Friday, April 1st. Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to St John 21:1-14.
1 April 2016
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ
“Cast the net over the right side of the boat and you will find something.”
So they cast it, and were not able to pull it in because of the number of fish.
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 21:1-14.
Jesus revealed himself again to his disciples at the Sea of Tiberias. He revealed himself in this way.
Together were Simon Peter, Thomas called Didymus, Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, Zebedee’s sons, and two others of his disciples.
Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We also will come with you.” So they went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.
When it was already dawn, Jesus was standing on the shore; but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus.
Jesus said to them, “Children, have you caught anything to eat?” They answered him, “No.”
So he said to them, “Cast the net over the right side of the boat and you will find something.” So they cast it, and were not able to pull it in because of the number of fish.
So the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord.” When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he tucked in his garment, for he was lightly clad, and jumped into the sea.
The other disciples came in the boat, for they were not far from shore, only about a hundred yards, dragging the net with the fish.
When they climbed out on shore, they saw a charcoal fire with fish on it and bread.
Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish you just caught.”
So Simon Peter went over and dragged the net ashore full of one hundred fifty-three large fish. Even though there were so many, the net was not torn.
Jesus said to them, “Come, have breakfast.” And none of the disciples dared to ask him, “Who are you?” because they realized it was the Lord.
Jesus came over and took the bread and gave it to them, and in like manner the fish.
This was now the third time Jesus was revealed to his disciples after being raised from the dead.
Image: From Biblehub
DAILY MASS – Friday 1 April 2016
1 April 2016
Friday in the Octave of Easter
This Friday we read John 21, 1-14. Next to the Sea of Tiberias, “the net full of big fish” and the meal prepared by Jesus, we shall respond to the invitation: “Come and have breakfast“. Do we still need to ask: “Who are you?” We know it is the Lord.
Preface of Easter I
Father, all-powerful and ever-living God,
we do well always and everywhere to give you thanks through Jesus christ our Lord.
We praise you with greater joy than ever on this Easter day,
when christ became our paschal sacrifice.
He is the true Lamb who took away the sins of the world.
By dying he destroyed our death;
by rising he restored our life.
And so, with all the choirs of angels in heaven
we proclaim your glory!
1 April 2016
Commentary of the day
Saint Maximus of Turin (?-c.420), Bishop
CC Sermon 53, on Ps 117  ; Homily on Ps 14
“When it was already dawn, Jesus was standing on the shore”
This day the Lord has made (Ps 117:24) penetrates everything, contains everything, encompasses everything, heaven, earth, and the underworld!… And what is this heavenly day if not Christ, of whom the prophet speaks: “Day pours out the word to day” (Ps 18:3). Yes, this day is the Son to whom the Father, who is the light of day, declares the secret of his divinity. He is that day who speaks through the Wise man’s voice: “I have created a day that will rise for ever in the heavens”… Thus the light of Christ shines, radiates, blazes out forever and the darkness of sin cannot constrain it. “The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it” (Jn 1:5).
At the resurrection of Christ every element is glorified; I am certain the sun shone with a brighter light on that day. Should not that which was saddened at the death of Christ enter into the joy of the resurrection? (Mt 27:45)… Like a faithful servant it was darkened so as to accompany Christ into the tomb and now today it must shine out to greet the resurrection… Let us rejoice in this holy day, my brethren. Let none conceal themselves from the common joy at the remembrance of their sin! Let none despair of forgiveness. A great favour awaits them. If, on the cross, our Lord took pity on a robber…, with what gifts will we not be showered by the glory of his resurrection?
1 April 2016
Saint of the day
St. Hugh, Bishop (1053-1132)
It was the happiness of this Saint to receive from his cradle the strongest impressions of piety by the example and care of his illustrious and holy parents. He was born at Chateau-neuf, in the territory of Valence in Dauphiné, in 1053. His father, Odilo, who served his country in an honorable post in the army, labored by all the means in his power to make his soldiers faithful servants of their Creator, and by severe punishments to restrain vice.
By the advice of his son, St. Hugh, he afterwards became a Carthusian monk, and died at the age of a hundred, having received Extreme Unction and Viaticum from the hands of his son. Our Saint likewise assisted, in her last moments, his mother, who had for many years, under his direction, served God in her own house, by prayer, fasting, and plenteous alms-deeds. Hugh, from the cradle, appeared to be a child of benediction. He went through his studies with great applause, and having chosen to serve God in an ecclesiastical state, he accepted a canonry in the cathedral of Valence.
His great sanctity and learning rendered him an ornament of that church, and he was finally made Bishop of Grenoble. He set himself at once to reprove vice and to reform abuses, and so plentiful was the benediction of Heaven upon his labors that he had the comfort to see the face of his diocese in a short time exceedingly changed. After two years he privately resigned his bishopric, presuming on the tacit consent of the Holy See, and, putting on the habit of St. Bennet, he entered upon a novitiate in the austere abbey of Casa-Dei in Auvergne. There he lived a year, a perfect model of all virtues to that house of Saints, till Pope Gregory VII. commanded him, in virtue of holy obedience, to resume his pastoral charge.
He earnestly solicited Pope Innocent II. for leave to resign his bishopric, that he might die in solitude, but was never able to obtain his request. God was pleased to purify his soul by a lingering illness before He called him to Himself. Some time before his death he lost his memory for everything but his prayers.
He closed his penitential course on the 1st of April in 1132, wanting only two months of being Eighty years old, of which he had been fifty-two years bishop. Miracles attested the sanctity of his happy death, and he was canonized by Innocent II. in 1134.
Lives of the Saints, by Alban Butler, Benziger Bros. ed. 
SAINT FRANCIS XAVIER NEWSLETTER IN THAI
“Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature.”
“I am with you always, until the end of the age.”
HOSANNA HEAVENLY SOUND
Gospel Moods a very good collections of Old Classic Christian Hymns
He guides me in right paths
for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk in the dark valley
I fear no evil; for you are at my side
with your rod and your staff
that give me courage.
Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful