Friday, April 29, 2016

PM: Communion Fridays--6th. Sunday Of Easter

There are three antiphons, one for each of the Cycles.
I will not leave you orphans, I will come to you again, alleluia; and your heart will rejoice, alleluia, alleluia.
John 14:18
Repeating the 2nd. Alleluia, we hear again the promise of Christ not to abandon us. As God, He will keep that word; we shall find consolation in it.
I have chosen you from the world, in order that you might go, and bear fruit, and that your fruit should last, alleluia.
John 15:16
Again, repeating the 2nd. Alleluia, we are reminded we are set apart. The branches have been grafted to the Vine; through Him we product the fruits of the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit will teach you, alleluia; all the things I have said unto you, alleluia, alleluia.
John 14:26
Once more, the 2nd Alleluia is repeated. The Paraclete will come to instruct and guide us in all of His ways.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

PM: Offetory Thursdays--6th. Sunday Of Easter

O nations, bless the Lord our God, let the voice of his praises resound; he has restored my soul to life and he has not suffered my feet to stumble; blessed be the Lord who has neither rejected my prayer nor turned his mercy away from me, alleluia.
Ps. 65: 8, 9, 20
As we bring our gifts to the altar, we also bring our praise and adoration for all God has done for us. Our loving Father, instead of giving us stones, will give us Bread.

PM: 2nd. Alleluia Wednesdays--6th. Sunday Of Easter

There are three choices, one for each cycle of Gospel Proclamations.
I will not leave you orphans; I am going, but I will come back to you, and your hearts will be full of joy.
John 14:18
This is also one of the options as the 2nd. Alleluia for the 7th. Sunday of Easter. Again, here is another verse which not only anticipates His Death and Resurrection but also His Ascension. His promise of always being with us will be fulfilled.
I have chosen you from the world, in order that you might go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should last.
John 15:16
The call from Christ is to live in but not of this world. Our witness should bear much fruit and be eternal.
The Holy Spirit will teach you all the things which I have said unto you.
John 14:26
The promise of an Advocate is emphasized. The Third Person of the Blessed Trinity is made known, but will become visible at Pentecost.

(My apologies for the lateness of this post. Poor planning on my part.)

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

PM: 1st. Alleluia Tuesdays--6th. Sunday Of Easter

There are two verses provided: the first for Cycle A, the second for Cycle B. Either can be used for Cycle C.
Christ has risen and he has shone upon us whom he has ransomed with his own blood.
The rare non-Scripture based Proper make an appearance. The Light of the World illuminates our lives by His Death and Resurrection.
I came forth from the Father and have come into the world; now I am leaving the world and going to the Father.
John 16:28
This has a dual meaning. It hints at His Passion and also His Ascension. He returns to the Father, having completed His earthly mission.

Monday, April 25, 2016

PM: Introit Mondays--6th. Sunday Of Easter

Spread the news and with a voice of joy; let it be heard, alleluia; speak it out to the very ends of the earth; the Lord has liberated his people, alleluia, alleluia.
V. Shout joyfully to God, all the earth; sing a psalm to his name; praise him with magnificence.
Cf. Isaiah 48:20; V. Ps. 65
The joy of the Good News must be proclaimed "from the rising of the sun to its setting". That we have been freed from sin and death is the most wonderful thing we can say or hear.

Friday, April 22, 2016

PM: Communion Fridays--5th. Sunday Of Easter

There are two communion antiphons; the second is used for Cycles B and C.
Have I been with you so long, and yet you do not know me? Phillip, he who sees me sees the Father. Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? Alleluia, alleluia.
John 14:9
Perhaps this is the greatest spiritual blindness of all. If we cannot be caught up in Love made visible (the Son), how can we be caught up in the Love we cannot see (the Father)?
I am the true vine, and you are the branches. alleluia; he who abides in me and I in him, he it is who bears much fruit, alleluia, alleluia.
John 15:5
"Apart from Me, you can do nothing." The Examination of Conscious allows us to see how we have been severed from the True Vine, and so not have Life within us.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Heart Of The Matter

After further review, there was not a Eucharistic Miracle here in the Diocese of Salt Lake City.

In Poland, however, it's a different matter.

PM: Offertory Thursdays--5th. Sunday Of Easter

Shout joyfully to God, all the earth; shout with joy to God, all the earth; sing a psalm in honor of his name; come and hear, all you who fear God, and I will tell you what great things the Lord has done for my soul, alleluia.
Ps. 65:1, 2, 16
All creation should give glory and praise to God. We do because of the marvel He has wrought in our lives.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

PM: 2nd. Alleluia Wednesdays--5th. Sunday Of Easter

Christ has been raised from the dead and will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him.
Rom. 6:9
Because He has taken on our humanity, we can, as adopted children, take on His divinity. Sin and death no longer reign over us if we are abiding with Him.