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May 1 - Feast of St. Joseph The Worker | Mass Readings

Memorial of Saint Joseph the Worker Lectionary: 559 The Gospel for this memorial is proper. Reading 1 GN 1:26B-2:3 God said: "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. Let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and the cattle, and over all the wild animals and all the creatures that crawl on the ground." God created man in his image; in the divine image he created him; male and female he created them. God blessed them, saying: "Be fertile and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it. Have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and all the living things that move on the earth." God also said: "See, I give you every seed-bearing plant all over the earth and every tree that has seed-bearing fruit on it to be your food; and to all the animals of the land, all the birds of the air, and all the living creatures that crawl on the ground, I give all the green plants for food." And so it happened.

Stay With Me, Lord | Prayer by Padre Pio

Stay With Me, Lord | Prayer by Padre Pio  Stay with me, Lord, for it is necessary to have Thee present so that I do not forget Thee. Thou knowest how easily I abandon Thee.  Stay with me, Lord, because I am weak, and I need Thy strength that I may not fall so often.  Stay with me, Lord, for Thou art my light, and without Thee I am in darkness.  Stay with me, Lord, to show me Thy will.  Stay with me, Lord, so that I hear Thy voice and follow Thee.  Stay with me, Lord, for I desire to love Thee very much and to be in Thy company always.  Stay with me, Lord, if Thou wisheth me to be faithful to Thee.  Stay with me, Lord, for as poor as my soul is I want it to be a place of consolation for Thee, a nest of love.  Stay with me, Jesus, for it is getting late and the day is coming to a close, and life passes; death, judgment, eternity approaches. It is necessary to renew my strength, so that I will not stop along the way and for that, I need Thee. It is getting late and

Letter of His Holiness Pope Francis to the Faithful for the Month of May 2020

Letter of His Holiness Pope Francis to the Faithful for the Month of May 2020 Dear Brothers and Sisters, The month of May is approaching, a time when the People of God express with particular intensity their love and devotion for the Blessed Virgin Mary.  It is traditional in this month to pray the Rosary at home within the family.  The restrictions of the pandemic have made us come to appreciate all the more this “family” aspect, also from a spiritual point of view. For this reason, I want to encourage everyone to rediscover the beauty of praying the Rosary at home in the month of May.  This can be done either as a group or individually; you can decide according to your own situations, making the most of both opportunities.  The key to doing this is always simplicity, and it is easy also on the internet to find good models of prayers to follow.  I am also providing two prayers to Our Lady that you can recite at the end of the Rosary, and that I myself will pray in the month

𝘼 𝙋𝙧𝙖𝙮𝙚𝙧 𝙩𝙤 𝘾𝙤𝙢𝙗𝙖𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝘾𝙤𝙧𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙫𝙞𝙧𝙪𝙨 𝙋𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙢𝙞𝙘

𝘼 𝙋𝙧𝙖𝙮𝙚𝙧 𝙩𝙤 𝘾𝙤𝙢𝙗𝙖𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝘾𝙤𝙧𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙫𝙞𝙧𝙪𝙨 𝙋𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙢𝙞𝙘 Most Merciful and Triune God, We come to You in our weakness. We come to You in our fear. We come to You with trust. For You alone are our hope. We place before You the disease present in our world. We turn to You in our time of need. Bring wisdom to doctors. Give understanding to scientists. Endow caregivers with compassion and generosity. Bring healing to those who are ill. Protect those who are most at risk. Give comfort to those who have lost a loved one. Welcome those who have died into Your Eternal Home. Stabilize our communities. Unite us in our compassion. Remove all fear from our hearts. Fill us with confidence in Your care. (𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘶𝘭𝘢𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘳𝘢𝘺𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘸) Jesus, I trust in You. Jesus, I trust in You. Jesus, I trust in You. Amen. Short Litany to Our Blessed Mother Our Lady, Queen of Peace, pray for us. O

Pope offers Mass for teachers and students | Aleteia

Pope offers Mass for teachers and students We pray today for teachers who have to work so hard to provide lessons via the internet and other digital ways, and we also pray for students who have to take exams in a way they are not used to. L...

7 Strongest Defenses Againsts the AntiChrist

7 Strongest Defenses Against the Anti-Christ, According to the Ven. Archbishop Fulton Sheen Here are the 7 defenses according to Archbishop Sheen: 1) Catholics ought to stir up their faith, hang a crucifix in their homes to remind them that they have a cross to carry. 2) Gather the family together every night to recite the rosary. 3) Go to daily Mass. 4) Make the Holy Hour daily, in the presence of our Eucharistic Lord, particularly in parishes where pastors are conscious of the world’s need, and therefore conducts services of reparation. 5) Those who have the faith had better keep in the state of grace and those who have neither had better begin to find out what they mean, for in the coming age there will be only one way to stop your trembling knees, and that will be to get down on them and pray. 6) Pray to St. Michael: O Michael, Prince of the Morning, who conquered Lucifer who would make himself a god. When the world once cracked because of a sneer in heaven, you r

12 Tricks of the Anti-Christ to Steal Souls, According to the Ven. Archbishop Fulton Sheen

12 Tricks of the Anti-Christ to Steal Souls, According to the Ven. Archbishop Fulton Sheen 1) He will come disguised as the Great Humanitarian; he will talk peace, prosperity, and plenty, not as means to lead us to God, but as ends in themselves. 2) He will write books on the new idea of God to suit the way people live. 3) He will induce faith in astrology so as to make not the will but the stars responsible for our sins. 4) He will explain guilt away psychologically as repressed sex, make men shrink in shame if their fellowmen say they are not broadminded and liberal. 5) He will identify tolerance with indifference to right and wrong. 6) He will foster more divorces under the disguise that another partner is “vital.” 7) He will increase love for love and decrease love for persons. 8) He will invoke religion to destroy religion. 9) He will even speak of Christ and say that he was the greatest man who ever lived. 10) His mission, he will say, will be to liberate m

The 5 Prayers revealed at Fatima that every Catholic should know

Source: ChurchPop The apparition of an angel and Our Lady to three poor children in Fatima, Portugal in the early 20th century is one of the most famous miracles in the Catholic world. The children received many messages, mostly calling for personal conversion and prayer, as well as the words of 5 new prayers. The first prayer is one many Catholics are likely already familiar with, but the other 4 are not as well-known. Here are the 5 prayers given to the children at Fatima: 1) The Fatima Prayer/Decade Prayer “O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those most in need of Thy mercy. Amen.” Mary told the children that people should add this prayer to the end of each decade of the Rosary. 2) The Pardon Prayer “My God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love Thee! I beg pardon for all those that do not believe, do not adore, do not hope and do not love Thee.” This prayer was given to the children by the

15 Prayers of St. Bridget

Fifteen Prayers of St. Bridget THE FIRST PRAYER Our Father ... Hail Mary ... O Jesus Christ! Eternal Sweetness to those who love Thee, joy surpassing all joy and all desire, Salvation and Hope of all sinners, Who hast proved that Thou hast no greater desire than to be among men, even assuming human nature at the fullness of time for the love of men, recall all the sufferings Thou hast endured from the instant of Thy conception, and especially during Thy Passion, as it was decreed and ordained from all eternity in the Divine plan. Remember, O Lord, that during the Last Supper with Thy disciples, having washed their feet, Thou gavest them Thy Most Precious Body and Blood, and while at the same time thou didst sweetly console them, Thou didst foretell them Thy coming Passion. Remember the sadness and bitterness which Thou didst experience in Thy Soul as Thou Thyself bore witness saying: "My Soul is sorrowful even unto death." Remember all the fear, anguish and pain that

'Why not the Catholic Church share her billions?' | CBCPNews

'Why not the Catholic Church share her billions?' After the rhetorical question: "Where is the Catholic Church in these times of crisis?", another query in some Facebook posts follows: "Why not the Catholic Church share her billions to the poor?" This curiosity may be relevant in the past when the institutional Church was still both immensely powerful and opulent.

April 22, 2020 | Daily Mass Readings

Wednesday of the Second Week of Easter Lectionary: 269 Reading 1 ACTS 5:17-26 The high priest rose up and all his companions, that is, the party of the Sadducees, and, filled with jealousy, laid hands upon the Apostles and put them in the public jail. But during the night, the angel of the Lord opened the doors of the prison, led them out, and said, “Go and take your place in the temple area, and tell the people everything about this life.” When they heard this, they went to the temple early in the morning and taught. When the high priest and his companions arrived, they convened the Sanhedrin, the full senate of the children of Israel, and sent to the jail to have them brought in. But the court officers who went did not find them in the prison, so they came back and reported, “We found the jail securely locked and the guards stationed outside the doors, but when we opened them, we found no one inside.” When the captain of the temple guard and the chief priests heard thi

April 21, 2020 | Daily Mass Readings

Tuesday of the Second Week of Easter Lectionary: 268 Reading 1 ACTS 4:32-37 The community of believers was of one heart and mind, and no one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they had everything in common. With great power the Apostles bore witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great favor was accorded them all. There was no needy person among them, for those who owned property or houses would sell them, bring the proceeds of the sale, and put them at the feet of the Apostles, and they were distributed to each according to need. Thus Joseph, also named by the Apostles Barnabas (which is translated "son of encouragement”), a Levite, a Cypriot by birth, sold a piece of property that he owned, then brought the money and put it at the feet of the Apostles. Responsorial Psalm 93:1AB, 1CD-2, 5 R.    (1a)   The Lord is king; he is robed in majesty. or: R.     Alleluia. The LORD is king, in splendor robed; ro