Saturday, May 4, 2019

5 Amazing Facts about Guardian Angels - You Need to Know and SHARE!

1. Every Person (from conception) has his/her own Guardian Angel (even those with no Faith) who is with them all the time.
2. Your Angel is trying to help(protect) you Love God and get to heaven.
3. Angels cannot sin and are great examples.
4. Your Angel can send you  or others signals to warn you and try to tell you something.
5. Your can talk/pray to your Angel and ask them to help you. 
Daily Prayer to your Guardian Angel:
Angel of God 
My guardian dear 
To Whom God's Love 
Commits me here 
Ever this day 
Be at my side 
To light and guard 
To rule and guide. Amen

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Pope Francis tells Swiss Guards ".. make sure that those you meet in your daily service...pilgrims or tourists, can also discover through you the love of God for every man." FULL TEXT + Video


SPEECH OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS
AT THE PONTIFICAL SWISS GUARDS,
ON THE OCCASION OF THE NEW JURISDICTIONS

Sala Clementina
Saturday, 4 May 2019

Dear friends of the Swiss Guard!

I am pleased to welcome you and to address a cordial greeting to each one of you, your family, your friends, the Authorities and all those who have wished to take part in these days of celebration. To all of you, dear Guards, I renew my most sincere thanks for your precious and generous service to the Pope and the Church. Every day I can personally experience the dedication, professionalism and love with which you conduct your business. And thank you for this! I especially thank your families, who have kindly accepted your choice to live this service in the Vatican and support you with their affection and their prayer.

Your feast this year falls in the heart of the Easter season, during which the Church invites you to celebrate the beauty of Easter, to relive the Resurrection of Jesus. How can you fruitfully relive this wonderful event? Becoming witnesses of the risen Christ. It is a matter of making the proclamation of the joy of Easter present, spreading the culture of the resurrection, especially in those existential contexts where the culture of death prevailed. You too happen to meet, both during your service in the Vatican and in the time you spend in Rome, people who lie in the contemporary "tombs" of pain, loss and discomfort, and are waiting for a light that will make them reborn to new life . I urge you, dear Guards, to bring them a word of comfort, a gesture of fraternity, to become convincing witnesses to the risen Christ, alive and present at all times. You will thus live your Christian vocation in a fruitful way, rooted in Baptism, the origin of faith.

During your stay in Rome, you are called to witness your faith with joy, so that the many people you meet, especially at the entrances to Vatican City, can be favorably impressed by the spirit in which you do your work. I ask each of you this: make sure that those you meet in your daily service, members of the Curia, work colleagues in various areas of the Vatican, pilgrims or tourists, can also discover through you the love of God for every man. This is the first mission of every Christian!

It is necessary to be strong, supported by faith in Christ, our Savior. We need to be witnesses and apostles of personal and community renewal, because people await from those who are at the service of the Holy See total dedication and holiness of life, which you can achieve both through your service and through community experience. The reality of the barracks teaches some ethical and spiritual principles, which reflect many of the values ​​that must be pursued also in life: dialogue, loyalty, balance in relationships, understanding. You are given the opportunity to experience moments of joy and inevitable moments of difficulty, typical of a collective experience. But above all you have the opportunity to build healthy friendships and train yourself to respect the peculiarities and ideas of others, learning to recognize in the other a brother and a companion with whom to peacefully share a stretch of road. This will help you live in society with the right attitude, recognizing cultural, religious and social diversity as a human wealth and not as a threat. This is particularly important in a world that is experiencing, as never before, huge movements of peoples and people in search of security and a dignified life.

Dear Swiss Guards, I thank you for your diligent work and your generous dedication. I entrust each of you, as well as your precious service, to the maternal intercession of the Virgin Mary and, as I ask you to pray for me, I gladly impart my Blessing to you, as a sign of affection and sincere gratitude.

Today's Mass Readings and Video : #1stSaturday, May 4, 2019 - #Eucharist in Eastertide


Saturday of the Second Week of Easter
Lectionary: 272

Reading 1ACTS 6:1-7

As the number of disciples continued to grow,
the Hellenists complained against the Hebrews
because their widows
were being neglected in the daily distribution.
So the Twelve called together the community of the disciples and said,
"It is not right for us to neglect the word of God to serve at table.
Brothers, select from among you seven reputable men,
filled with the Spirit and wisdom,
whom we shall appoint to this task,
whereas we shall devote ourselves to prayer
and to the ministry of the word."
The proposal was acceptable to the whole community,
so they chose Stephen, a man filled with faith and the Holy Spirit,
also Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas,
and Nicholas of Antioch, a convert to Judaism.
They presented these men to the Apostles
who prayed and laid hands on them.
The word of God continued to spread,
and the number of the disciples in Jerusalem increased greatly;
even a large group of priests were becoming obedient to the faith.

Responsorial PsalmPS 33:1-2, 4-5, 18-19

R.(22) Lord, let your mercy be on us, as we place our trust in you.
or:
R. Alleluia.
Exult, you just, in the LORD;
praise from the upright is fitting.
Give thanks to the LORD on the harp;
with the ten-stringed lyre chant his praises.
R. Lord, let your mercy be on us, as we place our trust in you.
or:
R. Alleluia.
Upright is the word of the LORD,
and all his works are trustworthy.
He loves justice and right;
of the kindness of the LORD the earth is full.
R. Lord, let your mercy be on us, as we place our trust in you.
or:
R. Alleluia.
See, the eyes of the LORD are upon those who fear him,
upon those who hope for his kindness,
To deliver them from death
and preserve them in spite of famine.
R. Lord, let your mercy be on us, as we place our trust in you.
or:
R. Alleluia.

Alleluia

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Christ is risen, who made all things;
he has shown mercy on all people.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

GospelJN 6:16-21

When it was evening, the disciples of Jesus went down to the sea,
embarked in a boat, and went across the sea to Capernaum.
It had already grown dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them.
The sea was stirred up because a strong wind was blowing.
When they had rowed about three or four miles,
they saw Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the boat,
and they began to be afraid.
But he said to them, "It is I. Do not be afraid."
They wanted to take him into the boat,
but the boat immediately arrived at the shore
to which they were heading.

Saint May 4 : St. Godehard of Hildesheim - Patron of Sick Children


St. Godehard of Hildesheim
BISHOP
Feast: May 4


     Information:
Feast Day:May 4
Born:960, Reichersdorf, Bavaria
Died:May 4, 1038
Canonized:1131, Rheims by Innocent II
Patron of:ravelling merchants; invoked against fever, dropsy, childhood sicknesses, hailstones, the pain of childbirth, and gout; invoked by  those in peril of the sea
He was a native of Bavaria, and abbot of Altaich, in that country, and reformed likewise the abbeys of Hersfeld, in Hesse, of Tergensee, in the diocese of Frisinguen, and of Chremsmunster, in that of Passaw. In 1021, the episcopal chair of Hildesheim falling vacant by the death of St. Bernward, St. Godard was compelled by St. Henry to take upon him that pastoral charge. The relief of the poor, both spiritual and temporal, was everywhere the first object of his attention. He died on the 4th of May, 1038, and was canonized by Innocent II in 1131. Many places in Germany acknowledge him patron, and several bear his name. See his life by Wolfhert, his disciple, in Henschenius, p. 501, and in Mabillon: and more at large, with long histories of miracles, among the writers of the history of the most illustrious house of Brunswick-Hanover, t. 2, p. 483. Several very devout epistles of St. Godard, or Godehard, are given us by Dom. Pez, in his Codex Diplomatico-Historico-Epistolaris, p. 133, & c.


Lives of the Saints by Alban Butler