Let Freedom Ring: Freedom from Lukewarmness
At a word from You the devil and his minions flee in terror.
You are the source of all truth. You are the source of all strength.
By the power of your Cross and Resurrection, we beseech You, O Lord
To extend Your saving arm and to send Your holy angels
To defend us as we do battle with Satan and his demonic forces.
Exorcise, we pray, that which oppresses Your Bride, The Church,
So that within ourselves, our families, our parishes, our dioceses, and our nation
We may turn fully back to You in all fidelity and trust.
Lord, we know if You will it, it will be done.
Give us the perseverance for this mission, we pray.
St. Joseph...pray for us
St. Michael the Archangel...pray for us
(the patron of your parish )... pray for us
(your confirmation saint)...pray for us
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us.
Christ graciously hear us
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit, etc.
Holy Trinity, One God,
Heart of Jesus, Son of the Eternal Father,
Heart of Jesus, formed in the womb of the Virgin Mother by the Holy Ghost,
Heart of Jesus, united substantially with the word of God,
Heart of Jesus, of infinite majesty,
Heart of Jesus, holy temple of God,
Heart of Jesus, tabernacle of the Most High,
Heart of Jesus, house of God and gate of heaven,
Heart of Jesus, glowing furnace of charity,
Heart of Jesus, vessel of justice and love,
Heart of Jesus, full of goodness and love,
Heart of Jesus, abyss of all virtues,
Heart of Jesus, most worthy of all praise,
Heart of Jesus, king and center of all hearts,
Heart of Jesus, in whom are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge,
Heart of Jesus, in whom dwelleth all the fullness of the Divinity,
Heart of Jesus, in whom the Father is well pleased,
Heart of Jesus, we have all received,
Heart of Jesus, desire of the everlasting hills,
Heart of Jesus, patient and rich in mercy,
Heart of Jesus, rich to all who invoke Thee,
Heart of Jesus, fount of life and holiness,
Heart of Jesus, propitiation for our sins,
Heart of Jesus, saturated with revilings,
Heart of Jesus, crushed for our iniquities,
Heart of Jesus, made obedient unto death,
Heart of Jesus, pierced with a lance,
Heart of Jesus, source of all consolation,
Heart of Jesus, our life and resurrection, .
Heart of Jesus, our peace and reconciliation,
Heart of Jesus, victim for our sins,
Heart of Jesus, salvation of those who hope in Thee,
Heart of Jesus, hope of those who die in Thee,
Heart of Jesus, delight of all saints,
Spare us, oh Lord.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,
Christ graciously spare us.
Lamb of God who takest away the sins of the world,
Have mercy on us.
Make our hearts like unto Thine.
Almighty and everlasting God, look upon the Heart of Thy well-beloved Son and upon the acts of praise and satisfaction which He renders unto Thee in the name of sinners; and do Thou, in Thy great goodness, grant pardon to them who seek Thy mercy, in the name of the same Thy Son, Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with Thee, world without end. Amen.
__ Daily reflection and prayers
__ Litany of the day
__ Pray a Rosary
__ Divine Mercy Chaplet
__ Spiritual or corporal work of mercy
__ Fast/abstain (according to level)
__ Exercise (according to level/ability)
__ Refrain from conventional media (only 1 hr. of social)
__ Examination of conscience (confession 1x this week)
Friday In the Second Week of Lent
3, Verse 2
Again, in Deuteronomy we are told
to not be afraid of men. God is our strength; He is our success.
Friday in the Second Week of Lent
Prayer. GRANT, we beseech Thee, Almighty
God, that, purified by the holy fast, we may celebrate the coming festival with
EPISTLE. Gen. xxxvii. 6-22.
those days Joseph said to his brethren: Hear my dream which I dreamed. I thought
we were binding sheaves in the field: and my sheaf arose as it were and stood,
and your sheaves standing about, bowed down before my sheaf. His brethren
answered: Shalt thou be our king? or shall we be subject to thy dominion?
this matter of his dreams and words ministered nourishment to their envy and
hatred. He dreamed also another dream, which he told his brethren, saying: I
saw in a dream, as it were, the sun, and the moon, and eleven stars worshipping
me. And when he had told this to his father, and brethren, his father rebuked
him, and said: What meaneth this dream that thou hast dreamed? shall I and thy
mother, and thy brethren worship thee upon the earth?
brethren therefore envied him: but his father considered the thing with himself.
And when his brethren abode in Sichem, feeding their father’s flocks, Israel
said to him: Thy brethren feed the sheep in Sichem: come, I will send thee to
them. And when he answered: I am ready; he said to him: Go and see if all
things be well with thy brethren, and the cattle: and bring me word again what
is doing. So being sent from the vale of Hebron, he came to Sichem: and a man
found him there wandering in the field and asked what he sought. But he
answered: I seek my brethren, tell me where they feed the flocks. And the man
said to him: They are departed from this place: for I heard them say: Let us go
to Dothain. And Joseph went forward after his brethren and found them in
Dothain. And when they saw him afar off, before he came nigh them, they thought
to kill him. And said one to another: Behold the dreamer cometh. Come, let us
kill him, and cast him into some old pit, and we will say: Some evil beast hath
devoured him: and then it shall appear what his dreams avail him: and Ruben
hearing this, endeavored to deliver him out of their hands, and said: Do not
take away his life, nor shed his blood: but cast him into this pit, that is in
the wilderness, and keep your hands harmless: now he said this, being desirous
to deliver him out of their hands, and to restore him to his father.
GOSPEL. Matt. xxi. 33-46.
At that time Jesus spoke
this parable to the multitude of the Jews and the chief priests: There was a
man a householder who planted a vineyard, and made a hedge round about it, and
dug in it a press, and built a tower, and let it out to husband men: and went
into a strange country. And when the time of the fruits drew nigh, he sent his
servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits thereof. And the
husband men laying hands on his servants, beat one, and killed another, and
stoned another. Again, he sent other servants more than the former: and they
did to them in like manner. And last of all he sent to them his son, saying:
They will reverence my son. But the husbandmen seeing the son, said among
themselves: This is the heir, come, let us kill him, and we shall have his
inheritance. And taking him, they cast him forth out of the vineyard, and
killed him. When, therefore, the lord of the vineyard shall come, what will he
do to those husbandmen?
They say to Him: He will
bring those evil men to an evil end: and will let out his vineyard to other
husbandmen, that shall render him the fruit in due season. Jesus saith to them:
Have you never read in the Scriptures: The stone which the builders rejected,
the same is become the head of the corner? By the Lord this hath been done, and
it is wonderful in our eyes. Therefore, I say to you, that the kingdom of God
shall be taken from you and shall be given to a nation yielding the fruits
thereof. And whosoever shall fall on this stone, shall be broken but on
whomsoever it shall fall, it shall grind him to powder. And when the chief
priests and Pharisees had heard His parables, they knew that He spoke of them.
And seeking to lay hands on Him, they feared the multitudes: because they held
Him as a prophet.
Confidence and Union with God in
Nothing is more efficacious against
temptation than the remembrance of the Cross of Jesus. What did Christ come to
do here below if not to "destroy the works of the devil"? And how has
He destroyed them, how has He "cast out" the devil, as He Himself
says, if not by His death upon the Cross?
Let us then lean by faith upon the
cross of Christ Jesus, as our baptism gives us the right to do. The virtue of
the cross is not exhausted. In baptism we were marked with the seal of the
cross, we became members of Christ, enlightened by His light, and partakers of
His life and of the salvation He brings to us. Hence, united to Him, whom shall
we fear? Dominus illuminatio mea et salus mea; quern timebo? Let us say
to ourselves: "He hath given His angels charge over thee to keep thee in
all thy ways."
"Because he hoped in Me (says the
Lord) I will deliver him; I am with him in tribulation, I will deliver him, and
I will glorify him. I will fill him with length of days, and I will show him My
The First Seabees
The name Seabees is
derived from these first construction units, or construction battalions (CBS)
as they were called. Officially, permission to use the name "Seabee"
was granted on 5 March 1942. Each year March 5th is observed as the anniversary
of the Seabees.
Because of the urgent need
for these men, the first Seabees had no time for military training. They were
given medical shots, handed equipment, and sent off to pick up where the
civilian contractors left off. One month after the first units were organized,
Seabees were at work constructing roads on Bora Bora, one of the Society
Islands, thousands of miles out in the Pacific Ocean.
Throughout World War II
the Seabees were without construction ratings as we know them now. They were
given the most appropriate existing Regular Navy rating on the basis of their
civilian vocation and experience; for example, an experienced steelworker or
plumber who had achieved a position of responsibility-perhaps as a foreman or
owner of a small business-was rated first class or chief Shipfitter. Seabees
who held this and other ratings, such as Boatswain's Mate, Machinist's Mate,
and Electrician's Mate, were easily distinguished from those who held corresponding
shipboard ratings by the Seabee insignia shoulder patch. This now famous
insignia consists of a flying bee-fighting mad-with a "white hat" on
his head, a spitting "tommy gun" in his front hands, a wrench in his
middle hand, and a carpenter's hammer in his rear hand.
 Goffine’s Devout Instructions, 1896