Saturday, November 30, 2019

At once ... they followed ...

   "Come after Me, and I will make you fishers of men."
At once they (Simon Peter and Andrew) left their nets
and followed Him.  ~ Matt 4: 19 (Today's Gospel)

Jesus Calling Peter and Andrew, Basilica S. Apollinare Nuovo, Ravenna, Italy

Following Our Lord's example... Invite someone... 
to Mass or Adoration this Advent Season.

Today's Liturgy: Preface II of the Apostles - Eucharistic Prayers

For You have built Your Church
to stand firm on apostolic foundations,
to be a lasting sign of Your holiness on earth
and offer all humanity Your heavenly teaching.

Therefore, now and for ages unending,
with all the host of Angels,
we sing to You with all our hearts, 
crying out as we acclaim: Holy, Holy, Holy ...

St Andrew
Apostle, Priest, Martyr
Younger brother of St Peter
Patron:  Greece, Russia, Scotland, fishermen
 Name "Andrew" (Greek: manly, brave)
Feast day  - November 30

St Andrew, pray for us!


Christmas Anticipation Prayer

Beginning on St. Andrew's Feast Day, November 30, the following prayer is traditionally recited fifteen times a day until Christmas. This is a beautifully meditative prayer that helps us increase our awareness of the real focus of Christmas and helps us prepare ourselves spiritually for His coming

Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in the piercing cold. In that hour vouchsafe, I beseech Thee, O my God, to hear my prayer and grant my desires, [here mention your request] through the merits of Our Saviour Jesus Christ, and of His blessed Mother.  Amen.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Clearly Jesus...

And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, 
so that you may always have enough of everything and 
may provide in abundance for every good work. - II Cor 9:8

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“Jesus has said very clearly:
I am the love to be loved. I am the life to be lived.
I am the joy to be shared. I am the bread to be eaten.
I am the blood to be drunk. I am the truth to be told.
I am the light to be lit. I am the peace to be given.
Jesus is everything.”

St Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Thursday, November 28, 2019

The Eucharistic response...

"When confronted with the abyss of evil,
the only response is the abyss of love." - St John Paul II