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Beatitudes

  1. 1. PARISH PASTORAL ASSEMBLY 15 th Nov 2009 <ul><li>Presentation of the nine-year Parish Pastoral Plan in general and the P. P. Plan for 2010 in particular. </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>Our Focus: In 2010, OLL will continue to emphasize experiencing Jesus as the Word of God and adopting Christ’s Ways as our model at all levels to form Christian disciples towards church mission. </li></ul>PARISH PASTORAL ASSEMBLY 15 th Nov 2009
  3. 3. Parish Community of Faith STAGE 2- NIP Parish Communion of BEC’s – STAGE 3 NIP PARISH PASTORAL PLAN 2005 to 2013 A nine-year plan divided into 3 stages of 3 yrs in each stage <ul><li>9th Step (2013) </li></ul><ul><li>We live the </li></ul><ul><li>Eucharist </li></ul><ul><li>8 th Step (2012) </li></ul><ul><li>We live Our </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Baptism. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7 th Step(2011) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We are the </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>People </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>of GOD </li></ul></ul>3 rd Step (2007) It is good to be in Small Groups. 2 nd Step (2006) Church is Community “ to Accept” 1 st Step (2005) Brotherhood “ to know” <ul><li>6 th Step (2010) </li></ul><ul><li>Christ’s Ways </li></ul><ul><li>Our Model </li></ul><ul><li>5 th Step </li></ul><ul><li>(2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Christ’s </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Our Light </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4 th Step (2008) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>BIBLE </li></ul><ul><li>Our Book </li></ul>Even for Formation of Small Groups Parish Synod Based on the Creed Parish Eucharistic Congress PERSONS Stresses on coming together Reconciliation, Unity “ Man & Society” BIBLE Stresses on Word of God “ Christ, the WAY SACRAMENTS Stresses on Eucharist Sacraments and Mission “ Christ the Life”
  4. 4. PARISH PASTORAL PLAN for 2010 Parish Synod Based on the Creed <ul><li>6 th Step (2010) </li></ul><ul><li>Christ’s Ways </li></ul><ul><li>Our Model </li></ul><ul><li>5 th Step </li></ul><ul><li>(2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Christ’s </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Our Light </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4 th Step (2008) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>BIBLE </li></ul><ul><li>Our Book </li></ul>Stresses on Word of God in “ Christ, the WAY” BIBLE theme for 2010 is Christ’s Way… our Model date and time will be announced in due course Word of God through the bible is still the emphasis for this year too
  5. 5. What briefly is CHRIST’S WAY ? <ul><li>Most of our clues come from the Bible and particularly from the Gospels. </li></ul><ul><li>Especially helpful is Matthew’s account of the “Sermon on the mount” </li></ul><ul><li>Christ’s way could be summarized under the following headings: </li></ul><ul><li>The Beatitudes </li></ul><ul><li>Corporal works of mercy </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual works of mercy </li></ul><ul><li>Praying to our Father in heaven </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Beatitudes <ul><li>The Beatitudes were given to us by Jesus at the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount. </li></ul><ul><li>Beatitudes are solemn  blessings </li></ul><ul><li>The beatitudes were Christ’s gift to us to help us live right. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Mt 5:3 Depend on God. Don’t let material things get in the way of loving God and others. Materialism was proven to indirectly inflict an overall marital dissatisfaction by rising the frequency of financial problems.
  8. 8. Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted. Mt 5:4 Share other people’s sorrows and joys. Don’t set yourself apart from others .
  9. 9. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land. Mt 5:5 Learn to be gentle with people and things. Don’t try to get your way by violence or bullying. Jesus, Meek and Humble of Heart, Make My Heart like unto Thine
  10. 10. Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied. Mt 5:6 Work hard to make sure that all people are treated justly. Do what you can to change unjust conditions.
  11. 11. Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Mt 5:7 Forgive others and ask their forgiveness. Let compassion , not anger, rule your life.
  12. 12. Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God. Mt 5:8 Turn your attention only toward what is good and right. Be faithful to god and God’s ways. SURELY YOU WOULD NOT WANT THESE GUYS AS YOUR FRIENDS IN FACEBOOK
  13. 13. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Mt 5:9 Work to bring people together. Don’t contribute to quarrels and fights. Look for ways to solve problems peacefully.
  14. 14. Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Mt 5:10 In difficult times, keep trusting in God and standing up for what is right. “ Liverpool” manager - Benitez
  15. 15. <ul><li>Corporal Works of Mercy </li></ul><ul><li>1 Feed the hungry </li></ul><ul><li>2 Give drink to the thirsty </li></ul><ul><li>3 Clothe the naked </li></ul><ul><li>4 Shelter the homeless </li></ul><ul><li>5 Visit the sick </li></ul><ul><li>6 Visit the imprisoned </li></ul><ul><li>7 Bury the dead </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>1. To feed the hungry </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>2. To give drink for the thirsty </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>3. To clothe the naked </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>4. To shelter the homeless </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>5. To visit the sick </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>6. To visit the imprisoned </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>7. To bury the dead </li></ul>
  23. 23. Spiritual Works of Mercy <ul><li> 1.... Admonish the sinner </li></ul><ul><li>2.... Instruct the ignorant </li></ul><ul><li> 3.... Counsel the doubtful </li></ul><ul><li>4.... Comfort the sorrowful </li></ul><ul><li>5.... Bear wrongs patiently </li></ul><ul><li>6.... Forgive injuries </li></ul><ul><li>7.... Pray for the living and </li></ul><ul><li>the dead </li></ul>Spiritual Works of Mercy
  24. 24. <ul><li>1. To admonish the sinner. </li></ul>Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest, and repent, Rev 3:19 The Samaritan woman at the well John ch. 4 … .Go and sin no more. Jn 8:11
  25. 25. <ul><li>2. To instruct the ignorant. </li></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>3. To counsel the doubtful </li></ul>
  27. 27. <ul><li>4. To comfort the sorrowful </li></ul>
  28. 28. 5 . Bear wrongs patiently
  29. 29. <ul><li>6. To forgive all injuries </li></ul>The prodigal son The prodigal daughter (artist is Charlie Mackesy.) (by Rembrant)
  30. 30. <ul><li>7. To pray for the living and the dead. </li></ul>
  31. 31. There were many other things he said or did. . .far too many to be listed out here today nevertheless these pictures can help:

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