Thursday, February 15, 2018

#BreakingNews 17 Killed in Florida High School by Teen Gun Man on Valentine's Day

17 people were killed in a shooting at a at a high school in Parkland, Florida,USA. A former student, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, entered equipped with a gas mask, smoke grenades and multiple magazines of ammunition, opened fire with a semi-automatic weapon, killing 17 people . Charges followed hours of questioning by state and federal authorities around the deadliest shooting at an American high school. Some of the victims are now heroes of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Assistant coach Aaron Feis, threw himself in front of students; "He died a hero and he will forever be in our hearts and memories," tweeted the school. Feis graduated from the school in 1999 and worked mainly with the junior varsity team. He lived in nearby Coral Springs with his wife and daughter, and spent his entire coaching career at Marjory Stoneman Douglas. Chris Hixon, a 49-year-old married father of two, was also among those killed, the Archdiocese of Miami confirmed Thursday. It was in that security role that Hixon apparently came within range of the shooter. "He loved his family, he loved his job," Sanzari said. "Chris was just amazing." Students said geography teacher Scott Beigel, 35, helped them enter a locked classroom to avoid the gunman and paid for the brave act with his life.  Thirteen wounded survivors were still hospitalized, including two in critical condition.
Edited from Cbc
Pope Francis sent condolences; Please find the full message below:
 The Most Reverend Thomas Gerard Wenski Archbishop of Miami
 His Holiness Pope Francis was deeply saddened to learn of the tragic shooting that took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Assuring all those affected by this devastating attack of his spiritual closeness, he prays that Almighty God may grant eternal rest to the dead and healing and consolation to the wounded and those who grieve. With the hope that such senseless acts of violence may cease, Pope Francis invokes upon all of you the divine blessings of peace and strength.
 Cardinal Pietro Parolin Secretary of State
1. Alyssa Alhadeff - age 15
 2. Scott Beigel - Scott was a 35-year-old geography teacher at the school.
 3. Martin Duque.
 4. Nicholas Dworet -  a senior
5. Aaron Feis - Aaron was an assistant football coach,
 6. Jamie Guttenberg -
 7. Chris Hixon - Chris Hixon was the Athletic Director A married father of two,
8. Luke Hoyer
9. Cara Loughran
10. Gina Montalto - A freshman
11. Joaquin Olivier
 12. Alaina Petty - age 14
13. Meadow Pollack age 18
 14. Alex Schachter - a member of the of high school's marching band.
 15. Carmen Schentrup
 16. Peter Wong - 15-year-old

Today's Mass Readings and Video : Thursday February 15, 2018 - #Eucharist

Thursday after Ash Wednesday
Lectionary: 220

Reading 1DT 30:15-20

Moses said to the people:
"Today I have set before you
life and prosperity, death and doom.
If you obey the commandments of the LORD, your God,
which I enjoin on you today,
loving him, and walking in his ways,
and keeping his commandments, statutes and decrees,
you will live and grow numerous,
and the LORD, your God,
will bless you in the land you are entering to occupy.
If, however, you turn away your hearts and will not listen,
but are led astray and adore and serve other gods,
I tell you now that you will certainly perish;
you will not have a long life
on the land that you are crossing the Jordan to enter and occupy.
I call heaven and earth today to witness against you:
I have set before you life and death,
the blessing and the curse.
Choose life, then,
that you and your descendants may live, by loving the LORD, your God,
heeding his voice, and holding fast to him.
For that will mean life for you,
a long life for you to live on the land that the LORD swore
he would give to your fathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob."

Responsorial PsalmPS 1:1-2, 3, 4 AND 6

R. (40:5a) Blessed are they who hope in the Lord.
Blessed the man who follows not
the counsel of the wicked
Nor walks in the way of sinners,
nor sits in the company of the insolent,
But delights in the law of the LORD
and meditates on his law day and night.
R. Blessed are they who hope in the Lord.
He is like a tree
planted near running water,
That yields its fruit in due season,
and whose leaves never fade.
Whatever he does, prospers.
R. Blessed are they who hope in the Lord.
Not so the wicked, not so;
they are like chaff which the wind drives away.
For the LORD watches over the way of the just,
but the way of the wicked vanishes.
R. Blessed are they who hope in the Lord.

Verse Before The Gospel MT 4:17

Repent, says the Lord;
the Kingdom of heaven is at hand.

GospelLK 9:22-25

Jesus said to his disciples:
"The Son of Man must suffer greatly and be rejected
by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes,
and be killed and on the third day be raised."

Then he said to all,
"If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself
and take up his cross daily and follow me.
For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it,
but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.
What profit is there for one to gain the whole world
yet lose or forfeit himself?"

Saint February 15 : St. Claude de la Colombiere : Jesuit : Patron of #Toy makers, Turners

Feast Day:
February 14
2 February 1641 at Saint-Symphorien d’Ozon, Rhône, France
15 February 1682 at Paray-le-Monial, Saône-et-Loire, France
31 May 1992 by Pope John Paul II in Rome
Major Shrine:
Monastery of the Visitation nuns at Paray-le-Monial
Patron of:
toy makers, turners

St. Claude de la Colombiere, SJ, promoted the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and was the confessor of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque.
Claude de la Colombiere was born of French noble parents in 1641. His young years were apparently happy ones, as he was close to his family and friends, leading an active social life. He entered the Jesuit novitiate at 17 and commenced a life of study and teaching. After his ordination he taught at the Jesuit college in Lyons, preached, and served as moderator for several Marian congregations.
In 1674, after 15 years of Jesuit life, Colombiere took a personal vow to observe the Rule and Constitutions of the Society of Jesus. He discovered in this program of sanctity an experience of inner liberation and a greater ability to open his heart to others in ministry.
In 1675 Claude was named rector at the Jesuit college at Paray-le-Monial, France. While in Paray, Colombiere became the spiritual advisor for Sr. Margaret Mary Alacoque. The Lord was revealing to Margaret Mary visions of his compassionate heart for the world.
Margaret Mary was filled with anxiety and uncertainty about what she was experiencing. The Lord instructed through Sr. Margaret Mary Alacoque that the world be devoted to his Sacred Heart. Colombiere assured Sr. Margaret Mary that her visions were authentic. He also instructed her to write down all that she had experienced. In accepting the authenticity of Margaret Mary’s visions, Claude de la Colombiere pledged himself to the mission of spreading the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
In 1676 Claude became the appointed preacher for the Duchess of York (later Queen of England). He moved to London, where he worked to reconcile former Catholics with the Church. In 1678 he was caught in the web of lies spun by Titus Oates about an alleged plot by Jesuits to kill Charles II. Claude, in spite of failing health, was first thrown into prison and later exiled to France. In 1682 Colombiere died in Paray-le-Monial.
Claude de la Colombiere was declared a saint by Pope John Paul II in 1992.IgnatianSpirituality