Luke, Chapter 9, Verse 44-45
“Pay attention to what I am telling you. The Son of Man is to be handed over to
men.” 45 But they did not understand this
saying; its meaning was hidden from them so that they should not understand it,
and they were AFRAID to ask him about
apostles were so caught up with the glory of Christ and their own dreams of power
that they dared not look at the truth. We often prefer to live in fantasy
rather than face the present and actually see what is really going on. We like
the apostles must “Pay Attention.” We must be mindful of others and support
them where we can, we must check in with others, exercise forgiveness and
engage in service to others and our (first to our families, charity begins at
home-there should be no orphans in your family) community.
in Honor of Saint John Marie Vianney
Holy Priest of Ars, your precious remains are contained in a magnificent
reliquary, the donation from the priests of France. But this earthly glory is
only a very pale image of the unspeakable glory which you are enjoying with
God. During the time you were on earth, you used to repeat in your dejected
hours, 'one will rest in the other life." It is done, you are in eternal
peace, and eternal happiness. I desire to follow you one day. Until then, I
hear you saying to me:
should work and fight as long as you are in the world."
me then to work for the salvation of my soul, to spread the good news and good
example and to do good towards those around me in order that I will receive the
happiness of the Elect with you. Holy Priest of Ars, I have confidence in your
intercession. Pray for me during this novena especially for ... (mention
silently your special intentions).
Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be.
St John Vianney, Patron of Priests, pray for us and for all priests!
of the Catholic Church
PART TWO: THE CELEBRATION OF THE CHRISTIAN MYSTERY
SECTION TWO-THE SEVEN SACRAMENTS OF THE CHURCH
ONE-THE SACRAMENTS OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION
Article 3 THE SACRAMENT OF THE EUCHARIST
1322 The holy Eucharist completes Christian initiation. Those
who have been raised to the dignity of the royal priesthood by Baptism and
configured more deeply to Christ by Confirmation participate with the whole
community in the Lord's own sacrifice by means of the Eucharist.
1323 "At the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed,
our Savior instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of his Body and Blood. This he
did in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the cross throughout the ages until
he should come again, and so to entrust to his beloved Spouse, the Church, a
memorial of his death and resurrection: a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a
bond of charity, a Paschal banquet 'in which Christ is consumed, the mind is
filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us.'"
These words were spoken to Sister on the eve of St. Joseph’s
feast day, March 18, 1958:
· My child, I desire a day to be set aside to
honor my fatherhood.
· The privilege of being chosen by God to be
the Virgin-Father of His Son was mine alone, and no honor, excluding that
bestowed upon my Holy Spouse, was ever, or will ever, be as sublime or as high
· The Holy Trinity desires thus to honor me
that in my unique fatherhood all fatherhood might be blessed.
· Dear child, I was king in the little home of
Nazareth, for I sheltered within it the Prince of Peace and the Queen of
Heaven. To me they looked for protection and sustenance, and I did not fail
· I received from them the deepest love and
reverence, for in me they saw Him Whose place I took over them.
· So, the head of the family must be loved,
obeyed, and respected, and in return be a true father and protector to those
under his care.
· In honoring in a special way my fatherhood,
you also honor Jesus and Mary. The Divine Trinity has placed into our keeping
the peace of the world.
· The imitation of the Holy Family, my child,
of the virtues we practiced in our little home at Nazareth is the way for all
souls to that peace which comes from God alone and which none other can give.
St. Joseph appeared to Sister again to explain the First
Wednesday devotion God wishes to establish in his honor. Sister states:
His requests were similar to those of Our Lady and the First
Saturday. The Sacred Hearts of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph have been chosen by the
Most Holy Trinity to bring peace to the world; hence, their request for special
love and honor, also, in particular, reparation and imitation.
These are the words of St. Joseph as recorded on March 30,
“I am the protector of the Church and the home, as I was the
protector of Christ and His Mother while I lived upon earth. Jesus and Mary
desire that my pure heart, so long hidden and unknown, be now honored in a
Let my children honor my most pure heart in a special
manner on the First Wednesday of the month by reciting the Joyful Mysteries
of the rosary in memory of my life with Jesus and Mary and the love I bore
them, the sorrow I suffered with them.
Let them receive Holy Communion in union with the love
with which I received the Savior for the first time and each time I held Him in
Those who honor me in this way will be consoled by my
presence at their death, and I myself will conduct them safely into the
presence of Jesus and Mary.
I will come again, little child of my most pure heart. Until
then, continue in patience and humility, which is so pleasing to God.”
Every Wednesday is
Dedicated to St. Joseph
The Italian culture has
always had a close association with St. Joseph perhaps you could make
Wednesdays centered around Jesus’s Papa. Plan an Italian dinner of pizza or
spaghetti after attending Mass as most parishes have a Wednesday evening Mass.
You could even do carry out to help restaurants. If you are adventurous, you
could do the Universal Man Plan: St. Joseph style. Make the evening a family
night perhaps it could be a game night. Whatever you do make the day special.
Litany of the Most Precious
Blood of Jesus
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