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JUNE 4 2019
Tuesday of the Seventh Week of Easter
Reading 1 ACTS 20:17-27
From Miletus Paul had the presbyters of the Church at Ephesus summoned. When they came to him, he addressed them, "You know how I lived among you the whole time from the day I first came to the province of Asia. I served the Lord with all humility and with the tears and trials that came to me because of the plots of the Jews, and I did not at all shrink from telling you what was for your benefit, or from teaching you in public or in your homes. I earnestly bore witness for both Jews and Greeks to repentance before God and to faith in our Lord Jesus. But now, compelled by the Spirit, I am going to Jerusalem. What will happen to me there I do not know, except that in one city after another the Holy Spirit has been warning me that imprisonment and hardships await me. Yet I consider life of no importance to me, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to bear witness to the Gospel of God's grace.
"But now I know that none of you to whom I preached the kingdom during my travels will ever see my face again. And so I solemnly declare to you this day that I am not responsible for the blood of any of you, for I did not shrink from proclaiming to you the entire plan of God."
Responsorial Psalm PS 68:10-11, 20-21
R.(33a) Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth. or: R. Alleluia.
A bountiful rain you showered down, O God, upon your inheritance; you restored the land when it languished; Your flock settled in it; in your goodness, O God, you provided it for the needy. R. Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth. or: R. Alleluia.
Blessed day by day be the Lord, who bears our burdens; God, who is our salvation. God is a saving God for us; the LORD, my Lord, controls the passageways of death.
R. Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth. or: R. Alleluia.
Alleluia JN 14:16
R. Alleluia, alleluia.
I will ask the father and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Gospel JN 17:1-11A
Jesus raised his eyes to heaven and said, "Father, the hour has come. Give glory to your son, so that your son may glorify you, just as you gave him authority over all people, so that your son may give eternal life to all you gave him. Now this is eternal life, that they should know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ. I glorified you on earth by accomplishing the work that you gave me to do. Now glorify me, Father, with you, with the glory that I had with you before the world began.
"I revealed your name to those whom you gave me out of the world. They belonged to you, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything you gave me is from you, because the words you gave to me I have given to them, and they accepted them and truly understood that I came from you, and they have believed that you sent me. I pray for them. I do not pray for the world but for the ones you have given me, because they are yours, and everything of mine is yours and everything of yours is mine, and I have been glorified in them. And now I will no longer be in the world, but they are in the world, while I am coming to you."
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|English: Douay-Rheims||Latin: Vulgata Clementina||Greek NT: Byzantine/Majority Text (2000)|
|1.||THESE things Jesus spoke, and lifting up his eyes to heaven, he said: Father, the hour is come, glorify thy Son, that thy Son may glorify thee.||Hæc locutus est Jesus : et sublevatis oculis in cælum, dixit : Pater, venit hora : clarifica Filium tuum, ut Filius tuus clarificet te :||ταυτα ελαλησεν ο ιησους και επηρεν τους οφθαλμους αυτου εις τον ουρανον και ειπεν πατερ εληλυθεν η ωρα δοξασον σου τον υιον ινα και ο υιος σου δοξαση σε|
|2.||As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he may give eternal life to all whom thou hast given him.||sicut dedisti ei potestatem omnis carnis, ut omne, quod dedisti ei, det eis vitam æternam.||καθως εδωκας αυτω εξουσιαν πασης σαρκος ινα παν ο δεδωκας αυτω δωσει αυτοις ζωην αιωνιον|
|3.||Now this is eternal life: That they may know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.||Hæc est autem vita æterna : ut cognoscant te, solum Deum verum, et quem misisti Jesum Christum.||αυτη δε εστιν η αιωνιος ζωη ινα γινωσκωσιν σε τον μονον αληθινον θεον και ον απεστειλας ιησουν χριστον|
|4.||I have glorified thee on the earth; I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.||Ego te clarificavi super terram : opus consummavi, quod dedisti mihi ut faciam :||εγω σε εδοξασα επι της γης το εργον ετελειωσα ο δεδωκας μοι ινα ποιησω|
|5.||And now glorify thou me, O Father, with thyself, with the glory which I had, before the world was, with thee.||et nunc clarifica me tu, Pater, apud temetipsum, claritate quam habui, prius quam mundus esset, apud te.||και νυν δοξασον με συ πατερ παρα σεαυτω τη δοξη η ειχον προ του τον κοσμον ειναι παρα σοι|
|6.||I have manifested thy name to the men whom thou hast given me out of the world. Thine they were, and to me thou gavest them; and they have kept thy word.||Manifestavi nomen tuum hominibus, quos dedisti mihi de mundo : tui erant, et mihi eos dedisti : et sermonem tuum servaverunt.||εφανερωσα σου το ονομα τοις ανθρωποις ους δεδωκας μοι εκ του κοσμου σοι ησαν και εμοι αυτους δεδωκας και τον λογον σου τετηρηκασιν|
|7.||Now they have known, that all things which thou hast given me, are from thee:||Nunc cognoverunt quia omnia quæ dedisti mihi, abs te sunt :||νυν εγνωκαν οτι παντα οσα δεδωκας μοι παρα σου εστιν|
|8.||Because the words which thou gavest me, I have given to them; and they have received them, and have known in very deed that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.||quia verba quæ dedisti mihi, dedi eis : et ipsi acceperunt, et cognoverunt vere quia a te exivi, et crediderunt quia tu me misisti.||οτι τα ρηματα α δεδωκας μοι δεδωκα αυτοις και αυτοι ελαβον και εγνωσαν αληθως οτι παρα σου εξηλθον και επιστευσαν οτι συ με απεστειλας|
|9.||I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them whom thou hast given me: because they are thine:||Ego pro eis rogo ; non pro mundo rogo, sed pro his quos dedisti mihi : quia tui sunt :||εγω περι αυτων ερωτω ου περι του κοσμου ερωτω αλλα περι ων δεδωκας μοι οτι σοι εισιν|
|10.||And all my things are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.||et mea omnia tua sunt, et tua mea sunt : et clarificatus sum in eis.||και τα εμα παντα σα εστιν και τα σα εμα και δεδοξασμαι εν αυτοις|
|11.||And now I am not in the world, and these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep them in thy name whom thou has given me; that they may be one, as we also are.||Et jam non sum in mundo, et hi in mundo sunt, et ego ad te venio. Pater sancte, serva eos in nomine tuo, quos dedisti mihi : ut sint unum, sicut et nos.||και ουκετι ειμι εν τω κοσμω και ουτοι εν τω κοσμω εισιν και εγω προς σε ερχομαι πατερ αγιε τηρησον αυτους εν τω ονοματι σου ω δεδωκας μοι ινα ωσιν εν καθως ημεις|
Readings at Mass
Liturgical Colour: White.
First reading Acts 20:17-27 ©
I have without faltering put before you the whole of God’s purpose
From Miletus Paul sent for the elders of the church of Ephesus. When they arrived he addressed these words to them:
You know what my way of life has been ever since the first day I set foot among you in Asia, how I have served the Lord in all humility, with all the sorrows and trials that came to me through the plots of the Jews. I have not hesitated to do anything that would be helpful to you; I have preached to you, and instructed you both in public and in your homes, urging both Jews and Greeks to turn to God and to believe in our Lord Jesus.
And now you see me a prisoner already in spirit; I am on my way to Jerusalem, but have no idea what will happen to me there, except that the Holy Spirit, in town after town, has made it clear enough that imprisonment and persecution await me. But life to me is not a thing to waste words on, provided that when I finish my race I have carried out the mission the Lord Jesus gave me and that was to bear witness to the Good News of Gods grace.
I now feel sure that none of you among whom I have gone about proclaiming the kingdom will ever see my face again. And so here and now I swear that my conscience is clear as far as all of you are concerned, for I have without faltering put before you the whole of Gods purpose.
Psalm 67(68):10-11,20-21 ©
Kingdoms of the earth, sing to God.
You poured down, O God, a generous rain:
when your people were starved you gave them new life.
It was there that your people found a home,
prepared in your goodness, O God, for the poor.
Kingdoms of the earth, sing to God.
May the Lord be blessed day after day.
He bears our burdens, God our saviour.
This God of ours is a God who saves.
The Lord our God holds the keys of death.
Kingdoms of the earth, sing to God.
Gospel John 17:1-11 ©
Father, it is time for you to glorify me
Jesus raised his eyes to heaven and said:
Father, the hour has come:
glorify your Son
so that your Son may glorify you;
and, through the power over all mankind that you have given him,
let him give eternal life to all those you have entrusted to him.
And eternal life is this:
to know you,
the only true God,
and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.
I have glorified you on earth
and finished the work that you gave me to do.
Now, Father, it is time for you to glorify me
with that glory I had with you
before ever the world was.
I have made your name known
to the men you took from the world to give me.
They were yours and you gave them to me,
and they have kept your word.
Now at last they know
that all you have given me comes indeed from you;
for I have given them the teaching you gave to me,
and they have truly accepted this, that I came from you,
and have believed that it was you who sent me.
I pray for them;
I am not praying for the world
but for those you have given me,
because they belong to you:
all I have is yours
and all you have is mine,
and in them I am glorified.
I am not in the world any longer,
but they are in the world,
and I am coming to you.
Pray for Pope Francis.
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St. Gregory of Nissa
Queen of Heaven
V. Queen of Heaven, rejoice, alleluia.
R. For He whom you did merit to bear, alleluia.
V. Has risen, as he said, alleluia.
R. Pray for us to God, alleluia.
V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia.
R. For the Lord has truly risen, alleluia.
Let us pray. O God, who gave joy to the world through the resurrection of Thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, grant we beseech Thee, that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His Mother, we may obtain the joys of everlasting life. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
Feast Day: June 4
Born: October 13, 1563, Villa Santa Maria, Province of Chieti, Region of Abruzzo, Kingdom of Naplesa
Died: June 4, 1608, Agnone, Province of Isernia, Region of Molise, Kingdom of Italy
Canonized: May 24, 1807, Rome by Pope Pius VII
Major Shrine: Church of Santa Maria di Monteverginella, Naples
Patron of: of the city of Naples, Italy and of Italian cooks
Tuesday, June 4
Liturgical Color: White>
Today the Church recalls St. Quirinus,
bishop in Croatia. Because he refused to
sacrifice to pagan gods, St. Quirinus
was severely beaten. He persisted in his
refusal and was drowned in 308 A.D.
Old Calendar: St. Francis Caracciolo, Confessor
Three things made Francis of Caracciolo stand out from his wealthy Neapolitan friends: he was powerfully drawn to our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament, he fasted every Saturday in honor of the Virgin Mary, and he had a generous love for the poor. When he was seriously ill at the age of twenty-two, he vowed that if he were cured he would devote himself to the service of God and his fellow men. He became a priest and in 1588 joined the order of Minor Clerks Regular. Francis instituted perpetual adoration as one of the works of his Order. According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, today is his feast.
St. Francis Caracciolo
Francis founded the Order of Minor Clerks Regular with St. John Augustine Adorno. The congregation's apostolate was preaching missions and performing diverse works of charity. In the course of time he became known as "Venerable Father, the Preacher of the Love of God," a title merited for promoting devotion to the Blessed Sacrament and introducing nocturnal adoration in his community. He had a childlike love for the Blessed Virgin; his greatest joy was to be of service to his neighbor. God endowed him with the gift of prophecy and the discernment of spirits.
At the age of forty-four, while praying one day in the church at Loretto, he recognized that his end was near. Immediately he went to the monastery of Agnona in the Abruzzi, and exclaimed as he entered, "This is my final resting place." Shortly after, he was stricken with fever, received the last sacraments with deepest fervor, and quietly fell asleep in the Lord.
The Church selects our saint's zeal for prayer and his spirit of penance for emphasis in today's Collect, and proposes these two virtues for imitation. "In imitating him grant that we may make such progress that we may pray without ceasing and constantly have our bodies under subjection." This is not an easy task; the liturgy, therefore, provides the needed assistance, the example of St. Francis, and the holy Eucharist.
Excerpted from The Church's Year of Grace, Pius Parsch
Patron: Naples, Italy; Italian cooks.
Things to Do:
Our Lady, Queen of Apostles
"The perfect model of this spiritual and apostolic life is the Most Blessed Virgin Mary, the Queen of Apostles, who, while she lived on earth the life common to all, filled with labours and care of her family, was always most closely joined with her Son, and cooperated in the work of the Saviour in an entirely singular way. Moreover now, assumed into heaven 'by her motherly love she takes care of the brothers of her Son who are still on the way [to their eternal home] and who are involved in dangers and difficulties, until they are led to the blessed Fatherland.' Let all most devoutly honour her, and commend their life and apostolate to her motherly care."
Excerpted from Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity (Apostolicam Actuositatem)
Missionaries are urged to look upon her as the Queen of Apostles: "Realizing that it is God who brings it about that His Kingdom comes on earth, let them [missionaries] pour forth their prayers together with all the faithful, that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, Queen of Apostles, the nations may be led as soon as possible to the knowledge of the truth..."
Excerpted from Decree on the Mission Activity of the Church (Ad Gentes)
From Word Among Us
Meditation: John 17:1-11
7th Week of Easter
I pray for them. (John 17:9)
Seventy-nine years ago today, the Miracle of Dunkirkthe largest evacuation in military historywas completed. In the early months of World War II, a fierce onslaught from Hitlers army pushed hundreds of thousands of Allied troops back to the beaches of Dunkirk, France. Seeing the danger, the British government declared a national day of prayer. Churches overflowed with people. Then came the miracle: perfect weather conditions allowed a massive civilian rescue effort to deliver the troops safely across the English Channel. Joy and hope were kindled as the day of prayer was followed by a national day of thanksgiving.
If the prayers of a nation could set such a miracle in motion, imagine how powerful the prayers of the Son of God can be!
In todays Gospel, Jesus was praying for all the people God had given to him. You are one of these people. Think about that. What could be more encouraging than knowing that Jesus is always interceding for you?
Jesus prays that you will be protected and kept safe from the evil one. And his prayer is being answered. Because he has defeated Satan, the powers of darkness have lost their foothold in your life. Because of Jesus cross, the judgment of sin has been lifted from you. And because Jesus rose again, death has been defeated, and you can begin to experience eternal life here and now.
Does this mean that Christians never get sick or die or struggle in any way? No, it doesnt. But it does mean that, ultimately, you are safe in Gods hands. Jesus is praying for you constantly, and his prayers are strong enough to carry you across this life into heaven.
Jesus prayer for protection is also about knowing Gods love today. Its about being kept safe from anxiety and insecurity, for they can be fierce enemies as well. Jesus wants you to be able to rest secure in his Fathers love for you. He wants you to know that no sin is so big that it overpowers his mercy. There isnt any distance too far for his outstretched arms to reach.
In light of all that God has done, how about declaring your own personal day of prayer and thanksgiving? Try to pause several times today to remember that Jesus is interceding for you.
Jesus, thank you for praying for my protection!
Psalm 68:10-11, 20-21
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