Monday, May 11, 2020

Holy Mass Online - Readings and Video : Tuesday May 12, 2020 - #Eucharist in Eastertide - Your Virtual Church

Tuesday of Fifth Week of Easter
Lectionary: 286
Reading 1ACTS 14:19-28
In those days, some Jews from Antioch and Iconium
arrived and won over the crowds.
They stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city,
supposing that he was dead.
But when the disciples gathered around him,
he got up and entered the city.
On the following day he left with Barnabas for Derbe.

After they had proclaimed the good news to that city
and made a considerable number of disciples,
they returned to Lystra and to Iconium and to Antioch.
They strengthened the spirits of the disciples
and exhorted them to persevere in the faith, saying,
“It is necessary for us to undergo many hardships
to enter the Kingdom of God.”
They appointed presbyters for them in each Church and,
with prayer and fasting, commended them to the Lord
in whom they had put their faith.
Then they traveled through Pisidia and reached Pamphylia.
After proclaiming the word at Perga they went down to Attalia.
From there they sailed to Antioch,
where they had been commended to the grace of God
for the work they had now accomplished.
And when they arrived, they called the Church together
and reported what God had done with them
and how he had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles.
Then they spent no little time with the disciples.

Responsorial Psalm145:10-11, 12-13AB, 21
R.    (see 12)  Your friends make known, O Lord, the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
R.    Alleluia.
Let all your works give you thanks, O LORD,
and let your faithful ones bless you.
Let them discourse of the glory of your kingdom
and speak of your might.
R.    Your friends make known, O Lord, the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
R.    Alleluia.
Making known to men your might
and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
Your kingdom is a kingdom for all ages,
and your dominion endures through all generations.
R.    Your friends make known, O Lord, the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
R.    Alleluia.
May my mouth speak the praise of the LORD,
and may all flesh bless his holy name forever and ever.
R.    Your friends make known, O Lord, the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
R.    Alleluia.

AlleluiaLK 24:46, 26
R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Christ had to suffer and to rise from the dead,
and so enter into his glory.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

GospelJN 14:27-31A
Jesus said to his disciples:
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.
Not as the world gives do I give it to you.
Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.
You heard me tell you,
‘I am going away and I will come back to you.’
If you loved me,
you would rejoice that I am going to the Father;
for the Father is greater than I.
And now I have told you this before it happens,
so that when it happens you may believe.
I will no longer speak much with you,
for the ruler of the world is coming.
He has no power over me,
but the world must know that I love the Father
and that I do just as the Father has commanded me.”

Prayer to make spiritual communion:

People who cannot communicate now make spiritual communion.
At your feet, O my Jesus I bow down and offer you the repentance of my contrite heart, which abysses itself into its nothingness and Your holy presence. I adore you in the Sacrament of Your love, the ineffable Eucharist. I wish to receive you in the poor home that my heart offers you. In anticipation of the happiness of sacramental communion, I want to possess you in spirit. Come to me, oh my Jesus, that I may come to you. May Your love inflame my whole being, for life and death. I believe in you, I hope in you, I love you. So be it. Amen
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Saint May 12 : St. Pancras a Martyr and the Patron against Headaches and Cramps with Prayer

~289 AD, Synnada, Phrygia
~304 AD, Via Aurelia, Rome
Major Shrine:
San Pancrazio, Rome
Patron of:
children; invoked against cramp, false witness, headache, and perjury
He is said to have suffered at Rome in the fourteenth year of his age. Having been beheaded for the faith, which he had gloriously confessed under Dioclesian in the year 304, he was interred in the cemetery of Calepodius, which afterwards took his name. His old church in that place was repaired in the fifth century by Pope Symmachus, and in the seventh by pope Honorius I. St. Gregory the Great speaks of his relics. St. Gregory of Tours1 calls him the Avenger of Perjuries, and says that God by a perpetual miracle visibly punished false oaths made before his relics. Pope Vitalian sent a portion of them to king Oswi in 656.2 Italy, England, France, Spain, &c., abound with churches which bear his name.3 See D. Jenichen, Diss. de S. Pancratio, urbis et ecclesiae primariae Giessensis patrono titular), in 4to. anno 1758, at Giessen, a university in Upper Hesse, belonging to the landgrave of Hesse Darmstadt.
Lives of the Saints - Butler
Image Giovan Francesco Barbieri detto il Guercino - Source: Google Images
 PRAYER TO THE ETERNAL FATHER I believe, Heavenly Father, All that Faith teaches, And in that Faith I wish to live and die. Through the intercession of St. Pancratius grant us good health To fulfill our duties. Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory Be...
 PRAYER TO GOD THE SON Our good Jesus, Grant me the virtue of Hope In your promises In the same measure That St. Pancratius always trusted In your Providence, So that I may, Through his intercession, Obtain work and success In all my undertakings. Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory Be... PRAYER TO THE HOLY SPIRIT Grant me the virtue of Charity That I may love God Above all things And my neighbor For the love of God, As St. Pancratious did. Through his intercession I hope to obtain this grace And that of being free From adversities And from ill-intentioned persons. Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory Be...
 CONCLUDING PRAYER O GLORIOUS St. Pancratius, I beg you to obtain for me All the graces that I need, But especially health and work, So that I may appear before you To thank God For the favors I received Through your powerful intercession. Amen. Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory Be...

At Mass, Pope Francis says "...ask the Holy Spirit for light, He will help us to discern to make real decisions..." and Prays for those who have Lost their Jobs - Full Text/Video

"The Spirit teaches us everything, introduces us to mystery,
makes us remember and discern"
Monday 11 May 2020

Today we join the faithful of Termoli, on the feast of the invention of the body of Saint Timothy. In these days many people have lost their jobs; they have not been summarized, they worked illegally ... We pray for these brothers and sisters of ours who suffer from this lack of work.
Today's passage from the Gospel is [taken from] Jesus' farewell to the Supper (cf. Jn 14 : 21-26). The Lord ends with these verses: «I have told you these things while I am still with you. But the Paraclete, the Holy Spirit that the Father will send in my name, he will teach you everything and remind you of all that I have told you "(vv. 25-26). It is the promise of the Holy Spirit; the Holy Spirit who lives with us and whom the Father and the Son send. "The Father will send in my name," said Jesus, to accompany us in life. And they call it ParacleteThis is the task of the Holy Spirit. In Greek, the Paraclete is he who supports, who accompanies not to fall, who keeps you still, who is close to you to support you. And the Lord has promised us this support, which is God like Him: it is the Holy Spirit. What does the Holy Spirit do in us? The Lord says: "He will teach you everything and remind you of all that I have told you" (v. 26). Teach and remember . This is the task of the Holy Spirit.
It teaches us: teaches us the mystery of faith, teaches us to enter the mystery, to understand the mystery a little more. It teaches us the doctrine of Jesus and teaches us how to develop our faith without making mistakes, because the doctrine grows, but always in the same direction: it grows in understanding. And the Spirit helps us to grow in understanding faith, to understand it more, to understand what faith says. Faith is not a static thing; doctrine is not a static thing, it grows. It grows as trees grow, always the same, but bigger, with fruit, but always the same, in the same direction. And the Holy Spirit prevents the doctrine from making mistakes, prevents it from remaining there, without growing in us. He will teach us the things that Jesus taught us, develop in us an understanding of what Jesus taught us, make us grow,
And another thing that says Jesus who does the Holy Spirit is to remember : "He will remember all that I have told you" (v. 26). The Holy Spirit is like memory, it wakes us up: "Remember that, remember the other ...". It keeps us awake, always awake in the things of the Lord and also makes us remember our life: "Think about that moment, think about when you met the Lord, think about when you left the Lord".
I once heard it said that a person prayed before the Lord like this: “Lord, I am the same as a child, as a boy, I had these dreams. Then, I went on wrong paths. Now you have called me. " I am the same: this is the memory of the Holy Spirit in one's life. It brings you to the memory of salvation, to the memory of what Jesus taught, but also to the memory of your life. And this made me think - what that gentleman said - about a nice way of praying, looking at the Lord: “I am the same. I walked a lot, I made a lot of mistakes, but I am the same and you love me ". The memory of the journey of life.
And in this memory, the Holy Spirit guides us; it guides us to discern , to discern what I must do now, what is the right path and what is the wrong one, even in small decisions. If we ask the Holy Spirit for light, He will help us to discern to make real decisions, the small ones of every day and the biggest ones. It is what accompanies us, supports us in discernment.
Therefore, the Spirit who teaches: he will teach us everything, that is, make faith grow, introduce us into mystery; the Spirit who reminds us: reminds us of faith, reminds us of our life; and the Spirit who in this teaching and in this memory teaches us to discern the decisions we must make. And to this the Gospels give a name, to the Holy Spirit - yes, Paraclete, because it supports you, but another more beautiful name -: it is the Gift of God . The Spirit is the Gift of God. The Spirit is the Gift. I will not leave you alone, I will send you a Paraclete who will support you and help you to go forward, to remember, to discern and to grow. The gift of God is the Holy Spirit.
May the Lord help us to keep this Gift that He gave us in Baptism and that we all have inside.
Prayer for spiritual communion

My Jesus, I believe that you are truly present in the Blessed Sacrament of the altar. I love you above all things and I desire you in my soul. Since I cannot receive you sacramentally now, at least spiritually come to my heart. As already came, I embrace you and I join you all. Don't let it ever separate me from you.

FULL TEXT + Image Source: - a Translation from the Italian