Destined for Eternity

Because of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection, life is not ended but changed by death. The true destiny of every person is to be eternally in union with God who loved each one into existence.

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Gospel stories of Jesus’ final days, death and resurrection
•    Mark 14:32-16:20
•    Matthew 26:36-28:20
•    Luke 22:1-24:53
•    John 18:1-21:24

“ ..we will be with the Lord, forever.”  (1 Thess 4:17)   

"Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life.
Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live,
and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.” (John 11:25-26)

“For this perishable body must put on imperishability,
and this mortal body must put on immortality.  
When this perishable body puts on immortality,
then the saying that is written will be fulfilled:  
“Death has been swallowed up in victory.  
Where, O death, is your victory? (1 Cor 15:53-55)   

“‘What no eye has seen, nor ear, heard, nor the human heart conceived,
what God has prepared for those who love him” –
these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. (1 Cor 2:9-10)

Beloved, we are God’s children now;
what we will be has not yet been revealed.
What we do know is this: when he is revealed,
we will be like him, for we will see him as he really is. (1 John 3:2)

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Judgment  Nos 1021-1022 
‘Heaven’  Nos 1023-1029 
Final Purification or ‘Purgatory’ and Prayer for the Dead  Nos 1030-1032 
‘Hell’ and Last Judgement  Nos 1033-1037, Nos 1038-1041 
Hope of the New Heaven and the New Earth at the End of Time  Nos 1042-1050
IN BRIEF  Nos 1051-1060  

Christ's Resurrection and Ours  Nos 992-1004 
Dying in Christ Jesus  Nos 1005-1014
IN BRIEF  Nos 1015-1019 

Celebration of Funerals  Nos 1684-1690

Items of Interest

Psalms and readings from the Liturgy of the Hours, and Mass readings.

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