Wednesday, January 4, 2023

"Who Am I?" by Fr. Michael Payyapilly V.C.


This video, "WHO AM I?", by Fr. Michael Payyapilly V.C., Director of Divine Retreat Centre, Colombo, Sri Lanka is a timely reflection as we begin our New Year - 2023. "'Who am I?' That is a question we all need to ask ourselves.

"It is easy to give my name, or the place or country I am from or the state I come from." "When I ask it to myself, it is a far deeper question, It is about my identity - not just what I have on earth but my identity in the Light of Christ."

"Who am I?"

As we continue our faith journey into this New Year, may this Spirit-filled homily by Fr. Michael on 02 January 2023 help us reflect on this important question.

Thursday, December 1, 2022

"25 STRAWS FOR HIS MANGER" - Growing Through Advent by Fr. Michael Payyapilly VC Starting Today (01-25 December 2022)

 The season of Advent is a sacred time to prepare ourselves for the Second Coming of Jesus our Saviour. '25 Straws for His Manger' consist of 25 little reflections & prayer by Fr. Michael Payyapilly VC, begins today (1st December 2022) at 9.30 a.m. (Sri Lanka local time) everyday until 25th December 2022. The local timings for your regions are listed below:


Let us prepare our minds and hearts to be set free of all our worldly attachments to live Christ-centred lives.

"But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news 
that will cause great joy for all the people.
Luke 2:10


It will be live-streamed on Divine Retreat Centre Colombo YouTube channel from Divine Retreat Centre Colombo, Sri Lanka.


Please click on the Divine Retreat Centre Colombo YouTube link below:

"25 STRAWS TO HIS MANGER" Growing Throough Advent  from today, 01 until 25 December 2022.


Local Start Timings for the "25 STRAWS TO THE MANGER" - Lttle daily reflection and focused prayer for the following regions  are:

Sri Lanka          9.30 a.m.  (local time)

India                  9.30 a.m. (IST)

Melbourne         3.00 p.m. (AEDT)

Kuala Lumpur   12.00 p.m. (MYT)

Dubai                  8.00 a.m. (GST)

London               4.00 a.m. (GMT)

New York           11.00 p.m. (-1) (EST)


Please do invite your family and friends to join in this little spiritual daily Reflection & Prayer for our Advent preparation. 

May God's Spirit  & Grace be abundantly upon us!

Friday, August 19, 2022

9-Day Consecration to Immaculate Heart of Mary by Fr. Michael Payyapilly V.C.(19-27 August 2022)

 


The 9-Day Novena to the Immaculate Heart of Mary by Fr. Michael Payyapilly V.C. began today (19 August 2022) starting with Praise & Worship, Talk, Healing Adoration followed by prayers of Consecration of the Family to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and Holy Mass.

You are welcome to send "YOUR FAMILY NAME ONLY" to be placed at the altar for the Consecration of your family in this blessed month of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Please send your "Family Name" to massintentions.drcc@gmail.com by 12.00 p.m. noon (Sri Lanka Time) before the live-streaming begins. 


 

Please watch Day 1 Of The Immaculate Heart of Mary video above. Fr. Michael warmly welcomes you, your family and friends to join the live-streaming of the Novena from Saturday (20 August 2022):

The YouTube link for DRC Colombo from Day 2 to Day 9 is below:  

https://www.youtube.com/c/DRCColombo


The local timings of live-streaming for your regions from 20-27 August 2022 begins at:

Melbourne (AEST)                 
11.00 p.m. 

Malaysia (MYT)                     9.00 p.m.

India (IST)                              6.30 p.
m.

Dubai (GST)                           5.00 p.m.

London (BST)                        2.00 p.m.

New York (EDT)                     9.00 a.m.



Monday, May 16, 2022

20 DAYS TO PENTECOST - 30 Minutes HOLY ADORATION by Fr. Michael Payyapilly starting 17 May 2022 (tomorrow)



"PRAYING TO THE HOLY SPIRIT FOR BREAKING OF CHAINS"

The Catholic Church's theme for PENTECOST 2022 is "Equipping The Church As An Army to Possess The Nations". It is a call to every Catholic to prepare ourselves spiritually to receive a powerful Anointing of the Holy Spirit as we celebrate PENTECOST SUNDAY on 05 June 2022.

Fr. Michael Payyapilly V.C., Superior-Divine Retreat Centre Colombo, invites everyone to join in the  20 DAYS TO PENTECOST - 30  Minutes of Holy Adoration starting tomorrow (Tuesday, 17 May 2022) until Pentecost Sunday (05 June 2022). Holy Mass will follow it. 

Let us prepare our minds and hearts to be set free of all our worldly bondages to live pleasing lives for God.

"I will go before you and level the mountains; I will break down
the doors of bronze and cut the chains of iron."
(Isaiah 45:2)




It will be live-streamed on Divine Retreat Centre Colombo YouTube channel from Divine Retreat Centre Colombo, Sri Lanka.


Please click on the Divine Retreat Centre YouTube link below:

20 Days to PENTECOST - 30 Minutes Holy Adoration  Service from 17 May until 05 June 2022


Local Start Timings for the 20 Days to PENTECOST - 30 Minutes of Holy Adoration for the following regions from tomorrow (17 May until 05 June 2022) are:

Sri Lanka    6.40 a.m. to 7.10 a.m.

India            6.40 a.m. to 7.10 a.m.

Malaysia     9.10 a.m. to 9.40 a.m.

Dubai          5.10 a.m. to 5.40 a.m.

London       2.10 a.m. to 2.30 a.m.

New York    9.10p.m. to 9.40 p.m. (-1)


Please do invite your family and friends to join in this spiritual daily Adoration Service for our Pentecost preparation. There is also Holy Mass after the daily Adoration Service.

May God's Spirit fall abundantly upon us and empower our lives!



Thursday, April 14, 2022

Lenten Series 2022 [Final Video] -"HEALING POWER OF FORGIVENESS Adoration Service" by Fr. Michael Payyapilly V.C.


We enter the Triduum of the Holy Week - of deep contemplation and grace for us to deepen our relationship with God as we await to rejoice in Jesus' Resurrection. This year, the Friends of Divine 8-part, DRAW NEAR TO JESUS LENTEN 2022 WEEKLY VIDEO REFLECTION series is a compilation of spiritual talks and an Adoration Service by Fr. Michael Payyapilly V.C.. over the past 18 months. The final video of this series is "THE HEALING POWER OF FORGIVENESS ADORATION SERVICE by Fr. Michael Payyapilly V.V." This Divine Australia Adoration service was live-streamed in August 2020.

Please do share this Friends of Divine Lenten 2022 Weekly Video Reflection series with your loved ones, prayer groups, and friends to make this holy season of Lent a transforming experience in our Christian life.

Thank you for your being part of this Lenten j2022 journey.

Wishing you and all your loved ones a holy and Glorius Resurrection of Jesus our Redeemer on Easter Sunday!

Sunday, April 10, 2022

LENTEN SERIES 2022 [VIDEO 7] -"HOW FRUITFUL IS MY CHRISTIAN LIFE?" by Fr. Michael Payyapilly V.C.


The sacred season of Lent is a season of grace for us to deepen our relationship with God. This year, the Friends of Divine 8-part, DRAW NEAR TO JESUS LENTEN 2022 WEEKLY VIDEO REFLECTION series is a compilation of spiritual talks by Fr. Michael Payyapilly V.C.. over the past 18 months. The 7th video of this series is "HOW FRUITFUL IS MY CHRISTIAN LIFE?" This Divine Australia talk was live-streamed in March 2021. Fr. Michael challenges each of us to look at our lives and see if we are bearing fruits for God. 

“Am I producing fruits? Or am I just happy being a good Christian? Because very often, that is the choice we make. But to be a disciple who produces fruit, it will require total self-sacrifice.”

“How much of fruit have I produced? Because this is where it will all boil down to–‘Unless a grain of wheat falls to the earth and dies.’ And we don’t want to sacrifice ourselves!" 

“Have I ever in my Christian journey desired that I need to bear fruit? It is not an option. The Lord said, ‘It is a command.’ Bear fruit! It is not about you being a good Christian. It is not just about you going for the Sacraments. It is not about you and I coming to church for Sunday mass.”

“It is about asking ourselves, ‘How much have I produced fruits?’ Because unless and until I die to myself, I don’t think I will ever produce fruits.”

On Holy Thursday morning (14 April 2022), Fr. Michael's Healing Adoration on Forgiveness will be the last video of the Friends of Divine Lenten Series 2022.

Please do share this Friends of Divine Lenten 2022 Weekly Video Reflection series with your loved ones, prayer groups, and friends to make this holy season of Lent a transforming experience in our Christian life.

Thank you for your being part of this Lenten journey.

Wishing you and all your loved ones a holy and sacred Holy Week!

Sunday, April 3, 2022

Lenten Series 2022 [Video 6]-"THE BEAUTY OF SHARING A PRAYER" by Fr. Michael Payyapilly V.C.


The sacred season of Lent is a season of grace for us to deepen our relationship with God. This year, the Friends of Divine 8-part, DRAW NEAR TO JESUS LENTEN 2022 WEEKLY VIDEO REFLECTION series is a compilation of spiritual talks by Fr. Michael Apple V.C.  over the past 18 months.

The sixth video of this series is "THE BEAUTY OF SHARING A PRAYER". This Divine Australia talk was live-streamed in March 2021. Fr. Michael's sharing is how praying for others is a beautiful act of love. 

“When we come into the Presence of Jesus, what a beautiful opportunity to share a prayer. To be able to look at someone next to us and pray, “Lord, I share a prayer with them. Whatever they are praying for, I pray with them.”


“It takes a heart to see a tear hidden that is somewhere out of the normal sight around us.”

“I am not here to judge. I am here to pray. So, accept my prayer, O Lord, for my brother and my sister.”

Next Sunday (10 April 2022), Fr. Michael will share the Word of God on “HOW FRUITFUL HAS MY CHRISTIAN LIFE BEEN?"

Please do share this Friends of Divine Lenten 2022 Weekly Video Reflection series with your loved ones, prayer groups, and friends to make this holy season of Lent a transforming experience in our Christian life.