29th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Mass prayers and readings.


29th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Mass prayers and readings. ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Ego clamávi, quóniam exaudísti me, Deus; inclína aurem tuam, et exáudi verba mea. Custódi me, Dómine, ut pupíllam óculi; sub umbra alárum tuárum prótege me. To you I call; for you shall surely heed me, O God. Turn your ear to me; hear my…

“I HAVE COME TO SERVE, NOT TO BE SERVED (Mt. 20:28).”


“I HAVE COME TO SERVE, NOT TO BE SERVED (Mt. 20:28).” “The Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many,” Our Lord said. As Christians, we need to follow Christ’s footsteps. Christ came to serve us and service supposes sacrifice and…

POPE FRANCIS: WHAT IS TRUE LOVE? AV Summary & text.


POPE FRANCIS: WHAT IS TRUE LOVE? AV Summary & text Dear brethren in Christ, below you have an excerpt of Pope Francis’ off-the-cuff remarks during his meeting with young people in his Pastoral Visit to Turin in June 21, 2015 which I think would help a lot in opening the eyes of young and old…

POPE FRANCIS ON THE KINDNESS OF LOVE.


POPE FRANCIS ON THE KINDNESS OF LOVE. As a continuation of Pope Francis’ explanation of the Pauline Hymn to Charity, he affirms in “Amoris laetitia,” nn. 93-94 that love, which is KIND, is at the SERVICE OF OTHERS. “’Patience’ is not a completely passive attitude, but one accompanied by activity, by a dynamic and creative…

53RD WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS. POPE FRANCIS’ MESSAGE.


POPE FRANCIS’ MESSAGE ON THE OCCASION OF THE 53RD WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS Dear brethren in Christ, on April 17, 2016, the fourth Sunday of Easter, the Church will celebrate the 53rd World Day of Prayer for Vocations. This year’s theme is: “The Church, Mother of Vocations.” Below you’ll find the Vatican-provided official…

HOLY THURSDAY: “HE LOVED THEM TO THE END (Jn 13:1).”


HOLY THURSDAY: “HE LOVED THEM TO THE END (Jn 13:1)”   The Sacred Paschal Triduum begins during which the Church solemnly celebrates the greatest mysteries of our redemption by means of special celebrations of the Last Supper (Holy Thursday), the Passion and Death of Our Lord (Good Friday), and His Glorious Resurrection (Easter Vigil, Easter…