Send Your Holy Angel to Mass

Send Your Holy Angel to Mass (Discovered on the Internet)

O holy Angel, at my side,

Go to the church for me

,Kneel in my place, at Holy Mass,

Where I desire to be.”

At Offertory, in my stead,

Take all I am and own,

And place it as a sacrifice,

Upon the Altar Throne.”

At holy Consecration’s bell,

Adore with Seraph’s love,

My Jesus, hidden in the Host,

Come down from heaven above.”

Then pray for those I dearly love,

And those who cause me grief,

That Jesus’ Blood may cleanse all hearts,

And suffering souls relieve.”

And when the priest Communion takes,

Oh, bring my Lord to me,

That His Sweet Heart may rest on mine,

And I His temple be.”

Pray that this Sacrifice Divine,

May mankind’s sins efface;

Then bring me Jesus’ blessing home,

The pledge of every grace.” Amen

Praying the Pope Makes the Right Decisions

Over the years, it seems the numbers of true Christians and Catholics have gone down. Just looking at some of the things that are going on in the world should make that evident. When over 50% of the Catholics voted in an adamant pro-abort president twice, one had to realize there was a serious problem. Now that the current Pope has been making changes and proposing iffy solutions in the Church, one feels that although the Church will never ultimately fail, there is certainly some rough waters ahead.

Feast Day Of Saint John Bosco

  • Health is God’s great gift, and we must spend it entirely for Him. Our eyes should see only for God, our feet walk only for Him, our hands labor for Him alone; in short, our entire body should serve God while we still have the time. Then, when He shall take our health and we shall near our last day, our conscience will not reproach us for having misused it.

    We do not go to Holy Communion because we are good; we go to become good.

    Be good. This will make your angel happy. When sorrows and misfortunes, physical or spiritual, afflict you, turn to your guardian angel with strong trust and he will help you.

     

So Often Forgotten . . .

In all the efforts to make the Church relevant to the times, we do often forget that God and His Church are timeless. Convenience is not the path to Heaven. Being socially connected on your phone/Facebook/computer, etc., doesn’t usually include Jesus on the fast dial.

We Three Kings . . .

Every year, on January sixth, we celebrate the Feast of the Three Kings or The Epiphany. This morning, the celebrant of the Mass reminded us of marking our doorways to bless all who enter our homes in the coming year.

With just a piece of white chalk and an inclination, you can notify the world that you believe in your faith and honor the Three Kings who traveled so far to meet the God they had been looking for many years.

Chalk in hand, write over your front doorway:

20+C+M+B+18

The numbers stand for the year – 2018.
The initials are for Caspar, Melchoir, and Balthazar

To finish off your mini-service/blessing:

Dear Jesus, as You led the Three Kings to You by the light of a star, please draw us ever closer to You by the light of Faith. Help us to desire You as ardently as they did. Give us the grace to overcome all the obstacles that keep us far from You. May we, like them, have something to give You when we appear before You. Amen

One time, I had some Jehovah Witnesses come to the door. I always stop my day to chat with them and get my two cents put forth. On this occasion, one of the gentlemen kept looking up over my head. Suddenly, he asked, “What is that writing over your door?” indicating my Three Kings marks for the year. I explained it to him and he was very taken with the idea and thanked me for telling him.

A few months later, the Jehovah Witnesses were at the door, again, and in the middle of our discussion, one of them pointed to the markings over the door but before he could verbalize a question, the other one exclaimed, “Oh, listen to this! When I was here she told me about it and this is really a neat idea!”