Daily Catholic Mass – 2019-09-05 – Fr. Joseph

By | September 11, 2019


>>A READING FROM THE LETTER OF ST. PAUL TO THE COLOSSIANS. BROTHERS AND SISTERS: FROM THE DAY WE HEARD ABOUT YOU, WE DO NOT CEASE PRAYING FOR YOU AND ASKING THAT YOU MAY BE FILLED WITH THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD’S WILL THROUGH ALL SPIRITUAL WISDOM AND UNDERSTANDING TO WALK IN A MANNER WORTHY OF THE LORD, SO AS TO BE FULLY PLEASING, IN EVERY GOOD WORK BEARING FRUIT AND GROWING IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD, STRENGTHENED WITH EVERY POWER, IN ACCORD WITH HIS GLORIOUS MIGHT, FOR ALL ENDURANCE AND PATIENCE, WITH JOY GIVING THANKS TO THE FATHER, WHO HAS MADE YOU FIT TO SHARE IN THE INHERITANCE OF THE HOLY ONES IN LIGHT. HE DELIVERED US FROM THE POWER OF DARKNESS AND TRANSFERRED US TO THE KINGDOM OF HIS BELOVED SON, IN WHOM WE HAVE REDEMPTION, THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS. THE WORD OF THE LORD.>>THANKS BE TO GOD.>>THE LORD HAS MADE KNOWN HIS SALVATION.>>THE LORD HAS MADE KNOWN HIS SALVATION.>>THE LORD HAS MADE HIS SALVATION KNOWN: IN THE SIGHT OF THE NATIONS HE HAS REVEALED HIS JUSTICE. HE HAS REMEMBERED HIS KINDNESS AND HIS FAITHFULNESS TOWARD THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL.>>THE LORD HAS MADE KNOWN HIS SALVATION.>>ALL THE ENDS OF THE EARTH HAVE SEEN THE SALVATION BY OUR GOD. SING JOYFULLY TO THE LORD, ALL YOU LANDS; BREAK INTO SONG; SING PRAISE.>>THE LORD HAS MADE KNOWN HIS SALVATION.>>SING PRAISE TO THE LORD WITH THE HARP, WITH THE HARP AND MELODIOUS SONG. WITH TRUMPETS AND THE SOUND OF THE HORN, SING JOYFULLY BEFORE THE KING, THE LORD.>>THE LORD HAS MADE KNOWN HIS SALVATION.>>♪ ALLELUIA ALLELUIA ALLELUIA>>♪ ALLELUIA ALLELUIA ALLELUIA>>♪ COME AFTER ME, SAYS THE LORD, AND I WILL MAKE YOU FISHERS OF MEN ♪>>♪ ALLELUIA ALLELUIA ALLELUIA>>FATHER: ♪ DOMINUS VOBISCUM ♪>>♪ ET CUM SPIRITU TUO ♪>>FATHER: ♪ LECTIO SANCTI EVANGELII SECUNDUM LUCAM ♪>>♪ GLORIA TIBI, DOMINE ♪>>FATHER: WHILE THE CROWD WAS PRESSING IN ON JESUS AND LISTENING TO THE WORD OF GOD, HE WAS STANDING BY THE LAKE OF GENNESARET. HE SAW TWO BOATS THERE ALONGSIDE THE LAKE. THE FISHERMEN HAD DISEMBARKED AND WERE WASHING THEIR NETS. GETTING INTO ONE OF THE BOATS, THE ONE BELONGING TO SIMON, HE ASKED HIM TO PUT OUT A SHORT DISTANCE FROM THE SHORE. THEN HE SAT DOWN AND TAUGHT THE CROWDS FROM THE BOAT. AFTER HE HAD FINISHED SPEAKING, HE SAID TO SIMON, PUT OUT INTO DEEP WATER AND LOWER YOUR NETS FOR A CATCH. SIMON SAID IN REPLY, MASTER, WE HAVE WORKED HARD ALL NIGHT AND HAVE CAUGHT NOTHING, BUT AT YOUR COMMAND I WILL LOWER THE NETS. WHEN THEY HAD DONE THIS, THEY CAUGHT A GREAT NUMBER OF FISH AND THEIR NETS WERE TEARING. THEY SIGNALED TO THEIR PARTNERS IN THE OTHER BOAT TO COME TO HELP THEM. THEY CAME AND FILLED BOTH BOATS SO THAT THE BOATS WERE IN DANGER OF SINKING. WHEN SIMON PETER SAW THIS, HE FELL AT THE KNEES OF JESUS AND SAID, DEPART FROM ME, LORD, FOR I AM A SINFUL MAN. FOR ASTONISHMENT AT THE CATCH OF FISH THEY HAD MADE SEIZED HIM AND ALL THOSE WITH HIM, AND LIKEWISE JAMES AND JOHN, THE SONS OF ZEBEDEE, WHO WERE PARTNERS OF SIMON. JESUS SAID TO SIMON, DO NOT BE AFRAID, FROM NOW ON YOU WILL BE CATCHING MEN. WHEN THEY BROUGHT THEIR BOATS TO THE SHORE, THEY LEFT EVERYTHING AND FOLLOWED HIM. ♪ VERBUM DOMINI ♪>>♪ LAUS TIBI, CHRISTE ♪>>Father: DO YOU KNOW THE FIVE FINGER GOSPEL? THIS WAS SOMETHING THAT MOTHER TERESA WOULD OFTEN DO. SHE WOULD TAKE THE HAND OF THE PERSON THAT SHE WAS SPEAKING TO AND SHE WOULD SAY, YOUR HAND HAS THE WHOLE GOSPEL, YOU DON’T NEED ANY BOOKS. ONE HAND HAS THE GOSPEL. YOU-DID-IT-TO-ME. SO, THOSE WERE WORDS FROM THE ENTRANCE ANTIPHON THIS MORNING, MATTHEW 25. WHERE JESUS SAID, WHAT YOU DO TO THE LEAST OF MY BRETHREN, YOU DO IT TO ME. BUT THEN SHE ALSO SAID THIS ALSO SPEAKS TO US, OUR FIVE FINGERS, OUR ONE HAND SPEAKS TO US ALSO FOR THE LOVE OF JESUS FOR US. SO, WE THINK OF HIS FIVE WOUNDS WHICH TESTIFY TO HIS LOVE EVEN UNTO DEATH ON THE CROSS FOR US. BUT ALSO, SHE SAID, THAT HE GAVE YOU TWO FEET AND TWO HANDS AND THE LOVE OF HIS SACRED HEART. SO ALL OF THAT POINTS TO HIS LOVE FOR YOU. AND THEN HOW DO YOU CONCRETELY PUT YOUR LOVE FOR JESUS, HOW DO YOU CONCRETELY LIVE THAT OUT. SO, HE HAS REVEALED HIS LOVE TO YOU, HIS FIVE WOUNDS, HE’S GIVEN YOU EVERYTHING THAT HE HAS, THE LOVE OF HIS SACRED HEART. HOW DO YOU LIVE THAT OUT CONCRETELY? YOU-DID-IT-TO-ME. AND WHEN FATHER SEBASTIAN WAS THE COFOUNDER OF THE MEN’S MISSIONARIES OF CHARITY, HE SAID EVEN POPE JOHN PAUL II, WHEN SHE MET HIM, SHE TOOK HIS HAND, YOU DID IT TO ME. SO, IN TODAY’S GOSPEL, WE HAVE PETER SIMON HAS HE IS CALLED IN THE GOSPEL, HE PUTS OUT THE, JESUS GETS INTO THE BOAT, THEY HAVE BEEN FISHING ALL NIGHT LONG, HAVEN’T CAUGHT ANYTHING, DOESN’T REALLY MAKE SENSE TO DO WHAT THE LORD HAS REQUESTED. YET, HE DOES IT. HE DOES IT. HE PUTS INTO ACTION THE LORD’S WORDS. SO, THE PEOPLE WERE LISTENING TO THE WORD OF GOD. THAT’S HOW THE GOSPEL BEGAN TODAY. THEY WERE LISTENING TO THE WORD OF GOD. THAT’S HOW WE’RE FIRST RESPONDING, LISTENING, ATTENTIVE AND WE WANT TO KNOW WHAT GOD’S WILL IS, WHAT HIS PLAN IS IN OUR LIVES AND IN THE WORLD. SO, THEY WERE LISTENING TO THE WORD OF GOD. BUT THEN, IT’S NOT ONLY FOR US TO LISTEN AS ST. JAMES SAYS, BUT ALSO TO PUT IT THEN INTO ACTION. SO, PETER, WE SEE THIS, WHERE HE DOES WHAT THE LORD COMMANDS. DOESN’T SEEM TO MAKE SENSE TO HIM AT THE TIME AND EVEN SAYS THAT TO THE LORD. WE’VE BEEN FISHING ALL NIGHT LONG, WE’VE CAUGHT NOTHING. BUT AT YOUR COMMAND, WE WILL LOWER THE NETS. AND WHAT HAPPENS, THERE’S ABUNDANT FRUITFULNESS EVEN BEYOND WHAT COULD BE EXPECTED, EVEN BEYOND THE NATURAL ORDER OF WHAT THEY RECEIVE. AND THAT’S WHAT THE LORD DOES. WHEN WE’RE LISTENING AND ATTENTIVE TO HIS WORD, IN EVERY MASS WE HAVE, AN ABUNDANT READING FROM THE SCRIPTURES, WORD OF GOD, WE’RE LISTENING ATTENTIVELY TO THAT. BUT THEN IT IS WHEN WE’RE SENT OUT AT THE END OF MASS THEN TO PUT IT INTO ACTION IN OUR DAILY LIVES. JESUS, IN THE NEXT CHAPTER, AND THIS IS CHAPTER 5 OF LUKE’S GOSPEL. WE’LL HEAR THIS IN CHAPTER 6, THE VERY FOLLOWING GOSPEL, JESUS SAID, WHY DO YOU CALL ME LORD, LORD BUT DO NOT DO WHAT I COMMAND? I WILL SHOW YOU WHAT SOMEONE IS LIKE WHO LISTENS TO MY WORDS AND ACTS ON THEM. NOW, HE’S A CARPENTER, SO HE SAYS, IT’S LIKE SOMEONE WHO IS BUILDING A HOUSE AND HE BUILDS IT ON A STRONG FOUNDATION ON ROCK. AND THEN, WHEN THE STORMS COME, RIVER RISES, FLOODS COME, IT REMAINS STEADFAST. BUT THE ONE WHO LISTENS TO THE WORDS BUT DOESN’T ACT ON THEM IS LIKE THE ONE WHO BUILT WITH NO FOUNDATION, NO FOUNDATION TO HOLD THEM STEADY IN THE STORMS OF LIFE. SO, IT’S LIVING OUT WHAT THE LORD HAS TAUGHT US. AND IT’S IN A VARIETY OF WAYS. YOU KNOW, ONE TIME, MOTHER TERESA CAME TO THE UNITED STATES. SOMEONE SAID TO HER, YOU KNOW, MOTHER, I CAN’T DO WHAT YOU DO. AND MOTHER SAID, I CAN’T DO WHAT YOU DO. BUTS LET’S DO WHAT WE CAN AND DO SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL FOR GOD. SO, IN OUR PARTICULAR CIRCUMSTANCES OF LIFE, OUR PARTICULAR VOCATIONS, ALL OF US, DO SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL FOR GOD. SO, IT’S FOR US TO ASK TODAY, HOW CAN I PUT THE GOSPEL INTO ACTION TODAY? HOW CAN I LIVE IT OUT? HOW CAN I CARRY OUT WHAT THE LORD WANTS. I’M NOT ONLY A LISTENER TO THE WORD BUT I WANT TO LIVE IT OUT. SAINT THERESA OF CALCUTTA SAID, THERE’S A TERRIBLE HUNGER FOR LOVE. WE ALL EXPERIENCE THAT IN OUR LIVES, THE PAIN, LONELINESS AND WE MUST HAVE THE COURAGE TO RECOGNIZE IT. THE POOR, YOU MAY HAVE RIGHT IN YOUR OWN FAMILY. FIND THEM SO, SHE’S NAMED THERESA AFTER THERESE OF LISIEUX AND SHE WOULD OFTEN SPEAK OF DOING LITTLE THINGS WITH LOVE. HAS GREAT VALUE IN THE SIGHT OF GOD. AND FATHER ANDREW APOSTOLI MET MOTHER TERESA MANY TIMES, AND HE SAID IN HIS VERY FIRST MEETING WITH MOTHER TERESA, SHE TOLD HIM A STORY. AND IT WAS A STORY OF HOW — THIS IS WHEN THE BERLIN WALL WAS STILL UP AND EAST GERMANY WAS STILL UNDER COMMUNISM — AND THE SUPERIOR THEY HAD IN EAST GERMANY FOR THE MISSIONARIES OF CHARITY HAD GOTTEN SICK AND SHE NEEDED A REPLACEMENT. AND MOTHER TERESA NEEDED TO SEND SOMEONE THERE TO DEAL WITH THE COMMUNIST GOVERNMENT AND THE DIFFICULTIES OF THAT. SO, SHE HAD MADE HER CHOICE OF WHO SHE WAS GOING TO SEND. BUT THAT PERSON, THAT SISTER HAD TO HAVE A VISA. SO, MOTHER TERESA TOLD FATHER ANDREW, OFTEN, WHEN SHE NEEDED A SPECIAL FAVOR VERY QUICKLY SHE WOULD DO THE EXPRESS NOVENA SHE CALLED IT. IT WAS NINE MEMORARES IN A ROW AND THEY NEEDED TO GET THE SISTER ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BERLIN WALL, NEEDED THERE TO HELP THAT COMMUNITY. SO THEY GOT TOGETHER AND PRAYED NINE MEMORARES AND THEY GOT A CALL FROM THE COMMUNIST OFFICIAL. AND HE SAID, IT’S GOING TO TAKE SIX MONTHS TO GET THE NOVENA. AND THEN THEY FINISHED THE NINTH MEMORARE. AND THEN, THEY FINISHED PRAYING. AND THEN HE CALLED BACK AND HE SAID, YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE YOUR VISA IMMEDIATELY. SO, SHE OFTEN USED THAT IN A WAY IN WHICH WE CAN, FOR PARTICULAR NEEDS THAT WE HAVE, FOR HELP RIGHT IN A WAY, TO PRAY THE NINE MEMORARES QUICKLY IN SUCCESSION TO ASK FOR OUR LADY’S HELP. NOW, ONCE A COMPANY CAME TO HER AND OFFERED HER SOME PROPERTY IN BOMBAY. FIRST, HE ASKED, MOTHER, HOW DO YOU MANAGE YOUR BUDGET. AND I ASKED HIM WHO SENT HIM HERE. AND HE REPLIED, I FELT AN URGE INSIDE ME. AND MOTHER ANSWERED, I SAID, OTHER PEOPLE COME TO SEE ME AND SAY THE SAME. IT WAS CLEAR, GOD SENT YOU. HE SENT YOU AS HE SENDS MR. X, MRS. Y, MRS. Z AND THEY PROVIDE THE MATERIAL MEANS WE NEED FOR THE WORK. AND THE GRACE OF GOD MOVED YOU AND YOU ARE MY BUDGET. GOD SEES TO OUR NEEDS AS JESUS PROMISED. I ACCEPTED THE PROPERTY THAT HE GAVE AND I NAMED IT, GIFT OF HOPE, ASHA DUN. NOW, SO MUCH HOPE WE HAVE WITH MOTHER TERESA’S WORDS, THIS INSTANT TOUCHING OF OUR HEARTS THAT REALLY BRINGS HOME TO US THE GOSPEL. YOU KNOW I READ THE MIRACLES THAT HAVE OCCURRED AND THEN TWO MIRACLES ARE REQUIRED AFTER A PERSON’S DEATH THROUGH THEIR INTERCESSION, SOMETHING INSTANTANEOUS, SOMETHING NO MEDICAL EXPLANATION FOR, HAS TO BE LASTING AND HAS TO BE SOMETHING THAT HAPPENS VERY QUICKLY. AND THEY STRICTLY ENLISTED THAT PARTICULAR SAINT. SO, I’M LOOKING AT THE TWO MIRACLES, FIRST ONE THAT LED TO MOTHER TERESA’S BEATIFICATION AND TAKING PLACE ONE YEAR ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF HER DEATH. SO, TODAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 22ND ANNIVERSARY OF MOTHER TERESA’S DEATH, SHE DIED IN 1977. ONE YEAR LATER, SEPTEMBER 5, THE DAY OF MOTHER’S DEATH IN 1998, THERE WAS A WOMAN BY THE MAIM OF MONICA BESRA — BY THE NAME OF MONICA BESRA. SHE WENT TO THE MISSIONARY CHARITY OF HOME IN WEST BENGAL INDIA. SHE HAD FEVER, HEAD ACHES, VOMITING AND SHE HAD A GROWING TUMOR IN HER ABDOMEN. AND IT GREW AND GREW. AND THEY SAID SHE NEEDED SURGERY BUT WAS TOO WEAK TO UNDERGO AN OPERATION. SO, THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF MOTHER’S DEATH, SEPTEMBER 5, SHE SAW A LIGHT EMANATING FROM THE PICTURE OF MOTHER TERESA IN THE CHAPEL. ONE OF THE SISTERS TOOK THE MEDAL THAT WAS TOUCHED TO MOTHER TERESA, AND PLACED IT ON HER ABDOMEN, AND SAID A PRAYER FOR MOTHER TERESA’S HELP AND THE NEXT MORNING SHE WOKE UP TO FIND THE TUMOR COMPLETELY DISAPPEARED. AND THE MEDICAL EXAMS SHOWED THAT THE AB NOMINAL MASS WAS NO LONGER THERE. THAT CURE WAS RECOGNIZED BY THE VATICAN IN 2002 FOR HER BEATIFICATION. BUT THAT BRINGS TO MIND AND TODAY’S I CAN RECOUNT THE CANONIZATION MIRACLE. BUT WHAT ST. PAUL WROTE TO THE COLOSSIANS IN TODAY’S FIRST READING, CHAPTER 1. HE SAID, HE’S MADE YOU FIT TO SHARE IN THE INHERITANCE OF THE HOLY ONES IN LIGHT. HE DELIVERED US FROM THE POWER OF DARKNESS AND TRANSFERRED US TO THE KINGDOM OF HIS BELOVED SON. SO, WE HAVE INHERITANCE WITH THE HOLY ONES IN LIGHT. THAT’S INTERESTING, THAT THIS WOMAN SAW THIS LIGHT COMING FROM THE PICTURE OF MOTHER TERESA. SHE’S ONE OF THOSE NOW ENJOYING THE GLORY OF HEAVEN AND ALSO AN OLDER SISTER TO US WHO CAN HELP US IN OUR PARTICULAR NEEDS AS WE ASK HER TO HELP US IN THOSE PARTICULAR NEEDS. AND THAT WE TOO HAVE BEEN TRANSFERRED BY OUR BAPTISM, BY OUR FAITHFUL FOLLOWING OF THE LORD FROM THE KINGDOM, FROM THE POWER OF DARKNESS TO THE KINGDOM OF THE BELOVED SON OF JESUS, HAVING INHERITANCE OF THE HOLY ONES IN LIGHT. THE MIRACLE THAT LED TO HER CANONIZATION WAS A BRAZILIAN MAN, MARCILIO ANDRINO, AND HE WAS ACTUALLY THERE WITH HIS WIFE AT THE CANONIZATION MASS. AND SO, HE HAD A BRAIN THAT HAD AN ABSCESS, ACCUMULATING FLUID AND LEFT HIM IN A COMA. HE AND HIS WIFE, MARCILIO ANDRINO AND FERNANDA, HIS WIFE, HAD BEEN GIVEN A RELIC BY THEIR PRIEST ON THEIR WEDDING DAY WHO MARRIED THEM. SO, FERNANDA PUT THE RELIC ON HIS HEAD, FILLED WITH ABSCESSES AND FLUID AND RECITED THE OFFICIAL PRAYER FOR MOTHER TERESA AND WHATEVER CAME FROM HER HEART. AS A LAST DITCH EFFORT TO SAVE HIS LIFE, HE WAS SENT INTO SURGERY TO DRAIN THE FLUID AROUND HIS BRAIN. BUT BEFORE THE OPERATION COULD BEGIN, HE MIRACULOUSLY WOKE UP AND SAID, WHAT AM I DOING HERE? AND HE MADE A FAST AND COMPLETE RECOVERY. THE ABSCESSES AND FLUID AROUND HIS BRAIN DISAPPEARED WITHOUT THE NEED OF SURGERY. SO, THAT WAS RECOGNIZED IN 2015. AND SHE WAS CANONIZED NINE YEARS AFTER HER DEATH, MOTHER TERESA. SO, WE HAVE THESE OLDER BROTHERS AND SISTERS WHO NOW ARE THOSE HOLY ONES IN LIGHT, SHARING THAT INHERITANCE THAT CHRIST HAS WON FOR US, THE FORGIVENESS OF OUR SINS, BEING TRANSFERRED OUT OF THE POWER OF DARKNESS AND INTO THE KINGDOM OF HIS BELOVED SON. FINALLY, I JUST WOULD CONCLUDE WITH MORE WORDS OF ST. TERESA OF CALCUTTA AND THIS IN LIGHT HOW WE LOOK AT OUR OWN INADEQUACIES, OUR OWN WEAKNESSES AND BE OVERWHELMED AND THINK WE CANNOT DO ANYTHING FOR THE GLORY OF GOD IN THIS LIFE. AND SHE SAID, GIVE YOURSELF FULLY TO GOD. HE WILL USE YOU TO ACCOMPLISH GREAT THINGS. ON THE CONDITION THAT YOU BELIEVE MUCH MORE IN HIS LOVE THAN IN YOUR OWN WEAKNESS. GIVE YOURSELF FULLY TO GOD. HE WILL USE YOU TO ACCOMPLISH GREAT THINGS ON THE CONDITION THAT YOU BELIEVE MUCH MORE IN HIS LOVE THAN IN YOUR OWN WEAKNESS. THE FIVE WOUNDS OF JESUS POINT TO HIS LOVE FOR US, EVERYTHING HE HAS GIVEN US, OUR HANDS, FEET, LOVE OF HIS SACRED HEART POINTING TO HIS LOVE FOR US AND NOW WE’RE TO PUT THAT CONCRETELY INTO ACTION. YOU DID IT TO ME.

8 thoughts on “Daily Catholic Mass – 2019-09-05 – Fr. Joseph

  1. Everything Post author

    Get out from her,is the whore of the Bible ,just read the Bible and you will find out,you never read a Bible never you only hear some verses from these homosexual dress wearing deceivers.

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  2. Stephen Charles Post author

    The Psalm and Allelujah sung in perfect plain tone – as it should be! Respect…..

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  3. Gladys Compere Post author

    Thank you father Joseph β€β€β€πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

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  4. G.M. Mayo Post author

    Lord pls help me b healthy to share Sunday w my precious friend, Maria. Mother help me w my health as you always do tmorrow. Thank you. Amen

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  5. Marjorie Thomas Post author

    Amen…thanks be to God. Lord God Heavenly Father my only true King and, only Saviour I am praying to You for the Conversion of my daughter, my son, and my husband. I am thankful for all the blessings You have given me. I am grateful for Your unconditional love even though I am a sinner.

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