As We Look Back

As we look back over time We find ourselves wondering ..... Did we remember to thank you enough For all you have done for us? For all the times you were by our sides To help and support us ..... To celebrate our successes To understand our problems And accept our defeats? Or for teaching us by your example, The value of hard work, good judgement, Courage and integrity? We wonder if we ever thanked you For the sacrifices you made. To let us have the very best? And for the simple things Like laughter, smiles and times we shared? If we have forgotten to show our Gratitude enough for all the things you did, We're thanking you now. And we are hoping you knew all along, How much you meant to us.

Don Bosco Utume
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November 23, Sunday: Issue 76

Jambo You(th) is a weekly news letter aimed at helping the Youth in moulding their daily lives in Christ. Our vision is expressed in just two phrases: GOOD CHRISTIANS and RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS.

Pep-up The Young and the Bible Points to Ponder Saint of the Week Poem Last Drop

: Stories for Reflection : Pauline Year Special 6 (Philippians) : A Time for Everything : St. Andrew and Companions : As we Look Back : Death!


Just Five More Minutes!
While at the park one day, a woman sat down next to a man on a bench near a playground. “That’s my son over there,” she said, pointing to a little boy in a red sweater who was gliding down the slide. “He’s a fine looking boy” the man said. “That’s my daughter on the bike in the white dress.” Then, looking at his watch, he called to his daughter. “What do you say we go, Melissa?” Melissa pleaded, “Just five more minutes, Dad. Please? Just five more minutes.” The man nodded and Melissa continued to ride her bike to her heart’s content. Minutes passed and the father stood and called again to his daughter. “Time to go now?” Again Melissa pleaded, “Five more minutes, Dad. Just five more minutes.” The man smiled and said, “OK.” “My, you certainly are a patient father,” the woman responded. The man smiled and then said, “Her older brother Tommy was killed by a drunk driver last year while he was riding his bike near here. I never spent much time with Tommy and now I’d give anything for just five more minutes with him. I’ve vowed not to make the same mistake with Melissa. She thinks she has five more minutes to ride her bike. The truth is, I get Five more minutes to watch her play.” Life is all about making priorities, what are your priorities? Give someone you love five more minutes of your time today!

Last Drop Death!
Tell me not, in mournful numbers, Life is but an empty dream! For the soul is dead that slumbers, and things are not what they seem. Life is real! Life is earnest! And the grave is not its goal; Dust thou art; to dust returnest, Was not spoken of the soul.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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The Young and the Bible
Pauline Year Special Paul’s Letter to the Philippians


A Time for Everything!
(For everything there is a season) And a time for every matter under heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; A time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; A time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; A time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together; A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing; A time to seek, and a time to lose; A time to keep, and a time to throw away; A time to tear, and a time to sew; A time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate, A time for war, and a time for peace.

1. When did Paul write this letter? Between A.D. 56 - 57 2. What encourages Christians to look after the interests of others ? The example of Christ (2: 3-11) 3. For whom was Paul imprisoned? For Christ (1:13) 4. Why did some proclaim Christ with good heart? Out of love (1:16) 5. What was the eager expectation and hope of Paul? By his speaking with all boldness, Christ would be exalted in his body, whether by life or by death (1:20) 6. What does Paul say about his death and life? To him living is Christ and dying is gain (1:21) 7. If we live by the gospel of Christ, what should we consider the actions of the opponents as? As the evidence of their destruction and of our salvation (1:28) 8. How should we regard others? In humility regard others as better than ourselves (2:3) 9. What is the example which gives encouragement to submit and sacrifice for the needs of the Christian community? The obedience of Jesus Christ to God by dying on the cross and the glorification of Jesus Christ (2:3-11) 10. Why did God exalt Jesus who emptied and humbled himself to the point of death? So that “at the name of Jesus every knee should bend in heaven and on earth and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father”. (2:10-11) 11. How should we do all things? Without murmuring and arguing (2:14) 12. What was Timothy like in serving in the work of the Gospel? Like son with a father he served with Paul in the work of the Gospel (2:22) 13. Which tribe and group did Paul belong to ? Member of the people of Israel and of the tribe of Benjamin; as to the law a Pharisee (3:5) 14. Why does Paul want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the sharing of his suffering? So that somehow he might attain the resurrection from the dead (3:10-11) 15. Why does Paul press on toward the goal? For the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus (3:14) 16. Where is our citizenship? In heaven (3:20) 17. What does Paul ask the Philippians to do always? To rejoice in the Lord always (4:4) 18. How should we make known our requests to God? By prayer and supplication with thanksgiving (4:6) A man who won't die for something is not fit to live. Martin Luther King

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

SAINT for the WEEK
November 24 St. Andrew Dung-Lac and Companions
Christian missionaries first brought the Catholic faith to Vietnam during the sixteenth century. During the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Christians suffered for their beliefs. Many were martyred, especially during the reign of Emperor MinhMang (1820-1840). One hundred and seventeen martyrs are in the group. They were proclaimed saints by Pope John Paul II on June 19,1988. The group was made up of ninety-six Vietnamese, eleven Spaniards, and ten French. Eight of the group were bishops, fifty were priests and fifty-nine were lay Catholics. Some of the priests were Dominicans. Others were diocesan priests who belonged to the Paris Mission Society. One such diocesan priest was St. Theophane Venard. (We honor him also on November 6.) St. Andrew Dung-Lac, who represents this group of heroes, was a Vietnamese diocesan priest. The martyrs of Vietnam suffered to bring the greatest treasure that they possessed: their Catholic faith.

A man can die but once: we owe God a death. Shakespeare

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