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.

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Lenten Series 2022 [Video 5]-"THE FORGIVENESS OF JESUS IS FAR GREATER THAN OUR SINS" 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 fifth video of this series is "THE FORGIVENESS OF JESUS IS FAR GREATER THAN OUR SINS". This Divine Australia talk was live-streamed in August 2020. Fr. Michael's heart-warming sharing assures each of us of the amazing Healing Power of Christ's Forgiveness.

“Know that Jesus, the Crucified Jesus forgives you and you need to forgive yourself. Don’t live in guilt. That guilt is not from God and Jesus does not want us to live in guilt. Every time that guilt takes control of our hearts, think of the Crucified Saviour. The forgiveness of Jesus is far greater than the sins we have committed. So hold on to the Crucified Lord!”

Next Sunday (03 April 2022), Fr. Michael will share the Word of God on “THE HEART TO SHARE A PRAYER".

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.

Sunday, March 20, 2022

LENTEN SERIES 2022 [Video 4]-"REPENTANCE-When You Fall, You Must Rise Up and Stand Again," 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 year.

The fourth video of this series is "REPENTANCE-When We Fall, We Must Rise Up and Stand Again!" This Divine Australia talk was live-streamed in March 2021. Fr. Michael's Spirit-filled sharing reminds us that "Repentance is a process of the mystical union of each of us with Jesus. It is our spiritual union with Jesus."

"We make Lenten resolutions but it doe not always match up. Sometimes we falter, we fail, and then we think we might as well continue this way. But it is important; if we have fallen, we need to rise again."

"How many times have we defended our sinful actions? Don't defend your sinful action. When we stand in the Presence of God, He will reveal what is there. Let us be humble enough to declare, 'Yes, Lord, I have sinned!'"

"That is more heroic. It is more spiritual challenging as you know that you have fallen, but you stand up and try again."

Next Sunday (27 March 2022), Fr. Michael will share the Word of God on “FORGIVENESS  - THE ULTIMATE GRACE FROM GOD."

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.

Sunday, March 13, 2022

Lenten Series 2022 [Video 3]- "Our Choice-Darkness or Light" 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 year.

The third video of this series is "OUR CHOICE-DARKNESS OR LIGHT." This Divine Australia talk was live-streamed in March 2021. Fr. Michael points out how often we prefer darkness. "We all have a choice - the darkness or light. What do we choose? Even though we know some things have evil in them,   we still choose it!"

How many times have we decided to choose certain people over God? Even in relationships, do I choose the Light or do I reject Light?"

"When there is a choice of wealth or Jesus, How many times have we chosen wealth?

"Can we proclaim to the world that in everything we do, 'I will choose the Light of Jesus?'"

Next Sunday (20March 2022), Fr. Michael will share the Word of God on “REPENTANCE-HEALING MY RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS."

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.