Monday, September 24, 2007

Regarding A Catholic's Life Archive Updates

Hello everyone,

Evelyn here,

This page will be updates as the older entries on the new "A Catholic's Life" site warrants a need for additional storage space. In the mean time checkout "A Catholic's Life" new home.

A Catholic's Life

Evelyn Out.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time




PHILEMON 9-10, 12-17


I, Paul, an old man,

and now also a prisoner for Christ Jesus,

urge you on behalf of my child Onesimus,

whose father I have become in my imprisonment;

I am sending him, that is, my own heart, back to you.

I should have liked to retain him for myself,

so that he might serve me on your behalf

in my imprisonment for the gospel,

but I did not want to do anything without your consent,

so that the good you do might not be forced but voluntary.

Perhaps this is why he was away from you for a while,

that you might have him back forever,

no longer as a slave

but more than a slave, a brother,

beloved especially to me, but even more so to you,

as a man and in the Lord.

So if you regard me as a partner, welcome him as you would me.




LUKE 14:25-33


Great crowds were traveling with Jesus,

and he turned and addressed them,

“If anyone comes to me without hating his father and mother,

wife and children, brothers and sisters,

and even his own life,

he cannot be my disciple.

Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after me

cannot be my disciple.

Which of you wishing to construct a tower

does not first sit down and calculate the cost

to see if there is enough for its completion?

Otherwise, after laying the foundation

and finding himself unable to finish the work

the onlookers should laugh at him and say,

‘This one began to build but did not have the resources to finish.’

Or what king marching into battle would not first sit down

and decide whether with ten thousand troops

he can successfully oppose another king

advancing upon him with twenty thousand troops?

But if not, while he is still far away,

he will send a delegation to ask for peace terms.

In the same way,

anyone of you who does not renounce all his possessions

cannot be my disciple.”


New American Bible

Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 9, 2007

Psalm: Sunday 33


The Entire Mass

Reading I: Wisdom 9:13-18b, Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 90:3-4, 5-6, 12-13,

14-17, Reading II, Philemon 9-10, 12-17, and The Gospel: Luke 14:25-33



"Many are the plans in the mind of man, but it is the purpose of the LORD that

Fr. Kilian Byrne (EWTN: Divine Wisdom)



St. Paul in Prison - Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn

(July 15, 1606 – October 4, 1669) a Dutch painter and etcher


The Exhortation of Christ to The Apostles: Artist - James Joseph Jacques Tissot (October 15, 1836 – August 8, 1902) French Painter


"A Catholic's Life" Has moved!

Good Morning Everyone,

"A Catholic's Life" homepage has official moved to the following on the Catholic Web network. 

 A Catholic's Life

For now, old site on AOL will remain 'as is' until further notice.  There is a link to it on the new website, which is a larger site and offers me more room for creativity and building a base that strong and rich my faith. I hope you enjoy and  look to it as doorway as the good as it is intended. This archive continue to function as before.

Evelyn out.




Sunday, September 9, 2007

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Hello Everyone,

Evelyn here,

Below is the Gospel from last Sunday's Mass.



LUKE 14:1, 7-14

On a sabbath Jesus went to dine
at the home of one of the leading Pharisees,
and the people there were observing him carefully.

He told a parable to those who had been invited,
noticing how they were choosing the places of honor at the table.
“When you are invited by someone to a wedding banquet,
do not recline at table in the place of honor.
A more distinguished guest than you may have been invited by him,
and the host who invited both of you may approach you and say,
‘Give your place to this man,’
and then you would proceed with embarrassment
to take the lowest place.
Rather, when you are invited,
go and take the lowest place
so that when the host comes to you he may say,
‘My friend, move up to a higher position.’
Then you will enjoy the esteem of your companions at the table.
For every one who exalts himself will be humbled,
but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”
Then he said to the host who invited him,
“When you hold a lunch or a dinner,
do not invite your friends or your brothers
or your relatives or your wealthy neighbors,
in case they may invite you back and you have repayment.
Rather, when you hold a banquet,
invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind;
blessed indeed will you be because of their inability to repay you.
For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”



New American Bible

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Psalm: Sunday 32

September 02, 2007



Evelyn out.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

"A Catholic's Life" The Website and The Big Move

Hello Everyone,

Evelyn here,

I have been quite busy, but I have put some time into the new site for the "A Catholic's Life". It is coming around okay, and as  many of you may know, I do a lot of my own background, logos and others graphic work that goes onto creating and maintaining a website or homepage.  This means that deal of creative time is going into the creation of each part and parcel of this new site. Below is the official banner for the site.


It is much more impressive on its site. Last week I stated that the new site would have a new name. However, I have reconsidered and have decided to keep "A Catholic's Life" because it has been established and identifiable with me and this archive.

Until next time.

Evelyn out.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

CareFest Tampabay Campaign

Hello Everyone,

Evelyn here,

Some lucky Clearwater, Pinellas County resident will be the recipient of their communities good well through the the volunteer the help of the CareFest Tampabay Campaign on Saturday, September 22, 2007.

To volunteer your serves and/or to enter a future project click the following link.  CareFest Tampabay

Evelyn out.


Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

Hello Everyone,

Evelyn Here,

Below is a portion of last Sunday mass. the portrait "The Narrow Gate to Heaven and the Wide Gate to Hell" is by artist Cornelis De Bie (1621 - 1654).



HEBREW 12:5-7, 11-13

Brothers and sisters,
You have forgotten the exhortation addressed to you as children:
“My son, do not disdain the discipline of the Lord
or lose heart when reproved by him;
for whom the Lord loves, he disciplines;
he scourges every son he acknowledges.”
Endure your trials as “discipline”;
God treats you as sons.
For what “son” is there whom his father does not discipline?
At the time,
all discipline seems a cause not for joy but for pain,
yet later it brings the peaceful fruit of righteousness
to those who are trained by it.

So strengthen your drooping hands and your weak knees.
Make straight paths for your feet,
that what is lame may not be disjointed but healed.
that what is lame may not be disjointed but healed.


LUKE 13:22-30

Jesus passed through towns and villages,
teaching as he went and making his way to Jerusalem.
Someone asked him,
“Lord, will only a few people be saved?”
He answered them,
“Strive to enter through the narrow gate,
for many, I tell you, will attempt to enter
but will not be strong enough.
After the master of the house has arisen and locked the door,
then will you stand outside knocking and saying,
‘Lord, open the door for us.’
He will say to you in reply,
‘I do not know where you are from.
And you will say,
‘We ate and drank in your company and you taught in our streets.’
Then he will say to you,
‘I do not know where you are from.
Depart from me, all you evildoers!’
And there will be wailing and grinding of teeth
when you see Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob
and all the prophets in the kingdom of God
and you yourselves cast out.
And people will come from the east and the west
and from the north and the south
and will recline at table in the kingdom of God.
For behold, some are last who will be first,
and some are first who will be last.”

New American Bible
Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time
Psalm: Sunday 31
August 26, 2007


Evelyn out.

News - Changes Large and Small

Hello Everyone,

Evelyn here,

In the coming weeks there will be a gradual move of the "A Cathlolic's Life" homepage to its own website within the Catholic Web. It will also gain a new name.  Although, "A Cathlolic's Life"  homepage will move and see great changes, this archive page will remain to serve the same purpose as its does now yet under a new name as well.

The first and very noticable change is this update is the photo of me in the "All About Me" column. I hope you like this new version of me. This photo will replace all past images of me now on the web.

Thank you for your viewership.

Evelyn out.