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Easter- Sunday Readings

I believe no entry is needed for what WONDERFUL Weekend it is! JESUS HAS RISEN!

We have waited 3 day for the light of the world to defeat the darkness; for Life to conquer death;  For Jesus to defeat evil. And with partaking in the sorrowfulness of the death of Jesus we can fully be one with the resurrection of Jesus! WE can FULLY partake in the JOY of this wonderful day.

Jesus conquered death.

The Light of the World has Come!


Our sins now wiped away. Our sins sacrificed by the wood of the cross. Jesus who knew no sin, became sin so that we, his people may see eternal life. Jesus was the ultimate sacrifice. He came for our sins. And on this Holy Day, Jesus our Lord, Conquered them all, and rose from the dead.

At the Easter Vigil one of my favorite songs is sung:

Most holy night, most blessed of nights, When Christ broke the chains of the darkness! God’s mighty love is stronger than death. Christ our Light shines forever!
Christ Our LIGHT has broken the chains of the darkness!
God our…

Holy Saturday- Prayer

Lord Jesus,  You who knew no sin, became sin,  So that we your children, may be free from sin. 
As we wait in anticipation O Lord, for your conquering over Death, we pray that you may come and fill our hearts with Joy and Hope,  that one day we will see you again.
We wait O Lord,  with humble hearts, ready to do your will, ready to be filled with light  and the darkness expelled
AMEN

Good Friday

"But the hand of him who is going to betray me is with me at this table.The Son of Man will go as it has been decreed. But woe to that man who betrays him!” Luke 22:21-22
I want to started this post with a recap. Going back to the blessed, Holy Meal. Jesus our great king, knowing all that was to happen to him, announced at the last supper his betrayal while eating. Jesus announced it, and it comes to a shock to all the disciples. 
Jesus, knows, that it must happen to him, that he must be betrayed and handed over to his enemies. But, certainly he calls the betrayer on it. "But woe to that man who betrays him" Jesus is certainly pointing our his feelings that one of his dream team people are handing him over. But he knows he has to go through it. 
Jesus gives us an example to live by, at the time of his death. 
Forgive.
Several times before he was going to die he forgave. 
At the time when Peter had gone and cut off the ear of the slave in his anger. But Jesus calls him ba…

Holy Thursday

Tonight we celebrate the remembrance of the Lords Last Supper.

We take the action of washing, we take the action of breaking of the bread, we take the action of sharing of his blood, and we share together, and live in the moment of the Last Supper. We listen, we talk, we eat, we drink, we remember. 
I love teaching children about this wonderful night. It's the main focus on First Communion. I have so much fun when I teach. It blows their mind when I say, " Every Sunday we do the same thing Jesus did at his last supper. WE actually still use the same words that Jesus spoke!" and many of them are amazed. And so am I every single Sunday. 
Why?
Because I get to share in the meal the Lord offered to his disciples. I get to take part in the meal that God has set before us. God offered us a wonderful table of the finest banquet. I often like the depiction of wheat, and grapes together, to show the wear the bread and wine came from. 

I loved to see over social media the pictures…

Thursday Think About

Are You Willing To Die For Me?

Peter asked, “Lord, why can’t I follow you now? I will lay down my life for you.” 38Then Jesus answered“Will you really lay down your life for me? Very truly I tell you, before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times! John 13:37-38
Peter the one disciple that shows he has the most Faith, but does he really? 
Peter the one whom, was always first to answer, and not really know what he was saying. He did truly believe that Jesus was sent from heaven. But then he, in his humanity, began to doubt, began to wonder. Satan had sifted him like wheat. 
Peter is probably one of the closest disciples that can relate to you and me. We all will listen to the words of Christ, proclaim the Gospel, help others on the way, but we can all deny Jesus. Peter is also one we should look up to. One whom, gives the example that it's okay to mess up. 
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Saint Michael

Today, I open up a BRAND NEW PAGE!!! 

This is new page, is about one of the greatest Saints of all time, my personal Favorite
ST MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL!
This is a page of information and prayers!  It is a library of everything of Saint Michael! If you want to know Saint Michael VISIT THE PAGE!!!
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It's not on the Top Page bar!?!?!
How Do I access it??
By clicking on the picture of Saint Michael on the Right Side bar!!!!!


Palm and Passion Sunday

One of my favorite times of the year. Palm and Passion Sunday.

This next week you can expect posts on Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter with a blog heading to go with each of the celebrations.

Wow, i'm not sure if it was me or did lent go by fast? As we enter holy week, we start with the big welcome to Jesus. Lent went by fast this year, and their are many things we learned this lent. Everyone will be different, cause we all have that certain goal since the beginning of lent. 
Have you reached that goal? Have you remembered to take steps to reach your goal? Do you remember the promise you made on Ash Wednesday? Have you worked on completing that. Did you turn to God? God calls us all. And with the sorrowfulness of Ash Wednesday through out lent we know enter the final week. The Most Holy Week.
This weekend Jesus enters into the great city of Jerusalem  Welcomed with paparazzi waving palm branches instead of cameras.  They welcome their great king, by bowing, adoring and worshi…

Thursday Think About

Father Help Me

Heavenly God, You are the Heavenly King.  You are the Greatest of all.  You are The Almighty Father.
Gracious Father, May we learn to live, by the example your Son,  Our Lord Jesus,  set for us while on earth. 
May it be by his example of:  Forgiving,  Compassion,  Humility   Courage, Trust, and Faith, that we may understand,  The Mystery of the Passion  of Your Son Christ The Lord. 
AMEN
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Sinners Aren't Bad- Sunday Readings!

This weekend we take a break from listening to Luke speak and we listen to a Gospel from John. This Gospel, is only found in John and is an interesting one to say the least.

The Pharisees and the scribes brought Jesus a women whom is a prostitute. Now, the pharisees wanted to trap Jesus and kill him, but they couldn't do that unless they had something to hold against him. Like breaking their Law, doing something bad... ect. And they had to do this because some people found Jesus to be a prophet. So they couldn't kill him without a reason, cause people saw him as a great prophet whom, God was with.




Now, the Pharisees and Scribes tricked him by this in two ways: 1) If he says let the woman God than he breaks the Mosaic Law making him an irreligious person. 2) If he said to Stone her to death than he isn't following the Roman Law. Jesus is stuck.  But clearly, he wiggles him self out of situation.

" If anyone of you is without sin, let him throw the first stone"
T…

Thursday Think About

Pope Francis

Brothers and sisters, good evening!
You know that it was the duty of the Conclave to give Rome a Bishop.  It seems that my brother Cardinals have gone to the ends of the earth to get one... but here we are... I thank you for your welcome.  The diocesan community of Rome now has its Bishop.  Thank you!      And first of all, I would like to offer a prayer for our Bishop Emeritus, Benedict XVI.  Let us pray together for him, that the Lord may bless him and that Our Lady may keep him. 
Our Father...  Hail Mary...
Glory Be...
And now, we take up this journey:  Bishop and People.  This journey of the Church of Rome which presides in charity over all the Churches.  A journey of fraternity, of love, of trust among us.  Let us always pray for one another.  Let us pray for the whole world, that there may be a great spirit of fraternity.  It is my hope for you that this journey of the Church, which we start today, and in which my Cardinal Vicar, here present, will assist me, will be fruitful for …

I Have Come To Be YOUR Servant

This weekends Gospel is probably one of the better known parables from Jesus that most-to-all Christians know. Commonly called, "The Prodigal Son" It's just such a famous and meaningful story that we teach to children at such a young age, to teach forgiveness. I still have the bible in which, I first read this story. I had used it,  to teach kindergarten, opening a mountain full of memories...



 We are in fact the Son, and the Father is God.


Keep that in mind this post.


The parable starts off with the Son asking for his share of the property.  Basically saying, I can't take care of you, I want you dead, so I can have my share. Selfish selfish boy. Then he quickly goes on to spend all his money, and gives away his own of the land.  He spends it because he thinks he can do so much better, have a better life without his father. But in fact he ends up feeding pigs. Which, in the time of the people were forbidden to eat.

So, then we start to think... Why did the father jus…

Thursday Think About

Forgive... Not Seven times but Seventy Seven times

21 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” 22 Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.
Matthew 18:21-22 
It's very hard to forgive. Forgiveness is essential to our life here on earth. Jesus gave us the perfect example of forgiveness while he was on earth. Jesus loved us so much that he bore all our sins on the cross that goes before us. Every wrong we have done; every pain has become  A LOT LIGHTER because Jesus bore it before us.
Jesus is asked by his own, disciples, how many times should they forgive. Because they know that they have to forgive, and they know they everyone does wrong, but how much is enough? We need to draw a line right? No.
Jesus tells us that we shouldn't just forgive seven times. He told us to forgive 77 times. Or 77 X 7 times. Which is a more perfect number. Jesus told us that we must forgive has many times that someone does wrong. …

Age is Just A Number

Indeed your age is just a number.... According To God

Yes, Today is my birthday.





 And well simply, age is a number. Not saying I'm getting old, and having a mid life crisis. Your birthday is just another step forward in climbing the hill of life. Taking that next step up. Some are lower on that hill and some are further up. Where ever you are, it's the experiences with Family and Friends that make that hill to climb more interesting.

11 'For I know the plans that I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you;give you a future and a hope. 12 'Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. 13 'You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29: 11-13 God has a plan for us all. Whether we like it or not. God has planted something special in us. Something that will grow and grow, that will help form, new experiences, new laughs, and maybe even new tears.