24th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Mass and readings.

24th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Mass and readings. ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Da pacem, Dómine, sustinéntibus te, ut prophétæ tui fidéles inveniántur; exáudi preces servi tui, et plebis tuæ Israel. Give peace, O Lord, to those who wait for you, that your prophets be found true. Hear the prayers of your servant, and of your people Israel….

WHAT DOES THE NAME “MARY” MEAN?

WHAT DOES THE NAME “MARY” MEAN? “And the Virgin’s name was Mary (Lk 1:27).” In Hebrew, Mary means “Star of the Sea”. And in Syriac, it means “Lady”. And with reason for in her womb she bore the Lord of the universe and the undimming Light of the world to all peoples. As all mothers…

Sept. 12: MOST HOLY NAME OF MARY. REVELATIONS TO ST. BRIDGET.

Sept. 12: MOST HOLY NAME OF MARY. REVELATIONS TO ST. BRIDGET. The Most Holy Name of Mary is so powerful that even the demons fear the Queen of heaven, Mother of God, our mother, such that upon hearing her great name pronounced, they fly from those who seek her help. St. Bridget recounts how the…

Sept. 12: MOST HOLY NAME OF MARY

Sept. 12: MOST HOLY NAME OF MARY The Feast of the Holy Name of Mary, or simply the Holy Name of Mary, is a feast day to honor the name of Mary the mother of Jesus. It has been a universal Roman Rite feast since 1684, when Pope Innocent XI included it in the General…

A SHORT DAILY PRAYER TO THE HOLY FAMILY.

A SHORT DAILY PRAYER TO THE HOLY FAMILY. Jesus, Mary and Joseph, we entrust to you our parents, siblings and grandparents, may we live in love, harmony and peace in our homes like you in Nazareth so that after our earthly journey, we may all find eternal joy in heaven with you, and the Most…

SEPT. 9: HAPPY GRANDPARENTS’ DAY!

SEPT. 9: HAPPY GRANDPARENTS’ DAY! Our immense gratitude for all your love and sacrifice! IT IS A SPECIAL DAY TO THANK GOD AND TO PRAY FOR AND SALUTE ALL THE GRANDPARENTS AND THE ELDERLY IN GENERAL WHO HAVE SELFLESSLY TRANSMITTED THE GIFT OF LIFE AND OF FAITH TO THE SUCCEEDING GENERATIONS WITH THEIR LOVE, AFFECTION,…

23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time Mass prayers and readings.

23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time Mass prayers and readings. ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Iustus es, Dómine, et rectum iudícium tuum; fac cum servo tuo secundum misericórdiam tuam. You are just, O Lord, and your judgment is right; treat your servant in accord with your merciful love. COLLECT O God, by whom we are redeemed and receive adoption,…

SEPT. 8: BIRTHDAY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY.

SEPT. 8: BIRTHDAY OF OUR LADY Together with the Holy Child Jesus, we wish you, dearest Mother Mary, a very Happy Birthday! May countless children of yours offer you numerous details of love and affection which will surely please not only you, but also Our Lord Jesus Christ, together with God the Father and God…