Daily Catholic Mass – 2019-06-27 – Fr. John Paul

By | September 2, 2019


A READING FROM THE BOOK OF GENESIS ABRAM’S WIFE SARAI HAD BORNE HIM NO CHILDREN. SHE HAD, HOWEVER, AN EGYPTIAN MAIDSERVANT NAMED HAGAR. SARAI SAID TO ABRAM: “THE LORD HAS KEPT ME FROM BEARING CHILDREN. HAVE INTERCOURSE, THEN, WITH MY MAID; PERHAPS I SHALL HAVE SONS THROUGH HER.” ABRAM HEEDED SARAI’S REQUEST. THUS, AFTER ABRAM HAD LIVED TEN YEARS IN THE LAND OF CANAAN, HIS WIFE SARAI TOOK HER MAID, HAGAR THE EGYPTIAN, AND GAVE HER TO HER HUSBAND ABRAM TO BE HIS CONCUBINE. HE HAD INTERCOURSE WITH HER, AND SHE BECAME PREGNANT. WHEN SHE BECAME AWARE OF HER PREGNANCY, SHE LOOKED ON HER MISTRESS WITH DISDAIN. SO SARAI SAID TO ABRAM: “YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS OUTRAGE AGAINST ME. I MYSELF GAVE MY MAID TO YOUR EMBRACE; BUT EVER SINCE SHE BECAME AWARE OF HER PREGNANCY, SHE HAS BEEN LOOKING ON ME WITH DISDAIN. MAY THE LORD DECIDE BETWEEN YOU AND ME!” ABRAM TOLD SARAI: “YOUR MAID IS IN YOUR POWER. DO TO HER WHATEVER YOU PLEASE.” SARAI THEN ABUSED HER SO MUCH THAT HAGAR RAN AWAY FROM HER. THE LORD’S MESSENGER FOUND HER BY A SPRING IN THE WILDERNESS, THE SPRING ON THE ROAD TO SHUR, AND HE ASKED, “HAGAR, MAID OF SARAI, WHERE HAVE YOU COME FROM AND WHERE ARE YOU GOING?” SHE ANSWERED, “I AM RUNNING AWAY FROM MY MISTRESS, SARAI.” BUT THE LORD’S MESSENGER TOLD HER: “GO BACK TO YOUR MISTRESS AND SUBMIT TO HER ABUSIVE TREATMENT. I WILL MAKE YOUR DESCENDANTS SO NUMEROUS,” ADDED THE LORD’S MESSENGER, “THAT THEY WILL BE TOO MANY TO COUNT. BESIDES,” THE LORD’S MESSENGER SAID TO HER: “YOU ARE NOW PREGNANT AND SHALL BEAR A SON; YOU SHALL NAME HIM ISHMAEL, FOR THE LORD HAS HEARD YOU, GOD HAS ANSWERED YOU. THIS ONE SHALL BE A WILD ASS OF A MAN, HIS HAND AGAINST EVERYONE, AND EVERYONE’S HAND AGAINST HIM; IN OPPOSITION TO ALL HIS KIN SHALL HE ENCAMP.” HAGAR BORE ABRAM A SON, AND ABRAM NAMED THE SON WHOM HAGAR BORE HIM ISHMAEL. ABRAM WAS EIGHTY-SIX YEARS OLD WHEN HAGAR BORE HIM ISHMAEL. THE WORD OF THE LORD. THANKS BE TO GOD. GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD FOR HE IS GOOD. GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD, FOR HE IS GOOD. GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD, FOR HE IS GOOD, FOR HIS MERCY ENDURES FOREVER. WHO CAN TELL THE MIGHTY DEEDS OF THE LORD, OR PROCLAIM ALL HIS PRAISES? GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD, FOR HE IS GOOD. BLESSED ARE THEY WHO OBSERVE WHAT IS RIGHT, WHO DO ALWAYS WHAT IS JUST. REMEMBER US, O LORD, AS YOU FAVOR YOUR PEOPLE. GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD, FOR HE IS GOOD. VISIT ME WITH YOUR SAVING HELP, THAT I MAY SEE THE PROSPERITY OF YOUR CHOSEN ONES, REJOICE IN THE JOY OF YOUR PEOPLE, AND GLORY WITH YOUR INHERITANCE. GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD, FOR HE IS GOOD. ALLELUIA ALLELUIA ALLELUIA ALLELUIA ALLELUIA ALLELUIA WHOEVER LOVES ME WILL KEEP MY WORD, AND MY FATHER WILL LOVE HIM AND WE WILL COME TO HIM. ALLELUIA ALLELUIA ALLELUIA>>DOMINUS VOBISCUM. ET CUM SPIRITU TUO.>>+ LECTIO SANCTI EVANGELII SECUNDUM MATTHEUM GLORIA TIBI, DOMINE.>>JESUS SAID TO HIS DISCIPLES: “NOT EVERYONE WHO SAYS TO ME, ‘LORD, LORD,’ WILL ENTER THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN, BUT ONLY THE ONE WHO DOES THE WILL OF MY FATHER IN HEAVEN. MANY WILL SAY TO ME ON THAT DAY, ‘LORD, LORD, DID WE NOT PROPHESY IN YOUR NAME? DID WE NOT DRIVE OUT DEMONS IN YOUR NAME? DID WE NOT DO MIGHTY DEEDS IN YOUR NAME?’ THEN I WILL DECLARE TO THEM SOLEMNLY, ‘I NEVER KNEW ‘I NEVER KNEW YOU. DEPART FROM DEPART FROM ME, YOU EVILDOERS.’ “EVERYONE WHO LISTENS TO THESE TO THESE WORDS OF MINE AND ACTS ON THEM WILL BE LIKE A WILL BE LIKE A WISE MAN WHO WHO BUILT HIS HOUSE ON ROCK. THE RAIN FELL, THE FLOODS CAME, THE FLOODS CAME, AND THE WINDS BLEW AND BUFFETED THE HOUSE. BUT IT DID NOT COLLAPSE; IT HAD BEEN SET SOLIDLY ON ROCK. AND EVERYONE WHO LISTENS TO THESE WORDS OF MINE BUT DOES NOT ACT ON THEM WILL BE LIKE A FOOL WHO BUILT HIS HOUSE ON SAND. THE RAIN FELL, THE FLOODS CAME, AND THE WINDS BLEW AND BUFFETED THE HOUSE. AND IT COLLAPSED AND WAS COMPLETELY RUINED.” WHEN JESUS FINISHED THESE WORDS, THE CROWDS WERE ASTONISHED AT HIS TEACHING, FOR HE TAUGHT THEM AS ONE HAVING AUTHORITY, AND NOT AS THEIR SCRIBES. VERBUM DOMINI LAUS TIBI, CHRISTE FIRST AS A REMINDER TOMORROW IS THE SOLEMNITY OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS AND THIS IS THE HEART THAT WAS PIERCED FOR THE LOVE OF US, THE HEART THAT CONTINUES TO FLOW FORTH THE HEART THAT CONTINUES TO BEAT FROM THE BOSOM OF THE FATHER IN HEAVEN AND TOMORROW IS ALSO IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SOLEMNITY OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS IT IS ALSO THE WORLD DAY FOR PRAYER FOR SANCTIFICATION THE PRIESTS. I WOULD LIKE TO ENCOURAGE ALL OF YOU AND OUR VIEWERS AT HOME, EWTN IS GOING TO BE INVOLVED TOMORROW IN A RELAY THEY CALL IT THIS IS NOW I THINK THE 9TH YEAR OF THIS WORLD DAY FOR PRIESTS AND AFTER THE MASS EWTN WILL TELEVISE PART OF THE RELAY IF YOU WILL IT IS GOING TO BE LIKE A THROWING OFF OF THE BATON FROM ONE PLACE TO ANOTHER AND I BELIEVE IT IS GOING TO START IN MEXICO CITY AT OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE BASILICA AS PRAYER AND REPARATION FOR PRIESTS. I THINK WE KNOW WHAT A DEFINITELY DIFFICULT YEAR THIS HAS BEEN IN THE CHURCH. TO COME TOGETHER TO PRAY FOR PRIESTS. THIS IS NOT SIMPLY TO PRAY FOR PRIESTS BUT FOR THE ENTIRE CHURCH AND WHEN YOU SAY PRIESTS, THE BISHOPS ARE PRIESTS ALSO. THE GREATEST THING THAT A BISHOP DOES IS TO CELEBRATE THE HOLY SACRIFICE OF THE MASS. THE BISHOP CANNOT DO ANYTHING GREATER THAN THE POWER THAT I HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE AUTHORITY TO OFFER MASS AND FORGIVE SINS. A BISHOP SIMPLY HAS BEEN GIVEN JURISDICTION OVER A LOCAL CHURCH TO GOVERN PEOPLE AND SHEPHERD THE PEOPLE AND WE SEE THE EFFECTS OF HOW WHEN SOMEBODY DOES NOT LIVE UP TO THE WORDS OF CHRIST, WE SEE THE EFFECTS AND HOW AS THE GOSPEL SAYS IT IS NOT ENOUGH TO SAY LORD LORD. IT IS NOT ENOUGH TO SIMPLY LISTEN TO THE WORDS OF CHRIST BUT HAVE THOSE WORDS OF CHRIST HAVE THE WORDS OF CHRIST TRANSFORMED MY LIFE AND YOUR LIFE MOST ESPECIALLY MY LIFE AS A PRIEST? AND THE LIVES OF THE BISHOPS? IT IS NOT SIMPLY ENOUGH TO PREACH THE GOSPEL DAY IN AND DAY OUT APPEAR BUT HOW HAS MY LIFE BEEN TRANSFORMED INTO THE IMAGE OF THE INCARNATE SON OF GOD? HOW HAS THE WORDS OF JESUS THAT HE PREACHED TO US TRANSFORM MY LIFE? NOTICE I AM NOT SO MUCH PREACHING TO YOU TODAY BUT TO MYSELF? IT NEEDS TO TRANSFORM MY OWN LIFE. LISTENING TO THE WORDS OF CHRIST MOST ESPECIALLY THESE WORDS COME REALLY AT THE END OF THE SERMON OF THE MOUNT. THE SERMON OF THE MOUNT IS REALLY THE SERMON OF THE NEW LAW OF GRACE. BLESSED ARE THE POOR IN SPIRIT FOR THEIRS IS THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN. BLESSED ARE THE PURE IN HEART FOR THEY SHALL SEE GOD. WE HAVE BEEN HEARING VERY STARK AND SCARY WORDS FROM OUR LORD IN THE GOSPELS EVEN THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS. TODAY ONE PHRASE THAT MAY SCARE YOU IS AFTER THE DISCIPLES SAID LORD, LORD, DID I NOT SAY YOUR NAME AND DO ALL OF THESE MIGHTY DEEDS AND PROPHESY IN YOUR NAME AND DRIVE OUT DEMONS IN YOUR NAME? AND DO MIGHTY DEEDS IN YOUR NAME? WHAT’S THE LORD SAY? I NEVER KNEW YOU. DEPART FROM ME YOU EVILDOERS. I NEVER KNEW YOU. THOSE ARE SCARY WORDS. FRIGHTENING WORDS. ESPECIALLY FOR A PRIEST AND A BISHOP. THEY SHOULD BE FRIGHTENING. THEY SHOULD INVOKE THE HOLY FEAR OF GOD WITHIN US. REMEMBER FEAR OF THE LORD IS A GIFT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. IT IS NOT SO MUCH FEARING THE LORD AND WALKING AROUND THE LORD ON EGGSHELLS AS IF THE LORD CANNOT SEE YOU. THAT IS NOT FEAR OF THE LORD. GOD CAN SEE EVERYTHING. GOD SEES DOWN TO THE DEEPEST RECESSES OF OUR HEARTS AND IMAGINATIONS AND OUR INTELLECT, WILL, WORDS ARE NOT MERELY ENOUGH. WORDS MUST TRANSFORM INTO DEEDS AND ACTIONS. THEY MUST TRANSFORM OUR ENTIRE LIFE. JESUS WANTS TO CLAIM HIS PEOPLE AS HIS OWN. HE WANTS US TO BE HIS OWN PEOPLE. HE IS FORMING US AS HIS MYSTICAL BODY, THE CHURCH. IT IS NOT ENOUGH TO BE EDIFIED BY THE WORDS OF JESUS TO QUOTE HIM EVEN TO QUOTE THE GOSPELS OR SIMPLY EVEN TO APPEAL TO HIM OFTEN THROUGHOUT THE DAY. BUT HOW ARE THESE WORDS BUILDING US UP? I WOULD JUST LIKE TO EMPHASIZE THE WORD EDIFIED. EDIFIED MEANS IT COMES FROM THE WORD TO BUILD SO IT IS NOT SIMPLY JUST A MATTER OF US READING THE GOSPELS AND BEING EDIFIED BY THE WORDS OF JESUS BUT HOW ARE THE WORDS OF THE LORD HOW ARE THE COMMANDS OF CHRIST ALLOWING US TO BECOME AN EDIFICE, A BUILDING? A STRONG BUILDING? AS THE GOSPEL SAYS, NOT TO BE BUILT ON SAND BUT TO BE BUILT ON SOLID ROCK. ANY CONTRACTOR KNOWS THAT BEFORE HE GOES OUT AND STARTS THE EXCAVATION FOR A HOUSE HE IS GOING TO SURVEY THE ENTIRE LAND AND MAKE SURE THE LAND IS PROPER SO THAT IT WILL BE A SOLID FOUNDATION. THE SAME THING AND THE OTHER CONTRACTORS AS WELL, FOR INSTANCE SUCH AS A PLUMBER, IF YOU ARE BUILDING A HOUSE YOU ARE NOT GOING TO BUILD THE STRUCTURE OF THE HOUSE AND THEN THINK LATER ABOUT THE PLUMBING. YOU ARE GOING, EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE IN THE MIND, HOPEFULLY, OF THE CONTRACTOR OF THE ONE WHO IS HELPING TO BUILD THAT EDIFICE, A PROPERLY RUN AND ORDERED HOUSE. SO THE ELECTRICITY IS GOING TO BE THOUGHT OF, THE PLUMBING IS GOING TO BE THOUGHT OF, EVERY SINGLE LAST, THE ROOF, BUT OFTEN YOU KNOW THIS IS NOT THE CASE. HOUSES START TO FALL APART USUALLY AFTER ABOUT 10 OR 20 YEARS BECAUSE SOMEBODY DID NOT THINK OF THIS. SOMEBODY DID NOT THINK OF THAT. THEY SHOULD HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT THAT 10 OR 20 YEARS AGO WHEN THEY STARTED TO BUILD THE HOUSE. I GIVE THIS EXAMPLE BECAUSE MY UNCLE WAS A PLUMBER AND I WORKED FOR HIM FOR 3 OR 4 MONTHS BEFORE I ENTERED RELIGIOUS LIFE. YOU WOULD BE AMAZED AT WHAT PEOPLE DO NOT THINK ABOUT WHEN THEY ARE BUILDING A HOUSE WHEN THEY ARE BUILDING AN EDIFICE. IT IS THE SAME WAY IN OUR OWN LIVES WHEN WE SET OUT TO FOLLOW CHRIST WE NEED TO BUILD A HOUSE ON HIM, ON HIS COMMANDMENTS, AND NOT SIMPLY LET HIS WORDS BE HEARD AND THEN GO IN ONE EAR AND OUT THE OTHER BUT LET HIS WORDS TRANSFORM OUR LIFE. THE WORDS I NEVER KNEW YOU, MAY SCARE YOU BUT LET US THINK OF IT IN THIS WAY. WHEN THE DISCIPLE SAYS TO THE LORD, LORD, LORD AND THE LORD DOES NOT RECOGNIZE HIM 1ST OF ALL BECAUSE HE IS NOT DOING THE WILL OF HIS FATHER IN HEAVEN, THE LORD DOES NOT NEED US TO BLOW A TRUMPET. THE LORD DOES NOT NEED YOU TO BLOW A TRUMPET AND SAY LOOK LOOK AT WHAT I DID LORD. THE LORD DOES NOT NEED YOU TO CALL UPON HIM. HE IS GOING TO SEE BY YOUR OWN LIFE, HE IS GOING TO SEE HOPEFULLY BY MY LIFE, HIS LIFE REFLECTED IN YOU. THERE’S REALLY GOING TO BE IN THE END NO NEED FOR YOU TO CALL OUT LORD, LORD. WE MIGHT THINK WHEN WE SEE OUR LORD OBVIOUSLY IN MY OWN MIND WE ARE GOING TO BE PROSTRATE BEFORE HIM CALLING OUT SAYING LORD HAVE MERCY ON ME A SINNER. IN MY OWN MIND I AM THINKING THAT RIGHT NOW. ULTIMATELY THE LORD IS NOT GOING TO NEED YOU TO SAY LORD, LORD. HE IS ALREADY GOING TO KNOW YOU. HE IS GOING TO KNOW YOU AS 1 OF HIS OWN. HE IS GOING TO KNOW YOU BECAUSE YOU HAVE CHOSEN TO BUILD YOUR LIFE ON A FIRM FOUNDATION AND THE GOSPEL TODAY GIVES US 2 CHOICES. THE FOUNDATION OF ROCK AND THE FOUNDATION OF THE SAND. THAT MIGHT BE A QUESTION FOR US TO PONDER TODAY. WHAT FOUNDATION IS MY LIFE ROOTED ON? THERE MAY BE SOME TIMES IN OUR LIVES OUR LIVES ARE SINKING. MAYBE YOU FEEL LIKE YOU’RE NOT LIVING UP TO THE CHRISTIAN LIFE. THAT IS WHERE THE SACRAMENTS OF THE CHRISTIAN LIFE OF THE NEW TESTAMENT COME IN. THE SACRAMENTS ARE MEANT TO CONFORM US AND TO TRANSFORM US. WHEN WE HAVE FALLEN SHORT OF LIVING THE GOSPEL LIFE. WHEN WE HAVE FALLEN SHORT OF BEING TRANSFORMED. THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE FOOLISH MAN AND THE WISE MAN, THE FOOLISH MAN KNOWS THE LAW AND THE FOOLISH MAN HAS HEARD THE WORDS OF CHRIST AGAIN BUT THE FOOLISH MAN HAS NOT ALLOWED THE WORDS OF CHRIST TO TRANSFORM HIS LIFE. THE WISE MAN HOPEFULLY, WE ARE ON THE PART OF THE WISE MEN, BUT FACE IT, SOME OF US FALL INTO BEING FOOLISH. WE ALL FALL INTO BEING FOOLISH. WE NEED TO COME BEFORE AND RECOGNIZE BEFORE GOD AND TO REPENT AND TO COME HUMBLY TO THE SACRAMENT OF PENANCE AND CONFESSION WHEN WE HAVE DONE WRONG. WHEN WE NEED RESTORATION IN OUR LIFE. SO ULTIMATELY IN THE END IT IS NOT GOD TO BE BLAMED FOR THE EDIFICE FALLING, IT IS US. WE ARE AT FAULT. WE ARE AT FAULT. THAT IS WHY I ENCOURAGE YOU ESPECIALLY TO PRAY FOR THE PRIESTS. TOMORROW GO TO THE WORLDPRIESTS.COM WEBSITE AND IF YOU CANNOT DO THAT SIMPLY PRAY BEFORE THE BLESSED SACRAMENT. MAYBE GO TO MASS AND OFFER YOUR MASS AND HOLY COMMUNION FOR PRIESTS AND BISHOPS AND FOR YOUR BISHOP. AND TO PRAY FOR US. IT IS ULTIMATELY OUR FAULT. FOR NOT PASSING ON THE DEPOSIT OF THE FAITH. FOR NOT TEACHING THE FLOCK WHAT WE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE TEACHING THEM. SURE THERE IS BLAME TO GO AROUND EVERYWHERE BUT ULTIMATELY THE BLAME IS TO BE ON THE PRIESTS. THOSE IN AUTHORITY. THAT IS SCARY. THAT IS SCARY FOR ANY PRIEST. GO TO WORLDPRIESTS.COM AND IT WILL TELL YOU FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE AT HOME OR HOME BOUND AND YOU ARE WONDERING HOW DO I DO THIS? IT IS VERY EASY. I WENT TO IT THIS MORNING. GO TO WORLDPRIESTS.COM AND IT WILL TELL YOU EXACTLY WHAT TO CLICK ON AND YOU CAN FOLLOW ALL DAY LONG. YOU MAY BE ABLE TO GO TO THE PLACE LIVE AND SEE AND PRAY ALONG WITH THE EXACT PLACE THAT IS LIVE AND TO OFFER YOUR PRAYERS AND TO OFFER YOUR SUPPORT FOR PRAYERS FOR PRIESTS AND FOR BISHOPS. GOD KNOWS WE NEED IT MORE THAN EVER, DO WE NOT? ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. WE NEED TO PRAY FOR MORE SANCTIFICATION IN GOD’S HOLY CHURCH. THE CHURCH HAS BEEN CRUCIFIED AND SPIT UPON, NOT SO MUCH BY THE OUTSIDE WORLD, THERE IS ALWAYS THE OUTSIDE WORLD PUSHING UP AGAINST THE CHURCH, BUT YOU KNOW WHO REALLY CRUCIFIES AND MOCKS AND SPIT UPON THE CHURCH? HER OWN. IT IS ENOUGH. I AM TIRED OF IT AND YOU SHOULD BE TIRED OF IT ALSO. TOMORROW THE WORLD DAY OF SANCTIFICATION FOR PRIESTS, LET US KEEP IN MIND EVERY PRIEST THAT HAS MINISTERED TO US IN PROFOUND WAYS. THE PRIEST WHO BAPTIZED US OR HEARD OUR 1ST CONFESSION OR THE PRIEST THAT GAVE US OUR 1ST HOLY COMMUNION. THE BISHOP THAT ORDAINED ME. BISHOP ROBERT BAKER. KEEP IN MIND THOSE PRIESTS AND KEEP IN MIND THE PRIESTS THAT HAVE GONE ASTRAY. GOD DOES NOT WANT THEM TO BE LOST EITHER. GOD DOES NOT WANT THEODORE MCCARRICK WHO CAUSED SO MUCH WRECK AND HAVOC WHO BUILT HIS HOUSE ON SAND, GOD DOES NOT WANT THAT MAN TO BE LOST. FOREVER IN DAMNATION FOR ALL ETERNITY. GOD WANTS EVEN HIM TO BE SAVED AND COME TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH. SO LET US UNITE TOGETHER TO PRAY FOR ALL PRIESTS AND BISHOPS OFFERING SACRIFICE AND PRAYER FOR THEM TOMORROW.

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