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 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…

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…

4TH SUNDAY OF ADVENT. MARY’S FAITHFUL FULFILLMENT OF GOD’S WILL.


4TH SUNDAY OF ADVENT C. MARY’S FAITHFUL FULFILLMENT OF GOD’S WILL. The Gospel of last Sunday presented to us the figure of St. John the Baptist  . During this 4th Sunday of Advent, the Gospel presents to us the figure of Our Lady, the Blessed Virgin Mary  during her visitation to her cousin, Elizabeth (Lk…

POPE FRANCIS ON THE SOLEMNITY OF JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE


POPE FRANCIS ON THE SOLEMNITY OF JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE   (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis called for all the faithful everywhere to pray for persecuted Christians on Sunday. Speaking to pilgrims and tourists gathered beneath the window of the Papal apartment in the Apostolic Palace, which overlooks St. Peter’s Square, the Holy Father…

POPE FRANCIS On Spirit of Service, Humility and Sacrifice


Pope Francis On the Spirit of Service, Humility and Sacrifice Dear friends, the Church rejoices with the canonization of its new saints, Blesseds Vincenzo Grossi, Maria dell’Immacolata Concezione, Ludovico Martin and Maria Azelia Guérin during the Mass yesterday October 18, 2015 in St. Peter’s Square. During the homily Pope Francis centered his thoughts on Jesus’…

29th Sunday of O.T. (B) SERVIAM! I will serve!


29th Sunday of O.T. (B) Serviam! I will serve! “Almighty ever-living God, grant that we may always conform our will to yours and serve your majesty in sincerity of heart.” Dear friends, the words written above comprise the opening prayer of this Sunday’s Mass in which our Mother Church wishes to remind us of our VOCATION AND…