A special Mass will be held tonight at 6:30 pm at the Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral-Basilica in Hagatna. It is a new year...a year of mercy. All Catholics are asked to attend this special Mass, which can foster unity and harmony between all Catholic people. This will be an excellent start and opportunity to come together as God's family to be in communion with Christ and with one another.
God loves all people. He loves us for who we are. And who are we? We are His children made in His image and likeness. This is who we are. Even as sinners, God still loved us (Romans 5:8).
The one, holy, Catholic, and apostolic Church comes with many organizations because the Holy Spirit brings many different gifts as He recognizes the diversity of her members and their needs. It is a new year and a time to come together in unity and solidarity as a community and as God's family. Let us all come together in the Eucharist at the altar to be one with our Lord and with each other.
1 Corinthians 12:4-14 There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work. Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, o another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues,. All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and He distributes them to each one, just as He determines. Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we are all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body - whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free - and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many.