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Saturday, April 16th. Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to St John 6:60-69.


Saturday of the Third week of Easter

16 April 2016

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ 

“Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. “

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Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 6:60-69.

Many of the disciples of Jesus who were listening said, “This saying is hard; who can accept it?”
Since Jesus knew that his disciples were murmuring about this, he said to them, “Does this shock you?
What if you were to see the Son of Man ascending to where he was before?
It is the spirit that gives life, while the flesh is of no avail. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and life.
But there are some of you who do not believe.” Jesus knew from the beginning the ones who would not believe and the one who would betray him.
And he said, “For this reason I have told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted him by my Father.”
As a result of this, many (of) his disciples returned to their former way of life and no longer accompanied him.
Jesus then said to the Twelve, “Do you also want to leave?”
Simon Peter answered him, “Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.
We have come to believe and are convinced that you are the Holy One of God.”

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DAILY MASS – Saturday 16 April 2016   

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Saturday of the Third week of Easter

16 April 2016

Commentary of the day

Saint Bernard (1091-1153),

Cistercian monk and doctor of the Church
Diverse Sermons, no. 5, on “Habbakuk”

“Do you want to leave me too?”

In the Gospel we read that when the Lord began to preach and, in the mystery of his body given as food, to instruct his disciples about the need to participate in his suffering, some said: “This word is harsh”, and they stopped going with him. But when Jesus asked his disciples if they also wanted to leave him, they answered: “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.”

  In the same way I tell you, brothers, even in our day, for some the words of Jesus are “spirit and life” and they follow him. But for others, they seem harsh, so much so that they look elsewhere for some poor consolation. For “Wisdom raises her voice in the open squares” (Prov 1:20) and, to be more precise, on “the road that is wide and clear and leads to damnation” (cf. Mt 7:13), in order to call those who have gone that way. A Psalm says: “Forty years I stayed close to that generation, and I said: They are a people of erring heart.” (cf. Ps 95:10) “One thing God said” (Ps 62:12): one thing, yes, because his Word is one, uninterrupted and perpetual. He invites sinners to enter into their heart, because that is where he lives and where he speaks… “Oh, that today you would hear his voice: ‘Harden not your hearts…’” (Ps 95:7-8) And in the Gospel we read almost the same words: “My sheep hear my voice.” (Jn 10:27) “You are his people, the sheep of his pasture, if today you hear his voice.” (cf. Ps 95:8)

©Evangelizo.org 2001-2016

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Saturday of the Third week of Easter

16 April 2016

Saint of the day

St. Engratia,

Virgin and Martyr and Eighteen Martyrs of Saragossa (+ 304)

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EIGHTEEN MARTYRS OF SARAGOSSA
and ST. ENCRATIS, or ENGRATIA
Virgin, Martyr
(+ 304)

        St. Optatus and seventeen other holy men received the crown of martyrdom on the same day, at Saragossa, under the cruel Governor Dacian, in the persecution of Diocletian, in 304. Two others, Caius and Crementius, died of their torments after a second conflict.

       The Church also celebrates on this day the triumph of St. Encratis, or Engratia, Virgin. She was a native of Portugal. Her father had promised her in marriage to a man of quality in Roussillon; but fearing the dangers and despising the vanities of the world, and resolving to preserve her virginity, in order to appear more agreeable to her heavenly Spouse and serve Him without hindrance, she stole from her father’s house and fled privately to Saragossa, where the persecution was hottest, under the eyes of Dacian. She even reproached him with his barbarities, upon which he ordered her to be long tormented in the most inhuman manner: her sides were torn with iron hooks, and one of her breasts was cut off, so that the inner parts of her chest were exposed to view, and part of her liver was pulled out. In this condition she was sent back to prison, being still alive, and died by the mortifying of her wounds, in 304.

        The relics of all these martyrs were found at Saragossa in 1389.

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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