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Friday, April 22nd. Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to St John 14:1-6.


Friday of the Fourth week of Easter

22 April 2016

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ

“I am the way and the truth and the life.

No one comes to the Father except through me.”

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Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 14:1-6.

Jesus said to his disciples: “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God; have faith also in me.
In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If there were not, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you?
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back again and take you to myself, so that where I am you also may be.
Where (I) am going you know the way.”
Thomas said to him, “Master, we do not know where you are going; how can we know the way?”
Jesus said to him, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

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DAILY MASS Friday 22 April 2016  

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Friday of the Fourth week of Easter

22 April 2016

Commentary of the day

Saint Augustine (354-430),

Bishop of Hippo (North Africa) and Doctor of the Church
Sermon 142

“No one comes to the Father but through me”

     “I am the way, and the truth, and the life.” With these words, Christ seems to be telling us: “Which road are you going to take? I am the way. Where do want to go? I am the truth. Where do you want to live? I am the life.” So let us walk with great security on the way; and let us fear the traps that lie away from the path, for the enemy does not dare to attack on the way. The way is Christ. But away from the way, the enemy lays his traps…

     Our way is Christ in his humility. Christ, the truth and the life, is Christ in his grandeur, his divinity. If you walk on the way of humility, you will come to the Most High. If in your weakness, you do not despise humility, you will remain full of strength in the Most High. Why did Christ take the path of humility? It was because of your weakness that was like an insurmountable obstacle. Such a great doctor came to you so as to free you from it. You could not go to him; he came to you. He came to teach you humility, the way of return, for pride is what prevents us from returning to the life it caused us to lose…

     So Jesus, who has become our way, calls out to us: “Enter through the narrow gate.” (Mt 7:13) We may try to enter, but the swelling of pride prevents us. Let us accept the remedy of humility, let us drink this bitter but salutary medicine… The person who is swollen with pride asks: “How will I be able to enter?” Christ answers us: “I am the way; enter through me. I am the gate (Jn 10:7), why look elsewhere?” He made himself everything for you so that you might not get lost, and he tells you: “Be humble, be gentle.” (Mt 11:29)

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Friday of the Fourth week of Easter

22 April 2016

Saint of the day

St. Soter,

Pope and martyr (+ 175)

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SAINT SOTER
Pope & Martyr
(+ 175)

        St. Soter was raised to the papacy upon the death of St. Anicetus, in 166. By the sweetness of his discourses he comforted all persons with the tenderness of a father, and assisted the indigent with liberal alms, especially those who suffered for the faith.

        He liberally extended his charities, according to the custom of his predecessors, to remote churches, particularly to that of Corinth, to which he addressed an excellent letter, as St. Dionysius of Corinth testifies in his letter of thanks, who adds that his letter was found worthy to be read for their edification on Sundays at their assemblies to celebrate the divine mysteries, together with the letter of St. Clement, pope.

        St. Soter vigorously opposed the heresy of Montanus, and governed the Church to the year 175.

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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