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Saint Of The Day
Jun  29:
St. Peter and Paul Apostles died 64; 67 Palestine, Rome + Paul: Patron of the lay apostolate, the Cursillo movement,:
Peter and Paul are giants of the Church. Both are apostles. Peter was very likely a middle-aged man when Jesus called him. He wasa fisherman from Bethsaida, a village near the Lake of Galilee. Perhaps he was part of a fisherman’s co-op with his brother Anclrew and friends James and John. At any rate, Andrew introduced Peter to Jesus. Jesus said, “You are Simon son of John; you are to be called Cephas, meaning Rock.” During the three years the apostles lived with Jesus. Peter showed definite signs of leadership. He was often the spokesman for the group. When Jesus asked, “Who do you say I am?” Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” It was Peter who objected to Jesus’ stating that he was on his way to Jerusalem to suffer and die. Peter is mentioned 195 times in the New Testament. He appears lovable, impetuous, practical, and sometimes weak under pressure. Jesus loved him dearly, even after Peter denied knowing him during the passion. Peter became the leader in the early Church. According to the Acts of the Apostles, he was the first to preach on Pentecost. He arranged for the selection of Matthias to replace Judas. He worked the first public miracle: curing the lame man at the temple gate. He welcomed the first person who was not Jewish into the Church. People thought just his shadow passing by would cure them. Peter was imprisoned three or four times. Finally, in Rome, he was sentenced to death by crucifixion. Out of respect for his Master, Jesus, he asked the guard to fasten him to the cross upside down. He was buried in an old Roman cemetery, probably where the basilica of St. Peter is today. He is called the “Prince of the Apostles.” Two letters in the Bible are said to be his. Paul received the best education. Being a strict Jew, he persecuted the Christians who were teaching strange new things. One day on the way to Damascus to hunt for Christians, Paul met Jesus. Paul became the greatest Christian missionary, preaching and founding churches. In the beginning Paul had difficulty convincing the Jewish Christians that non-Jews could be baptized and did not have to follow Jewish rules. He finally won. For about thirty years Paul traveled around the Roman Empire preaching about Christ and suffering. From his many letters that are in the Bible and from the Acts of the Apostles, he seems to have been affectionate, loyal, courageous, and dedicated. He was the right man to build the bridge between Jewish religion of the Old Testament and the Christianity of the New Testament. Paul was imprisoned and finally beheaded outside of the walls of Rome. St. Peter and Paul pray for us!! Source: Saints Kit by Sister Mary Kathleen Glavich , S.N.D and oher Sisters of Notre Dame, Chardon
Todays Readings & Speciality
October  21:30th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME:

CATHOLIC CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY

30th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

21-23 OCTOBER 2016



FIRST READING                                      Sir 35:12-14, 16-18

The prayer of the lowly pierces the clouds.

 

A reading from the book of Sirach.

 

The LORD is a God of justice, who knows no favorites. Though not unduly partial toward the weak, yet he hears the cry of the oppressed. The Lord is not deaf to the wail of the orphan, nor to the widow when she pours out her complaint. The one who serves God willingly is heard; his petition reaches the heavens. The prayer of the lowly pierces the clouds; it does not rest till it reaches its goal, nor will it withdraw till the Most High responds, judges justly and affirms the right, and the Lord will not delay.

The Word of the Lord.

 

RESPONSORIAL PSALM    

R. The Lord hears the cry of the poor.

 

I will bless the LORD at all times;
his praise shall be ever in my mouth.
Let my soul glory in the LORD;
the lowly will hear me and be glad.
R.

The LORD confronts the evildoers,
to destroy remembrance of them from the earth.
When the just cry out, the Lord hears them,
and from all their distress he rescues them..
R.

 

The LORD is close to the brokenhearted;
and those who are crushed in spirit he saves.
The LORD redeems the lives of his servants;
no one incurs guilt who takes refuge in him..
R.

 

SECOND READING                             2 Tm 4:6-8, 16-18

From now on, the crown of righteousness awaits me.

 

A reading from the second letter of Saint Paul to Timothy.

 

Beloved: I am already being poured out like a libation, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have competed well; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith. From now on the crown of righteousness awaits me, which the Lord, the just judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me, but to all who have longed for his appearance.

           At my first defense no one appeared on my behalf, but everyone deserted me. May it not be held against them! But the Lord stood by me and gave me strength, so that through me the proclamation might be completed and all the Gentiles might hear it. And I was rescued from the lion's mouth. The Lord will rescue me from every evil threat and will bring me safe to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory forever and ever. Amen.

The Word of the Lord.

 

Gospel Acclamation

 

Alleluia, alleluia

God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, and entrusting to us the message of salvation.

Alleluia, alleluia

 

 

GOSPEL                                                    Luke 18:9-14

The tax collector, not the Pharisee, went home justified.

 

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke

 

Jesus addressed this parable to those who were convinced of their own righteousness and despised everyone else.  “Two people went up to the temple area to pray; one was a Pharisee and the other was a tax collector.  The Pharisee took up his position and spoke this prayer to himself, ‘O God, I thank you that I am not like the rest of humanity -- greedy, dishonest, adulterous -- or even like this tax collector.  I fast twice a week, and I pay tithes on my whole income.’ But the tax collector stood off at a distance and would not even raise his eyes to heaven but beat his breast and prayed, ‘O God, be merciful to me a sinner.’ I tell you, the latter went home justified, not the former; for whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”

The Gospel of the Lord

 

GENERAL INTERCESSIONS:

 

CELEBRANT:  Let us pray to the Father in heaven who hears the cries of the humble, and let us say: LORD, HEAR YOUR PEOPLE.


1.  For the Church, we the people saved by God’s love, that we may not rebuff or alienate anyone through superior attitudes, let us pray. R


2.    For those in the Church to whom the ministry of reconciliation has been especially entrusted, that they may be uncompromising with evil yet welcome sinners with respect and mercy, let us pray. R

3.    For the leaders of nations and public servants, that like God they may be especially attentive to the poor and marginal people, let us pray. R


4.    For those who are rich in possessions and God-given talents, that they may not look down on the less privileged but invest their wealth and potentials in the growth of the country and all its people, let us pray.
R

 

5.    For each of us in this community, that we may realize how poor we are before God and one another and be open to continuous renewal and conversion, let us pray. R

 

CELEBRANT: Lord our God, we know that beautiful words mean little if they do not spring from humble and sincere hearts. Help us to do as we say and to live as we pray, that you may hear our prayer through Jesus Christ our Lord. R/ Amen.

 

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