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TODAY’S GOSPEL READING (LUKE 17:11-19)

TODAY’S GOSPEL READING (LUKE 17:11-19)

On the way to Jerusalem Jesus travelled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. As he entered one of the villages, ten lepers came to meet him. They stood some way off and called to him, “Jesus! Master! Take pity on us.”

When he saw them he said, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” Now as they were going away they were cleansed. Finding himself cured, one of them turned back praising God at the top of his voice and threw himself at the feet of Jesus and thanked him. The man was a Samaritan.

This made Jesus say, “Were not all ten made clean? The other nine, where are they? It seems that no one has come back to give praise to God, except this foreigner.” And he said to the man, “Stand up and go your way. Your faith has saved you.”

V. The Gospel of the Lord.
R. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

 
 

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LITANY OF THANKS TO GOD THE FATHER

LITANY OF THANKS TO GOD THE FATHER

O my God, You have created me,
and redeemed me by Your beloved Son.

I THANK YOU WITH ALL MY HEART.

O my God, You have bestowed on me
the Christian Faith
and adopted me as Your child
on the day of my Baptism.

I THANK YOU WITH ALL MY HEART.

O my God, You have surrounded me
with so many means of salvation.

I THANK YOU WITH ALL MY HEART.

O my God, You have given me
a wonderful Angel to protect me.

I THANK YOU WITH ALL MY HEART.

O my God, You have given me a sound intelligence,
a just judgment, and a loving heart.

I THANK YOU WITH ALL MY HEART.

O my God, You have given me eyes that see,
ears that hear, a tongue that speaks,
and limbs that move.

I THANK YOU WITH ALL MY HEART.

O my God, You have created
the beautiful sun to give me light,
the waters to refresh me,
and flowers to delight me with their fragrance.

I THANK YOU WITH ALL MY HEART.

O my God, You make fruits and crops to ripen,
and have given us animals to keep us company.

I THANK YOU WITH ALL MY HEART.

For all the benefits that You will give me
up to my death:

I THANK YOU WITH ALL MY HEART.

For the grace of final perseverance,
which I hope to receive from Your mercy
through the merits of Jesus Christ:

I THANK YOU WITH ALL MY HEART.

For the infinite happiness
with which You will crown me in heaven
as You have commanded me to hope:

I THANK YOU WITH ALL MY HEART.

 
 

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“WHEN MEN WISH TO DESTROY RELIGION, THEY BEGIN BY ATTACKING THE PRIEST” (BLESSED CURE D’ARS)

“What is a priest? A man who takes the place of God, a man invested with all the powers of God. ‘Go’, says Our Lord to the priest. ‘As My Father has sent Me, so I send you.’ … ‘All power has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go ye, therefore, teach all nations.’ ‘He who hears you, hears Me; he who despises you despises Me.’

When the priest absolves from sin, he does not say ‘God forgives you.’ He says ‘I absolve you.’

Saint Bernard assures us that everything comes to us through Mary. One might also say that everything comes to us through the priest; yes, all blessings, all graces, all celestial gifts.

If we had not the sacrament of Ordination we should not have Our Lord. Who has put Him there, in the tabernacle? The priest. Who received your soul at its entry upon life? The priest. Who feeds it, in order to strengthen it on its pilgrimage? The priest. Who will prepare it to appear before God, by washing it for the last time in the blood of Jesus Christ? The priest, always the priest. And if this soul should die, who will revive it? Who will restore to it calm and peace? The priest again. You cannot call to mind a single one of God’s benefits without conjuring up at the same time the image of the priest.

Go and make your confession to the Blessed Virgin, or to an angel. Will they absolve you? No. Will they give you the Body and Blood of Our Lord? No. The Blessed Virgin has not the power to make her Divine Son descend into the sacred Host. Two hundred angels could not absolve you. A priest, however simple, can. He can say to you: ‘Go in peace; I absolve you.’

O what a grand thing is a priest! God’s other benefits would be useless without the priest. What use could you make of a house full of gold, if there was no one to open the door to you? Without the priest, the passion and death of Our Lord would be of no avail.

After God, the priest – that is all! Leave a parish twenty years without a priest, and the inhabitants will worship beasts.

When men wish to destroy religion, they begin by attacking the priest, because where there is no priest, there is no Sacrifice, and where there is no Sacrifice, there is no religion.”
– Blessed Cure d’Ars

 

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PRAYER TO ST ANTHONY IN THANKSGIVING FOR FAVOURS RECEIVED

PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING TO ST ANTHONY FOR FAVOURS RECEIVED THROUGH HIS INTERCESSION:

O Glorious Wonderworker of Padua, Saint Anthony, Father of the poor and consoler of the afflicted, who hast so thoughtfully come to my aid and consoled me so much: behold me at thy feet desiring to offer thee my sincerest gratitude. Accept it together with the promise I now renew to thee: that I will always live in the love of Jesus and my neighbour. Continue to be bountiful to me with thy protection and obtain for me the final grace of being able to come at last to Heaven there to sing with thee the Divine Mercies. Thank you. Amen.

 

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GLORY TO YOU WHO SAFE HAVE KEPT (MORNING HYMN)

“In the morning you shall see the glory of the Lord.” (Ex 16:7)

Glory to you who safe have kept
and have refreshed me while I slept:
grant, Lord, when I from death shall wake,
I may of endless light partake.

Lord, I renew my vows to you;
scatter my foes as morning dew;
guard my first springs of thought and will,
and with yourself my spirit fill.
– Thomas Ken

 

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DAILY PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

My God, from my heart I thank you for the many blessings you have given to me. I thank you for having created and baptised me, and for having placed me in your holy Catholic Church; and for having given me so many graces and mercies through the merits of Jesus Christ.

And I thank you, dear Jesus, for having become a little child for my sake, to teach me to be holy and humble like you; and for having died upon the Cross that I might have pardon for my sins and go to heaven. Also I thank you for all your other mercies, most of all for those you have given me today. Amen.

 

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MY FATHER, FOR ANOTHER NIGHT (HYMN)

1. My Father, for another night
of quiet sleep and rest,
for all the joy of morning light,
your holy Name be blest.

2. Now with the newborn day I give
myself again to you,
that as you will so I may live,
and what you will may do.

3. In all I do, things great or small,
in all I speak or frame,
your glory may I seek in all,
do all in Jesus’ Name.

4. My Father, for his sake, I pray
your child accept and bless;
and lead me by your grace today
in paths of righteousness.
– Henry W. Balder

 

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