Wednesday, July 20, 2016

#BreakingNews over 140 Civilians (many Children) accidentally Killed by Coalition - Please PRAY

 French & US airstrikes have killed over 140 civilians in the last 2 days. Syria is demanding the UN investigate after French war planes killed more than 120 civilians during airstrikes on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 near the Turkish-Syrian border. These deaths came a day after US air assaults killed a further 20 people in Manbij.  The Syrian Foreign Ministry sent letters to the UN secretary general and to the president of the UN Security Council .  France, is a member of the US-led international coalition. It targeted the village of Toukhan Al-Kubra, located near the Turkish-Syrian border.
 “The French unjust aggression claimed the lives of more than 120 civilians, most of them are children, women and elderly. the majority of them are also children and women as reports say that the fate of scores of other civilians who still under debris are unknown too,” the Syrian  “The government of the Syrian Arab Republic condemns, with the strongest terms, the two bloody massacres perpetrated by the French and US warplanes and those affiliated to the so-called international coalition which send their missiles and bombs to the civilians instead of directing them to the terrorist gangs… Syria also affirms that those who want to combat terrorism seriously should coordinate with the Syrian government and army,” the ministry added. In the letter, the Syrian Foreign Ministry added that it condemns the continued support by the US, France, Saudi Arabia, the UK and Qatar to terrorist organizations such as Al-Nusra Front and Jaish Al-Islam, despite the groups having links to Islamic State and Al-Qaeda.

Quote to SHARE of Jesus to St. Faustina "I desire that the whole world know My infinite mercy...." #DivineMercy

"I desire that the whole world know My infinite mercy. I desire to grant unimaginable graces to those souls who trust in My mercy." (Diary of Sister Faustina, Note number 687)

Saint July 20 : St. Apollinaris of Ravenna : Bishop - Miracle Worker

One of the first great martyrs of the church. He was made Bishop of Ravenna by St. Peter himself. The miracles he wrought there soon attracted official attention, for they and his preaching won many converts to the Faith, while at the same time bringing upon him the fury of the idolaters, who beat him cruelly and drove him from the city. He was found half dead on the seashore, and kept in concealment by the Christians, but was captured again and compelled to walk on burning coals and a second time expelled. But he remained in the vicinity, and continued his work of evangelization. We find him then journeying in the province of Aemilia. A third time he returned to Ravenna. Again he was captured, hacked with knives, had scalding water poured over his wounds, was beaten in the mouth with stones because he persisted in preaching, and then, loaded with chains, was flung into a horrible dungeon to starve to death; but after four days he was put on board ship and sent to Greece. There the same course of preachings, and miracles, and sufferings continued; and when his very presence caused the oracles to be silent, he was, after a cruel beating, sent back to Italy. All this continued for three years, and a fourth time he returned to Ravenna. By this time Vespasian was Emperor, and he, in answer to the complaints of the pagans, issued a decree of banishment against the Christians. Apollinaris was kept concealed for some time, but as he was passing out of the gates of the city, was set upon and savagely beaten, probably at Classis, a suburb, but he lived for seven days, foretelling meantime that the persecutions would increase, but that the Church would ultimately triumph. It is not certain what was his native place, though it was probably Antioch. Nor is it sure that he was one of the seventy-two disciples of Christ, as has been suggested. The precise date of his consecration cannot be ascertained, but he was Bishop of Ravenna for twenty-six years. Text shared from the Catholic Encyclopedia 

RIP Carmen Hernandez co-founder of the #Neocatechumenal Way - dies at 85

María Carmen Hernández Barrera was born on the 24 of November 1930 and died on the 19th of July 2016. She was a Spanish catechist and the co-founder of the Neocatechumenal Way. Maria was born in Olvega (Soria, Castile and Leon). Carmen Hernandez obtained a degree in chemistry in Madrid. Also she obtained a degree in theology at the Missionaries of Christ Jesus. Carmen devoted herself to the poor and marginalized. She and Kiko Argüello, together with Fr. Mario Pezzi, formed the Neocatechumenal Way in 1964. She died on July 19, 2016 in Madrid at age 85.
Hernandez, along with Kiko Arguello and Fr. Mario Pezzi, made up the international team responsible for the ecclesial movement. This movement focuses on post-baptismal adult formation. It is estimated that the movement has about 1 million members, in about 40,000 parish-based communities around the world.
Over the last year and a half, Hernandez had suffered deteriorating health.
She was last seen publically March 18 at an audience that Pope Francis granted missionary families of the Neocatechumenal Way. Please Pray for her soul....

Today's Mass Readings and Video : Wed. July 20, 2016 - #Eucharist

Wednesday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 397

Reading 1JER 1:1, 4-10

The words of Jeremiah, son of Hilkiah,
of a priestly family in Anathoth, in the land of Benjamin.

The word of the LORD came to me thus:

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
before you were born I dedicated you,
a prophet to the nations I appointed you.
“Ah, Lord GOD!” I said,
AI know not how to speak; I am too young.”

But the LORD answered me,
Say not, “I am too young.”
To whomever I send you, you shall go;
whatever I command you, you shall speak.
Have no fear before them,
because I am with you to deliver you, says the LORD.

Then the LORD extended his hand and touched my mouth, saying,

See, I place my words in your mouth!
This day I set you
over nations and over kingdoms,
To root up and to tear down,
to destroy and to demolish,
to build and to plant.

Responsorial PsalmPS 71:1-2, 3-4A, 5-6AB, 15 AND 17

R. (see 15ab) I will sing of your salvation.
In you, O LORD, I take refuge;
let me never be put to shame.
In your justice rescue me, and deliver me;
incline your ear to me, and save me.
R. I will sing of your salvation.
Be my rock of refuge,
a stronghold to give me safety,
for you are my rock and my fortress.
O my God, rescue me from the hand of the wicked.
R. I will sing of your salvation.
For you are my hope, O Lord;
my trust, O God, from my youth.
On you I depend from birth;
from my mother’s womb you are my strength.
R. I will sing of your salvation.
My mouth shall declare your justice,
day by day your salvation.
O God, you have taught me from my youth,
and till the present I proclaim your wondrous deeds.
R. I will sing of your salvation.


R. Alleluia, alleluia.
The seed is the word of God, Christ is the sower;
all who come to him will live for ever.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

GospelMT 13:1-9

On that day, Jesus went out of the house and sat down by the sea.
Such large crowds gathered around him
that he got into a boat and sat down,
and the whole crowd stood along the shore.
And he spoke to them at length in parables, saying:
“A sower went out to sow.
And as he sowed, some seed fell on the path,
and birds came and ate it up.
Some fell on rocky ground, where it had little soil.
It sprang up at once because the soil was not deep,
and when the sun rose it was scorched,
and it withered for lack of roots.
Some seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it.
But some seed fell on rich soil, and produced fruit,
a hundred or sixty or thirtyfold.
Whoever has ears ought to hear.”

#BreakingNews New Video and Photo of Priest Kidnapped by ISIS - Please Pray for Fr. Tom

A new video posted on line claims Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil is still in the hands of his kidnappers and subject to beatings. Also the kidnappers posted a new picture of him on his Facebook page showing him in critical condition and with visible signs of abuse. On March 4, 2016, Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil was kidnapped in Yemen after the Islamic State group attacked a home run by Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity and killed 15 others. The 56-year-old priest was born in Ramapuram, near Pala (Kottayam, Kerala) to a deeply Catholic family. There are no specific details about the video, as to the place and date where it was filmed. Images from the video show the Salesian missionary slapped several times by gunmen and his eyes covered by a blindfold. A photo (above right) was published on the priest’s Facebook page, which is most probably controlled by the kidnappers. There were rumors that included Fr. Tom was crucified on  March 25. This was to coincide with Good Friday, the memorial of Christ’s passion and death.the Salesian Family ask people to continue to pray for Fr. Tom.