Sunday, March 20, 2016

Palm Sunday ...wear RED today !

Holy Week, the most solemn and intense period of worship in the Christian faith, begins with Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion (the full name), the Sunday before Easter. In spite of the spiritual gravity of Holy Week, it begins with joy.  The Church celebrates Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem and the Church begins her commemorative pilgrimage with her Lord on His way to Calvary

Wear RED today to holy Mass!

The event is mentioned in all four Gospels: 
Mark 11:1–11, Matt21:1–11, Luke 19:28–44, John 12:12–19. 
This entry into Jerusalem is seen as the 
prophetic fulfillment of Zechariah 9:9-10:

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Sion, shout for joy, O daughter of Jerusalem: BEHOLD THY KING will come to thee, the just and saviour: he is poor, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass. And I will destroy the chariot out of Ephraim, and the horse out of Jerusalem, and the bow for war shall be broken: and he shall speak peace to the Gentiles, and his power shall be from sea to sea, and from the rivers even to the end of the earth.

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How do you greet King Jesus?

"It is a fact that an age waxes or wanes 
in proportion to the worship 
of the divine Eucharist.
It is there that is found the life and the measure
of its faith, its charity, and its vitality.

May the reign of the Eucharist 
come about more and more.
For too long impiety and ingratitude
have been allowed to hold sway over the world!
Adveniat regnum tuum. Thy Kingdom come."

St. Peter Julian Eymard

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St Photina
Samaritan Woman at the Well
Convert, Evangelizer of the Faith, Martyr
Name meaning“resplendent” or “shining with light”
Historical FEAST DAY - March 20

"Woman, believe me... the hour is coming, and is now here, when the 
true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the
Father seeks such as these to worship him." - John 4:22a, 23


By the well of Jacob, O holy one, /
thou didst find the Water /
of eternal and blessed life; /
and having partaken /
thereof, O wise Photina, /
thou wentest forth proclaiming Christ, the Anointed One.
(Megalynarion for St. Photina, according to the Byzantine usage)

 St Photina, pray for us -
that we may have zeal for the faith!

Seventeen years ago today I joyfully reconciled with the Catholic Church and in  so doing was enabled to fully partake of her sacramental life - and at its summit - the Holy Eucharist, the Sacrament of Charity and Unity.  Let us join in the fitting endeavor of praying and living lives that speak of the power and love of our Eucharistic Lord - to come to know, love and serve Him more and more - and to lead all that we meet to the inexhaustible riches of His Sacred Heart.  -Janette  +JMJ+

"I will not rest until I find the whole world devoted to the 
Blessed Sacrament!" - Bl. Didacus Joseph of Cadiz

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