What is? HEAVEN, HELL AND PURGATORY

Heaven is Fullness of Communion with God

1. When the form of this world has passed away, those who have welcomed God into their lives and have sincerely opened themselves to his love, at least at the moment of death, will enjoy that fullness of communion with God which is the goal of human life.

As the Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches, “this perfect life with the Most Holy Trinity this communion of life and love with the Trinity, with the Virgin Mary, the angels and all the blessed is called “heaven’. Heaven is the ultimate end and fulfilment of the deepest human longings, the state of supreme, definitive happiness” (n.1024). Continue reading

“The Gates of the Lamb” movie invitation

The Embassy of Lithuania is inviting all the Catholic parish community to the screening of a film about the mystery of baptism – „The Gates of the Lamb”, by Audrius Stonys (subtitled in English). After the screening, a discussion with the film director will take place.

The screening starts on 16 October 2017 at 8:30 pm in the cinema hall in the Flame Towers.

This event is a part of two festivals – Baku documentary film festival „DokuBaku” and European film festival on the subject of tolerance „Imagine”.

The entrance is free, all are welcome!

Saint Teresa of Calcutta

“By blood, I am Albanian. By citizenship, an Indian. By faith, I am a Catholic nun. As to my calling, I belong to the world. As to my heart, I belong entirely to the Heart of Jesus.”

Quotes:
• Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own.

• The greatest destroyer of peace is abortion because if a mother can kill her own child, what is left for me to kill you and you to kill me? There is nothing between.

• Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.

• Your true character Is most accurately measured by how you treat those who can do ‘Nothing’ for you

What happened in Fatima in 1917?
100th Year Anniversary May 13, 2017

In 1917, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared a total of six times to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal.

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Holy Week Schedule 2017

13 April Holy Thursday: Holy Mass at 7 pm
14 April Good Friday: The Stations of the Cross at 6.00 pm &
The Holy Liturgy at 7 pm
15 April Easter Vigil: Holy Mass at 8 pm
16 April Easter Sunday: Holy Mass at11 am

The season of Lent

  • lentLent is a period of fasting leading up to Easter. The season is rooted in the 40-day fast of Jesus in the wilderness. Catholic Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, and ends right before the evening Masses of Holy Thursday, although Lenten penance continues through Holy Saturday.
  • The purpose of Lent is to reflect on the death and resurrection of Christ and allow God to transform our lives. The reason Christians began to “give something up” was to give themselves time to focus on Christ or to allow their hunger to make them hungry for God.

  • Lent is a season of fasting, self-denial, spiritual growth, conversion, and simplicity. Lent, can be viewed as a spiritual spring cleaning: a time for taking spiritual inventory and then cleaning out those things which hinder our relationship with Jesus Christ and our service to him.

  • There are a few basic tasks that traditionally have been associated with Lent. Many of these have a long history. These are fasting, almsgiving, and prayer. In addition, reading the Scriptures and the Church’s Writings can help one grow during the season.

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Advent

svieckyHe is coming!
He is near…he is at hand!
Jesus we wait,but please come Lord Jesus!
We experience this longing for the coming of Christ.
We long for the coming of Christ into our hearts as the Holy Spirit draws us into ever deepening relationship with Him; we also long for Christ in his Second Coming, when He will return physically to earthas He promisedto restore all things to Himself. Continue reading

Heart of Jesus, Symbol of Love

sacred heart of jesusThe Church, governed and taught by the Holy Ghost, has approved and recommended devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  In our age of religious indifference, when fervor and charity have grown cold, Jesus exhibits to the world His Sacred Heart as the symbol of God’s infinite love – the symbol of His own generous self-sacrificing love for men.  Jesus shows His Divine Heart as a furnace whose burning rays of love are able to reanimate faith and rekindle love in hearts grown cold and ungrateful.

The month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Continue reading