Saturday, April 11, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
I will proclaim your name to my brethren: in the midst of the assembly I will praise you; "You who fear the Lord, praise him; all you descendants of Jacob, give glory to him; revere him, all you descendants of Israel! For he has not spurned nor disdained the wretched man in his misery Nor did he turn his face away from him, but when he cried out to him, he heard him." So by your gift will I utter praise in the vast assembly; I will fulfill my vows before those who fear him. The lowly shall eat their fill; they who seek the Lord shall praise him: "May your hearts be ever merry!" All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the Lord; All the families of the nations shall bow down before him. For dominion is the Lord's and he rules the nations. To him alone shall bow down all who sleep in the earth; Before him shall bend all who go down into the dust. And to him my soul shall live; my descendants shall serve him. Let the coming generation be told of the Lord that they may proclaim to a people yet to be born the justice he has shown.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Mother or Child: From the words of Pope Pius XII on the Sacred Liturgy, Dearly beloved, in Holy Week, when the most bitter sufferings of Jesus Christ are put before us by the liturgy, the Church invites us to come to Calvary and follow in the blood stained footsteps of the divine Redeemer, to carry the Cross willingly with him, to reproduce in our hearts his spirit of expiation and atonement, and to die together with him.
Father: we ought to glory in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ
Family: in whom is our salation, life and resurrection.
Father:Let us pray, All powerful, eternal God, you have chosen to give mankind a model of humility: our Savior took on our flesh, and subjected himself to the Cross. Grant us the grace to preserve faithfully the lessons he has given us in his Passion and to have a share in his resurrection. This we ask of you through our Lord Jesus Christ , your Son.
Fammily: Amen. Favor this dwelling, Lord , with your presence. Far from it repulse all the wiles of Satan. Your holy angels-let them live here, to keep us in peace. And may your blessing remain always upon us. This we ask of you through our Lord Jesus, Christ, your Son.
Father: Let us bless the Lord
Family: Thanks be to God.
Father: May the almighty and merciful Lord, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, bless and keep us.
Prayer source: Holy Lent by Eileen O'Callaghan, The Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN 1975