Sunday, July 14, 2019

Wow a Rosary Bowl to Fill the Nation with Prayer on August 21-25 in the Capital - #Ottawa

In Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, the 1st Rosary Bowl will take place. This prayerful event is supported by the Archdiocese of Ottawa. Join Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, SJ, & Bishop Pierre-Olivier Tremblay, OMI. 

More Than An Event … It’s Making History … Don’t Miss It - Participate In It! Invite your Friends and share the message to change the Nation with Prayer! The Holy Rosary will be led by the Queenship of Mary Community and the Corpus Christi Catholic School Rosary Club  . The Archbishop of Ottawa and the Rector of Canada’s National Marian Shrine will address pilgrims at the Rosary Bowl. Lansdowne Park (now TD Place) was the site of the historic 1947 Marian Congress where the Dominion of Canada was first consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in the presence of the pilgrim statue of Our Lady of the Cape, Canada’s National Madonna.


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Pope Francis says "This is how one becomes a true disciple of Jesus....: "Be merciful, as your Father is merciful" Full Text


St. Peter's Square
Sunday, July 14, 2019

Dear brothers and sisters, good morning!

Today the Gospel presents the famous parable of the "good Samaritan" (see Lk 10: 25-37). Asked by a lawyer about what is necessary to inherit eternal life, Jesus invites him to find the answer in the Scriptures and says: "You will love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all the your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself "(v. 27). However, there were different interpretations of who should be understood as "neighbor". In fact, that man still asks: "And who is my neighbor?" (V. 29). At this point, Jesus responds with the parable, this beautiful parable: I invite all of you to take the Gospel today, Gospel of Luke, chapter ten, verse 25. It is one of the most beautiful parables of the Gospel. And this parable has become paradigmatic of the Christian life. It has become the model of how a Christian must act. Thanks to the evangelist Luke, we have this treasure.

The protagonist of the short story is a Samaritan, who meets a man robbed and beaten by brigands along the way and takes care of him. We know that the Jews treated the Samaritans with contempt, considering them foreigners to the chosen people. It is therefore no coincidence that Jesus chose a Samaritan as a positive character in the parable. In this way he wants to overcome prejudice, showing that even a foreigner, even one who does not know the true God and does not attend his temple, is able to behave according to his will, feeling compassion for his needy brother and helping him by all means At your service.

On that same road, before the Samaritan, a priest and a Levite had already passed, that is people dedicated to the worship of God. However, seeing the poor man on the ground, they had gone further without stopping, probably so as not to be contaminated with his blood. They had put a human rule before them - not contaminating themselves with blood - linked to the great commandment of God, which first of all wants mercy.

Jesus, therefore, proposes the Samaritan as a model, precisely one who had no faith! We also think of so many people we know, perhaps agnostic, who does good. Jesus chose as a model one who was not a man of faith. And this man, loving his brother as himself, shows that he loves God with all his heart and with all his strength - the God he did not know! -, and expresses at the same time true religiosity and full humanity.

After recounting this beautiful parable, Jesus turns back to the doctor of the law who had asked him "Who is my neighbor?" And he says to him: "Which of these do you think was close to him who fell into his hands?" of the brigands? "(v. 36). In this way it reverses the question of its interlocutor, and also the logic of all of us. It makes us understand that it is not we who, according to our criteria, define who is the next and who is not, but is the person in need who must be able to recognize who is his neighbor, that is «who has had compassion of him "(v. 37). Being able to have compassion: this is the key. This is our key. If you do not feel pity before a needy person, if your heart is not moved, then something is wrong. Be careful, be careful. We do not let ourselves be carried away by selfish insensitivity. The capacity for compassion has become the touchstone of the Christian, indeed of Jesus' teaching. Jesus himself is the compassion of the Father towards us. If you go down the street and see a homeless man lying there and pass by without looking at him or think: "But, effect of the wine. He's a drunk ", ask yourself if that man is drunk, ask yourself if your heart has not stiffened, if your heart has not become ice. This conclusion indicates that mercy towards a human life in need is the true face of love. This is how one becomes a true disciple of Jesus and the face of the Father is manifested: "Be merciful, as your Father is merciful" (Lk 6:36). And God, our Father, is merciful, because he has compassion; he is capable of having this compassion, of approaching our pain, our sin, our vices, our miseries.

May the Virgin Mary help us to understand and above all to live more and more the unbreakable bond that exists between love for God our Father and concrete and generous love for our brothers, and give us the grace to have compassion and grow in compassion.

After the Angelus

Dear brothers and sisters,

once again I wish to express my closeness to the beloved Venezuelan people, particularly proven for the continuing crisis. We pray the Lord to inspire and enlighten the parties involved, so that they can reach an agreement as soon as possible that puts an end to the suffering of the people for the good of the country and the entire region.
I cordially greet all of you, Romans and pilgrims from Italy and from various parts of the world: families, parish groups, associations.

In particular, I greet the young people of the diocese of Pamplona y Tudela, those of the course for formators promoted by "Regnum Christi", the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth who celebrate the General Chapter, and the boys of the Confirmation of Bolgare (Bergamo).

I send a cordial greeting to the Polish faithful, to you [indicates the faithful in the square] and to those who participate in the annual Radio Maria Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Czestochowa. We salute all the wandering Poles.

And I wish you all a good Sunday, and please don't forget to pray for me. Good lunch and goodbye!

A Growing Community - St. Mother Teresa Syro-Malabar Catholic Church is Filled with Joy! #SyroMalabar

St. Mother Teresa Syro-Malabar Catholic Church is a Mission in Canada under Syro-Malabar apostolic exarchate, Mississagua. The Church celebrated its 3rd Anniversary as a Parish in Ottawa. The parish is continually growing with approximately 300 faithful. Many young families are very involved in the parish. The youth presence during the celebration was very large. This blossoming Catholic community is full of joy and welcomes all who come to visit. On the parish anniversary day there were also several Confirmation and 1st Communion candidates who were blessed by Bishop Jose.
History of the Parish:
 As per the request of Bishop Jose Kalluvelil and the community, Archbishop Terrence Prendergast of Ottawa decided to permit the use of St. John the Apostle Catholic Church for weekly Sunday Mass and catechism classes for the congregation. On June 26th, 2016, the parish was officially erected under the Syro-Malabar Exarchate and appointed Fr. George Danavelil as the first pastor. 
What are Syro-Malabar Catholics?
Syro-Malabar Catholics belong to the Eastern Syro-Oriental Rite, which is in full communion with Rome. The Syro-Malabar Church traces its existence to the arrival of the Apostle Thomas in India in the year 52AD.
Location and Mass Time
The parish is known formally St. Mother Teresa Syro-Malabar Catholic Parish of Ottawa and it is under the spiritual guidance of Fr Boby Joy Muttathuvalayil. The Parish holds its services (Qurbana) at 5pm in the Ukrainian St. John the Baptist Catholic Shrine of Ottawa. It is located at 
952 Green Valley Crescent, Ottawa, ON K2C 3K7, phone:(613) 921-8586. Website:
Fr. Boby Joy Muttathuvalayil is a priest of the eparchy of Kothamangalam, Kerala, was ordained on 27 December 2010. He served the eparchy as assistant parish priest in various parishes.He is working as the Pastor of St. Mother Teresa Syro-Malabar Catholic Church since June 2017. Families assemble every Sunday to celebrate the Holy Qurbana (Mass), to attend the Catechism and to engage in social and cultural activities.
History of Syro-Malabar Catholics in Canada:
In 1976, Fr. George Panikulam (current Apostolic Nuncio to Uruguay) celebrated the first Holy Mass in the Syro-Malabar rite in Ottawa. 
With the establishment of the St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Diocese of Chicago in 2001, His Excellency Bishop Jacob Angadiayath, bishop of the St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Diocese of Chicago, was appointed as the Apostolic Visitator to the Syro-Malabar faithful in Canada. During his visits, the Apostolic visitator began the ecclesiastical organisation process to set up communities in Canada. On August 6, 2015, His Holiness Pope Francis erected the Apostolic Exarchate for Syro-Malabar faithful in Canada, with its See in Mississauga (Ontario), and has appointed Bishop Jose Kalluvelil, as the first Apostolic Exarch. The new Exarchate has 25 parishes and missions.
Information above was compiled from the parish website:
*********The Apostolic Nuncio to Canada, Archbishop Luigi Bonazzi, imparted his blessing on the Parishioners for the anniversary:

Novena to St. Kateri Tekakwitha with Beautiful Hymn to the Native #SaintKateri + Litany and Prayers to Share!

Novena to St. Kateri - Feast July 14:
Kateri, favored child and Lily of the Mohawks, I come to seek your intercession in my present need: (State your intention here...) I admire the virtues which adorned your soul: love of God and neighbor, humility, obedience, patience, purity and the spirit of sacrifice.
 Help me to imitate your example in my state of life. Through the goodness and mercy of God, Who has blessed you with so many graces which led you to the true faith and to a high degree of holiness, pray to God for me and help me. Obtain for me a very fervent devotion to the Holy Eucharist so that I may love Holy Mass as you did and receive Holy Communion as often as I can. Teach me also to be devoted to my crucified Savior as you were, that I may cheerfully bear my daily crosses for love of Him Who suffered so much for love of me.
 Most of all I beg you to pray for me that I may avoid sin, lead a holy life and save my soul. AMEN
 In Thanksgiving to God for the graces bestowed upon Kateri: (Recite the following prayers...) Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory Be... (3 times) Kateri, Lily of the Mohawks, pray for me.
Say above prayers for 9 Days
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Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the World have mercy on us.
God the Holy Ghost, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us.
Kateri, lily of purity, pray for us.
Kateri, consoler of the heart of Jesus, pray for us.
Kateri, bright light for all Indians, pray for us.
Kateri, courage of the afflicted, pray for us.
Kateri, lover of the cross of Jesus, pray for us.
Kateri, flower of fortitude for the persecuted, pray for us.
Kateri, unshakeable in temptations, pray for us.
Kateri, full of patience in suffering, pray for us.
Kateri, keeper of your virginity in persecutions, pray for us.
Kateri, leader of many Indians to the true faith through your love for Mary, pray for us.

Kateri, who loved Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, pray for us.
Kateri, lover of penance, pray for us.
Kateri, who traveled many miles to learn the faith, pray for us.
Kateri, steadfast in all prayer, pray for us.
Kateri, who loved to pray the rosary for all people, pray for us.
Kateri, example to your people in all virtues, pray for us.
Kateri, humble servant to the sick, pray for us.
Kateri, who by your love of humility, gave joy to the angels,
pray for us.
Kateri, your holy death gave strength to all Indians
to love Jesus and Mary, pray for us.
Kateri, whose scarred face in life became beautiful after death,
pray for us.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, spare us, 0 Lord.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, 0 Lord.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

0 Jesus, who gave Kateri to the Indians as an example of purity, teach all men to love purity, and to console your immaculate Mother Mary through the lily, Kateri Tekakwitha, and your Holy Cross, Amen.

Sunday Mass Online : Sun. July 14, 2019 - Readings + Video - #Eucharist -15th Sun. Ordinary Time - C

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 105

Reading 1DT 30:10-14

Moses said to the people:
"If only you would heed the voice of the LORD, your God,
and keep his commandments and statutes
that are written in this book of the law,
when you return to the LORD, your God,
with all your heart and all your soul.

"For this command that I enjoin on you today
is not too mysterious and remote for you.
It is not up in the sky, that you should say,
'Who will go up in the sky to get it for us
and tell us of it, that we may carry it out?'
Nor is it across the sea, that you should say,
'Who will cross the sea to get it for us
and tell us of it, that we may carry it out?'
No, it is something very near to you,
already in your mouths and in your hearts;
you have only to carry it out."

Responsorial PsalmPS 69:14, 17, 30-31, 33-34, 36, 37

R. (cf. 33)  Turn to the Lord in your need, and you will live.
I pray to you, O LORD,
 for the time of your favor, O God!
In your great kindness answer me
 with your constant help.
Answer me, O LORD, for bounteous is your kindness:
 in your great mercy turn toward me.
R. Turn to the Lord in your need, and you will live.
I am afflicted and in pain;
 let your saving help, O God, protect me.
I will praise the name of God in song,
 and I will glorify him with thanksgiving.
Turn to the Lord in your need, and you will live.
"See, you lowly ones, and be glad;
 you who seek God, may your hearts revive!
For the LORD hears the poor,
 and his own who are in bonds he spurns not."
R. Turn to the Lord in your need, and you will live.
For God will save Zion
 and rebuild the cities of Judah.
The descendants of his servants shall inherit it,
 and those who love his name shall inhabit it.
R. Turn to the Lord in your need, and you will live.

OrPS 19:8, 9, 10, 11

R.(9a) Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.
The law of the LORD is perfect,
 refreshing the soul;
the decree of the LORD is trustworthy,
 giving wisdom to the simple.
R. Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.
The precepts of the LORD are right,
 rejoicing the heart;
the command of the LORD is clear,
 enlightening the eye.
R. Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.
The fear of the LORD is pure,
 enduring forever;
the ordinances of the LORD are true,
 all of them just.
R. Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.
They are more precious than gold,
 than a heap of purest gold;
sweeter also than syrup
 or honey from the comb.
R. Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.

Reading 2 COL1:15-20

Christ Jesus is the image of the invisible God,
the firstborn of all creation.
For in him were created all things in heaven and on earth,
the visible and the invisible,
whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers;
all things were created through him and for him.
He is before all things,
and in him all things hold together.
He is the head of the body, the church.
He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead,
that in all things he himself might be preeminent.
For in him all the fullness was pleased to dwell,
and through him to reconcile all things for him,
making peace by the blood of his cross
through him, whether those on earth or those in heaven.

AlleluiaCF. JN 6:63C, 68C

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life;
you have the words of everlasting life.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

GospelLK 10:25-37

There was a scholar of the law who stood up to test Jesus and said,
"Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?"
Jesus said to him, "What is written in the law?
How do you read it?"
He said in reply,
"You shall love the Lord, your God,
with all your heart,
with all your being,
with all your strength,
and with all your mind,
and your neighbor as yourself."

He replied to him, "You have answered correctly;
do this and you will live."

But because he wished to justify himself, he said to Jesus,
"And who is my neighbor?"
Jesus replied,
"A man fell victim to robbers
as he went down from Jerusalem to Jericho.
They stripped and beat him and went off leaving him half-dead.
A priest happened to be going down that road,
but when he saw him, he passed by on the opposite side.
Likewise a Levite came to the place,
and when he saw him, he passed by on the opposite side.
But a Samaritan traveler who came upon him
was moved with compassion at the sight.
He approached the victim,
poured oil and wine over his wounds and bandaged them.
Then he lifted him up on his own animal,
took him to an inn, and cared for him.
The next day he took out two silver coins
and gave them to the innkeeper with the instruction,
'Take care of him.
If you spend more than what I have given you,
I shall repay you on my way back.'
Which of these three, in your opinion,
was neighbor to the robbers' victim?"
He answered, "The one who treated him with mercy."
Jesus said to him, "Go and do likewise."