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May 082017

Proteja, ame e reze por sua famíliaThe family is our greatest asset!

Deacon Nelson Correa, on the program ‘ Sorrindo Pra Vida’ [Smiling at Life] ‘, talks about the ‘ Sanctuary ‘ family. Integrity and family unity must be preserved, so protect your family and pray for it because each one that God gave us is a precious treasure.

The meditated Word is in 1 Timothy 5:8
And whoever does not provide for relatives and especially family members has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.


The children drink the overflowing love of their parents. Father and mother are the masters of their children, because everything they do serves as an example for them. Being cradle of family faith, when we don’t take care of our children, we’re worse than infidels.

How many of you parents speak ill of your community, of your parish, your parish priest in front of your kids! What kind of example are you giving them? There is something even more important, however, the most important thing is to preserve the shrine called family. The respect we plant now is what we will reap tomorrow. Parents should be the first to show what it’s like to have faith.

A preserved sanctuary, so our family should be preserved

The family that God thought – man, woman, and children – should position itself. The world has tried to destroy the family image, then we, as children of God, we should fight for it.

Many parents don’t say “I love you” with the words, but how many attitudes express your love! How many sit down after working hard to give the best to their children.

Kids, be grateful to his parents, thank them for all the hard work they do for you. Who is appreciative is happier!

Father and mother, who don’t care to call your your adult children and are isolated from them, you know just because they are grown this does not mean they don’t need you. They need you, Yes! They need your care and love.

Honor your father and mother

The fourth commandment is honoring father and mother, and no amendments or conditions, you must honor them. There are people creating war within their own home. Do not create disputes within your House, but you have to forgive, love, makes the difference.

The enemy wants to split up our families, because, when we are divided, it is easier to destroy. How many times, in the House, we have suffered, but, regardless of the circumstances, may the Lord give us strength to overcome and mostly to love.

It’s not because we were hurt by our parents that we need to do the same with our children. It is a choice! We must choose to live, love and be happy.

Open the door of heaven for our family. Difficult problems have no easy solutions, but with love you can resolve a lot of things. We believe in our family and we fight for it.

Deacon Nelsinho Correa
Canção Nova Community mission

Portuguese version

Sep 262016

Careful not to give ear to what doesn’t build up

Deacon Nelson Correa, on Wednesday morning, day 22 June 2016, the program ‘ smiling at life, meditating on the power of words. We have listened to the gossip and slander? What we also have spoken of the people?

The meditated Word is :

Ecclesiastes 7:21-22New International Version (NIV)

21 Do not pay attention to every word people say,
    or you may hear your servant cursing you—
22 for you know in your heart
    that many times you yourself have cursed others.

New International Version (NIV) Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

Não dê ouvidos as palavras que não te edifica

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“Who said it? What’s the source? “

A journalist, has a “mole”,  a reliable source. Have you heard the “source? People are living at the mercy of good or bad news.

As we have “professionals” who work for evil, that help to sow disorder and throw words on the air. How many are experts in taking those words and making gossip.

Three words that we must banish from our lives: told, spoke and said. We listen to certain kinds of gossip and we were wondering “what did they say? Why did they say it? “. This is the order to us: don’t come into the middle of gossip!

Choose the option for silence. There are people that are experts at talking and leaving behind the “seed of uneasiness”. And there are those who are experts in twisting the words we speak. If we’re paying attention to the words of the people, they are going to “twist” the words.

The Pope tells us not to judge. Often, we talk about things through deduction. And by deduction we can make mistakes too, because God sees the heart. We’re judging, criticizing and transforming into being specialists in criticism.

When listening to these things, it all becomes a process: we listen, we get angry and talk, often in the form of judgement. There is no one who has not spoken ill of another, however it is possible to avoid confusion.

There are so many things behind the people’s lives, so don’t judge. If a couple takes “the hot iron” in everything they talk to each other, they will be disputing every day.

Take life lightly. Over time, we remember the things that happen and we end up laughing.

Sometimes, the word that we hear is so bad that we should renounce it. The contaminated word enters us with an order: “be sad. Be angry. Fight, argue, get satisfaction “.Renounce the order that infects the heart.

Whenever we can, renew our promises of baptism, because it helps us to rid ourselves of evil.That God may take from our ears the hard words we hear. Let us ask God to inspire us, ask if what we hear or talk about is of him or comes from him.

Deacon Nelsinho Correa
Canção Nova Community mission

Portuguese version

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Sep 012016

 He visit us at all times. Are we attentive to His visits

Deacon Nelson Correa, the program ‘ Sorrindo Pra Vida’ [Smiling at Life], reflects on the visits of God, who comes to us through prayer, and of pain, of crosses, the joys and others. Check out the message:

The word is in St. James 5:7 -9
Brothers, have patience until the coming of the Lord. Behold the farmer: he waits with patience forthe precious fruit of the Earth, till the autumn or spring rain. Also, it is time for patience and strengthen your hearts because the coming of the Lord is near. Brothers, don’t you complain to each other, lest ye be judged.Behold, the judge is at the gates. “

Um coração sensível as visitas de Deus

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 “1. Ability to tolerate setbacks, disappointment, misfortune. Patient: great patience “.

According to the dictionary, The first Portuguese language dictionary definition of the word “patience” means: the ability to tolerate the predicament. The Lord asks us to have patience, because life is not made only of “hallelujahs”, but it has its inconveniences.

The Lord tells us to “quiet the soul” and hope in God. If something hasn’t happened yet, it’s not the time.Have patience until the coming of the Lord, and as Monsignor Jonas Abib always says, the Lord will come, He will; in fact, He is en route and we have to be prepared for his return.

We know that our meeting with the Lord can be with our departure from this life. And how funny when we comment about someone who died: “damn, I spoke the other day with him!” or “these days, he walked right by me, seemed to be a Bachelor Party!”. We need to be ready, because we don’t know the day or the time it will come or we’re going to meet him.

In the writings of the Canção Nova Community, Monsignor Jonas says that the Lord will come and not notify you when He will come. When we go to Holy Mass, we are programmed for this, we know that we’re there to commune and to hear the word of God. But Christ, when He comes, won’t give us a road map, we won’t know the day nor the time.

He visits us in many ways. There are times when He visits us in person or in a group, and we have to be sensitive to these visits. Particularly, God visits by nature, and I always thank him: “thank you, Lord, for the rain, the flower, for animals”. This is the importance of understanding God’s visits! Be sensitive, have the wisdom to understand these visits. If we lose sleep? That is the call of the Lord to speak to us. So let us in prayer. In times of pain, disease and the cross, God visits us too.

The hard hours cannot be neglected, they are precious God visits. He’s talking to us in time of suffering. Is it possible to live a life without suffering? What God is speaking to us at this time?

How many say they bring children into the world, but we have brought forth children for God. Change our ways of thinking and talking. The word of father and mother has a very large weight on the lives of their children.

Wait until the coming of the Lord. The things we do are for today, because we don’t know when the Lord will come. Have patience with what we have be attentive to God’s visit.

God speaks to us not only in the Church or when we stopped to pray, but also during the day the Lord gives us the grace to live his word. We have will have patience for the troubles and setbacks.

Do charity. It  is God’s visit to the other. In the winter, in the time of the cold, why don’t you do charity, by donating the clothes that you no longer use?

May the Sacred Heart of Jesus bless us and visit us today!

Deacon Nelsinho Corrêa
Canção Nova Community mission

Portuguese transcription and adaptation: Ariele Silva

Translated from Portuguese

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Aug 172016

Regardless of our sins and failures, we must not give up in pursuit of the Eucharist and confession

Deacon Nelson Correa, on the program ‘ Sorrindo Pra Vida’ [‘Smiling at Life ‘], invites us to be the coming of the Lord. Even full of sins and unworthy, we should not back away from the presence of God.
The meditated Word is in Apocalypse 7.13 -14:
Then one of the Elders said to me, asking: “These, who are dressed in white robes, who are they and where did they come from?” I replied: “you know, my Lord.” He then said to me, “These are the ones that came through  the great tribulation. They Washed whitened their robes in the blood of the lamb.

Não se afaste da Eucaristia e Confissão

And who are these white robes?

All we are baptized, we are children of God. He knows who we are and what we have lived.

In Chapter 5.9 we read: “Sing a new song: ‘ you are worthy to receive the book and to open the seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased to God people of every tribe, language, people and nation”. No matter what their religion, ethnicity or language, the Lord came to save everyone.

There are some religions that don’t eat meat, because, in the old testament, the blood is considered life; and shedding blood, was taking a life, an act of revenge that was done by another. A death was Avenged when it drew blood.

We have been washed in the blood of the lamb. He died for us, to atone for our sins. By his blood we were justified, driven closer to God and reconciled with Him.

Christ is the blood of the new and everlasting Covenant

The blood of the new and everlasting Covenant calls for forgiveness with more force than that of the blood of Abel crying out for revenge. Cain killed Abel out of jealousy. The blood of Abel cried out for revenge, but the blood of Jesus cried out for forgiveness.

Faith goes through tribulations, hardships, pain and loss. Whatever the sufferings that we’ve been through, we must deliver them to God. Don’t deny Christ at the moment of pain or suffering, even if you don’t understand the sufferings that we experience. A faith, if not proved, is not faith.

The mass is the prayer that most pleases God

We know that, in the Mass, the Lord is there. Our white robes will be spotted along the way, and it is in the mass we are washed in the blood of the lamb. The one who comes to Christ is purified and redeemed.

We never deviate from the Eucharist and confession, because our sins cannot be greater than the love of God for us. Jesus accepts us and waits for us.

The song ‘ sacrament of Communion ‘ was born of that experience with God: “I do not receive because I deserve it, I know, o my Lord. I receive  because I need you. When I missed mass, I ran away from you and me, but now I’m back, please take me. “

How many of us think we are too sinful and unworthy. Don’t let us stop drawing near to the Lord. Even if we are  in Holy mass feeling beaten, defeated, needing love, that’s where we will be restored for him.

Deacon Nelsinho Correa
Canção Nova  Community mission

Portuguese Transcription and adaptation: Ariele Silva

Portuguese version

Jul 072016

Deacon Nelson Correa,  invites us to ask the Holy Spirit to come upon us, to boost us to live our mission.

The words for reflection are in Genesis 1.1 -2 and Jeremiah 1.5:

“In the beginning, God created the heaven and the Earth. The Earth was deserted and empty, and darkness covered the abyss and the spirit of God hovered over the waters. “ (Genesis 1.1 -2)

“Before forming you in the womb of your mother, I knew you, before you left her womb, I consecrated you to myself and made you Prophet to the Nations” (Jeremiah 1.5)

O Senhor conta conosco na missão de fazer o bem

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At the beginning of creation, the Earth was empty, but the Holy Spirit already hovered over the waters. Just as before we were formed in the womb of our mother, when the Lord already counted on us For a long time, the Father counts on us and does not give up on us!

Let’s be convinced in our heart today and say to him: “God counts on me”. Let us pray: “Holy Spirit, let my heart be open to the word of God, the good and the beauty of God every day.”

The Holy Spirit illuminates our lives and inspires our attitudes. That our hearts be open to the good and to the holy. The Holy Spirit counts on us in the Mission of doing good. Through baptism, He dwells in our hearts and give us direction in our decisions.

Deacon Nelsinho Correa
Canção Nova Community mission

Portuguese version

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Apr 062016

Full trust in God is achieved through faith

Deacon Nelsinho Correa, in the program “Sorrindo pra Vida”[Smiling at Life] invites us to cry unto the Lord increase our faith, because it leads us to leave our life in the hands of the Father with confidence.

The meditated Word is in Hebrews 11:1-12 NABRE:

“Faith is the realization of what is hoped for and evidence of things not seen.Because of it the ancients were well attested. By faith we understand that the universe was ordered by the word of God, so that what is visible came into being through the invisible. By faith Abel offered to God a sacrifice greater than Cain’s. Through this he was attested to be righteous, God bearing witness to his gifts, and through this, though dead, he still speaks. By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death, and “he was found no more because God had taken him.” Before he was taken up, he was attested to have pleased God. But without faith it is impossible to please him,e for anyone who approaches God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
By faith Noah, warned about what was not yet seen, with reverence built an ark for the salvation of his household. Through this he condemned the world and inherited the righteousness that comes through faith. By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance; he went out, not knowing where he was to go.
By faith he sojourned in the promised land as in a foreign country, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, heirs of the same promise;
for he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and maker is God.
By faith he received power to generate, even though he was past the normal age—and Sarah herself was sterile—for he thought that the one who had made the promise was trustworthy.
So it was that there came forth from one man, himself as good as dead, descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as countless as the sands on the seashore


A fé nos leva a ter uma total confiança no Senhor

The faith, that illuminates our lives and in our hearts, is a certainty of what we don’t see. The fact of believing in God teaches us to have meaning in our journey.

Many want an explanation for everything that they live, but faith does not explain it, just calls us to believe. Temptation strikes our confidence in the Lord, because, if you don’t trust in him,we will murmur and blaspheme against the Father.

By faith, many men gave their life to Jesus Christ, and this is a gift we received from God on the day of our baptism. On the test, it will sustain us. And God uses such trials to strengthen us. In the painful moments, believing in the Lord enlightens us and shows us the way forward.

Faith motivates us to seek answers in God. Reading the Holy Scriptures is asking Christ for advice. The Word gives us the answers we are seeking.

To have faith is to find a meaning for the suffering, discovering that it is not in vain. Trust in the Lord.

Deacon Nelsinho Correa
Canção Nova Community mission

Portuguese version

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