for Holy Week
Tantum Ergo~Down in Adoration Falling
Lo! the sacred Host we hail,
Lo! oe'r ancient forms departing
Newer rites of grace prevail;
Faith for all defects supplying,
Where the feeble senses fail.
|To the everlasting
And the Son Who reigns on high
With the Holy Spirit proceeding
Forth from each eternally,
Be salvation, honor blessing,
Might and endless majesty.
is the last two stanzas from the Eucharistic Hymn
(Pange Lingua) composed by St. Thomas Aquinas and
is used at Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. The
response and the prayer at the end is a later addition
used at Benediction. A partial indulgence is granted
to the faithful who recite it and a plenary indulgence
is granted to those who recite it on Holy Thursday
or Corpus Christi.
For complete verses in Latin & English see:
See also: Some Items for Lent http://home.earthlink.net/~thesaurus/Quadragesimae.html
Gospel of John Comes to Canada
TORONTO, March 29 /CNW/ - The Canadian Bible Society has
teamed up with Visual Bible International, producer of
the critically acclaimed film, The Gospel of John, to
bring the film to Canada's Christian community. The film,
hailed as "superior to almost all religious films
ever made" by the Toronto Sun and "a handsome,
polished production with textual integrity" by the
Globe and Mail, is a word for word adaptation of the Good
News Translation of the Bible.
Under the terms of the agreement, the Bible Society becomes
the exclusive distributor of The Gospel of John on DVD
and VHS to the Christian community in Canada, and can
negotiate licensing arrangements with churches for public
showings of the film.
For churches seeking quality congregational activities
- especially at Easter time - this is a great opportunity
without exorbitant costs. In fact, churches can recoup
their licensing costs simply by purchasing a number of
DVD or VHS copies of the film which they can resell to
their own congregations.
For example, a congregation of 150 people must purchase
a mere 8 copies at $59.99 for a total of $479.92 to offset
their costs and be permitted to show the film publicly
up to six times in a twelve month period.
"In many ways, the Gospel of John Project brings
the Canadian Bible Society back to its roots," says
David Duncan, coordinator for the project. "Bible
Society work began in Canada in 1804 with the Gospel of
John, when it was published for the first time in the
Mohawk language. Now, 200 years later, the Canadian Bible
Society is once again bringing John's Gospel to Canadians."
To purchase copies of The Gospel of John on DVD or VHS,
For further information: about arranging public showings
of the film, visit www.biblesociety.ca.
lives in his Father's House
Priest from India joyfully recounts his spiritual
WCR Staff Writer
Father Alfredo Pereira was about
10 years old when he entered a minor seminary in
the Indian state of Goa, a tourist destination that
houses the relics of St. Francis Xavier, the state's
Becoming a priest was part of a deal the lonely
young lad had made with God in exchange for his
in 1993, at the height of his priestly career, Pereira
took off for Canada to raise some money to help
his dying father build a house before he died.
he is the chaplain of the charismatic renewal movement
in Calgary and pastor of St. Bernard's and Our Lady
of Assumption parishes in the city.
entire article see:
The Blue Note Trio is currently making a big splash in
Goa. Hear sample mp3 tracks of the band at http://www.hullocheck.com/bluenote
Best of Goan Cooking
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This book is a rare and authentic collection of
the finest Goan recipes. Starting with exotic Goan
cocktails and appetizers to set the mood, the book
moves on to savour fish, poultry and meats. Some
unusual vegetarian preparations make interesting
accompaniments. Delicious desserts finish the meal,
while a special section brings you tea-time snacks
and savouries. Includes color illustrations.
Canadians: Maclean's presents eight kinds of modern jerks
In the issue hitting newsstands today, an examination
of an epidemic of incivility
TORONTO, March 29 /CNW/ -
Tired of hearing cell phones ring at the movie theater?
Offended by the stench of pot while out for an urban Saturday
stroll? Ever been called fat when you were pregnant? In
the issue hitting newsstands today, Maclean's looks at
the rude awakening Canadians are suffering.
In a tongue-in-cheek look at incivility, the cover features
an image of a marble statue in the form of a hand flipping
the bird. The top of the middle finger has broken off
the statue and lies beside it.
Contemporary life has wrought a whole new genre of rudeness.
As part of his examination of an epidemic of incivility,
Maclean's national affairs correspondent Charlie Gillis
presents eight modern boors:
1. Thumb People (a.k.a Blackberry-heads).
The handheld devices are pretty cool. The owners who halt
conversations over dinner to retrieve meaningless e-mails
2. Real-time film critics.
Theatre chatter is worse than ever, as DVD-renting movie
buffs treat cinemas like home theatres. Nothing worse
than listening to some wannabe Roger Ebert while
the movie's actually rolling.
3. E-tards. Detached medium
emboldens users to throw friends on messages lists without
permission, or humiliate colleagues in group e-mails.
4. Potheads. Plans to decriminalize:
good. Adults who view this as a licence to smoke up before
their kids' youth soccer games: pathetic.
5. Number-oners. Trudeau
did it. So did Ralph Klein. Now it seems everyone is flipping
6. Tattoo Victims. Clearly
a matter of taste, but sometimes a painting is only as
good as its canvas. If in doubt, please cover-up.
7. Cell-heads. Listening
to one-sided conversations was bad enough in the '80s;
now the whole thing starts with the theme to Gilligan's
8. V.I.P. Parkers. Maybe
you have a Lexus. Maybe you can afford endless fines.
But parking across three spaces-or with two wheels on
the sidewalk-gives the number-oners all the justification
Have you been a victim of
random rudeness recently? Maclean's is asking Canadians
to tell them about it at www.macleans.ca.
As Canada's weekly newsmagazine, Maclean's spotlights
Canada's rising talent, thinkers and doers from business
to entertainment, from politics to sports. With more than
3 million readers a week, the magazine enjoys a larger
one-time audience than all other Canadian news and public
affairs media. Maclean's provides a forum for a new generation
of Canadian writers, illustrators and photographers and
last year was the Canadian consumer magazine most honoured
for design excellence.