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Easter Saturday

2 April 2016

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ

“Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature.”

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Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Mark 16:9-15.


When Jesus had risen, early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had driven seven demons.
She went and told his companions who were mourning and weeping.
When they heard that he was alive and had been seen by her, they did not believe.
After this he appeared in another form to two of them walking along on their way to the country.
They returned and told the others; but they did not believe them either.
(But) later, as the eleven were at table, he appeared to them and rebuked them for their unbelief and hardness of heart because they had not believed those who saw him after he had been raised.
He said to them, “Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature.”

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DAILY MASS – Saturday 2 April 2016

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Easter Saturday

2 April 2016

Saturday in the Octave of Easter

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Saturday in the Octave of Easter

          Today, we end this week with the Gospel of Mark which sums up the appearances of the risen Christ. 
          The liturgy of this first week of Easter plunges us into an atmosphere of inexpressible joy, of the Church alive in the Holy Spirit and growing rapidly.

Entrance Antiphon

The Lord led his people to freedom and they shouted with joy and gladness, alleluia!

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Easter Saturday

2 April 2016

Commentary of the day

Saint Leo the Great (?-c.461), Pope and Doctor of the Church
Sermon 71, On the Lord’s Resurrection I (from A select library of Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers)

“Those who had been his companions were mourning and weeping… He said to them, ‘Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature’ “

Let us not be taken up with the appearances of temporal matters, neither let our contemplations be diverted from heavenly to earthly things. Reckon as being in the past those things that are already almost not worth thinking about and let the mind, intent on what is permanent, fix its desires there where what is offered is eternal. For although “by hope we were saved” (Rom 8,24) and still bear about with us a flesh that is corruptible and mortal, yet we are rightly said not to be in the flesh if our fleshly desires do not dominate us. Yes, we are justified in ceasing to be named after that, the will of which we no longer follow…

Let God’s people, then, recognise that they are “a new creation in Christ” (2Cor 5,17) and with all vigilance understand by whom they have been adopted and whom they themselves have adopted. Let not those things that have been made new go back to their former instability. Let not him who has “put his hand to the plough” (Lk 9,62) forsake his work, but let him pay attention to what he is sowing and not look back to what he has left behind. Let no one fall back into that from which he has risen. But, even though from bodily weakness he still languishes under certain maladies, let him urgently desire to be healed and raised up. For this is the path of healing; this is how we imitate the resurrection begun in Christ… May our feet be guided from the quagmire on to solid ground, for, as it is written: “By the Lord are the steps of a man made firm, and he approves his way. Though he fall, he does not lie prostrate, for the hand of the Lord sustains him,” (Ps 37[36],23).

These thoughts, beloved brethren, must be kept in mind not only for the Easter festival but also for the sanctification of your whole life.

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Easter Saturday

2 April 2016

Saint of the day

St. Francis of Paula,

Hermit (1416-1508)

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SAINT FRANCIS OF PAULA
Hermit
(1416-1508)

         At the age of fifteen Francis left his poor home at Paula in Calabria, to live as a hermit in a cave by the sea-coast. In time disciples gathered round him, and with them, in 1436, he founded the “Minims,” so called to show that they were the least of monastic Orders. They observed a perpetual Lent, and never touched meat, fish, eggs, or milk. Francis himself made the rock his bed; his best garment was a hair-shirt, and boiled herbs his only fare. As his body withered his faith grew powerful, and he “did all things in Him who strengthened him.” He cured the sick, raised the dead, averted plagues, expelled evil spirits, and brought sinners to penance.

        A famous preacher, instigated by a few misguided monks, set to work to preach against St. Francis and his miracles. The Saint took no notice of it, and the preacher, finding that he made no way with his hearers, determined to see this poor hermit and confound him in person. The Saint received him kindly, gave him a seat by the fire, and listened to a long exposition of his own frauds. He then quietly took some glowing embers from the fire, and closing his hands upon them unhurt, said, “Come, Father Anthony, warm yourself, for you are shivering for want of a little charity” Father Anthony, falling at the Saint’s feet, asked for pardon, and then, having received his embrace, quitted him, to become his panegyrist and attain himself to great perfection.

When the avaricious King Ferdinand of Naples offered him money for his convent, Francis told him to give it back to his oppressed subjects, and softened his heart by causing blood to flow from the ill-gotten coin.

        Louis XI. of France, trembling at the approach of death, sent for the poor hermit to ward off the foe whose advance neither his fortresses nor his guards could check. Francis went by the Pope’s command, and prepared the king for a holy death.

        The successors of Louis showered favors on the Saint, his Order spread throughout Europe, and his name was reverenced through the Christian world.

        He died at the age of ninety-one, on Good Friday, 1507, with the crucifix in his hand, and the last words of Jesus on hiss lips, “Into Thy hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.”

Lives of the Saints, by Alban Butler, Benziger Bros. ed. [1894]

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“Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature.”

Mark 16:15-20

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“I am with you always, until the end of the age.”

Matthew 28:20.

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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.

Psalms 23(22):1-3a.3b-4.5.6. 

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Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful

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