prisoners in one
part of China each day of the month:
On this 2nd
of the month, Jesus please bless the prisoners of Fujian
praying for one of the
world's poorest countries each day of the month:
On this 2nd
of the month, Jesus please bless the people of Niger
praying for one Islam-related
intention each day of the
please pacify Al-Shabaab
(stopping Africans from being tricked into
bringing drugs to HK)
from Tanzanian inmates in Hong Kong prisons
South Americans from being tricked into bringing drugs to HK)
from South American inmates in Hong Kong prisons
Asylum Seekers' File
South Asians from being "people smuggled" to HK)