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Reflection of the Sunday Gospel Lk.16. 1-13 With Fr. Isidore Clarke, O.P. 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Reflection of the Sunday Gospel Lk.16. 1-13 With Fr. Isidore Clarke, O.P.               25th Sunday in Ordinary Time
​ In today's Gospel Jesus presents us with a role model.What is shocking is that here He doesn't tell us to learn from the example of a good person.Here He doesn't even tell us to imitate and follow Him, or to be as compassionate as His heavenly Father.Instead, He tells us we can learn much from a sharp operator –a swindler, a cheat.He was a stewar...
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The Big Con Trick: Reflection on the Sunday Gospel with Fr. Michael Barrow, SJ

The Big Con Trick: Reflection on the Sunday Gospel with Fr. Michael Barrow, SJ
​To prepare for Sunday Mass it is a good idea to read and give thought to the readings and gospel in your missal or Bible. Here are some questions to ponder. First Reading [Amos 8: 4-7] Which is more important to me: to make sure I have enough money or to make sure I am being generous? Second Reading [1 Timothy 2: 1-8] St Paul asks prayers for...
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An Adoption Story

An Adoption Story
What encouraged or influenced your decision to choose adoption for you and your family?The decision was not planned, my husband and I had just got married in April 1995 and I had only met Shaquire once before when she was around 2 weeks old , I just remembered how small she was. Shaquire was also my husbands' niece's daughter of his half sister who...
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Reflection On The Sunday Gospel: The Madness Of God By Fr. Michael Barrow, SJ

Reflection On The Sunday Gospel: The Madness Of God                                    By Fr. Michael Barrow, SJ
​To prepare for Sunday Mass it is a good idea to read and give thought to the readings and gospel in your missal or Bible. Here are some questions to ponder. First Reading [Exodus 32: 7-11, 13-14] The Chosen People had apostatised and rejected God. Moses' reaction is to plead for them – is that my reaction when I see evil, as in the&...
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Reflections On The Sunday Gospel With Fr. Isidore Clarke, O.P. 24th Sunday Ordinary Time: Luke 15. 1-32.

Reflections On The Sunday Gospel With Fr. Isidore Clarke, O.P.                         24th Sunday Ordinary Time: Luke 15. 1-32.
​Greetings from Fr. Isidore Clarke.Today I'm going to reflect on the Gospel for the 24th Sunday of Ordinary Time –Luke 15. 1-32.This gives us three parables about the shared theme of losing and finding. Jesus was provoked to telling these parables by the Scribes and Pharisees complaining that he was attracting tax collectors and sinners, and even d...
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OH, THE WORD OF THE LORD, DEEP WITHIN MY BEING By Fr. Peter Clarke, O.P.

OH, THE WORD OF THE LORD, DEEP WITHIN MY BEING By Fr. Peter Clarke, O.P.
​Almighty God had settled His chosen people in the land He had promised them.The Temple in Jerusalem was the focal point of the nation.Time came when they no longer showed their gratitude to God. They disobeyed His commandments and, worst of all, they turned away from the one true God and worshipped pagan idols.Repeatedly a very angry God warned th...
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SLEEPWALKING By Fr. Peter Clarke, OP

SLEEPWALKING  By Fr. Peter Clarke, OP
​I must have my own space! I must have my own time! On Sunday morning with several Masses to celebrate and sermons to preach, the last thing I need is to be rushed, without having the leisure to loosen my limbs and tune into God -after the heavy drowsiness of a good night's sleep.And so it happened that on one Sunday morning both my usually reliabl...
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The Bible As Prayer: A Bible Month Event

The Bible As Prayer: A Bible Month Event
​Fr  Michael Barrow SJ will be leading two sessions on using the Bible as prayer on Wednesdays September 21 and 28 at 6pm in St Francis Parish Hall.  September 21: "Hearing what God is saying to my heart"September 28: "Speaking to the heart of God."Each session will contain some instruction but will be mainly ...
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SIGNIS CARIBBEAN

SIGNIS CARIBBEAN
​The Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgetown will host the 9th annual general meeting of Signis Caribbean on September 6th and 7th, 2016 at the Living Water Community, St. David's Village, Christ Church.SIGNIS is a worldwide network of associations, institutions and individuals working in mass media, with the aim of alerting Christians to the importan...
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September Is Bible Month

September Is Bible Month
​During the month of September, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgetown reminds its faithful and all Christians of the great treasure that is THE HOLY BIBLE. It is in the words of Sacred Scripture that God reveals His love for us. The Bible is an essential part of the Eucharistic liturgy, and is part of every Sacramental celebration. All Church t...
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Happy New Year!: A Reflection on The Sunday Gospel By Fr. Michael Barrow, J.C.

Happy New Year!: A Reflection on The Sunday Gospel By Fr. Michael Barrow, J.C.
​To prepare for Sunday Mass it is a good idea to read and give thought to the readings and gospel in your missal or Bible. Here are some questions to ponder. First Reading [Wisdom 9:13-18b] I cannot understand the mind of God and my future is uncertain; do I trust in God's guidance and protection of my life? Second Reading [Philemon 9-10, 12-17]&nb...
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Reflections On The Gospel For 23rd SUNDAY of ORDINARY TIME With Fr. Isidore Clarke. O.P.

Reflections On The Gospel For 23rd SUNDAY of ORDINARY TIME With Fr. Isidore Clarke. O.P.
​ Greetings from Fr. Isidore Clarke.Today I'm going to reflect on the Gospel for the 23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time –Luke ch. 14. 25-33.Enter your text here ...
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ARE YOU A BATTERY HEN OR FREE RANGE CHICK? By Fr. Isidore Clarke, O.P.

ARE YOU A BATTERY HEN OR FREE RANGE CHICK?  By Fr. Isidore Clarke, O.P.
​Has he gone mad? I wouldn't blame you if the title of this posting led you to question my sanity.These musings came to me while I was reflecting on Christ's mission manifesto, in which He quoted the prophet Isaiah, (cf. 61. 1; Luke 4. 18-22). There He said that He had come to set prisoners free. But free from what; free for what? What striking ima...
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MR. MINISTER OF EDUCATION, CALL FOR MORE CHRISTIAN MARRIAGES AND BABIES WILL RESULT

MR. MINISTER OF EDUCATION,  CALL FOR MORE CHRISTIAN MARRIAGES AND BABIES WILL RESULT
​As the Roman Catholic Church's Vicar for Family and Youth in Barbados, I add my voice to the revived debate on the call for more baby production via Government paying people to have more babies. If the media will permit, I plan to do this as a trilogy. I do so with the firm conviction that the call to pay people to have babies is far too ambiguous...
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Reflections On The Sunday Gospel Luke Ch. 14, verses 1 and 7-14, With Fr. Isidore Clarke, O.P.

Reflections On The Sunday Gospel                                              Luke Ch. 14, verses 1 and 7-14,  With Fr. Isidore Clarke, O.P.
​Greeting from Fr. Isidore Clarke Today I'm going to reflect on the Gospel for the 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time.This is taken from Luke ch. 14, verses 1 and 7-14.At a formal meal the seating arrangements are important.Usually the most distinguished guests sit at the top of the table.A wise host will decide the order of precedence before-hand t...
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The Need To Show Off: A Reflection on The Gospel Of Luke 14:1, 7-14 By Fr. Michael Barrow, J.C.

The Need To Show Off: A Reflection on The Gospel Of               Luke 14:1, 7-14 By Fr. Michael Barrow, J.C.
​To prepare for Sunday Mass it is a good idea to read and give thought to the readings and gospel in your missal or Bible. Here are some questions to ponder. First Reading [Ecclesiasticus 3:17-18, 20, 28-29] ​"The proud man's malady​" is wanting people to think well of him; in what ways do I suffer from it? Second Reading [Hebrews 12:18-1...
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CAINCO 2016

CAINCO 2016
​Sixty-seven Roman Catholic youth and young adults spent eight days in a residential camp called CAINCO. The name is an acronym for Catholic Information Course in Christian Living. This is an annual camp and has been in existence for thirty-nine continuous years. This camp is meant to form and inform young people in the Catholic faith. It is a resi...
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THANKS TO ALL WHO MADE MY 40th ANNIVERSARY A BLESSED AND JOYFUL TIME

THANKS TO ALL WHO MADE MY 40th ANNIVERSARY                        A BLESSED AND JOYFUL TIME
​Thank God and thank all who in any way made my fortieth anniversary of ordination to the Ministerial Priesthood such a blessed and enjoyable experience. I repeat what I said in my thanks at the Mass. "I made it thus far because God was with me and all of you were with me on the journey. Your support and love even when I messed up gave me the impet...
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Farewell Rio!

Farewell Rio!
​For a very short time people throughout the world were thinking Olympics, feeling Olympics, rejoicing and crying over Olympics, cheering and cursing over Olympics. All the means of Social Communication were super-saturated with news and views about the Olympics. Most significantly it was the Olympics that dominated the Newscasts and the Headlines ...
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Reflections on the Sunday Gospel with Fr. Isidore Clarke, O.P.

Reflections on the Sunday Gospel with Fr. Isidore Clarke, O.P.
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